Kizhi Museum Folklore and Ethnographic Theater

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This card comes from Alessandra via Postcrossing. 🙂

The Kizhi Open Air Museum is the world famous museum of wooden architecture, a particularly valuable object of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation. The main exposition is located on the island of Kizhi in Onego Lake. The basis of the museum collection is the architectural ensemble of the Kizhi Pogost, a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. General and thematic tours, demonstration of traditional crafts, the folklore and ethnography theatre performances, festivals on Kizhi Island, bell ringing and a souvenir shop are offered to visitors of the island.

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World Heritage Sites in Sweden

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This card comes from Jeanette via Postcrossing. 🙂 It pictures the 15 World Heritage Sites in Sweden. Those are:

  • Royal Domain of Drottningholm
  • Birka and Hovgården
  • Engelsberg Ironworks
  • Rock Carvings in Tanum
  • Skogskyrkogården
  • Hanseatic Town of Visby
  • Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå
  • Laponian Area
  • Naval Port of Karlskrona
  • Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland
  • High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  • Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun
  • Varberg Radio Station
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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This awesome card comes from Joanna (via Postcrossing). 😀

The park Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is an 11 acre (45,000 m²) park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the United States. It is one of the largest urban sculpture gardens in the country, with 40 permanent art installations and several other temporary pieces that are moved in and out periodically.

A highlight of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the monumental fountain-sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. While Oldenburg and van Bruggen, his wife and collaborator, have produced a number of large-scale sculptures of everyday objects, such as a flashlight in Las Vegas and a firehouse in Freiburg, Switzerland, Spoonbridge and Cherry is their first fountain sculpture. The giant spoon stretches 52 feet across a small pond shaped like a linden tree seed. A fine stream of water, just enough to make the aluminum cherry gleam, flows over the cherry from the base of the stem. A second stream of water sprays from the top of the stem over the cherry, down into the spoon and the pool below. In winter, snow and ice accumulate on the cherry and the bowl of the spoon, changing the sculpture’s character with the seasons.

Munich U-Bahn

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I received this mapcard from Marion, via Postcrossing. 🙂

The Munich U-Bahn (German: U-Bahn München) system is an electric rail rapid transit network in Munich, Germany. “U-Bahn” is the German contraction for Untergrundbahn or “subway”. The Munich U-Bahn began operation in 1971. The Munich U-Bahn system currently comprises seven lines, serving 96 stations (100 stations if four connecting/transfer stations are counted twice), and encompassing 95 kilometres of routes.

Keep calm and love pink things

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I received this card via postcrossing. It was sent to me by Chun who lives in Hong Kong. In my profile I’ve written that I’d be happy to receive “something pink and/or girly”, that’s why Chun chose this card for me. On the back he has written “Is it pink enough?”. Yes, yes it is! 😀 The girly girl in me leaped for joy when I received this pink beauty 😀

Metro station Arbatskaya

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This Russian card that I received via Postcrossing is actually the first stamped card in my collection that was actually sent from Russia. (I have 2 Russian cards that arrived in envelopes, 1 Russian card sent from Germany and 1 sent from Finland 😀 )

This card pictures the Arbatskaya station on the Filyovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. Completed in 1935, it was one of the original Metro stations. It’s definitely a very pretty metro station (especially if I compare it to the metro stations in Sofia):