tiistai 25. lokakuuta 2016

On the Beach

1970, Brighton Palace Pier, England

The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier is a pleasure pier in Brighton, England, which opened in 1899. It is generally known as Palace Pier for short but has been ordinarily renamed Brighton Pier since 2000 by its owners.

1972, Benidorm, the Spanish Manhattan,  Levante Beach

Until the 1960s, Benidorm was a small fishing village; today it is known for its hotel industry, beaches and skyscrapers. 

From my sister-in-law on her travels in the 70's.

maanantai 24. lokakuuta 2016

Almond trees

Ifach's Rock, Alicante,  Costa  Blanca, Spain, 1970

Tejeda, Gran Canaria, 1972
From my sister-in-law

Tejeda is a small village situated in the centre and the summit of the Island of Gran Canaria. It is  famous for its almond trees and natural monument called "Roque Nublo"

On our way to Tejeda in 2013

sunnuntai 23. lokakuuta 2016


 Elizabeth-bam (Elizabeth Istomina) - Hot Air Balloon, Russia

Mary in Tyumen sent this nice balloon card also with balloon special balloon stamp.
Distance: 2,430 km
Travel time: 10 days

Awesome balloon catch :) Russia

Cute card comes from Tanaya in Kimry
Distance: 1,071 km
Travel time: 11 days

Boris Kustodiev, Blue House, 1920

This comes from Moscow sent by Ekaterina. I like the calm, summery atmosphere, people talking, reading newspaper and drinking tea on the balcony.
Distance: 1,171 km
Travel time: 12 days

Boris Mikhaylovich Kustodiev (1878 –  1927) was a Russian painter and stage designer.

Kustodijev opiskeli alun alkaen teologisessa seminaarissa, kunnes hän vuosina 1896–1903 sai Pietarissa opetusta Ilja Repiniltä. Kustodijev matkusteli uransa aikana laajalti eri puolilla Eurooppaa. Maalaustöidensä ohella hän esimerkiksi kuvitti kirjoja. Hän oli fyysisesti heikko; hän sairasti tuberkuloosia ja vietti vuosia jalat halvaantuneina. Ruumiillisista vaivoista huolimatta Kustodijev maalasi lukuisia teoksia, jotka kuvasivat iloisin sävyin tuon ajan Venäjää ja sen ihmisiä. Hän kuoli 49-vuotiaana.

This is my entry for Beth's Postcard Friendship Friday.

lauantai 22. lokakuuta 2016

Stockholm Reflections

 The Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm Sweden

The Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family.  In 1991 Drottningholm was the first Swedish attraction put on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

The City Hall, Stockholm and  M/S Diana  from Linköping

Stockholm by night
These cards came from my mother-in-law to our children in the 80's.

This is my entry for Maria's "Postcards for the Weekend" on her "Connections to the World-blog" and the theme for this week is "Reflections on the water". 

torstai 20. lokakuuta 2016

Schöne Grüsse aus Düsseldorf

The Rheinturm  (Rhine Tower) is a 240.5 metre high concrete telecommunications tower in Düsseldorf. Construction commenced in 1979 and finished in 1981. The Rheinturm carries aerials for directional radio, FM and TV transmitters. It stands 174.5 metres high and houses a revolving restaurant and an observation deck at a height of 170 metres. It is the tallest building in Düsseldorf.
Vodafone building on the left.

The Rheinturm tower Neuer Zollhof building complex, Medienhafen district.

Neuer Zollhof or Der Neue Zollhof (The New Zollhof),  is a prominent landmark of Düsseldorf-Hafen, part of the redeveloped port of Düsseldorf, Germany. The building complex consisting of three separate buildings, was designed by American architect Frank O. Gehry and completed in 1998. Floorplans and facades of all three buildings curve and lean, reason for them being likened to leaning towers. The tallest building is 14 stories high and just under 50 m tall. Each building has a different facade cladding - the outer two in white plaster and red brick respectively; the central building's stainless steel facade reflects material and shapes of its two neighbour buildings.
The buildings have a total gross floor area of 29.000 square metres. A previous architectural design competition for the site was won by British architect Zaha Hadid during the early 1990s, however never commissioned.
The buildings are also popular with tourists who visit the region.

These card comes from Klaus in Düsseldorf, Germany 
Distance: 1,571 km
Travel time: 4 days

keskiviikko 19. lokakuuta 2016


Berlin – Oberbaum Bridge

From Marion in Berlin, Germany 
Distance: 1,242 km
Travel time: 6 days

The Oberbaum Bridge is a double-deck bridge crossing Berlin's River Spree, considered one of the city's landmarks. It links Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, former boroughs that were divided by the Berlin Wall, and has become an important symbol of Berlin’s unity.

The Victory Column with Victoria, the Goddess of Victory in the centre of the Tiergarten is one of Berlin's most famous landmarks and a popular tourist spot.

Sebt by Kerstin in Nuremberg, Germany
Distance: 1,620 km
Travel time: 21 days

tiistai 18. lokakuuta 2016

Cologne on Rhine

Hohenzollern Bridge by night, Cologne Cathedral, Colonius TV-tower.  

From Corinna in Schleiden, Germeny 
Distance: 1,650 km
Travel time: 3 days

"Zu Fuß nach Kölle jon" (Walk to Cologne)

From Anne in Cologne
Distance: 1,597 km
Travel time: 12 days
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