maanantai 31. heinäkuuta 2017

India

Indian traditional costume and jewellery.
From Menke, Netherlands

Himalayas
Shazia from India

perjantai 28. heinäkuuta 2017

Hats

Sent to Kamyu in Hong Kong

My vintage collection 

Sent to Màiri in Scotland, United Kingdom

keskiviikko 26. heinäkuuta 2017

Handicrafts


Knitted mittens, Latvia 18th c. till the beginning of the 20th c., National History Museum of Latvia
From Inguna, Latvia

Traditional cross stitch patterns from Netherlands
Sent by Annet, Netherlands

Mitten pattern from Estonia
My collection

Suzanne loves cross stitching and wishes a happy day!

maanantai 24. heinäkuuta 2017

Hearts

San Marino
From Kirsi, Finland

The San Marino Historic Centre is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in San Marino. It is also the capital city of San Marino. It is recognized for its cultural importance in San Marino. It served as a refugee for Christians during the time of Roman persecution and named as the oldest republic in Europe. Towers were built due to the Crusades and has become an iconic landmark in San Marino today.


Schöne  Grüsse aus Osnabrück
Ralf sends Greetings from Osnabrück

A New Adventure
Rickster sends peace and love

sunnuntai 23. heinäkuuta 2017

Saint Petersburg

There are 342 bridges in the city limits of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Peter the Great was designing the city as another Amsterdam and Venice, with canals instead of streets and citizens skillful in sailing. 

Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge and veiw of Smolny Convent. 

The Bolsheokhinsky Bridge connects the Okhta area to the main part of St. Petersburg. It is well known for its arches and two observation towers. The bridge was first opened in 1911.

A familiar view of Saint Petersburg is a drawbridge across the Neva. Every night during the navigation period from April to November, 22 bridges across Neva and main canals are drawn to let ships pass in and out of the Baltic Sea into the Volga-Baltic waterway system. A calculated schedule with precise time of consecutive opening and closing for each bridge is maintained to guarantee passage of cargo ships and tankers at a precisely controlled speed, in order to have at least one bridge at a time staying connected to ensure passage for firefighters, police, ambulances and other ground transportation


View of raised Palace Bridge and the Sts Peter and Paul Fortress. 
Palace Bridge crosses the Neva River.


Alexander Nevski bridge 
The  Alexander Nevsky Bridge crosses the Neva River from beside the Alexander Nevsky Monastery to Zanevsky Prospekt in the Okhta Region.


Bank Bridge for pedestrians crosses the Griboedov Canal near the former Assignation Bank.  

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
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