Saturday, March 24, 2012

February Alternative RR (II)

More cards from the February Alternative RR. These are from the USA, Finland, Belarus, Russia and Canada.

© 1996 Fred Hirschmann

Icebergs from the Columbia Glacier. The Columbia Glacier is a glacier in Prince William Sound on the south coast of the U.S. state of Alaska is one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, and has been retreating since the early 1980s. - in: wikipedia
The card was sent by Naomi "nhigh".

© Kuvapörssi Oy

A beautiful snowy sunset sent by Johanna "marnie".
Sergey "augoor" sent me this card with the Adam Mickiewicz in Minsk.
Adam Bernard Mickiewicz (24 December 1798 – 26 November 1855) was a Polish poet, publicist and political writer. A prime representative of the Polish Romantic period, he is one of that country's Three Bards and the greatest poet in all Polish literature. He is also considered one of the greatest Slavic and European poets. He has been described as a "Slavic bard". He was a leading Romantic dramatist and has been compared in Poland and in western Europe to Byron and Goethe. - in: wikipedia

Saint Isaac's Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral (sobor) in the city. It is dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great, who had been born on the feast day of that saint. The cathedral took 40 years to construct, from 1818 to 1858. - in: wikipedia

The card was sent by Sveta "nedzumi_hime".

The Postcard Factory

To finish this post, a card showing Manitoba's Legislative Building in Winnipeg, sent by Rose "phuleshouse".

The Manitoba Legislative Building is the meeting place of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, in central Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The neoclassical building was completed in 1920 and stands seventy-seven meters tall (253 ft). - in: wikipedia

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