perjantai 22. helmikuuta 2013

Hannu ja Kerttu

Illustration Bernhard  Oberdieck

“Nibble, nibble, those who roam,
who is nibbling on my home?”
“Only the air, only the air.
Blowing here and blowing there.”
Recieved on: 14 Feb, 2013
Distance: 1,607 km (999 miles)
Travel time: 5 days

Greetings from Tilburg, Netherlands!
This card represents the fairytail " Hansel and Gretel"
 and you can find this house made of candy
 in the most popular fairytail themepark
 in Netherlands: Efteling.  
Thank you Sylvie!
Sounds like a perfect place to visit with children.

This is my entry for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted on Beth Niquette's blog,
The Best Hearts are Crunchy. Just click the button under.

torstai 21. helmikuuta 2013

WandelGänge, Dresden

Photo: Silvia Kramer-Lüttig, “WandelGänge”, 11. Februar 2001
Recieved on: 19 Feb, 2013
Distance: 1,391 km (864 miles)
Travel time:  5 days
Thank you Wanda from Dresden, Germany
WandelGänge - 20 Jahre Stadtfotografie in Dresden
Eine Ausstellung der AG Stadtdokumentation
am Dienstag den 22. Januar 2013, um 19 Uhr
sind sie und ihre Freunde herzlich eingeladen.
Ausstellung vom 23. Januar - 8. Marz 2013.

Date of issue: 9th August 2012
Otto The Great 
Kaiser  Otto Der Grosse

keskiviikko 20. helmikuuta 2013

Nuori kapinallinen

Recieved on : 14 Feb, 2013
Distance: 1,735 km (1,078 miles)
Travel time: 5 days

James Dean in front of Googie's, Hollywood 1955
Photograph by Phil Stern
Thank you JellyBean from, Germany
Dream as if you'll live forever.
Live as if you'll die today.
James Dean, forever frozen as the talented, misunderstood,
rebellious youth, remains the symbol of teenage angst.
He was only 24-years-old when he died in the car accident.

  Castles and Palaces: Schloss Glücksburg
January 2. 2013

tiistai 19. helmikuuta 2013

Street view


Recieved on: 6 Feb, 2013
Distance: 8,019 km (4,983 miles)
Travel time: 19 days

I really like black/white/sepia postcards and also
I like street views from old towns.
Wish I only knew, what city and which country.
But perhaps that's not very important
- just enjoy the view :)
Thank you jessica from Taiwan!

Long-horned Beetles Stamps,Taiwan
 March 09,2012.
Pyrestes curticornis

sunnuntai 17. helmikuuta 2013

Azores and São Miguel

 Monte Simplicio Road

25.6. 2008
Vida rural  - Rural life

 Parque Terra Nostra  - Terra Nostra Park Furnas
24. 2. 2009

Lagoa das Furnas - Furnas lake

4. 5. 2012

I've been sick for the past 5 days with a nasty flu and this whole week I've been pretty inefficient and tired. So I decided to cheer me up and browse our old holiday cards from Sao Miguel, the green island of Azores.  These cards I sent to my mother.

I feel so much better now!

This is my entry for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted on Beth Niquette's blog,
The Best Hearts are Crunchy. Just click the button under.

tiistai 12. helmikuuta 2013

Evening in Sotchi

The Finnish group from Vaasa region got an invitation to dinner, offered by Sotshi Intourist.
The dinner was served on the 7th of November 1981 at restaurant Kamelia Sotchi.
" The dinner was excellent and the show after that was wonderful."

Restaurant Kamelia, Sotchi

maanantai 11. helmikuuta 2013

Sotchi - The Pearl of Black Sea

Сочи. Сквер со сталагмитами ( ? )

I tried to translate by google ......
Park with stalagmites or Stalagmite Square
Tippukiviaukio Sotshissa

1981 my mother writes:
" My first day here and I'm recovering from the flight.
This place is beautiful, so warm and lots of lovely flowers in the parks.
Take care!  "

Näytä suurempi kartta

sunnuntai 10. helmikuuta 2013

View from Lenin Hills

Moskow 13.7. 1976
to my father, mother and sister from family friends.
Greetings from Moskow!
A view from Lenin Hills, at the front Luzhniki stadium. 

Sparrow Hills (from 1935-1999 – Lenin Hills) is the name of a location in the south-west of Moscow, positioned on the high right bank of the Moscow River and covered in forest.

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perjantai 8. helmikuuta 2013

Sámi children

To my mother 8.8.2006
Greetings from Sotkamo!

Card illustration: Merja Aletta Ranttila.

Merja Aletta Ranttila is a Sámi artist, printmaker and illustrator.
She was born into a Sámi family of five children  in Karigasniemi, Utsjoki, in 1960..
At the beginning of her career, Merja Aletta Ranttila got her income
 from illustrations to textbooks, children’s books and novels
 and collections of short stories.

