Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Home and Away or vice-versa

Whoopee.  My friend Danielle from Nebraska had a business trip to Texas last week and didn't forget me in the process.   From Dallas came card no. 1695 -

 1693 - Texas heroes from Danielle - but who are they?

1694 - Meanwhile, Sini from Finland, was holidaying in Poland, and sent me this card of Silesian Folk Costume.

 1692 -  And another friend has just just returned from Saskatchewan ...

I think it's lovely that folk who are away from home are kind enough to think of me while they are away.

A Postcrosser, 8 year old Katia from Ternopil, Ukraine, sent me her home postcard -

1690 - GB, now back home in the Hebrides, stopped off in Glasgow en route and visited the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery.   He sent me this iconic view of 'A Funeral Service in the Highlands' by James Guthire (1859-1930)

1689 - Some day I must do a post about all the UNESCO World Heritage Site cards that my friends have sent from China, Belarus, Bulgaria and elsewhere.   Dai Li from Wuhan has sent me lots of them and this was the latest -

The stamps on Dai's cards are always beautiful...

1687 - This time last year Canadian Chickadee was in New Mexico.  This card shows another UNESCO WHS - Taos Peublo in New Mexico.

Situated in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande, this Pueblo Indian settlement, consisting of adobe dwellings and ceremonial buildings, exemplifies the enduring culture of a group of the present-day Pueblo Indians. It is one of a group of settlements established in the late 13th and early 14th centuries in the valleys of the Rio Grande and its tributaries that have survived to the present day and constitutes a significant stage in the history of urban, community and cultural life and development in this region.

1686 - Katya from Ukraine has sent me some illustrations by E. Bem.

She too picks lovely stamps.  These are some recent ones.

1681 - Susanne in Germany sent me one of the cards I had listed among my favourites on my Postcrossing Profile.  Elvira Amrhein - "In Wahrheit Ist Es Liebe" (In truth, Is It Love?)

Elvira Amrhein was born in 1957 in Germany, she lives and works in France. Daughter and granddaughter of artists, Elvira Amrhein’s work is deeply spiritual, intriguing and overwhelming.

Susanne's card had a cat stamp...

as did a recent one from Dai Li

1654 - From Monica. This delightful card by Stiftelsen Birkagarden is based on a Swedish children's story.

That's all for now...


  1. How wonderful postcards and stamps! The postcard from Mexico is amazing, and so the Ukranian stamps... Well, everything in your post I didn't mind to receive! :)

  2. Lovely cards and stamps!

    I like the map of Saskatchewan...it is next to my province of Alberta.


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