keskiviikko 31. elokuuta 2016

Daddy Long Legs - Setä Pitkäsääri

Daddy Long Legs
Illustration by Korean artist  Kim Ji Hyuck

 From Molly,  Taiwan
Distance: 8,119 km
Travel time: 10 days

Direct swaps from Liga , Arnhem, Netherlands

Daddy-Long-Legs is a 1912 epistolary novel by the American writer Jean Webster. It follows the protagonist, a young girl named Jerusha "Judy" Abbott, through her college years. She writes the letters to her benefactor, a rich man whom she has never seen.

Alkuteoksesta Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) suomentanut Tyyni Haapanen Tallgren.

Maailman tyttökirjallisuuden kuuluisimpia teoksia — viehättävän orvon Jerusha-tytön tarina, jonka taustalle piirtyy salaperäisenä hänen tuntemattoman suojelijansa »Setä Pitkäsäären» hahmo . 

tiistai 30. elokuuta 2016


Rudi Hurzlmeier -  Im Waldcafe, In Forest Cafe, Inkognito 34778 

Sent by Maria in Mannheim, Germany
Distance: 1,681 km
Travel time: 7 days

Inkognito sells greeting cards, post cards, prints, and a variety of other fun things incorporating anthropomorphic animals and silly scenarios. A large number of artists design for the company, with each infusing a similar air of playfulness into their unique styles.

Finland’s best known contemporary artist, Kaj Stenvall is also inkognito-artist.
Myönnän, että olen tehnyt jotain - I admit that I have done something, 1991,
 Inkognito 9961

Valo puhuu - The light speaks, 1998, Inkognito 9940

maanantai 29. elokuuta 2016

Cute and Colorful

"Laundry Day" by Victoria Kirdiy comes from Maria in Moscow.

Distance: 1,149 km
Travel time: 15 days

"Today it's raining in Petersburg" by Svetlana Solovieva comes from Nataliya in St Petersburg.
If you to touch the nose of the lion on the bridge, your dream will come true!

Distance: 538 km
Travel time: 21 days

"Ginger cat" by Anna Silivonchick comes from Olga in Perm

Distance: 1,929 km
Travel time: 24 days

Thank you Maria, Nataliya and Olga! 

Grzegorz Chudy

Eva from Czech Republic sent "Cats of Dublin". 
Distance: 1,422 km
Travel time: 7 days

Karolina from Poland sent "Palace of culture with balloons".
Distance: 1,255 km
Travel time: 8 days

The artist is Grzegorz Chudy, born in 1982 in Katowice, Poland, is among others watercolor painter, teacher, musician  and journalist - very talented and promising artist.

sunnuntai 28. elokuuta 2016

Inhotim, Art Wonderland

The Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim in Brumadinho, Brazil

The Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim is a museum and contemporary art museum located in Brumadinho in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, founded by former mining magnate Bernardo Paz.

The world's largest open-air contemporary art museum, and greater Belo Horizonte's standout attraction, this sprawling complex of gardens dotted with 21 world-class modern art galleries and numerous outdoor sculptures lies 50km west of the city, near the town of Brumadinho. Much of the international artwork on view is monumental in size, with galleries custom-built to display it. The constantly expanding gardens, opened to the public in 2006, boast over 4000 different species of plants (including one of the world's most extensive collections of palm trees) and lakes with swans.

This card comes from Alice in Barbacena, Brazil
Distance: 10,941 km
Travel time: 16 days

lauantai 27. elokuuta 2016

Martta Wendelin

Martta Wendelin's  art for calendars, postcards, magazines and books.
More about Martta here

Calendar Page for August
Girls picking berries

Summer time and the livin' is easy.... - postcard

Kotiliesi Magazine, June 1938 
My collection

Kotiliesi (meaning Fireside in English) is a Finnish language bimonthly family and women's magazine published in Helsinki, Finland. It is one of the oldest magazines in the country and is the first Finnish magazine addressing housewives. The magazine was established in December 1922 and the original motto was "Home is society's heart."

