Category Archives: Art

Card no 102 – Viktorija (leilita) – Vilnius, Lithuania

This card shows a sculpture at the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. This sculpture of the three muses, by sculptor Stanislav Kuzma, leans out above the theatre and has become symbolic of Vilnius. This stamp celebrates the Pilgrimage Route of Pope … Continue reading

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Card no 101 – Hendrina (CarpeDiem55) – A village near Rotterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands (PC49)

This picture by Mondrian (1872-1944) is called “Composition L with red, yellow and blue” and was painted in 1921.  Piet Mondrian was born Pieter Mondriaan but between his 1905 painting, The River Amstel, and his 1907 Amaryllis, he changed the … Continue reading

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Card no 88 – Jorma (konkajo) – Finland (PC44)

This view of Helsinki was painted by Albert Edelfelt in 1894.  Edelfelt (1854 – 1905) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish painter who from time to time turned to scenes from Finnish history in his painting.  Edelfelt was one of the first … Continue reading

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Cards no 84, 85 and 86 – Danielle – Omaha, Nebraska, USA

These cards arrived as part of a mailcrossing venture in which Danielle kindly included me.  One was an integral part of the front of the envelope. These are the other two cards – The stamps on the envelope included the … Continue reading

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Card no 41 – Hagehen (Henry), Finland (PC19)

This has to be one of my favourite cards.  It is beautiful and if I had the wall space I would get it enlarged and display it.  As it is I shall have to be content with keeping it on … Continue reading

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Card No 33 – Danielle, Nebraska, USA

Created by Edward Gorey this work is entitled The Pointless Postcard but as Danielle, my blogging friend,  wrote on it ‘There is no such thing.  🙂 This card arrived on 14th April, travelled 4121 miles and took just 4 days. … Continue reading

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Card No 32 – Majaja (Evgeniya), Russia (Postcrossing PC16)

This is a miniature from a 16th Century Russian manuscript about the Fall of Troy.  Argonaut Yazon kills a dragon guarding the golden fleece. I like these stamps, especially the WWF Panda.  The Giant Panda is the symbol of the … Continue reading

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