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Two new cards came in today’s post for me, one from Canada  and one from Belarus .

The card from Canada is a flag card, which makes a great new addition to my flag collection. The text on the card reads “The newly designed Canadian flag was flown for the first time on February 15, 1965”. Seeing as that was before my time, there’s no shame in admitting that I don’t actually know what it looked like before.

Thanks so much for the card Draven!

The Mir Castle Complex in Belarus has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.

Dziakuju Klemochka!

I received a couple more cards from Germany today, as well as one card from Belarus .

The Belarusian card isn’t a postcard exactly. The back has descriptions in Belarusian and English of the image on the front with no space for a personal message or the receiver’s address. It’s oversized as well. It does feel like a postcard though.

The picture on the front shows the National Library of Belarus in Minsk, the country’s capital city. There’s too much text on the back to type up. If you’re interested in the “diamond” as the building is nicknamed, you can read up on it over at Wikipedia. Just click on the link and it’ll take you straight there.

National Library of Belarus in Minsk, Belarus

Dziakuju Vixit!

This card depicts Würzburg Residenz, which is a palace in Würzburg, Germany. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1981.

Vielen Dank für die Karte moonwalker!

 

Another German multiview, this card depicts the town of Bernkastel-Kues, which is a well-known winemaking centre on the Moselle river.

Vielen Dank für die Karte Kugusch!

 

There were six cards waiting for me when I opened our letterbox today. Yay! 🙂 And it’s just as well because there’s a bank holiday here tomorrow and we won’t get any post.

The cards came from five different countries, two from Germany and one each from USA , Belarus , Finland  and Norway .

The first card from Germany shows the Common Archduke, a beautiful butterfly that is found in the Indomalaya ecozone.

Common Archduke

Vielen Dank für die Karte TimeGypsy!

And here’s a lovely view of the Regensburg Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2006.

Regensburg Cathedral, Germany

Vielen Dank für die Karte Abendstern!

From the US, I received a new addition for my map cards collection: a state map of New Hampshire.

Map of New Hampshire, USA

Thanks so much for the card maryellie!

This grand building is the General Post Office in Minsk, Belarus. It was opened in 1955. Looks more like a concert hall or a theatre to me. I wouldn’t mind buying my stamps there. 😉

General Post Office in Minsk, Belarus

Dziakuju podshapnik!

The Finnish card depicts doors of Turku. Funny how doors in different countries look so  different.

Doors of Turku, Finland

Kiitos paljon mirmar!

Although not a postcard, this greeting card of Edvard Munch‘s (1863–1944) The Scream (1893) is just fab! I’ve always liked this painting.

Edvard Munch: The Scream, 1893

Tusen takk for postkort kunstmeyer!

Wow! My letterbox was full today. 😀 I received thirteen postcards from eight different countries. In no particular order, the cards came from Gibraltar , Belgium , Belarus , Brazil , Japan , Norway , USA  and Germany . I wonder what our postman thinks when he delivers our post…

I absolutely love this card from Gibraltar. It’s pretty self-explanatory. 😉

gibraltar-airport-gi

Muchas gracias por la tarjeta Penelopi!

 

This card shows the market place in Brussels, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in1998. Brussels is both the capital of Belgium and of the European Union. It also hosts the headquarters of NATO.

brussels-be

Muito obrigada para postal Ferro!

 

This impressive building is the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany’s capital city. It was built between 1884 and 1894 to hosue the Reichstag, the first parliament of the German Empire, which it did until 1933, when it was severely damaged in a fire. In 1999, the Reichstag became the meeting place of the Bundestag, the modern German parliament.

berlin-reichstag-de

Vielen Dank für die Karte xtlera!

 

My first Belarusian card arrived from Minsk, the capital city of Belarus. The card depicts a “monument to all generations’ architects in the year of the 940th anniversary of Minsk“. I believe it is situated in front of Hotel Minsk.

Minsk, Belarus

Minsk, Belarus

Dziakuju felis!

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