maanantai 31. lokakuuta 2016


 Brown University, The Van Winkle Gates and Tower. Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

From Becca, Rhode Island
Distance: 6,109 km
Travel time: 9 days

McMicken Hall, University of Cincinnati, Ohio. U.S.A.

From Natalie, Kentucky
Distance: 6,991 km
Travel time: 8 days

Scott Hall, Northwestern University 1933, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A

From Cody in Chicago, Illinois
Distance: 6,864 km
Travel time: 27 days

Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A.

From our son, 
Sent on 01 APR 2015

lauantai 29. lokakuuta 2016


 Knight's Point is on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island

Aaron sends greetings on a damp spring morning from the South Island. 
I hope the weather is better by now.
Distance: 17,192 km
Travel time: 13 days

 Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee, U.S.A.

This beautiful card comes from Virginia sent by Jan. 
Distance: 6,674 km
Travel time: 26 days

Saguaro National Park Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. where the sun shines about 286 days per year :) Tucson is also known for its beautiful sunsets. 

This impressive scenery comes from Alison in Tucson.
Distance: 8,663 km
Travel time: 12 days

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  "Anything you wish". 

perjantai 28. lokakuuta 2016

Las Palmas

Santa Catalina Park, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Santa Catalina Park, with its classical kiosks, is the touristic and commercial heart of the capital and the meeting place for visitors.


Las Palmas, 18th Febr. 1976
From my sister-in-law.

torstai 27. lokakuuta 2016


Donkey riding on the sands, Exmouth, Great Britain, 1970

Mijas, Costa del Sol, Spain, 1970

keskiviikko 26. lokakuuta 2016


Flamenco is the traditional song and dance of the Gypsies (flamencos) of Andalucia. Flamenco was listed on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010.

Tilos island, Greece, traditional costumes

Traditional Sami costumes, Finland

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

Windy City

 Suvi had a vacation in Chicago  and this is the card from her, no souvenirs,  only half a postcard :) :)

1933 Chicago World's Fair PC Electrical Building at Night
Chicagon maailmannäyttely 1933

The International World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1933 The theme of the fair was technological innovation. The fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts"; its architectural symbol was the Sky Ride, a transporter bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other.

This card comes from Theresa in Galveston, Texas
Distance: 8,344 km
Travel time: 10 days

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


 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

maanantai 17. lokakuuta 2016

Dresden and The Elbe

View of the old town of Dresden over river Elbe, Germany

From Thomas in Dresden
Distance: 1,353 km
Travel time: 6 days

Dresden on The Elbe

From Anni in Duisburg, Germany
Distance: 1,555 km
Travel time: 8 days

Dresden is a city of magnificent monuments, museums and galleries. Many historical and beautiful Baroque buildings are unique in all of Germany. During World War II, most of the buildings destroyed. Fortunately, these magnificent buildings were significantly restored after WW2.

lauantai 15. lokakuuta 2016

Studying Children

Estudio c.1905

Carlos María Herrera (1875-1914) was a Uruguayan painter, born in Montevideo. As a specialist in portraits, Herrera was popular among the high society of Montevideo. His portraits of women and children display his mastery of pastel, his favored medium. 

The Boys Workhouse, 1885

Albert Edelfelt  (1854 - 1905), one of the most important Finnish visual artists, was well known in his time not only in Finland and contributed to winning respect for Finnish culture abroad.

Preparing for Examinations, 1864

Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844 – 1930) was a Russian realist painter. He was the most renowned Russian artist of the 19th century

A boy reading, possibly Nicolaes Hals, the son of the painter, c.1638-1640

Frans Hals the Elder (c. 1582 –  1666) was a Dutch Golden Age portrait painter who lived and worked in Haarlem. He is notable for his loose painterly brushwork, and he helped introduce this lively style of painting into Dutch art. Hals played an important role in the evolution of 17th-century group portraiture.

perjantai 14. lokakuuta 2016

Wintry Breeze

Distant Estate

Vladimir Igoshev (1921 – 2000) born at a farm near the village of Igoshevskom Askin, Bashkortostan. In 1940 he graduated from art school in Ufa. 

December,  A Time for Peace & Goodwill

Yvette Moore is Canadian renowned and awarded artist.
Yvette’s Story here

The Yamal Peninsula, Komi-Zyrian people

Tatiana in St Petersburg  picked this cute card from my favorite list.

Also with beautiful stamps
Distance: 538 km
Travel time: 9 days

Komi-Zyrian is spoken by the Komi-Zyrians' ethnic group in Komi Republic and some other parts of Russia.
The Yamal Peninsula  is located in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district of northwest Siberia, Russia. It extends roughly 700 km (435 mi) and is bordered principally by the Kara Sea, Baydaratskaya Bay on the west, and by the Gulf of Ob on the east. In the language of its indigenous inhabitants, the Nenets, "Yamal" means "End of the Land".

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