Monday, July 4, 2011

Catching up on Postcards

We have been out of town a couple of times over the past few weeks, taking small trips to Florida and North Carolina, seeing family, dropping kids off at camp, and picking them back up.  Add to that all the other things we've had to fit into the days between the trips and we've barely been at home more than to eat and sleep.  As a result, I've fallen behind on my postcards.

This first postcard came to us from Russia.  The Postcrossing member who sent the card did not write much on the back of the card (not even his/her name), but we were given wishes of being happy and lucky.  The card states that this is the cruise liner Vladivostok, which is moored to the Sea Terminal.  The photo was taken in early morning.

This postcard also came to us from Russia.  The Postcrossing member who sent it, Nathalie, is a flight attendant living in Moscow.  The style of the building on front is considered Stalin classicism.

This postcard came to us from Katri in Finland.  This is an example of work by children's book illustrator Rudolf Koivun, who was active in the first half of the 20th century.  What a great picture!

This postcard came to us from Standa in the Czech Republic.  Standa loves to travel and has dreamed of coming to the United States for a long time now.

This postcard was a little bit of a bonus surprise from one Postcrossing member who shares her Postcrossing account with a friend.  Unaware that her friend had already sent me a card from their address in Lithuania, she sent me a card herself.  The card shows examples of architecture, religion, and a famous person from Lithuania - poet Maironis.

This postcard came from Hannah in Michigan.  The card shows Fort Michilimackinac in Machinaw City, Michigan.  According to the back of the card, this fort played a big part in the struggles between the French, British, and American forces.

This card was sent to us from Skye in Canada.  According to Postcrossing, she is from a section of Canada that is just above Michigan, not far from the U.S. border.  The front of the card shares that this is the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site of Canada.  If I'm reading correctly, since it then switches over to being written in French, it is located in Delta, Ontario.

This last postcard was from a direct swap with a Postcrossing member by the name of April.  April's children needed cards from around the U.S. for a school project they will be doing next school year, so she set to work making sure they got the cards ahead of time.  In return, she sent us this map card with many images of Florida shown as well.

What a great collection of postcards we have received in the past couple of weeks!

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