Book cover 1950
My first Anni Swan book from year 1958
Sara and Sarri is a traditional Cinderella story about poor and orphan Sarri and rich, motherless Sara. Sara and Sarri will be foster sisters and  "All's Well That Ends Well"

Anni Emilia Swan (1875 - 1958) was a Finnish writer. Swan wrote many books for children and young adults, was a journalist for children's magazines and worked as a translator. She is considered the creator of Finnish literature for girls.
Swan's first collection of fairy tales, simply called Satuja ("Fairy Tales"), was published in 1901. Her first book for young adults, which was partly based on her father's recollections, was Tottisalmen perillinen ("The Heir of Tottisalmi"), published in 1917. This book is about an orphan farm-hand, Yrjö, who turns out to be, in reality, an heir to a large fortune. Her other well-known books are Iris rukka ("Poor Iris"), Ollin oppivuodet ("Olli's Apprentenceship") and Sara ja Sarri ("Sara and Sarri"). The courageous and resourceful main characters in Swan's young-adult fiction had been a role-model for many heroes and heroines in later young-adult fiction.

This is my entry for Beth's Postcard Friendship Friday.

perjantai 26. elokuuta 2016

UNESCO the tentative list, Belarus

This card comes from Ciemna in Brest with happy postcrossing stamp.

Distance: 1,181 km
Travel time: 12 days

The SS. Boris and Gleb (Kalozha) Church Grodno

This comes from Olga in Minsk.
Distance: 1,014 km
Travel time: 47 days

torstai 25. elokuuta 2016


In 1997, the windmill complex of Kinderdijk was added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list because of its unique character. UNESCO considers the polder area with its dykes, boezems, mills and pumping stations to be proof of human inventiveness in reclaiming and protecting the land. 

Zaanse Schans top row on the right
The Zaanse Schans is one of the popular tourist attractions of the Netherlands and an anchor point of ERIH, the European Route of Industrial Heritage. The neighbourhood attracted approximately 1.6 million visitors in 2014.

Comes from Nicolette, Netherlands
Distance: 1,505 km
Travel time: 4 days

keskiviikko 24. elokuuta 2016

Catholic University library, Leuven

Catholic University library, Leuven, Belgium

The library building was designed by Whitney Warren and built from 1921–1928. 
The Catholic University of Leuven was considered the largest, oldest and most prominent university in Belgium. 

The University of Leuven was founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V as the first university in the Low Countries, and soon became one of the largest and well-known universities in Europe.
Some of the scholars and lecturers associated with the university were the humanist Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), the cartographer Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594), whose map projection is still in use, Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), one of the founders of modern anatomy, and many more.

This card comes from Marie-Paule, Belgium
Distance: 1,669 km
Travel time: 9 days

tiistai 23. elokuuta 2016

Stilt houses

Stilt houses on Lake Constance ( Bodensee ) in Unteruhldingen, Germany

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen (German for 'Stilt house museum') is an archaeological open-air museum on Lake Constance (Bodensee) in Unteruhldingen, Germany, consisting of reconstructions of stilt houses or lake dwellings from the Neolithic Stone Age and Bronze Age.

Comes from Marion in Butzbach, Germany
Distance: 1,580 km
Travel time: 9 days

maanantai 22. elokuuta 2016

Cathedrals and Palaces

Church Service in Berliner Dom, Berlin Cathedral
The Cathedral of Berlin is the largest church in the city, and it serves as a vital center for the Protestant church of Germany. Reaching out well beyond the borders of the parish  and of Berlin, the cathedral attracts thousands of visitors, year after year, from Germany and abroad.

From Susanne in Kiel, Germany
Distance: 1,153 km
Travel time: 12 days

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, Russia 
More here

From Yana in Kursk; Russia
Distance: 1,480 km
Travel time: 14 days

Pavlovsk Palace, Italian Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

Pavlovsk Palace is an 18th-century Russian Imperial residence built by Catherine the Great for her son, Grand Duke Paul, in Pavlovsk, within Saint Petersburg. After his death, it became the home of his widow, Maria Feodorovna. The palace and the large English garden surrounding it are now a Russian state museum and public park.

