Have you received a postcard?

Lucky you! 
Your postcard is part of an art project called Dear Hope Street.
To read more about the project go here.

To reply to your postcard, click here and scroll through until you find your postcard number.
Click the photo of your postcard and use the “comments” section below to reply.

If you aren’t familiar with google translate, it might be useful.

We apologise if you received more than one postcard. We tried very hard for this to not happen, but …well…it wasn’t perfect.

Any questions? email alex @ maybetogether . com . au or comment anywhere on the website.

xx alex

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Hopeful.

Wishing everyone involved in this project a very Merry Christmas.
Particularly those far away from Australia.
I hope this project has brought hope.
It’s made me very hopeful about the state of community, and generosity and connection.
And strangers in general!
Here are the latest….

Am very please Averley saw her response at #357
We got our first response (i think?) from Italy at #630
A pub in Glasgow has clarified the residential situation at #50
Max managed to send a postcard to the catering manager at a school #277
Lilli is excited for Clara at #365 
Emma has helped us out at #21 and there is a little fan club happening there too.
We are very touched by the story evolving between the Kershaws and the Harveys at #377
And #16 too.
4 Hope St, Ringsend received three* postcards, which are the first bits of mail they’ve received at #295 and #115 and #97 
I loved Jorge’s last sentance in his response to #102
Christmas wishes from Germany at #2
And a lovely response from Canada at #155.

*oops system fail there. Apologies!

I hope the 2014 brings more hope into your lives…
Merry Christmas.
xx Alex.

 

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Another sixteen responses.

Here are the latest:
#305#497 were sent to the same address in Canada.
As were #618 & #365 in England
And the same for the Dunedin Church at #351 & #211.
#513 from Portugal is full of enthusiasm.
We really hope Averley has seen her response to #375.
And short and sweet answers from #647 & #201.
Thanksgiving wishes from #632 & #651.
Dakota & Jacqueline have started emailing back and forth at #726.
As have Evelyn and Samantha on #16.
And Julia and Stephanie on #33.
And Cate & Kelly on #260.

Enjoy.

xx alex.

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The postman. The tornado. The earthquake and more.

It really is so lovely to wake up every morning and scroll through all the comments we’ve received over night.
There are so many I want to make sure you read!

Like this one, from a postman in Barcelona. (#21)
Or. This one that has somewhat freaked out a good humoured Belgian. (#672)
Or learning that a tornado went around Hope St in Washington in this one. (#479)
But an earthquake hit Hope St in Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. (#727)
This eccentric one from a New Yorker. (#572)
From 7yr old Samantha in in the USA. (#16)
Knowing a little history of this house in Bremen & then the whole street. (#192 & #194)
The endearing spelling in this one from Sweden. (#492)


The framers in South Africa. (#354)
Discovering Habbetsalles from residents in Denmark. (#255)
How living on a Hope St means a lot to some. (#174)
And an offer of burgers and chips. (#678)

And.Site visits over the last week
All of these ones too:
Canada: #401#73
Belgium: #419#23
USA: #427
Germany: #193
South Africa: #400
Australia: #257
France: #677 #675
UK: #726#125#752

happy reading
xx alex.

(site visits statistics over the last 7 days)

 

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NZ, UK, Germany & Ireland. Plus a very special response from Canberra

A massive wave in the last 48 hours has hit the website.
Look at all these responses?!

NZ:
#260, #101, #697, #248, #592, #296, #665, #256, #285, #702

UK:
#379 #150, #669, #384, #33, #678

Ireland:
#701; #710

Germany:
#193

Australia:
#279, #265; #25, #434, #717, #189, #534

I also want to say a very special thank you to Gregory Harvey.
His very special responses are here: #337, #245
He also sent us this picture of Hope St in Canberra.
It is a very special Hope Street.

HopeStCanberra

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Another 48 hours and we have all this…

I did say I would only post every week. But this is too many not to post.
Here is a list of all the responses we’ve had since my last post:
#303 is now on a fridge & #719 on a mantle piece.
#693, #207 & #76 & #534 all  got a lovely long replies.
#218 & #664 & #220 & #114 are short but sweet.
Hayley’s response to #610 has been written with much thought.
#557 has got an answer to his statement.
#341 discusses dinosaur & animals in Canberra.
#161 I think brought out their inner child & we’re particularly happy about that.

I also wanted to show you all the numbers of people that have looked up the website from all over the world.
It is quite a lot:
day 2 map holga

xx alex.

 

 

 

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The first replies have arrived….!

We had a little plethora in the last 24 hours of responses near and far.

The Anchor on Hope St, Battersea received two and replied to both #542 and #152.
Hope St, White Gum Valley has been very responsive: #205, #179,
Jack from Mosman Park (#547) has let us know that they have an annual Hope Street Christmas Party Which makes us very happy. Some of your neighbours got postcards too Jack :)
And one from Preston, Vic from Melina (#720) who have Grandparents in Perth.
Killian answered Hana’s pressing question (#30)
And we’re particularly thrilled to see #72 get a response. This postcard’s message made our heart burst a little. Thank you Hope Street Hotel.

xx alex.

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Time to Post.

We are posting the postcards.world pic
Today. And Tomorrow.
I like to try and visualise their journey across the globe.
Flying on planes to the far curves of the globe…

All the photos from Awesome Festival are up here.
I’d like to point out that there are probably a few mistakes.
Because we’re human.
Some may have missed being photographed, some have duplicate numbers, some are a little fuzzy.
But we hope it doesn’t stop any being replied to or the scale of the project.
Keep your eyes peeled for replies.
We’ll do some posts each week linking to the replies we get.

Till then…

xx alex.

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