Sunday, May 23, 2010

May Overflow III

Cards from the USA, California, Vermont.

"Cardiff-by-the-Sea, usually referred to as Cardiff, is a beach community located between Encinitas and Solana Beach, in San Diego County, California.In 1911, this former farming community began to develop Cardiff, when developer J. Frank Cullen broke ground to build new homes. It is reported by the Cardiff Chamber of Commerce that it was Frank Cullen's wife, a native of Cardiff, Wales, who persuaded him to name the community, "Cardiff." Many streets in Cardiff bear names this English-born landowner grew up with in his native UK. The names of, "Birmingham," "Oxford," "Chesterfield" and "Manchester" are major streets in this city." - in: wikipedia

"St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic church, is located at the crest of Prospect Street, Newport, Vermont overlooking Lake Memphremagog.
Excavation for the church began in 1903. The cornerstone was laid in 1904.
From the quarries in and around Newport, came granite stones some of them 33 inches thick. The church is romanesque in style. The interior paintings, scenes from the Old and New Testaments, were recreated by N.O. Rochon, a local artist, with the permission of the French artist Tissaud.
Resting at the highest point of the peninsula of Newport, the church with its twin spires, gold crosses and statue of the Virgin Mary was formally dedicated August 1, 1909." - in:

1 comment:

viridian said...

All of these are beautiful cards.I like the Mt. Rainier one especially. I'll be describing a Mt. rainier postcard next week for Postcard Friendship Friday, at