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“My past is everything I failed to be.” - Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

The Arch of Peace (Arco della Pace, in Italian) is a Triumphal Arch in Porta Sempione, a city gate of Milan, Italy. The Arch dates back to the 19th century but its origins are to be found back to a gate of the Roman Walls of the city. It is part of the many Neoclassical elements of Architecture in Milan.

The Arch of Peace in a modern image - source: Pixabay

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This postcard was probably issued at the beginning of the 20th century and it has not travelled

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Coordinates: 45°28′32.51″N, 9°10′20.67″E
black and white postcard from my collection, not travelled
dimensions: 14 cm x 9 cm

In 1861, John P. Charlton, an American printer, produced the first postcard, later copyrighted with Hymen Lipman (who is also credited with the copyright of the first pencil with an eraser, in 1858).

After more than 150 years, all kinds of postcards were produced all around the world.
Nowadays they seem a thing from the past and probably they are a vintage view on what the world once was. Those willing to actually pay attention can find a full universe in a single postcard.

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“My past is everything I failed to be.” - Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Wow, nice quote. I love quotes and have a huge collection of them, but I never heard this one before. It's actually pretty great.

And yeah, I agree with your last sentence. Nicely said (written😋).

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thanks for reading my post! I like to begin some of them with a quote. It is inspiring, I think. I am a vintage lover, so a black and white postcard is my cup of tea :)

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Yeah, quotes are always inspiring and a great addition to anything. :D

This brought me back to something my Grandmother used to tell us,"Some day the future will be prehistoric."

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ahah fantastic quote :) Grandmothers are very wise

Great article! I wish to visit Rome again soon. :)

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thanks for taking the time to read it! Rome is always at the top of my cities to visit, no matter how many times I was there

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Likewise bro! I love Rome and their food also are the best! Can't wait to visit and explore more :)

Postcards are like love letters. The pictures and words may fade but the thought and memories associated with it will last for a lifetime. I've got a bunch of it actually 'coz I love vintage stuff. It's nice to look back again on the places you've visited in the past while looking at your postcards.

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absolutely. I am playing with the idea of showing the back of some of these postcards but I think it would not be fair or legal (even if they were sent ages ago)...they would show how much some people care about others

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Yeah, it probably would. But, maybe other people might want to keep private. :)

going there soon...

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lucky :)

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very

inspirational!

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thanks for reading my post and commenting...is there something similar in your country?

After the fall of the Roman Empire, rulers and states sought to glorify their victories by erecting triumphal arches on the Roman model. May be their walls fell, but they'll stick in history forever...IMG_20170418_073001.jpg
This is the Arch of Constantine in Rome, such a beauty... (taken by me)

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wonderful, are you lucky enough to live in Rome?

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Unfortunately, I'm not, i live in France... I went to Rome on a trip, one of my many, and i'm willing to go back and discover it better... After seeing your post, Milan seems to be a good place to visit...

Magnificent

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it's an honour to be upvoted by such an artist and Steemian with so high reputation, thank you

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I am following you now, will be sure to check out all of your posts:)

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wonderful! I am on the road to the 100th follower right now :)

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