tiistai 23. elokuuta 2016

Stilt houses

Stilt houses on Lake Constance ( Bodensee ) in Unteruhldingen, Germany

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen (German for 'Stilt house museum') is an archaeological open-air museum on Lake Constance (Bodensee) in Unteruhldingen, Germany, consisting of reconstructions of stilt houses or lake dwellings from the Neolithic Stone Age and Bronze Age.

Comes from Marion in Butzbach, Germany
Distance: 1,580 km
Travel time: 9 days

maanantai 22. elokuuta 2016

Cathedrals and Palaces

Church Service in Berliner Dom, Berlin Cathedral
The Cathedral of Berlin is the largest church in the city, and it serves as a vital center for the Protestant church of Germany. Reaching out well beyond the borders of the parish  and of Berlin, the cathedral attracts thousands of visitors, year after year, from Germany and abroad.

From Susanne in Kiel, Germany
Distance: 1,153 km
Travel time: 12 days

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, Russia 
More here

From Yana in Kursk; Russia
Distance: 1,480 km
Travel time: 14 days

Pavlovsk Palace, Italian Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

Pavlovsk Palace is an 18th-century Russian Imperial residence built by Catherine the Great for her son, Grand Duke Paul, in Pavlovsk, within Saint Petersburg. After his death, it became the home of his widow, Maria Feodorovna. The palace and the large English garden surrounding it are now a Russian state museum and public park.

From Dimitri in St. Petersburg
Distance: 515 km
Travel time: 9 days

St. Petersburg, Russia, Oranienbaum. The Chinese Palace, 1762-68, A. Rinaldi

There is nothing particularly Chinese about this charming building in the southern corner of the park at Oranienbaum. Built by Antonio Rinaldi between 1762 and 1768, it was the first major building project to be ordered by Catherine the Great, who planned for the building to serve as her private dacha. In fact the Empress spent only 48 days there during the 34 years of her reign. However, the building is considered one of the finest examples of rococo in Russia.

Direct swap from Nikolay in St. Petersburg

sunnuntai 21. elokuuta 2016

Botanical Gardens - Kasvitieteellinen puutarha

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens located within South Park in Buffalo, New York, United States. 

The Botanical Gardens is a national historic site, education center and tourist destination full of exotic horticulture treasures from around the world. This masterpiece opened in 1900 and today, the nearly 100,000 people visit annually to enjoy the amazing architecture, and the indoor and outdoor garden sanctuaries.

 Received from Deborah in Buffalo, New York
Distance: 6,375 km
Travel time: 7 days

lauantai 20. elokuuta 2016

Colorful Thailand

Bo Sang, umbrella village 
This card came from Audrey in Toulouse, France
Distance: 2,510 km
Travel time: 26 days

Bo Sang is a village in San Kamphaeng district in the outskirts of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It is known for its handmade umbrellas and parasols, which are brightly coloured, and often decorated with floral motifs. Festivals are held every year and numerous decorated craft shops and stores exist along the main street in the village in the Lanna Thai style. 

 Buddha statue in Wat Si Chum temple, Sukhothai Historical Park
Received from Liliya in St. Petersburg, Russia
Distance: 515 km
Travel time: 22 days

The Sukhothai Historical Park covers the ruins of Sukhothai, literally "Dawn of Happiness", capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries, in what is now Northern Thailand. It is located near the modern city of Sukhothai, capital of the province with the same name.

Wat Si Chum has a massive mandapa in the middle of the complex which was built in the late 14th century by King Maha Thammaracha II. Inside the mandapa, there is a huge 11 meters wide and 15 meters high seated Buddha image called "Phra Achana"

perjantai 19. elokuuta 2016

Colorful Philippines

The Masskara Festival is a festival held each year in October  in Bacolod, Philippines. The Masskara (a combination of the English word “mass” and the Spanish “kara,” meaning “face”) is a Festival that started in the early 1980s, when world prices for sugar plummeted; and Bacolod City, the country’s sugar capital, was hit by a major crisis. The city government and artists banded together to find ways to lift the people’s spirits (not to mention their deteriorating economy), so they decided to throw a party!

My friend Mikko lives part of the year in Bacolod  and this card is from him. 

Colorful Portugal

These colorful postcards comes from my friend Soili in Paço de Arcos, Portugal.

Decorated Barcelos rooster - symbol of Portugal

Soili's artworks showing street views in her hometown Paço de Arcos.

 This is my post for Beth's  Postcard Friendship Friday, more postcards there.

torstai 18. elokuuta 2016

Colorful Greece

Mascha from Germany spent her vacation in Crete  and she bought a lot of postcards because they were very beautiful and really cheap. I do the same:)

Distance: 1,612 km
Travel time: 7 days

Authentic Greece by Georges Meis

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