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Memorial to the Defenders of Moskow

To my father, mother and sister 6.11.1975 from family friends

Moskovan puolustajien monumentti on suuren isänmaallisen sodan Moskovan taistelussa kuolleiden muistoksi rakennettu muistomerkkikompleksi. Muistomerkki valmistui vuonna 1974. Muistomerkin betoninen obeliski on 42 metriä korkea ja se kuvaa kolmea tyyliteltyä kiväärin pistintä. Muistomerkki alueeseen kuuluu, myös 27 metriä korkea Kunnian kukula, joukkohautakumpu, johon haudattiin ensimmäiset uhrit jo vuonna 1941

Memorial to the Defenders of Moscow
This memorial is dedicated to the Russian defenders of Moscow, during the Battle of Moscow and is built on the spot where the first Russian soldiers were buried in mass grave in the winter 1941. The 42 meters high bayonet shaped concrete memorial symbolize the riffle. It stands on a mass grave known as " Hill of Glory" which rises to a height of 27 meters. 

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torstai 7. helmikuuta 2013

Fountain Friendship of Nations

Kansojen ystävyys-suihkulähde

5.9.1988 from my sister.

The People’s Friendship Fountain (also known as Friendship of Nations) on Moscow features 16 gilded statues of maidens in their national costumes, representing all the Soviet Union Republics. The fountain is framed by an octahedral bowl of red granite with a surface area of 4,000 square meters. The fountain is serviced by a complex system of eight powerful pumps that can shoot 1,200 liters of
water from 800 jets to the height of 24 meters per second.

keskiviikko 6. helmikuuta 2013

Notre Dame of Paris and the Parvis

Recieved on: 25 Jan, 2013
Distance: 1,577 km (980 miles)
Travel time: 12 days

 On Jan 25th I got a postcard of Notre Dame of Paris and the Parvis.
Thank you Reinhold from Kempen, Germany
I love these postcards from 50s and  60s . 

Notre Dame Pariisi on kaupungin gotiikan tyylisuuntaan rakennettu katedraali, ja yksi maailman kuuluisimmista kirkoista, jossa esimerkiksi Napoleon kruunattiin keisariksi. Notre Dame, eli koko nimeltään Notre Dame de Paris, rakennettin vuosina 1163-1345, ja sijaitsee paikalla, jossa sijaitsi Pariisin ensimmäinen kirkko, Saint Etienne basilika.
Notre Dame de Paris, also known as Notre Dame Cathedral or simply Notre Dame,
 is a historic Roman Catholic Marian cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. It was build between 1163 -1345.

tiistai 5. helmikuuta 2013

1000 Jahre Buer

St. Marien-Hospital 1916

Recieved on: 28 Jan, 2013
Distance: 1,538 km (956 miles)
Travel time: 11 days

Thank you Christina from Germany

Christina starts her card with a small trip throug the region:
"We have no more mines but soccer in big stadiums,
industrial culture, green spaces from mine dumps,
zoos and about 5 million people.
Culinary we are easily satisfied,
currywurst and fries plus a cold beer,
maybe the current Bundesliga results for dessert."

 Buer is the largest suburb of Gelsenkirchen.

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maanantai 4. helmikuuta 2013

The Fox and The Thrush


Recieved on: 25 Jan, 2013
Distance: 520 km (323 miles)
Travel time: 16 days

Thank you Gennadiy from Saint Petersburg.

 This card is a picture from Russian folktale: The  Fox and The Thrush
Illustration by R.I. and E.A. Ogorodnikov

The story tells about a greedy fox and a wise thrush.

The fox saw the dogs and ran away from them. But the dogs were following her.
The scared fox took off running as far as her legs could carry her.

And the point of this story is of course: Stupidity is always punished!

Näytä suurempi kartta

sunnuntai 3. helmikuuta 2013

Name Day

This card I got from Aunt-Irja on my name day year 1955.

Finns celebrate their name days (Finnish nimipäivä, Swedish namnsdag) according to their given name  on the date given by the calendar published by the University of Helsinki Almanac Office (Almanakkatoimisto). Every day except new Year's Day, Christmas Day and Febryary 29 is a name day. For each day there are names in both Finnish and Swedish.

A card to my brother Jaakko ( Jacob, James ) from our cousin Heikki ( Henry ).

Many traditional beliefs attach to various name days, especially involving the weather and the appropriate times to perform seasonal agricultural tasks such as planting some particular crop. For example there is a saying that "Jaakko (James) casts a cold rock into the water", meaning that on Jaakko's day, the 25th of July, the waters start getting colder, which is not far from true on average.
The seven days from July 18 to 24th, being all women's name days, are known as the women's week. It is popularly believed to be an especially rainy week, and this is to some extent supported by statistics, as late July and early August are the rainiest time of the year in Finland.

On November 25 it is Kaisa's ( Kathy, Kate ) day and it should be mild weather because it forecasts mild winter and good harvest for the next year. It also forecasts beautiful weather until Christmas. On the other hand if it's cold on Kaisa's day it will be raining on Christmas.

This is my entry for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted on Beth Niquette's blog, The Best Hearts are Crunchy. Just click the button under.

perjantai 1. helmikuuta 2013

Numerokuvat # 023

23.1.1990 saimme naapurilta terveiset Madeiralta.  

Kortissa Camara de Lobos-Madeira
ja Cabo Girao, maailman (toiseksi?) korkein rantajyrkänne.

23. 6. 1999 lähetimme tyttären kanssa kotimiehille  kortin Pargasta.

Hotellinomistajan nimi oli taas Yannis,
ja satamassa vaihteeksi hiljaista,
koska satamapoliisi piti tiukasti vahtia.
Edellispäivänä merikapteenit eivät oikein
tahtoneet päästä sopuun liikennesäännöistä.

Lisää numeroita täältä.