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Just one card today. From Arnhem in the Netherlands . It’s a lovely view of the concert hall Musis Sacrum.

Dank u zeer voor de briefkaart RDGR!

Today I received twice as many cards as yesterday. 😉

The first two cards arrived from Russia , both showing amazing views of its capital Moscow. The building in the top photo is Russia’s House of Government, while the bottom photo depicts the Arch of Triumph and Poklonny Hill.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

Spasibo Alyss!

 

This lovely view shows the State Historical Museum and Red Square.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

Spasibo acereta!

 

I also received a card from Italy  today, more specifically from Padua in the north-east of the country. It depicts the Prato della Valle, a 90,000 square meter elliptical square, which is the largest square in Italy, and one of the largest in Europe. Today, the square is a monumental space of extraordinary visual impact with a green island at the center (l’Isola Memmia)surrounded by a small canal bordered by two rings of statues.

Padua, Italy

Padua, Italy

Grazie mille per la cartolina Edo!

 

Today’s final card arrived from Middelburg in the south-western Netherlands. It is the capital of the province of Zeeland and dates back to the early 9th century or possibly the late 8th century.

Middelburg, Netherlands

Middelburg, Netherlands

Dank u zeer voor de briefkaart Eucalypta!

Four new cards arrived in today’s post from Finland , Netherlands , New Zealand  and Germany .

This lovely card from Finland depicts the four seasons. I particularly like the small picture of the butterfly.

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Kiitos paljon mummeli!

 

What a stunning night view of Den Haag (The Hague in English)! Although not the capital of the Netherlands, Den Haag is the seat of the Dutch government. All foreign embassies and government ministries are located in the city, as well as the Supreme Court. Den Haag is called the city of peace and safety.

Den Haag, Netherlands

Den Haag, Netherlands

Dank u zeer voor de briefkaart atimmerman!

 

I received my first card from New  Zealand today! It shows Whakaari/White Island, which is an active volcano. The full Maori name for the island is “Te Puia o Whakaari”, which means “the dramatic volcano”. It was named White Island by Captain Cook in 1769 because it always appeared to be in a cloud of white steam. Here’s what the back of the card says: “This is New Zealand’s classic marine volcano in the Bay of Plenty. It is always mildly active and sometimes erupts in bigger and better ways.” 

Whakaari/White Island, New Zealand

Whakaari/White Island, New Zealand

Thanks so much for the card LilzGold!

 

Last but not least, this lovely art card arrived from Germany. It shows a painting by P.S. Krøyer (1851-1909), a Norwegian-Danish painter whose work I wasn’t familiar with before receiving this card. He is one of the best known and undeniably the most colorful of the Skagen Painters, a community of Danish and Nordic artists who lived, gathered or worked in Skagen, Denmark, especially during the final decades of the 1800s. Krøyer was the unofficial leader of the group. The painting shows his wife, Marie Krøyer, and Anna Ancher (one of the Skagen painters) on a summer evening Skagen’s southern beach.

P.S. Krøyer: Summer evening on Skagen's southern beach (Anna Ancher and Marie Krøyer), 1893

P.S. Krøyer: Summer evening on Skagen's southern beach (Anna Ancher and Marie Krøyer), 1893

Vielen Dank fĂźr die Karte Goyesca!

As mentioned previously, I also received a couple of postcards from the Netherlands and Finland today. The card from the Netherlands shows a group of swimming ducklings. My 2-year-old loves this card and thought it was for him. 😉

a card from the Netherlands

Dank u zeer voor de briefkaart Jeske!

Tuire sent me a card from Finland that shows her youngest daughter riding a pony. And the card came with a matching stamp! How cool is that?!

Kiitos paljon Tuire!

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