Sunday, January 9, 2022

Monthly Fav. Surprise RR * October '21

This new year has just started but I still have some some unfinished business in 2021, meaning that I still have a few cards to show from last year. This 1st one from China was actually the last one to arrive in 2021. It was supposed to arrive in October but it took a bit longer and only arrived in the last days of December.

It was worth to wait for this card. Eels sent me a card from my favorites, grassland in Inner Mongolia region. 
Inner Mongolia is the land of endless green grass with grazing herds of sheep and horses decorating the landscape.

Photo: Pihla Liukkonen - Postcard Design: Marku Kulmala
In October Finland celebrated 150 years of postcards in the country and a few meetings were held in a several cities. In November I posted the cards that I've got from Helsinki, Sastamala, Jyväskylä and Kuopio meetings, only the card from Mikkeli was missing. It was sent by Flora and it shows the city's harbor.

Hōryū-ji is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. In 1993, Horyu-ji Temple, along with Hokki-ji, was registered as Japan's first UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name of Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area.  
The temple was founded in 607 by Prince Shotoku, who is credited with the early promotion of Buddhism in Japan. Horyuji is one of the country's oldest temples and contains the world's oldest surviving wooden structures. - in:
This card was sent by Sawako.

Zagreb Cathedral was one of the historic buildings damaged by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake on the morning of 22 March 2020. One of its two spires broke off and crashed onto the roof of the adjacent Archbishop's Palace. The second, which was significantly damaged, on expert recommendations, was partly removed a few days later.
Card sent by Anja.

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