вторник, 27 мая 2014 г.

Did you know, today is The Lucky Postcrossers day? =) Because how else would you call the day, when you receive the postcard like that? New (and always the best) Bob Marley came from Irina.
 Another wonderful option of this card was a poem, written by Ivan Bunin in 1906. I really wish you to know Russian now =) Because I want to share this poem, full of colours, with you. It's «Из окна» (From the window).

Ветви кедра — вышивки зелёным
Тёмным плюшем, свежим и густым,
А за плюшем кедра, за балконом —

Сад прозрачный, лёгкий, точно дым:

Яблони и сизые дорожки,
Изумрудно-яркая трава,
На берёзах — серые серёжки

И ветвей плакучих кружева,

А на клёнах — дымчато-сквозная
С золотыми мушками вуаль,
А за ней — долинная, лесная,

Голубая, тающая даль.

I hope, you received great postcards today, too.
Thank you so much, Irina! =)

воскресенье, 25 мая 2014 г.

Britta from Germany has sent me the work of Maurah. You can see more works on her website. I like the colours.
Thank you, Britta!
Another German postcard was sent by Renate. It shows peaceful Nymphenburger park in Munchen. I would like to walk there.
Thank you, Renate!
Styopa moved to India long ago, and it was a surprise to receive a postcard from him. He wasn't prolix. The only one thing written there was OM. But does anything else needed? =)
Thank you, Styopa!

Flower postcard from Japan with a great back side.

These are two postcards from Nastya. She shared with me her favourite poem, and I hope she doesn't mind, if I'll share it with you =) It's "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost:

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Thank you, Nastya!

суббота, 24 мая 2014 г.

This colourful and cheese postcard came to me in 2012 from Marianne with a letter, where she told me about her life and town.
Thank you, Marianne!
Another beautiful postcard from Andrés.  It came to Chelyabinsk, when I already left it. And found me a year later. Andrés always find interesting stamps.
Gracias! =) 

This postcard from Nikolina was a big surprise. It has the shape of the flower, and this flower is full of the sea) I'm in love with the sea. And as always, Nikolina put a very interesting stamps to the card.
Thank you!

среда, 21 мая 2014 г.

Such a warm postcard I received today from Galina! If I wouldn't see the ID, I would think, that an old friend has sent it to me.
Galya, thank you againg for a beautiful card and your kind words.

воскресенье, 18 мая 2014 г.

Long Night of Museums, or Postcrosser'll find the postcards anywhere

There was the Night of Museums here in Ekaterinburg, like in many other cities in the world. I chose five museums to visit, and three of them were in the Literary Square, because I love literature and because it's one of my favourite places in this city.
It's very green and calm place, with singing birds and old buildings. Let's go! =)
The first museum I visited was the Museum of the literary life of the Urals in the XIX century. To tell the truth, it wasn't very interesting, because there was a small exhibition about Russian writer Mikhail Lermontov, and a guide didn't tell us anything new (but M. Lermontov is one of the great Russian writers, and if you are thinking what to read now, maybe you'll read him? :) By the way, he was not only the writer, he also played music and drew).
Though the museum itself wasn't so interesting tonight, I was glad, that I went there. First of all, it's an old house(and I love it), and its garden was full of flowers. They were so beautiful and smelled so sweet. These are only some of them. Unfortunately they are not as beautiful on the pictures as in real life, but look.
 And now look, what I found there! Before the main exhibition there was another one. So small, but very interesting still. There were old (original) postcards, drawn by Lyubov Endaurova (Любовь Эндаурoва) and her sister Elisaveta Bem (Елизавета Бём) or Elisabeth Bohm, the most successful prominent author of postcards in XIX century Russia. Maybe you even have received their reprint.
And some more postcards =)
After this museum I went to the former post relay near the house of the writer Fyodor Reshetnikov (Фёдор Решетников). A guide was very enthusiastic, and he told us interesting facts about postmen and coachmen. There were a lot of people and small rooms, so I couldn't take pictures. But I can show you some pictures of this place, taken in different time.
If you happen will visit Ekaterinburg, find time for the Literary Square, you'll love it. Or better let's go together =)

суббота, 17 мая 2014 г.

Very nice postcard has sent me Celia from Hong Kong. This is the work of Donald Zolan. It's very ipmortant to be able to wonder, even when you think, you are adult.
Celia taught me to write "peace" and "love" and draw a funny elephant. And put a beautiful stamp. Thank you, Celia!
She is graduating from secondary school this month. Let's wish her good luck! =)

суббота, 10 мая 2014 г.

I received this postcard from Natasha almost two years ago, but haven't shown it here yet. Now you can see this beauty with me.
Thank you, Natasha!

I love this Ikea postcard, but I had it only unwritten. Now I can send it to somebody else (lucky somebody else!)), because Irina has sent it to me. So kind of her!
And look at this tasty melon stamp. Did you know, these round Russian stamps smell? Try it, when you receive it =)
Thank you, Irina!

воскресенье, 4 мая 2014 г.

The good thing in receiving postcards in the post office is that you can receive them even on Sundays. I got two cards today. The first one is from Christina, who survived Hurricane Sandy and the attack on 9/11.
Christina reminded me to be the change I want to see in the world :)
The second postcard came from Julia, not far from here. I love this bright postcard with very warm and kind words.
Thank you, girls!