Belgium & Belarus – official Postcrossing

This first postcard arrived yesterday from Belgium. It is showing the statue of Jan and Hubert van Eyck.  Jan van Eyck (or Johannes de Eyck) was a Flemish painter active in Bruges and is generally considered one of the most significant Northern European painters of the 15th century. Hubert van Eyck was Jan’s older brother, also a painter.

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The second postcard came from Belarus and – it’s a hockey theme postcard! ::happy happy:: I don’t really know the details about the postcard though, just that it’s a player from Belarus after (obviously) scoring a goal against what looks to be Ukraine. Correct me if I’m wrong. :)

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Copenhagen, Denmark

A lovely postcard came in yesterday, all the way from Copenhagen, Denmark. I was really happy to see it, not only because I think it’s really beautiful, but also because postcards from Denmark are so rare in my mailbox.

Ukraine and USA

This is the postcard from Kiew, Ukraine, showing the St. Sophia Cathedral.

I’ve been receiving quite a lot of postcards from Ukraine lately. Especially from Kiew. Surprisingly, no doubles so far. :D

The second postcard is coming from Utah, USA. It’s showing Bridal Veil Falls. They are one of Utah’s most recognizable landmarks. The double cataracat waterfalls drop 601 feet (183 meters) and meet the Provo River below.

Ms. Linda (the sender) made an interesting comment on this postcard, saying that almost every region of the USA has at least one waterfall called “Bridal Veil”, some larger areas maybe even more than one with that name. Haha, that’s what I call “lack of ideas”. :)

Taiwan, Czech Rep.

There was something nice in my mailbox today. :)

First, a postcard from Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.). Well, the printed description is in what I believe is Chinese… but alright, I can clearly see it’s Xinyi Public Assembly Hall.

And the second one, from Prague, Czech Republic. This one is panorama size postcard, showing several different views of Prague castle. I really like how pretty it is. :)

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scan0001I got this postcard from Finland today. It’s showing “Children Playing on the Shore” (1884), originally painted by Albert Edelfelt.  According to Postcrossing stats, it traveled 56 days to reach me!! Wow, I think that’s the longest it took for a postcard from Finland to reach Zagreb. Oh well, nevermind, it’s here. Which reminds me… I have some postcards to mail. Hope it doesn’t take this long. :)

Thailand

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This one came from Thailand and is showing a pretty sunset at Pattaya. I love the colors. Plus, I love the stamps! I scanned them too cauase they’re really pretty. Plus, they covered the whole top third of the postcard. I’ve never seen so many big stamps on a postcard! :)