Monday, January 24, 2011

Salvador, Torun and Mount Robson

Hi there, I have kind of a short update this time. I'll be showing three postcards, two of which arrived Friday and the other one arrived today. They are from Brazil, Poland and Canada. So let's get right to it.

Card # 1-- This is another one sent by my brother Dale. He's been on the go since Nov 05, 2010. Actually he is due back to his home today, if I am not mistaken. This card is from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. It is dated Dec 17, 2010, so it's been in the mail over a month. The card shows a reproduction of a painting of the city of Salvador, the 3rd most populous city in Brazil. With over 2.6 million , the city is often referred to as the "city of happiness "and is quite renowned for its cuisine, music architecture and street carnivals. Dale used the same 4 stamps that he used on an earlier card from Rio, which you can see in my Jan 15th update.

Card # 2 -- This Official Postcrossing card comes from Torun, Poland. This ancient city is located in northern Poland and is the birthplace of the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. In 1997 the old part of the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stamps include , on the left , 1 of 2 2009 Christmas stamps. The other is a 2001 , farms issue.

Card # 3 -- This one shows a spectacular view of Mt. Robson, and at 3,954 meters, it is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain guards the western entrance of Mount Robson Provincial Park. The park consists of 224,866 hectares . The park is located in east, central British Columbia, just west of the British Columbia/Alberta border and Jasper National Park. Approximately 4 hours north of Kamloops, BC on Highway 5; 3 1/2 hours east of Prince George, BC on Highway 16; and 5 hours west of Edmonton, Alberta on Highway 16. The closest communities to this park are Valemount, Tete Jaune Cache and McBride. John , from Edmonton, who has contributed here before sent this card along. He used a new 2011 Year of the Rabbit stamp.

That's all she wrote for this time. Thanks again to Dale, John and Susanna or Lusanna , I'm not quite sure which is correct.

Take care, see you back here again soon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey, Suzanne is correct :)
Nice blog!