Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Kudre put these very nice stamps on the card hesent to me. He even put a little dialog balloon saying "Hi, I am lovely Nemo". The other two stamps show a dog that looks like a husky or malemute, and a little animal that I am guessing to be a chinchilla or hamster.
Thank you very much, Kudre, for the interesting card and the great stamps!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Here are two other views of th
An look at this! Isn't this a beautiful stamp?
Pia put it on the postcard.
We have all heard of 'snail mail', but who
would have thought it was real?!
Thank you, Pia, for the beautiful card, the cute stamp, and the opportunity
to learn more about the geography of this area of the world.
This is a very interesting stamp that brought me Jane's card. The woman in the picture is Eleanor Rathbone. She was a tireless social
Here are Karagoz and Hacivat again. Most authorities say that the Turkish
shadow-plays began in the 1300's. They were known to be performed in the Ottoman palaces in the late 14th century around Java.
Legend says that Karagoz and Hacivat were real men who were construction workers and were helping to build a mosque in Bursa. Their jokes entertained the other workers so much that it held up the work on
the mosque. This angered the sultan and he was also concerned that these
two 'jokers' might encourage rebellion, so he had them executed. The
construction of the mosque was completed without them, but their comrades did not forget them and kept their jokes alive by telling them over and over. In time,
the adventures of Karagoz and Hacivat became a new form of entertainment and the traditional shadow puppet theater was born.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
It was also used as a model for
Cinderella's castle at Disney World.
To the left. you see 1) the Disney
castle, and 2) Le Chateau d'Usse.
Above the card, you see the stamps
Thank you, Laetitia, for the beautiful card and stamps! I love them!
Friday, October 24, 2008
I also found out quite a bit more about her city.
Gomel is a very old city and many artifacts have been found. Many of the
oldest records report the city in existence in 1142. Therefore, in 1997, Gomel
celebrated its 855th anniversary. The picture above shows the
railway station and in the upper right corner you see the name of the city
and the anniversary date.
This view, which is at the bottom of Tatiana's card, I believe to be Kozhara Street.
Mersraga Raka lighthouse on the Baltic Sea.