From Dimitri in St. Petersburg
Distance: 515 km
Travel time: 9 days

St. Petersburg, Russia, Oranienbaum. The Chinese Palace, 1762-68, A. Rinaldi

There is nothing particularly Chinese about this charming building in the southern corner of the park at Oranienbaum. Built by Antonio Rinaldi between 1762 and 1768, it was the first major building project to be ordered by Catherine the Great, who planned for the building to serve as her private dacha. In fact the Empress spent only 48 days there during the 34 years of her reign. However, the building is considered one of the finest examples of rococo in Russia.

Direct swap from Nikolay in St. Petersburg

sunnuntai 21. elokuuta 2016

Botanical Gardens - Kasvitieteellinen puutarha

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens located within South Park in Buffalo, New York, United States. 

The Botanical Gardens is a national historic site, education center and tourist destination full of exotic horticulture treasures from around the world. This masterpiece opened in 1900 and today, the nearly 100,000 people visit annually to enjoy the amazing architecture, and the indoor and outdoor garden sanctuaries.

 Received from Deborah in Buffalo, New York
Distance: 6,375 km
Travel time: 7 days

lauantai 20. elokuuta 2016

Colorful Thailand

Bo Sang, umbrella village 
This card came from Audrey in Toulouse, France
Distance: 2,510 km
Travel time: 26 days

Bo Sang is a village in San Kamphaeng district in the outskirts of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It is known for its handmade umbrellas and parasols, which are brightly coloured, and often decorated with floral motifs. Festivals are held every year and numerous decorated craft shops and stores exist along the main street in the village in the Lanna Thai style. 

 Buddha statue in Wat Si Chum temple, Sukhothai Historical Park
Received from Liliya in St. Petersburg, Russia
Distance: 515 km
Travel time: 22 days

The Sukhothai Historical Park covers the ruins of Sukhothai, literally "Dawn of Happiness", capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries, in what is now Northern Thailand. It is located near the modern city of Sukhothai, capital of the province with the same name.

Wat Si Chum has a massive mandapa in the middle of the complex which was built in the late 14th century by King Maha Thammaracha II. Inside the mandapa, there is a huge 11 meters wide and 15 meters high seated Buddha image called "Phra Achana"

perjantai 19. elokuuta 2016

Colorful Philippines

The Masskara Festival is a festival held each year in October  in Bacolod, Philippines. The Masskara (a combination of the English word “mass” and the Spanish “kara,” meaning “face”) is a Festival that started in the early 1980s, when world prices for sugar plummeted; and Bacolod City, the country’s sugar capital, was hit by a major crisis. The city government and artists banded together to find ways to lift the people’s spirits (not to mention their deteriorating economy), so they decided to throw a party!

My friend Mikko lives part of the year in Bacolod  and this card is from him. 

Colorful Portugal

These colorful postcards comes from my friend Soili in Paço de Arcos, Portugal.

Decorated Barcelos rooster - symbol of Portugal

Soili's artworks showing street views in her hometown Paço de Arcos.

 This is my post for Beth's  Postcard Friendship Friday, more postcards there.

torstai 18. elokuuta 2016

Colorful Greece

Mascha from Germany spent her vacation in Crete  and she bought a lot of postcards because they were very beautiful and really cheap. I do the same:)

Distance: 1,612 km
Travel time: 7 days

Authentic Greece by Georges Meis

keskiviikko 17. elokuuta 2016

Those Guys from Liverpool

 From Oleksii and Nadiia in Vinnitsya, Ukraine

Distance: 1,539 km
Travel time: 9 days 

 The Beatles in USA,  The Beatles took America by storm when they opened with "All My Loving" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

From Anastasia, Ivanovo, Russia
Distance: 1,207 km
Travel time: 12 days

 Beatles for Sale 1964
My collection 

From my brother on his vacation to London.

The Beatles last album was released in 1970. Their last live performance was on a rooftop at 3 Savile Row, London. Tension between the band members, differences in artistic vision, solo-projects and the death of their long time manager contributed to the Beatles breakup in 1969. 

George Harrison, June 2. 1941 - November 29. 2001
Paul McCartney, June 18. 1942 - age 74
John Lennon, October 9. 1940 - December 8. 1980
Ringo Starr July 7. 1940 -  age 76

Sent by Sveta in Volodga, Russia
Distance: 1,035 km
Travel time: 21 days

My first Beatles
and my favorite Beatles