keskiviikko 20. marraskuuta 2019

Children's Rights Day

Taking care of  bunnies, 1935 

 Pouring Rain

Sent by Ans in Weesp, Netherlands
on 6 Mar, 2017
travel time 7 days
distance travelled 1,525 km


Sent by Paulien in Huizen, Netherlands
on 15 Oct, 2014
travel time 10 days
distance travelled 1,530 km

tiistai 19. marraskuuta 2019

Water vehicles

 The Tax Tower in Alkmaar, the Netherlands.

Sent by Gerrit in Alkmaar, The Netherlands
on 23 Aug, 2015
travel time 8 days
distance travelled 1,497 km

The Accijnstoren, meaning tax tower, is a tower in the dutch town of Alkmaar, built in 1622. All imported goods must be presented to the tower, the usage rights that were taken were an important source of income for the city. This square bell tower is built of brick with stone bands.
The ship is former inland freighter, the type is called Tjalk.

 Pythagorion harbor on Samos island, Greece.
My Samos collection.

 Yachts on the lake Galve, Trakai, Lithuania

Sent by Lidija in Sakiai, Lithuania
on 7 Aug, 2017
travel time 7 days
distance travelled 852 km

maanantai 18. marraskuuta 2019


Luxembourg City, Grund, bridge over Alzette river.

Sent by Lea in Luxemburg
on 28 Oct, 2014
travel time 6 days
distance travelled 1,752 km

 Castelvecchio Bridge, Verona, Italy 
My collection, bought on my vacation to Italy

Leidsegracht  seen from the Herengracht,
Leidsegracht and Herengracht are a canals in Amsterdam. The Herengracht is considered to be the most important canal in the city. 

Sent by Saskia in Rijen, Netherlands
on 11 Jun, 2015
travel time 8 days
distance travelled 1,596 km

The Tsing Ma Bridge seen at dusk, Hong Kong

Sent by Karen in Hong Kong
on 18 May, 2015
travel time 15 days
distance travelled 7,926 km

lauantai 16. marraskuuta 2019

Remembering Charlie, Jane and Marilyn

No Where. Graphic art by Stefan Schlesinger, graphic designer from Vienna, Austria
Sent by Marieke in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
on 2 Oct, 2013
travel time 70 days
distance travelled 1,513 km

Charlie Chaplin in the 1931 silent film City Lights, released after the first talkies. 

City Lights is a 1931 American pre-Code silent romantic comedy film written, produced, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin. The story follows the misadventures of Chaplin's Tramp as he falls in love with a blind girl (Virginia Cherrill) and develops a turbulent friendship with an alcoholic millionaire (Harry Myers).

Sent by "paper" in Nagoya, Japan
on 10 Nov, 2014
travel time 23 days
distance travelled 7,714 km

Niagara 1953

Niagara is an American 1953 film noir thriller film directed by Henry Hathaway, produced by Charles Brackett, and written by Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch. The film stars Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters and Max Showalter. It was one of 20th Century Fox's biggest box office hits of the year.

Sent by Saila in Kaarina, Finland
on 28 Nov, 2013
travel time 13 days
distance travelled 246 km

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell  "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953)
My movie star collection from 1960s.

Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell ( 1921 –   2011) was an American film actress and one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s.

perjantai 15. marraskuuta 2019


 Gülşehir Karşı (St. Jean Church), Cappadocia, Turkey

Sent by Harun in Istanbul
  on 4 Jan, 2014
travel time 74 days
distance travelled 2,446 km

The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, details, Kronstadt, Russia

The Naval cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt  is a Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1903–1913 as the main church of the Russian Navy and dedicated to all fallen seamen. The cathedral was closed in 1929, was converted to a cinema, a House of Officers (1939) and a museum of the Navy (1980). The Russian Orthodox Church reinstalled the cross on the main dome in 2002 and served the first Divine Liturgy in the cathedral in 2005. In 2013, the Patriarch of Russia, with Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev and his spouse attending, conducted the ceremony of grand reconsecration in the now fully restored cathedral.

Direct swap sent By Nikolay in Kronstadt

Church of St. Sebastian in Wieliczka, Poland

St. Sebastian’s Church in Wieliczka was built in 1581 using larch wood, and then rebuilt in the C18th. 

Sent by Monika in Czestochowa
on 2 Dec, 2014
travel time 13 days
distance travelled 1,329 km

torstai 14. marraskuuta 2019

Castles and Palaces

Trakai Castle, Lithuania

Trakai Island Castle is an island castle located in Trakai, Lithuania, on an island in Lake Galvė. The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century and major works were completed around 1409. Trakai was one of the main centers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the castle held great strategic importance. 

Sent by Ilona in Taurage, Lithuania
 on 11 Jun, 2015
travel time 8 days
distance travelled 826 km

Bran Castle, Romania
Commonly known outside Romania as Dracula's Castle.  The castle is now a museum dedicated to displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie.

Sent by Iulia in Bucharest
Direct swap 12 Oct, 2015

Via Garibaldi, Palazzo Tursi, Genoa, Italy
Palazzo Tursi is one 42 palaces of "The Palazzi dei Rolli" UNESCO WHS and also Genoa city hall.

Sent by Irene in Genoa
 on 20 Jan, 2018
travel time 19 days
distance travelled 2,201 km

keskiviikko 13. marraskuuta 2019

Significant people

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938)
1st President of Turkey and founder of modern Turkey. 

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was an army officer who founded an independent Republic of Turkey out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. He then served as Turkey’s first president from 1923 until his death in 1938, implementing reforms that rapidly secularized and westernized the country. Under his leadership, the role of Islam in public life shrank drastically, European-style law codes came into being, the office of the sultan was abolished and new language and dress requirements were mandated. 

Sent by Sena in Ankara, Turkey
on 21 Sep, 2017
travel time 18 days
distance travelled 2,633 km

President Dwight D Eisenhower meets Chiang Kai Shek during his visit to Taiwan in 1960.

Sent by Irene in Keelung, Taiwan
on 26 Jul, 2019
travel time 26 days
distance travelled 8,020 km

Memorial Flat of Father John of Kronstadt

Father John of Kronstadt ( Ivan Ilyich Sergiyev)  1829–1909,  was a Russian Orthodox archpriest and a member of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church.  John is a saint of the Eastern Orthodox Church and, as such, is known with the epithet "Righteous".

Sent by Nikolay in Kronstadt, Russia
 on 19 May, 2016
travel time 15 days
distance travelled 510 km

Yuri Gagarin smiling with peace dove

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934 – 1968) was a Soviet Air Forces pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space, achieving a major milestone in the Space Race; his capsule Vostok 1 completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961. Gagarin became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, his nation's highest honour.

Sent by Olya in Krasnoarmeyskaya, Russia
 on 12 Sep, 2014
travel time 20 days
distance travelled 2,156 km

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