Saturday, November 21, 2009

November RR - V

This is the 5th group of cards from the November RR.

Katy "katyC" sent be this beautiful Colorado landscape, the scenic splendor of the Trappers Lake in the White River National Forest.

This is also a beautiful view. I love the autumn colors.
Rocky Board River at Chimney Rock, Blue Mountains Ridge.
The card was sent by Monica "atotalnobody".

These lovely 19th century windmills are located in Pyrohiv, originally a village south of Kiev, now a neighborhood in the southern outskirts of the Ukrainian capital city. It houses an outdoor Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine.
"Founded in 1969, the museum contains over 300 pieces of folk architecture brought here from all parts of Ukraine and carefully reassembled. The picturesque hill with several windmills is the museum centrepiece and the entire territory of the museum is divided into sectors, each representing the folk architecture and life of a specific Ukrainian region.
Commoner's homes, buildings of small trade, commerce and local administration, and old wooden village churches contain authentic items that represent the everyday lifestyle of Ukrainian villagers and townsfolk. Local volunteers and modern Ukrainian artisans selling their wares dress in old-style clothes and demonstrate the use of authentic everyday items to visitors." - in: wikipedia
The card was sent by Irina "mindanao".
Ari "AKS", from Finland, sent this card of Jean-Sibelius house in Järvenpää.
"Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957) was a Finnish composer of the later Romantic period whose music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity.
The core of Sibelius's oeuvre is his set of seven symphonies. Like Beethoven, Sibelius used each one to develop further his own personal compositional style. Unlike Beethoven who used the symphonies to make public statements, and who reserved his more intimate feelings for his smaller works, Sibelius released his personal feelings in the symphonies. These works continue to be performed frequently in the concert hall and are often recorded.
In addition to the symphonies, Sibelius's best-known compositions include Finlandia, Valse Triste, the violin concerto, the Karelia Suite and The Swan of Tuonela (one of the four movements of the Lemminkäinen Suite).
Jean Sibelius married Aino Järnefelt (1871–1969) at Maxmo on 10 June 1892. Their home, called Ainola, was completed at Lake Tuusula, Järvenpää in 1903, and the two lived out the remainder of their lives there. They were married for 64 years and had six daughters: Iva, Ruth, Kirsti (who died at a very young age), Katarine, Margaret, and Heidi." - in: wikipedia

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