New Orleans, USA

As my time off from work is coming to its end, I figured I should probably at least try to do something productive. At least something more productive than crocheting a donut, which was – honestly – the peak of my last weekend. Okay, not the peak, but it was a pretty cool thing to finish. :D

Anyway, today I’m sharing the two lovely postcards from the kind O’Neal, who sent them my way while in New Orleans. I have read about New Orleans online and saw tons of photos from New Orleans on some travel blogs that I follow, but these were actually the first two postcards I’ve gotten from New Orleans – ever! So happy! :)

Okay, so the first postcard is this:
crkvaI wasn’t a 100% sure what it shows, but after a little bit of research I can say it’s the Jackson Square, a historic park in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960. In 2012 the American Planning Association designated Jackson Square as one of America’s Great Public Spaces. For more information, CLICK HERE! Awesome sunset (or maybe sunrise?) picture, btw. :)

The second postcard is this:
coffeeA lovely cup of coffee and beignets. Wasn’t quite sure what those were (click here!), except that they were OBVIOUSLY something I’d eat right away, so I went on and googled how to make one. I think I’ll stick to my leftover brownies from last night as they seem much, much easier to bake, but these beignets look like a tasty treat for sure!

Thank you, O’Neal, for beautiful postcards! I appreciate them a lot! :)

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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! :)

Savannah, Georgia

It’s been forever since I’ve exchanged any postcards with O’Neal, but yesterday – this was in my mailbox. Two awesome postcards from Savannah, Georgia! Such a wonderful surprise!

First postcard is showing Fort Pulaski. Here’s what the little caption on the back of the postcard says: “Construction of this mighty fort began in 1829 and was not completed until 1847. Scars left by the Civil War mark the ancient walls which exceed seven feet in thickness. The fort was declared a National Monument in 1924.” There’s more interesting facts about it on Wikipedia, link HERE!

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The second postcard that arrived is showing Forsyth Park, also in Savannah, Georgia. “During azalea time, Savannah is transformed into a sea of color as thousands upon thousands of plants burst into full bloom. This scene shows the Forsyth Park Fountain which was modeled after the one in Place de la Concord, Paris, France.“, says the printed caption on the postcard. Read more HERE!
Looks like such a beautiful place!!

scan0001Thank you, O’Neal, so much for these wonderful postcards! They were a delight to find in my mailbox! :)))