Since the next Olympic Games in 2016 will take place in Rio de Janeiro I thought it would be nice to share a postcard from Brazil with you today. Et voilà I’ve got this little beauty from Daniela in my stack of postcrossing cards 🙂 Even though she lives in a small city near Sao Paulo, Daniela sent me a card with pictures from the carnival Rio is so famous for.
RECEIVED CARD # 21 : BR-185646 from Daniela (BRAZIL)
It’s still a mystery to me how the women can dance wearing those huge head-dresses, extensive costumes and unbelievable high-heels. I’ve never been to Brazil but I surely wouldn’t say no if I should ever get the chance to go there. Just seeing the carnival in Rio must be an incredible experience.
You know, cats just make me happy 🙂 And they’re healthy for you too: Research has shown that a cat’s purr “can lower blood pressure and quiet a stressed out brain” (Rebecca Johnson, director of the University of Missouri’s Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction). There’s a very nice articel about the postitve effects a cat can have on its owner on USAtoday.com.
I don’t know if a postcard with a cute kitten on it, like this one from Kirill, can have quite the same effect. There certainly are a few endorphins being released into my bloodstream when I look at it 😉
RU-715150 from Kirill (RUSSIA); travelled 1130 miles (1818km) in 26 days.
Well, all there’s left to say is: “BE HAPPY!”.
Postcrossing is such an amazing project – yes, I know, I’m repeating myself here but I can say it often enough – really! So, Postcrossing is an AMAZING project because it shows you so much of the world without having to leave your home. It allows people of ALL ages to participate: Thus keeping the wonderful world of snail mail alive by passing it on to the e-mail generation of today.
The card I’m sharing with you today was sent to me by 9-year-old Polina from Tomsk in Russia. It traveled 2,863 miles (4,608 km) in 12 days.
After a lot of rummaging through my brain for the precious few remains of my Russian-language-skills from Russian-class in 9th or 10th grade and some thourough online-research I can say that the card is showing the Karymsky volcano on the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Any native speaker is welcome to correct me if my translation is wrong; my Russian is really terrible. I never really made it past “Меня зовут Сара” and “Я люблю футбол.” – really.
Well, Polina even put her address on the card’s back and I think I’ll send her something in return. Maybe I’ll even get her a postcard here in Vermont instead of Germany. I haven’t decided yet but once I have you’ll surely read about it here on my little blog 😉
Before I keep rambling on about random stuff and bore you aout of your mind, I wish you a great day and a mailbox full of goodies and NO bills 🙂
P.S. I feel like there is so much more that wants to bubble up right now. But stop! Okay. Really. I’m done.
This is a “pottery” postcard from Catherine in China. I like it a lot and am wondering if there are more parts to it, since it looks like it’s been cut from a larger piece…
Well, it travelled a distance of 5489 miles (8834 km) in 53 days. And look at those stamps too! Thank you, Catherine 🙂
Another card from the Netherlands. This one was sent to me by Hetty from Kampen, which is 167 miles (268 miles) away from where I live. So it only took five days until it got dropped in my mailbox 🙂
I also sent a card back to Hetty, featuring a picture of the old townhall in my hometown. It’s one of my favourite buildings in the city.
This postcard came all the way from the Spanish island Tenerife off Africa’s west coast. So it traveled 2,154 miles (3,467 km) in 11 days to reach my mailbox and me in Germany.
Noelia – or nosoyrosanna (I’m not Rosanna) as she calls herself on Postcrossing – is very passionate about photography and enjoys old school cameras using film. She owns two lomographic cameras and has her own little website to share her pictures with the world > http://www.lomography.es/homes/deprofundis
The postcard’s design is one of Noelia’s original photographs. It shows her friend’s dog “Bender” (yes, her friend named the dog after the Futurama character – lol). She used an extreme wide angle fisheye lense and redscale film. It’s definitely one of the most interesting cards I’ve ever received; I wish I had a fisheye lens…
This card is a little different from all the other Postcrossing cards I’ve received before…
It was sent to me by Dutch member Rickster who spent three weeks in Japan visiting his Japanese girlfriend. They are a real Postcrossing-couple becuase they got to know each other through a postcard sent with the Postcrossing-project. Isn’t that cute!?!
Well, and he used some of his precious time in Japan to send me my 16th received Postcrossing-postcard 🙂 Thank you Rickster!
Oh, and look at the pretty stamps he used!!!