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!
2. Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park, Alberta – the longest and deepest limestone canyon in the Canadian Rockies. More HERE!
3. Jasper, Canada. More about the city of Jasper, HERE!
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!
5. False Creek / Granville Island, Vancouver.
That’s it! Thank you, Janelle, for the wonderful postcards! I’m still very, very jealous of your trip, haha! :)
First postcard today came from Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. It’s been such a long time since the last time I got anything from Estonia! It was a great surprise, I must admit!
The second postcard came from The Netherlands and shows little ducklings in the water! So adorable!
My friend Ana visited Sweden in March. Again. ::jealous:: She brought back these two lovely postcards!
Thanks Ana! :)
So really, what’s the actual name of the city in English? Wien? Vienna? I’m too lazy to Google it. Anyway, my friend went on a short trip to Vienna last weekend and brought me this lovely postcard. At first I thought I’d go too, but then stuff happen (and by that I mean – money gets spent) and I didn’t go. Doesn’t matter, there’s time. :)
This is the official Postcrossing postcard (RU-1183336) that came from St. Petersburg, Russia. A really nice night view of the Palace Bridge, the spire of the Admirality and the dome of St Isaac’s. Cute stamps, too. I haven’t scanned them, but they are showing a rabbit, and a deer. :D
What’s new today….
Diamond Head, Hawaii. Sunset. Wow. (I always thought the cities in Hawaii weren’t actuallycities, but more like small towns. Oh, was I wrong or what!? ;)
Second postcard of the day comes from Minsk, Blearus. It’s showing the main building of the railway station, built in 2000. It looks beautiful, I love buildings with loads of windows & lights. You know what’s even nicer about this postcard? It was the first one sent by this (new) user! Welcome to Postcrossing! :)
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. ;)