perjantai 21. heinäkuuta 2017

Greeting from.....

From my friend on her vacation to Malta.


Traditional Dutch icons from my daughter 

Red telephone box and Big Ben, symbols of the United Kingdom  from Nicola, Scotland, United Kingdom

keskiviikko 19. heinäkuuta 2017

Rainy day mail

 Town Hall Tower and Old  Town, Regensburg
Sent by Felix, Germany

 Lake Königssee and Pilgrimage church Saint Bartholomew at the foot of Mount Watzmann.
Sent by Leo, Germany

Speyer Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage
Sent by Sandra, Germany

Speyer Cathedral, a basilica with four towers and two domes, was founded by Conrad II in 1030 and remodelled at the end of the 11th century. It is one of the most important Romanesque monuments from the time of the Holy Roman Empire. The cathedral was the burial place of the German emperors for almost 300 years., 

Greetings from - Big Letters

From Sarah, Illinois, U.S.A. 

From Nora, North Carolina, U.S.A.

From Rebecca, Florida, U.S.A. 

maanantai 17. heinäkuuta 2017

Greetings from.... Designed by Ewa Słocińska

Finland celebrates 100 years of independence in 2017
Greetings from... Finland - Special edition
Statistics 2017


Statistics 2015
From Margarida, Portugal


Statistics 2015
From Ester, Hungary


Statistics 2015
From Saskia, Belgium


Statistics 2015
From Amie, Poland

 Statistics 2015
From Uwe, Germany


Statistics 2015
From Emma, Ireland

lauantai 15. heinäkuuta 2017

Places of Worship

The Kizhi Pogost wooden churches,  The Church of the Transfiguration and the Church of the Intercession and an pyramidal wooden bell tower. UNESCO WHS.

From Ekaterina, Moscow, Russia

The pogost of Kizhi is located on one of the many islands in Lake Onega, in Karelia, Russia. Two 18th-century wooden churches, and an octagonal clock tower, also in wood and built in 1862, can be seen there. These unusual constructions, in which carpenters created a bold visionary architecture, perpetuate an ancient model of parish space and are in harmony with the surrounding landscape.

Kiži on puukirkoistaan tunnettu Äänisen saari Karjalan tasavallassa Venäjällä. Runsaan viiden kilometrin pituinen ja alle 800 metriä leveä saari on Unescon maailmanperintökohde. Kiži on Karjalan tasavallan merkittävimpiä matkailukohteita ja suosittu koko Venäjän laajuisesti. Kižiin on nopea yhteys kantosiipialuksella Petroskoista, jonne on matkaa noin 70 kilometriä. Kortissa Kristuksen kirkastuksen kirkko, kellotapuli ja Jumalansynnyttäjän suojeluksen kirkko.



perjantai 14. heinäkuuta 2017

Flowers in art

 Diego Rivera. Calla Lily Vendor, 1943.
My collection

 Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890. Irises
Saint-Remy, May 1890
From Igor, Russia

Claude Monet . "The artist's garden at Giverny"
From Debbie, Hong Kong


Otto Vaeltl  (1885 - 1977) Blue and white lilacs
From Michelle, Germany 


Josef Launer: Bouquet of Flowers with a Butterfly, Middle of the 19th century, Austria
From Elizaveta, Russia

keskiviikko 12. heinäkuuta 2017

maanantai 10. heinäkuuta 2017

Festive Spirit

Tove Jansson. Party in the City, 1947

Tove Jansson ( 1914-2001) painted “Party in the City” (1947) as a wall mural. She herself is in the picture, seated at the table in the foreground. A Moomin is visible beside her glass.


Party in the country side - dancing on the field.
Rain dance. Photo Tommi Pitkänen


perjantai 7. heinäkuuta 2017

Environment friendly transport

Boating Maiko Girls, Japan
From Rie, Japan

Kenya coast, Golden Sunny Beach
From my friend. 

