keskiviikko 27. heinäkuuta 2016

Glimpses of The Past

 Elizaveta Merkuryevna Bem or Boehm or Böhm (Russian: Елизавета Меркурьевна Бём; 1843–1914) was a Russian painter, a popular designer of postcards.

This cute card came from Tyumen, Russia sent by Nastya
Distance: 2,430 km 
Travel time: 14 days.

Portrait of  a girl. Russian school (XIX century)

This sweet rosy cheek girl  came from Moscow sent by Nadezda.
Distance: 1,171 km
Travel time: 13 days

maanantai 25. heinäkuuta 2016

Glimpses of The Past


Girls Knitting by Cornelis Jetses (1873-1955)

This card was in my wishlist and came from Amsterdam sent by Loesje. 
Great add for my Jetses collection.
Distance: 1,513 km
Travel time: 8 days

Country Blacksmith  by Anton Pieck  (1895-1987) His works are noted for their fairy tale-like character and are widely popular, appearing regularly on cards and calendars.

Annet sent this nostalgic illustration of country life. 
Distance: 1,473 km
Travel time: 5 days

sunnuntai 24. heinäkuuta 2016

Chyverton Garden

Chyverton Garden, Cornwall, England
Photo: Jürgen Becker - Romantische Gärten ( Romantic Gardens )

This beautiful card comes from Vera in Leipzig, Germany 

Distance: 1,410 km
Travel time: 16 days

perjantai 22. heinäkuuta 2016

Peaceful Sceneries

Hoodoo rock formations in Heping Island Park  (also known as Peace Island Park),  Keelung, Taiwan

Sent by Emma in Kellung City, Taiwan
Distance: 8,020 km
Travel time: 23 days

Poperechnoe Multinskoe lake, Altai Republic - Alexandr Ermolitsky Photography

Sent by Kate in Moscow, Russia
Distance: 1,171 km
Travel time: 15 days

keskiviikko 20. heinäkuuta 2016

Peaceful Waters

Gorgeous mountain scenery of the Julian Alps, Slovenia
Came from Tina in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Distance: 1,908 km
Travel time: 7 days

 Austria. Alpine lake Almsee near Grünau
Private swap from Mandy


Finland, Olaf's Castle, Savonlinna
From my granddaughter on her vacation.

maanantai 18. heinäkuuta 2016

Peaceful Waters

Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Dorrit from Austria spent her last vacation in Tenerife. 
She liked the warm weather and beautiful and varied landscapes.
But these waters are not always quite this peaceful.  
 Distance: 1,688 km
Travel time: 44 days

The Schooners Lannon, Ardelle &Fame in Essex, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 

Came from sitiaishah in Boston, U.S.A.
Distance: 6,060 km
Travel time: 16 days

Song River - Vang Vieng. Laos

Sandra was working and traveling for few months in South-East- Asia in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Thank you Sandra I'm so glad I can add a new country in my list :)
Distance: 1,558 km
Travel time: 20 days

Li Jiang, China
Lijiang, an attractive tourist destination in Yunnan Province, is considered a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snowy mountains and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by friendly people. 
This beautiful scenery was sent by Double-Plus. 
Distance: 7,898 km
Travel time: 69 days

perjantai 15. heinäkuuta 2016

Thailand


Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Grand Palace, Bangkok

 Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (officially known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located in the historic centre of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace, it enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the highly revered Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of jade.

This card comes from  Suchada in Bangkok
Distance: 8,043 km
Travel time: 14 days


The Grand Palace on suuri muurien ympäröimä temppelialue. Kuuluisimmat nähtävyydet tällä kuninkaallisella palatsialueella ovat Suuri Palatsi ja kaikkein pyhin temppeli Wat Phra Kaew (Smaragdibuddhan temppeli). Alue on noin neliökilometrin suuruinen ja pitää sisällään yli sata rakennusta. Rakennusten seinät ovat päällystetty kullalla, mosaiikeilla ja kaiverruksilla. Noin 150 vuotta sitten palatsialueella asui kuninkaan ja hänen hovinsa lisäksi myös koko maan hallituksen päättävä elin.

 Wat Phra Kaew on luultavasti tärkein buddhalainen temppeli Thaimaassa . Temppelin valmistustyö aloitettiin vuonna 1785, kun kuningas Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) muutti kaupunkiin. Temppelin päärakennuksessa sijaitsee Smaradgibuddha, joka pienestä koostaan (korkeus 45 cm) huolimatta on yksi tärkeimmistä ikoneista thaimaalaisille. Legenda kertoo, että patsas on alkuaan peräisin Intiasta, josta se ajautui Thaimaahan. Patsas ei ole nimestään huolimatta smaradgikiveä, vaan vihreää jadekiveä, joka on päällystetty kullalla.



Wat Phra Sri Sanphet,
 Old Buddhist Temple, Ayutthaya, UNESCO World Heritage Site

 From Amp in Bangkok
Distance: 8,066 km
Travel time: 12 days
Thailand post issued a set of commemorative stamps dedicated to the National Children's Day 2014. The stamps feature boy & girl cartoons with the greeting gestures and words from different nations. 

Wat Chong Kham, Lampang.
 The arcitecture of Shan or Tai Yai style in the northern part of Thailand.

Came from Tanawan in Thailand
Distance: 8,066 km
Travel time: 11 days

This stamp was issued on 13th November 1997, commemorating the Royal Barge Procession.
 Royal barges have been a tradition in Thailand for several centuries.



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