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I have a few minutes to spare and thought I would post here again. I’m still pretty busy but I don’t want to neglect my blog (for too long) so I’ve decided to post when I have time rather than when cards arrive. Although in an ideal world both would occur at the same time. ūüėČ

Anyway, today’s post brought a lovely nature view from Japan. It arrived in an envelope and I’m always amazed at Japanese envelopes being used vertically rather than horizontally like they are in Europe.

So without further ado, here’s the card I reveived today.

Domo arigato eno!

Today’s post also brought one card each from Japan and USA .

I absolutely love this Hello Kitty map card of Japan. It is simply kawaii. And it even came with a matching Hello Kitty stamp. So cool!

Hello Kitty map of Japan

Domo arigato Hanako!

And this beautiful card shows Cincinnati’s famous skyline view. On the right one can see the city’s famous Fountain Square, which is located in the heart of downtown.

Thanks so much for the card emotis!

I received six lovely cards today: two from Japan  and one each from Finland , Russia , France  and USA .

This gorgeous autumnal view depicts Shinnyo-do temple in Kyoto, Japan. Beautiful, isn’t it?

Shinnyo-do Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Shinnyo-do Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Domo arigato april16!

 

Also in Japan, this card shows Lake Inawashiro, which is located in the middle of Fukushima Prefecture. It is also known as “Sky Mirror Lake” and is said to have the cleanest water in Japan. In winter swans migrate to the beaches of the lake and stay there until spring. I guess that’s why there are so many swan-shaped boats in this card. ūüėČ Mount Bandai, which is actually¬†a volcano,¬†is also visible in the background.

lake-inawashiro-and-mt-bandai-jp

Lake Inawashiro and Mount Bandai, Japan

Domo arigato evitayueh!

 

Another autumnal view arrived from Moscow today. It depicts the Church of the Ascension in¬†Kolomenskoye, a former royal estate just outside Moscow.¬†¬†The church was built in¬†1532 to commemorate the long-awaited birth of an heir to the throne, the future Tsar Ivan IV (“Ivan the Terrible”). One of the earliest examples of a traditional wooden tent-roofed church on a stone and brick substructure, it had a great influence on the development of Russian ecclesiastical architecture. The church was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1994.

Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye, Russia

Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye, Russia

Spasibo vinnie!

 

This lovely card shows Turku, the oldest city in Finland and its first capital city (1809-1812). Turku is situated on the southwest coast of Finland, where it is a notable commercial and passenger seaport city with over three million passengers travelling through the port of Turku each year to Stockholm and Mariehamn.

Turku, Finland

Turku, Finland

Kiitos paljon MaHaKo!

 

Also among today’s post were two art cards. The first shows a beautiful painting by one of my favourite artists, Pierre-Auguste Renoir¬†(1841-1919).

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: On the Terrace, 1881

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: On the Terrace, 1881

Thanks so much for the card bluesunshine!

 

The second art card and today’s final card shows artwork by another French artist, Eug√®ne Delacroix (1798-1863).¬† A French Romantic artist,¬†Delacroix was¬†regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. His use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists.

Eugène Delacroix: Jeune orpheline au cimetière, 1824

Eugène Delacroix: Jeune orpheline au cimetière, 1824

Merci beaucoup thaddee_calisson!

Two cards from Brazil arrived today. The first one shows the Metropolitan Cathedral in Porto Alegre in southern Brazil. I particularly like the blue sky in the background! 

Metropolitan Cathedral in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Metropolitan Cathedral in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Muito obrigada para postal justeffens!

 

The second card from Brazil shows a lovely view of Largo do Machado. Again, just look at the lovely blue sky! You can almost feel the sunshine…

largo-do-machado-br

Muito obrigada para postal manepipoca!

 

Very much in contrast to the sunny postcards from Brazil, this wintery card from Japan depicts the Roka Bridge and Tsurugajo Castle in northern Japan. The traditional castle was built in 1384 and is situated in the centre of the town of Aizuwakamatsu¬†in Fukushima Prefecture. It looks gorgeous…

Tsurugajo Castle in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

Tsurugajo Castle in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

Domo arigato evitayueh!

As I mentioned in my previous post, two art cards from Germany ¬†and Japan ¬†arrived today, depicting paintings by Paul Gauguin (1848‚Äď1903)¬†and Japanese artist Hiroshige Utagawa (1797-1858). I love both cards, perhaps not surprisingly as Hiroshige’s work greatly influenced French Impressionists.
No te aha oe riri? (Why are you angry?), 1896

Paul Gauguin: No te aha oe riri? (Why are you angry?), 1896

Vielen Dank f√ľr die Karte Murmel-007!

 

Fuchu-shuku, from the series "53 Stations of the Tokaido"
Hiroshige Utagawa: Fuchu-shuku, from the series “53 Stations of the Tokaido”

Domo arigato chiezo178!

There were four more cards in today’s post, three from Germany ¬†and one from Japan . I’ll keep it short again. ūüėČ

The card from Japan is a beautiful sunset view of Tokyo Tower, which looks a bit like the Eiffel Tower.

Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan

 Domo arigato SmileCat!

 

The first card from Germany is a summery view of the beach along the river Elbe in Hamburg.

Elbstrand vor √Ėvelg√∂nne, Hamburg, Germany

Elbstrand vor √Ėvelg√∂nne, Hamburg, Germany

Vielen Dank f√ľr die Karte elbe!

 

I also received a card with a painting by German artist Karin Blume, who illustrated several German stamps. You can check them out on her website (go to Arbeitsproben, Angewandte Illustration, Briefmarken). 

Die K√ľste

Karin Blume: Die K√ľste

Vielen Dank f√ľr die Karte ostfriese!

 

Today’s final card was a lovely surprise from nordbaer, who sent me a hand-stamped card using rubberstamps. I don’t know about you but I had to look twice to see that what was coloured in wasn’t printed on the card but stamped on!

hand-stamped by nordbaer

hand-stamped by nordbaer

Vielen Dank f√ľr die Karte nordbaer!

Today’s final postcards came from Japan ¬†and the Czech Republic . The card from Japan depicts the Yasaka Pagoda,¬†also known as the Hokan-ji Temple,¬†in Kyoto. Doesn’t it look beautiful?

Yasaka Pagoda in Kyoto, Japan

Yasaka Pagoda in Kyoto, Japan

 Domo arigato recadosdri!

 

The next card is a multi view of Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Apparently Prague is widely considered one¬†of the most beautiful cities in Europe. I’m afraid I can’t comment as I’ve never actually been to Prague. I have, however, heard from people who have visited that it is indeed a very beautiful city.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Dńõkuji za pohlednice zas9k!

 

And last but not least, this card of Chew Bahr in Ethiopia ¬†arrived via the Czech Republic. ūüôā¬†

Chew Bahr, Ethiopia

Chew Bahr, Ethiopia

 Thank you also for this card zas9k!

 

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