Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Cards- Austria and Alaska

Two cards for today's update. They come from Austria and Alaska, USA. The Austrian card is from Edna C, who I assume has read this blog and sent a card. She sent a very nice card, it shows the palace of the Austrian Emperor. Schonbrunn Palace , containing 1440 rooms , a park and a zoo, is considered one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. It was placed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1996. Edna used a First Day of Issue stamp, and a special postmark, available only at the palace on March 20th. The stamp commemorates Schonbrunn Palace, also. The flower definitive , 1 of 3, was issued in 2007. Thanks Edna for this great card and stamp. Keep reading my blog, ok.

The second card , from Alaska, pictures a participant and his dogs , as they race in The Iditarod Race. As I was reading this card, my wife who was passing by, just happened to say , that's a really nice card, and I agree . It's a great picture. The Iditarod is a race over 1150 miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer. She throws jagged mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast at the mushers and their dogs. Add to that temperatures far below zero , winds that can cause a complete loss of visibility, long hours of darkness and you have The Iditarod, The Last Great Race on Earth. The card is compliments of Kris from Fairbanks, often know as Postcardkris of the blog, Post Card Images:100 years of Life, Love and Mystery. Thanks Kris.

That's about it for today. More tomorrow, hopefully.

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