31 декабря 2010 г.

Happy New 2011 Year!

Thank you, Natalya) It's a nice surprise to receive your postcard!

Dear postcrossing friends and guests, Happy New Year!

28 декабря 2010 г.

Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus. From Rick (rvangorder)

One of the more colorful species of Cacti found in the great Southwest

Tanzendes paar. From Tatjana (tauder)

I can not say anything about it )

Joulukka - Bog bilberry. From Mindee

Bilberry is known by a very wide range of local names. As well as "bilberry", these include blaeberry , whortleberry , (ground) hurts, whinberry, winberry, wimberry, myrtle blueberry and fraughan.

Rudolf Koivu illustration. From Liiolii

Rudolf Koivu (1890 - 1946) was a Finnish illustrator and painter, best known for illustrating books of fairytales for children, which are enduringly and timelessly popular.

Kennedy Library. From Michele (TheGreenOne)

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library and museum of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. It is located on Columbia Point in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

Comic Book Guy. From Qkarmes

Comic Book Guy is an obese, nerdy and snobby man best known for his eloquence and sarcastic quips. He is obsessed with collecting comic books and is an avid science fiction buff. He holds a master's degree in folklore and mythology (he translated The Lord of the Rings into Klingon as part of his thesis), has an IQ of 170, and is a member of the Springfield branch of Mensa. I like this guy! ))

Paper marbling postcard. From Umut

Our post office made a mistake - stamp on the front side of postcard :(
Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. Through several centuries, people have applied marbled materials to a variety of surfaces. It is often employed as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monotype.

Retrospective of Taiwan. From sohanni

Hair salon in early Taiwan

Nice drawing characters and amazing handwriting!

23 декабря 2010 г.

Suomenlinna. From Kata

Suomenlinna, until 1918 Viapori (Finnish), or Sveaborg (Swedish), is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands and which now forms part of the city of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular with both tourists and locals, who enjoy it as a picturesque picnic site. Originally named Sveaborg (Fortress of Svea), or Viapori as called by Finns, it was renamed Suomenlinna (Castle of Finland) in 1918 for patriotic and nationalistic reasons, though it is still also sometimes known by its original name. In Swedish-speaking contexts, the name Sveaborg is usually used.
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Illustration by Akiko Hayashi. From Amenoshita

Akiko Hayashi was born in Tokyo in 1945. She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Yokohama National University, after which she began working as a magazine illustrator. Her first children's book, Hajimete no Otsukai (Mii-chan's First Errand), was published in 1973. Since then she has become one of Japan's leading picture book illustrators and authors, receiving numerous awards.

Kansas. From opitz_97

Hay bales and wild sunflowers, the Kansas state flower, are common sights along Kansas highways and country roads. Hay is used for livestock feed.

16 декабря 2010 г.

Tugu Negara. From Cikgu (charlie_dale)

Tugu Negara, literally the "National Monument" in Malay, is a sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's struggle for freedom, principally against the Japanese occupation during World War II and the Malayan Emergency , which lasted from 1948 until 1960. It is located in the Federal capital, Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian Houses of Parliament is situated near the monument.

Brest. From Karine (ninine16)

Brest is a city in the Finistère department in Brittany in north-western France. Brest is an important harbour, second French military port after Toulon, at the western extremity of France.
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New Mexico. From Lindsee5

Sierra Blanca is a range of volcanic mountains in south-central New Mexico. The range is dominated by Sierra Blanca Peak, whose highest point is at 11.981 feet.
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Christ and the Doctor. From Michele (TheGreenOne)

Christ and the Doctor. Georges Rouault. National Gallery of Art, Washington

Georges Henri Rouault(27 May 1871 – 13 February 1958) was a French Fauvist and Expressionist painter, and printmaker in lithography and etching.
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Bieszczady National Park. From larix_83 aka strzemo aka Пётр

This is the third largest National Park in Poland. Currently it occupies an area of 292.02 square kilometres, covering the highest areas of the Polish part of the Bieszczady Mountains. Forests cover about 80% of the area of the National Park.

Київ очима художників. From MavKaa

Киев глазами художников
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Maiko-Girl Kioto. From Momoko (pink)

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Amsterdam autumn. From Paul (pbesoo)