Wuzhen Water Town, China
From Josephine, Hong Kong

keskiviikko 5. heinäkuuta 2017

Evenings

Sunset in London

The Champs Elysee and The Arc de Triomphe in Paris

 Evening scenery in Spain

 My collection from the70s

maanantai 3. heinäkuuta 2017

Endangered

Karhu / Brown bear / Ursus arctos

Finland is home to more than 1,700 bears ( Luke 2016), though they are only seldom seen, since they are shy of people. Several wildlife tour operators run excursions out into the forests of Eastern Finland where you can stay overnight in a hide and watch and photograph wild bears who come to feed on fishy or meaty scraps put out to attract them.

 Ilves / Lynx /  Lynx lynx

These beautiful big cats have become more common  (over 2,600 Luke 2016 ) in Finland’s forests in recent years, though they are hard to spot, as their excellent senses of sight, smell and hearing enable them to keep well away from humans.



 Liito-orava / Siberian flying squirrel / Pteromys volans

The Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans) is an Old World flying squirrel with a range from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific coast in the east. It is the only species of flying squirrel found in Europe. It is considered vulnerable within the European Union where it is found only in Finland, Estonia and Latvia.


Merikotka / White tailed eagle  / Haliaeetus albicilla

Thanks to the efforts of Finnish nature conservationists, majestic white-tailed eagles have returned from the brink of extinction, and today they are a common sight soaring over the waters and islands of Finland’s beautiful Baltic archipelagoes.


Mustakurkku-uikku /  Horned grebe / Podiceps auritus

The horned grebe is an attractive, little grebe. It is a migratory bird and returning to Finland in mid-April. It is a protected species under the European Union bird directive and a vulnerable species according to Finland's threat classification system.



lauantai 1. heinäkuuta 2017

City views, day time

Manaus, Brazil
Teatro Amazonas / Amazonas Opera House

Manaus is the city in the North Region of Brazil. It is situated near the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers. With a population of more than 2 million, it is the most populous city of both the Brazilian state of Amazonas and the Amazon rainforest.

From Denise, Brazil

Colorful colonial houses in Pelourinho, Historic Center of Salvador, Brazil.

The Historic Center of Salvador as a whole was listed as a national heritage site by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage in 1984. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

From Alberto, Brazil



perjantai 30. kesäkuuta 2017

Decorated doors and locks


From Denise in  Heinsberg, Germany

From Olaf in Bochum, Germany

From Audrey in Carpentras, France

keskiviikko 28. kesäkuuta 2017

Denmark

 Copenhagen Amager Square, shopping street

 Amager Square, today part of the Strøget pedestrian zone, is often described as the most central square in central Copenhagen. It is also one of the oldest, taking its name from the Amager farmers who in the Middle Ages came into town to sell their produce at the site.

Sent by Elysaveta in Kiev, Ukraine

 North Zealand - Danish Riviera by Martin Schwartz

Martin Schwartz (born in 1974) is a contemporary Danish illustrator and graphic designer located in Copenhagen, Denmark. His series of city prints pay tribute to the variety of buildings that can be found in every city. 

Sent by Thomas in Copenhagen

The Royal Family, Denmark

 Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik,  Crown Prince Frederik and crown Princess Mary.

tiistai 27. kesäkuuta 2017

Dalian tram

Old trolley bell, Dalian, China
From Evan, China

Trams in Dalian have been operating continuously since 1909 making them one of the oldest tram systems still in use in Mainland China. There were once eleven routes in operation in Dalian in the Northeast China. Only two routes remain in use today. Notably, all of the staff on Dalian's tram system are female, i.e. – driver, conductor, points man — even the depot manager.




sunnuntai 25. kesäkuuta 2017

Dogs in art

  Watchdog on the veranda. Carl Larsson 1895


Hans Olde. Grand duchess Caroline of Saxony Weimar, 1903


A Kick in the Right Direction, Henry Weekes 1851-1910


The Gamekeeper's Kitchen. Edwin Armfield 1840-1875

Raimo Kanerva,  Mushroom Guard, 1979

Postcard Friendship Friday 



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