Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Naminoue Shrine, Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Namino - Ue Shrine
The shrine is only one government managed shrine and the annual festival is held on the 17 May.  Evening view is wonderful from its garden which is the best place for rambling.

This is postmarked from Ryukyu in 1971.

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Naminoue Shrine, literally "Above the Waves Shrine", is a Shinto shrine in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. It sits atop a high bluff, overlooking Naminoue Beach and the ocean.

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The Ryukyu Islands, more commonly known in Japanese as the Nansei Islands, are a chain of Japanese Islands.  The largest of the islands is Okinawa.
Japan, Ryukyus Islands stamp 1961
Flying Goddess, Airmail, 9 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bastei Rock Formations and Bridge in Germany

Elbsandsteingebirge Basteibrucke
Zauber einer Landschaft

Scones Elbsandsteingebirge

From a translator:
Elbe Sandstone Mountains Basteibr├╝cke
Magic of a landscape
Beautiful Elbe Sandstone Mountains

This is postmarked in 2009 from Germany with two stamps.

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The Bastei is a rock formation towering 194 metres above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. Reaching a height of 305 metres above sea level, the jagged rocks of the Bastei were formed by water erosion.

The Bastei has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years. In 1824, a wooden bridge was constructed to link several rocks for the visitors. This bridge was replaced in 1851 by the present Bastei Bridge made of sandstone.
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2009 
500 Jahre Rathaus Frankenberg (Eder)
The 500th Anniversary of 
Frankenberg City Hall, 45
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Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2009
Europa
Astromomie (Astronomy)
400 Jahre Keplersche Gesetze
(400 years Kepler's laws) - 55

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pop Tarts - Crush Orange

Pop tarts
New Flavor
Frosted Crush Orange
8 Toaster Pastries 

This is a handmade postcard.  The front of the box was cut off, stamped and mailed in 2016. 

Here is a scan of the back ...

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Best of Tchaikovsky

The Best of Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake
The Queen of Spades
The Seasons
Eugene Onegin

This postcard is postmarked in 2016 with three stamps from Russia.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893) was was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States.

Kremlins
Astrakhan Kremlin 1.00
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Russia stamp 2013
Arts and Crafts of Russia - Shawls
15 p
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Russia stamp 2013
Arts and Crafts of Russia - Shawls
15 p

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Snail Art in Ohio for National Postcard Week

Slowly spreading the news: it's National Postcard Week!
May 7-13, 2017

I took this photo September 2016 at the Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library during the art installation "Flock," by CrackingArt, a group from Milan Italy.  There were over 300 recyclable plastic animal figures all over downtown.  I loved the snails!

This unused postcard is number 42 in a limited of 100.  It is from Christina Getrost.