Postcrossing meeting in Krasnoyarsk #2

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Banana, banana! 😀 This card comes, of course, from my pen pal Tina who went to yet another Postcrossing meeting in Krasnoyarsk and decided to surprise me with this lovely minion. 😀 Let me share a random fact with you: the notification tone on my phone is a minion saying “No, no, no! Papoy!” So yeah, I really like those yellow creatures. 😀

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Postcrossing meeting in Sofia

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This postcard was sent to me from Donika and the other girls who attended the Sofia meeting on 15.03.2014. Thank you all! 🙂

The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Built in Neo-Byzantine style, it serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and primary tourist attractions. The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia occupies an area of 3,170 square metres and can hold 10,000 people inside. It is the second-largest cathedral located on the Balkan Peninsula, after the Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade.

Postcrossing meeting in Vilnius

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This beautiful card comes from Rita. She sent it to me after a mini postcrossing meeting – she says there were only 3 people on that meeting. But the idea is what matters! 😀

The card pictures Pilies Street (literally, “Castle Street”). It is one of the main streets in the Old Town of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. It is rather a short street, running from Cathedral Square to the Town Hall Square.

Out of several locations across Vilnius used by market traders to sell the wares of folk artists, Pilies Street is the most popular. The street is also known for the Kaziukas Fair, when folk artists from all four corners of Lithuania gather here to display and sell their latest merchandise.

Speaking of festivals, if something is being celebrated in Vilnius, Pilies Street is usually an excellent vantage point – most processions will make their way through here at some point. This is true whatever the festival – be it Christmas, Easter, the day of Restoration of Independence, or just a spontaneous celebration.

 

Postcrossing meetings in Krasnoyarsk

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Those two lovely meeting cards come from my dearest pen pal Tina. This pinkish beauty arrived just yesterday, and the meeting was held in February. I can honestly say this became one of my favorite cards, it’s so cute! 🙂

 

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And this card is from a Postcrossing meeting that was held in September. But as you all know, I’m always behind with uploading my received postcards here. 😀

This card pictures the Stolby reserve. Thanks to the Stolby Nature Reserve, Krasnoyarsk became known throughout the world. This unique piece of nature can truly be called the pearl of Siberia. Stolby Nature Reserve is stretched along the right bank of the Yenisei River, in the north-western slope of the Eastern Sayan. Here, in the taiga, syenite rocks of bizarre form are towering in the territory of 47 thousand hectares.

Postcrossing meeting in Wuxi

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This meeting card is from the first Wuxi meetup that took place on 18 August, and was sent to me by Rainy Dy-lan. 🙂

It pictures the Plum Flowers Garden in Wuxi. It is famous for being the best place to view and appreciate plum blossoms in south China. It is located in the western suburbs of Wuxi, facing Lake Tai and bordered by Dragon Mountain and the Nine Peaks of Mount Hui. At present, the garden contains three primary viewing areas. First is the plum blossom scenic spot, which has many cultural relics. Second is the garden area, which includes a hanging bridge, a windmill, a church, cafés and diverse styles of gardens. Finally, there is Huaxi scenic spot, which displays one-hundred species of exotic flowers.