Saturday, March 3, 2018

A Few Cards To Get Through The Weekend

Hey again, I just have a couple cards here today, the last cards for the week. They arrived from Russia and  Finland.

First up is this card from Yaroslavl, a city located 250 km northeast of Moscow. The city is said to have been founded in 1010 with the historic part of the city named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. The scene on Yulia's card shows Komsomolskaya St, Yaroslavl in 1913. Last point about this city - this is the hometown of Valentina Tereshkova- the first woman in space.

Yulia used a number of the often seen Russian buildings definitives  from a number of years. I wrote , a few blogs ago, that we have all seen these stamps many times , and I decided not to show them anymore, so I won't.

The second card today, also from Russia, shows a bronze eagle sculpture holding a snake. It is located on a hilltop high above Pyatigorsk, southern Russia. The eagle is the official symbol of the city and the surrounding area of the North Caucasus.

Katerina also used some of the aforementioned  Russian building definitives. So it goes.

Here's the last card for this time. It's from Finland. The picture is from 1959 and shows mail being delivered via helicopter to an island.

Risto used a Christmas stamp from 2016. It is 1 of 2 Christmas stamps issued that year.

That's it - short and sweet today. Thanks to Risto, Katerina and Yulia for their cards. See you next week after a few cards arrive.

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