Saturday, August 10, 2013

American officials & RU-1882380

Three american officials and a russian official showing Chigago's Botanic Garden. 

Photographers: William Henry Jackson & John Fielder
 US-2239992, sent by Amanda.
This card is showing the Tenmile Range, a mountain range in U.S. state of Colorado, circa 1885 and the
 Breckenridge Ski Resort, one of North America's top two most visited ski resorts, in 1998.

Photo © Alois Mayer
US-2333179, sent by Leah.
Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont. 
On the card there's the Lake Champlain, the gardens at the entrance to the Waterfront Park and the Unitarian Church built in 1816. 

 © Phoot by Phill Valdez
US-2224740, sent by Frank.
The Old State Capitol State Historic Site, in Springfield, Illinois, is the fifth capitol building built for the U.S. state of Illinois. It was built in the Greek Revival style in 1837–40, and served as the state house in 1840–1876. It is the site of candidacy announcements by Abraham Lincoln in 1858 and Barack Obama in 2007. - in: wikipedia

Photo by Sandeep Pawar
RU-1882380, sent by Alex.
When i got this card i thought it was a russian official showing a beautiful garden somewhere in Russia. There was no identification of the place but googling the photographer's name, i found out that this garden is Chicago's Botanic Garden.
 Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre (156 ha) living plant museum situated on nine islands featuring 26 display gardens and surrounded by four natural habitats.
The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of the United States' most visited public gardens and a center for learning and scientific research. Nearly one million people visit the Garden annually. It has a membership of 50,000, the largest of any U.S. public garden, and is Chicago's 7th largest cultural institution and 12th largest tourist attraction. More than 2,000 volunteers assist with all aspects of the Garden’s mission, from planting and propagating natural areas, to teaching educational programs and staffing public programs and exhibitions. The Chicago Botanic Garden is only one of 17 public gardens accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, recognizing its living collection of 2.5 million plants. - in: wikipedia

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