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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a little bit of everywhere :)

I must admit I’ve been kind of lazy and didn’t post anything lately. So, here’s in short…

This is a postcard showing Novosibirsk State Academy of Water Transport. I received it from my new pal Olga. :) It’s a big postcard, almost double the size of the usual ones. But that’s cool, I don’t mind. :)

 

This is a postcard I received from my pal Katie. She was on a cruise with her family and was sweet enough to think of me!

 

This is a panoramic view of downtown Vancouver. I LOVE the picture here!!! I got it from my old pen pal Martina. :)

I kind of love Canada… [and some other stuff]

I was kind of surprised to pull 6 (six!) postcards from my mailbox. Pleasantly surprised, that is. :) This is what I got….

Official Postcrossing card from Quebec. I really dig Canadian postcards. Really. Plus, this one is my first one ever with prepaid postage. I’m surprised how pretty it actually is. Croatian prepaid postcards are for local use only – and are UGLY.

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A postcard from Vancouver came from my dear friend / penpal Nina. Thanks N.!

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Another Canadian postcard (yep, there were 3 in total… happy happy) came from my postcard pal Karen. She saw it in my favorites in my PC profile and it was really really sweet of her to find that card and send it to me. It shows Mount Rundle near the Bow Valley.  THANK YOU!

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The second official Postcrossing card came from the beautiflu Melbourne, Australia. My first official from Australia! Yay!

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And the last two came from my friend Thea… she was visiting her friend in another town and sent me these! Btw. the last one is just…. yummy! :) Thanks Hiro… ummm… Thea, that is. *LOL* :)

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