Card no 431 – Kaija (FI-1687911)
Country Card Sent From: Finland
Place that Card Sender Lives: Hameenkyro
Date Received: 6th March 2013
Distance Travelled: 1,135 miles
Time Taken: 7 days
These stamps are quite unusual. I like the cross shape of the left hand one. The right hand one shows a scene from the opera ‘L’amour de Loin’ by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. The words that can just be seen in a circle are from a libretto in the fifth act and read “ma priere s'eleve vers toi qui es” (my prayer rises to you who are).