Friday, July 22, 2016

Monthly Favorite Surprise RR * March'16

I've 4 months of this super nice RR to update. Let's start with March's cards sent from USA, Russia and Germany. 

This card is so, so beautiful, I love it. It was sent by Nan.
Bridalveil Fall is one of the iconic waterfalls of Yosemite National Park.
The waterfall 188 metres (617 ft) and is one of the few waterfalls in the park that flows year-round. Even though its drainage is much smaller than that of Yosemite Falls (which doesn't flow year-round), this waterfall has a more lush and shaded drainage which keeps Bridalveil Creek flowing and thus keeps the waterfall flowing. - in: http://www.world-of-waterfalls.com/yosemite-bridalveil-fall.html

Photo by R. C. Bishop
Also from the US, "alohagreetings" sent be this card of Steamboat Springs, a city in Colorado. The city is an internationally known winter ski resort destination. The Steamboat Springs tourism industry is highlighted by Steamboat Ski Resort, which is on Mount Werner in the Park Range just east of the town. It also contains the much smaller Howelsen Ski Area. - in: wikipedia

Alyona sent me a card of he Ferapontov Monastery, a russian UNESCO site on the WHS list since 2000.
The Ferapontov Monastery, in the Vologda region in northern Russia, is an exceptionally well-preserved and complete example of a Russian Orthodox monastic complex of the 15th-17th centuries, a period of great significance in the development of the unified Russian state and its culture. The architecture of the monastery is outstanding in its inventiveness and purity. The interior is graced by the magnificent wall paintings of Dionisy, the greatest Russian artist of the end of the 15th century. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/982

St. Mary's Cathedral in Freiberg, Germany, is a remarkable structure for a town of 40,000 people. The church was founded in the 12th century. In 1386, the church was enlarged, and it became a cathedral in 1480. Just four years after earning cathedral status, the church collapsed in a city fire that destroyed most of Freiberg. It was rebuilt in late Gothic style between 1484 and 1501, creating the Dom St. Marien that exists today. The Reformation reached Freiberg in 1537, and the church has been Protestant ever since.
In addition to being a place of worship, the Dom St. Marien is the final resting place for Duke Moritz (an Elector of Saxony). It houses two organs by Gottfried Silbermann, one of Europe's greatest organ builders in the 18th Century. - in: http://europeforvisitors.com/germany/saxony/freiberg-st-marien-cathedral.htm
The card was sent by Katrin.

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