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I’m back with a new edition of Postcrossing Favorites from around the world. These have been chosen from the postcards I have received since my last Postcrossing post:
This postcard was received from Xander, who is six years old! (With a little assistance from Mom, I think!) It is a picture of Atomium, which was built for the 1958 Brussels World Fair, in Belgium.
This place has always intrigued me! I was so excited to receive this postcard from Mesut in Turkey. In Turkey, they say “Merhaba” for “Hello”. Here is a picture of Cappadocia! This place is said to have been occupied by the Hittites from 3000 – 2000 BC, and then much later by early Christians who were fleeing from the Romans! What an amazing history!
From Esther, who is 23 and studies English Language, Literature, and Film. This cards shows a few cathedrals and castles from the historic city of Zaragoza! The four scenes shown are that of Aijaferia, Vista Aerea Del Pilar, Murallas Romanas, and the Plaza del la Justicia.
Kirra sent me this card all the way from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia! She recently visited there when she was on holiday. This Aboriginal Rock Art is known as Algaihgo, or Fire Woman. It can be found at Kakadu National Park.
The Aboriginal art collection found at this park is one of the world’s greatest collections of rock art. The park encompasses over 20,000 square kilometers!
Who doesn’t love the wooden shoe? Although, I’m pretty sure I would not enjoy wearing them! Barbara says “Hallo” from Holland. She has two goldfish and two big red crazy cats, both named Jansen! Did you know there is a Legend of the Wooden Shoe?
The back of the postcard can be more interesting than the front! Interesting stamps, messages, and handwriting make each card special.
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This has truly been an interesting, inexpensive, and enjoyable hobby for the past few months. Best of all, it’s nice to get mail that is not bills or junk! Thought I’d share a few of my favorite postcards from around the world.
Favorite Building: The Church of the Resurrection in St. Petersburg, Russia
From 17 year old, Tatiana in Ekaterinburg, Russia…She writes that the region she lives in is rich in Malachite, Emeralds, minerals and precious stones. “Privet” = “Hi” in Russian
Favorite Scenery: Isola D’elba, Tuscany
From Annelise in Italy. She recently went there to dive! She says “Ciao”
Favorite Multi-Scene: Roma, Italy at night
From Gloria who lives close to Rome. She loves the city and says “Ciao”
Favorite Art: Tapestry called, “Queen Blanka”
From Aarne in Finland. She says it is handmade in Finland’s sousthwest archipelago by the artisans of Gullkrona. She says “Terve” for hello.
Favorite Animals: Kittens
From 17 year old, Nastya in Belarus. She says that Belarus is a beautiful country with lots of lakes, rivers, and forests. She says hello in Byelorussian, but I don’t have those characters on my keyboard!
Favorite Cultural: Costumed lady in Peking Opera
From Yumi in Taiwan. She says the picture represents traditional drama in her country.
Favorite Back: From a 17 year old girl who attends No.1 Middle School of Hunan Liling
The front of the card has a picture of the school and shrine.
Hope you enjoyed this post. So many interesting people and places! Still haven’t figured out what to do with all the postcards! Scrapbook them, wall of cards, put them in a box to thumb through?? Any ideas?