Canada

Here’s the second part of postcards by Janelle. I figured I’ll skip the whole long “descriptions and whatever” thing, write down the basic what-is-what and just let you enjoy the postcards. :)

1. Stanley Park totems, Brockton Point, Vancouver, Canada – The totem pole is unique to the BC Northwest Coast First Nations. Each pole tells a story, either real or mythical, and is carved from Western Red Cedar. In the 1920’s the Vancouver Parks Board started buying totems to put in Stanley Park to represent the vast influence of First Nations in the park and in British Columbia. They were originally located at Lumberman’s Arch and in the early 1960’s the pole were moved to their present location near Brockton Point. More HERE!

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2. Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park, Alberta – the longest and deepest limestone canyon in the Canadian Rockies. More HERE!

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3. Jasper, Canada. More about the city of Jasper, HERE!

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4. The Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano Bridge. The current bridge is 140 meters long and 70 meteres above the river. It draws more tha 800,000 visitors each year. More about the bridge, HERE!

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5. False Creek / Granville Island, Vancouver.

scan0009That’s it! Thank you, Janelle, for the wonderful postcards! I’m still very, very jealous of your trip, haha! :)

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Winnipeg Jets, Canada

My pal Beatrice saw this ice hockey related postcard and thought of me! Yay! :D

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It’s a postcard of the NHL team Winnipeg Jets. The printed description on the back says, “Members of the Winnipeg Jets gathered around the center ice logo during pre-game introductions prior to the team taking on the Montreal Canadiens adn the MTS Centre on October 9. 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
There you go! :)

Thank you, Beatrice!! I LOVE this! <3

Canada’s cool!

You know how much I like Canada, right?! Anything Canadian (but especially maple syrup). That’s why I’m always happy when I make a new pen pal/postcard pal from (guess!) – Canada! That’s where my new pal Beatrice comes in this story. The newest one of my postcard pals. :) And here’s a postcard I got from her yesterday – straight from my favorites! <3

SlikaI can’t stop laughing!! I know I usually have a weird sense of humor, but… this card is hilarious! :)

Thank you, Beatrice! As usual, my card for you will be on its way in no time! ;)

Canada flag

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I got this awesome Canada flag postcard from my pal Heather. It’s such an awesome thing (coincidence??) because just a few days before this postcard arrived, I was browsing through Postcrossing gallery and added a postcard like that to my favorites. Yes yes, I know, I’m a sucker for… well, anything Canadian. :)

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Thanks Heather! :)

Belgium & Croatia & Canada

This first postcard is an official Postcrossing card I got on Friday. It’s showing different views of Antwerpen, a city in Belgium. Or, as the sender said: “A city of art, culture, beautiful buildings, world-restaurants, shops and the zoo. One of the largest sea ports in Europe.” And, considering it’s in Belgium, I’d also guess a city with a lot of tasty chocolate. ;)

 

This second postcard is coming from my dear friend Thea, and is showing a city called Karlovac here in Croatia. Quite a charming little city during the day, with four rivers and loads of cafe’s.

Last, but not least – a postcard from my Canadian pal Karen. It’s one of the postcards from Paul Frank’s Love Is The New Black Postcard book. Cute one, too. I’m trying to find out what the rest of those postcards look like, but lately – it feels like Google hates me. ;)