Monday, May 24, 2010

May Overflow V

Two lovely church cards. Thanks Arja "aryah" from Finland and Natalia "daarhon" from Russia.

I've other cards with Helsinki's cathedral but this is probably my favorite. I like the snow, the statue and love the street lamp. By the way, the statue is the statue of Emperor Alexander II. It was erected in 1894 to commemorate his re-establishing the Diet of Finland in 1863, and initiating several reforms increasing Finland's autonomy from Russia. The statue comprises Alexander on a pedestal surrounded by figures representing the law (Lex), Light (Lux), Work (Labour), Peace (Pax).

This is also a great card, russian churches are fantastic.
"The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, Russia. It is also variously called the Church on Spilt Blood and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, its official name. The name refers to the blood of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, who was assassinated on that site in 1881.
Construction began in 1883 under Alexander III, as a memorial to his father, Alexander II. Work progressed slowly and was finally completed during the reign of Nicholas II in 1907. Funding was provided by the Imperial family with the support of many private donors. It took nearly a quarter of a century to complete.
Architecturally, the Cathedral differs from St. Petersburg's other structures. The city's architecture is predominantly Baroque and Neoclassical, but the Savior on Blood harks back to medieval Russian architecture in the spirit of romantic nationalism." - in:


Mafalda M. said...

De facto, os postais são fantásticos....

Esse RR está a ser muito produtivo. Inscrevi-me num para Junho vamos ver se tenho a mesma sorte ;)

Martinha said...

Olá Mafalda.
Realmente tenho recebido postais muito bonito neste RR.
Fiquei com vontade de participar no de Junho mas em Junho vou estar de férias, vou sair do país e da cidade, tenho medo de não ter tempo para procurar e comprar postais. Mas se houver em Julho, vou participar.