This card, sent by nikita, from Russia, shows the beautiful Catherine Palace, located in the town of Tsarksoye Selo, close to St. Petersburg.
It was initially built in 1717, by orders of Catherine I of Russia and was projected by Johann-Friedrich Braunstein, as a summer palace. In 1752, Empress Elizabeth had it demolished and replaced with a much grander edifice. It was finished in 1756, by architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli.
Gold was used in the façade and there were rumors that the palace's roof was made of gold.
It was once again renovated by Catherine the Great.
On the retreat after the siege of Leningrad, the German forces had the palace intentionally destroyed. It's reconstruction was completed in 2003, but there is still work going on.
It looks so wonderful. I would love to visit it one day.
This beautiful card sent to me by chauchyd, from Vietnam, shows two girls in the Imperial City. They are wearing traditional vietnamese dresses and they look simply beautiful. This one has become quickly one of my favorite cards. After all, tradition and beauty is a powerful combination. Just love it. By the way, this was oficially sent through postcrossing. Lucky me :)
I love this card. The classic beauty of the lighthouse, set against the city’s skyline makes a wonderful picture.
It shows the Chicago Harbor lighthouse, located in Michigan Lake, USA. It was sent by truptipostcards.
The lighthouse is fully automated and it was built in 1893 and moved to its present location in 1919. It was designated a Chicago landmark in 2003. It has an unusual design for a lighthouse, looking almost like a house in the middle of the lake. Unfortunately (or fortunately), because it’s still fully operational, it is no allowed for tourists to visit.
It's been quite a while since I posted here, but now I am back, ever so softly, retorning to postcard collecting. My absence was due to the load of work, health issues and personal matters. It's been a crazy couple of months, I must add.
Anyway, to start it off, I thought this postcard would be perfect. A great adiction to my "nouvelles images" collection. It was sent by ylse, from Belgium. Such a cute picture!...
My name is Márcia and I live in a beautiful island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean named Terceira. It is located in the Portuguese archipelago of Açores (Azores in English, Azoren in German).
I started collecting postcards when I was just a teenager but until I joined the Postcrossing Project, it was a very small collection. :)
Since then I’ve received so many beautiful cards and learned so many new things that I’ve decided it would be interesting to share that knowledge and beauty with my friends and fellow postcrossers. Hence, this blog!
I will try and make it as fun and interesting as possible and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Oh, and please don’t be shy! If you feel like it, leave a comment! Hugs to all, Márcia
If you are interested in a postcard or link trade, or just to express your opinion, you can reach me on the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org