sunnuntai 1. toukokuuta 2016

1st of May, Spring and Labor Celebration

 From Katarine, St. Petersburg

From Nikalay, Kronstadt

Spring and Labor Celebration dates its history back to May 1st, 1886, when the workers of Chicago went on strike and demanded that the workday be cut from 15 hours down to 8 hours. In Russia this holiday was celebrated for the first time on May 1st, 1890 as the International Workers' Solidarity Day. In 1997 it received its current name.

perjantai 29. huhtikuuta 2016

New Orleans


New Orleans is world famous for its plethora and unique architectural styles. From creole cottages to the grand mansions on St. Charles, New Orleans is filled with history and tradition. Walking through the street of new Orleans is taking a trip through time.
Photo by Mike Jones

From Colette, New Orleans, Louisiana
Distance: 8,126 km
Travel time: 6 days


New Orleans is especially known for its strong association with jazz music, universally considered to be the birthplace of the genre. The earliest form was dixieland, which has sometimes been called traditional jazz, 'New Orleans', and 'New Orleans jazz'. However, the tradition of jazz in New Orleans has taken on various forms that have either branched out from original dixieland or taken entirely different paths altogether. 


The Eureka Brass Band. New Orleans 1962


The lead marcher of George Williams Brass Band in a parade. New Orleans 1960


Second Liners dance with the George Williams Brass Band. New Orleans 1960


Al Hirt and Pete Fountain bilboard sign. New Orleans 1960
Photos: William Claxton. Jazz Seen





Colorado Plateau


Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of American West. Sheerwalled canyons, towering monoliths, colorful formations, desert bighorn sheep,soaring eagles and a spectacular road reflect the environment and history of the plateau-and-canyon country.
Photo: Larry Ulrich  

Surprise received from Annick in Vire, France :) :)

tiistai 26. huhtikuuta 2016

Wild West


Cold Rush Days
Old Sacramento, California
Once a year The Great California Gold Rush is recreated in the streets of Old Sacramento.  Dirt will cover J Street in Old Sacramento as the annual festival turns back the clock, transforming Sacramento’s 28-acre historic district into a scene straight out of the 1850s. Costumed performers portray historical figures, personalities and just plain folks, bringing history to life while old-timey musicians perform on multiple stages, evoking the vivid tunes and sounds of the times.

Received from JoEna in California, U.S.A.
Distance: 8,307 km
Travel time: 14 days



Tombstone, Arizona 
Once The Meanest Town in the West

Step into Tombstone AZ and you'll be stepping back into the rough and toughdays of the wild west. In the 1880s, Tombstone was a booming mining town that brought a rush of prospectors and miners looking to strike it rich. It also became a magnet to thieves, card-sharks, murderers, rustlers and an abundance of bad guy

From Dennis Los Angeles, California
Distance: 8,700 km
Travel time: 9 days









maanantai 25. huhtikuuta 2016

North Carolina

 The many rustic barns that decorate the landscape of rural North Carolina are sentimental reminders of days gone by.  Photo by Wade Giddens

Received from John Raleigh, North Carolina
Distance: 7,051 km
Travel time: 10 days

sunnuntai 24. huhtikuuta 2016

Antonin Palace


Antonin Palace was founded by prince Antoni Radziwiłł. It’s a wooden palace in hunters’ style designed by Karol Fryderyk Schinkel on the plan of a Greek cross. 

Antoninin kylä on tunnettu siitä, että säveltäjä Frédéric Chopin oleskeli siellä vuosina 1827 ja 1829 herttua Antoni Radziwiłłin luona. Näiltä ajoilta on säilynyt arkkitehtonisesti kiinnostava, lehtikuusesta rakennettu pieni metsästyspalats. Palatsissa on hotellihuoneita ja Chopinille omistettu museosalonki, jossa tänäkin päivänä järjestetään säännöllisesti pianokonsertteja. Rakennukselle on myönnetty Europa Nostra -palkinto Euroopan arkkitehtuuriperinnön vaalimisesta.

Received from Bartosz in Poznan, Poland
Distance: 1,180 km
Travel time: 15 days

keskiviikko 20. huhtikuuta 2016

France


The Eiffel Tower
Received from Francy in Paris
Distance: 1,957 km
Travel time: 11 days



Greetings from France!
Received from Celia in southern France
Distance: 2,341 km
Travel time: 5 days

Thank you Francy amd Celia!
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