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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Niagara Falls, Canada

My postcard pal Beatrice sent me this lovely postcard of Niagara Falls! It’s always cool to see it! I wonder what it’s like in real life and if it got way comercialized. I wouldn’t be surprised considering its popularity and how many people come to see it every year. :-/ Still, it looks magnificent!

SlikaThank you, Beatrice! :)

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”. :)