Sunday, June 26, 2011

The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

This card arrived from St. Petersburg, showing the State Hermitage Museum, a museum of art and culture.  This is one of the oldest museums in the world, founded by Catherine the Great in 1764. It has been open to the public since 1852. This is also one of the largest museums in the world.  

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto was a Finnish designer. He designed architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware. 

Happy frog stamp. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mir Castle, Belarus

This castle was built in the 15th - 16th centuries.

Nice stamps on the back!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Royal Wedding - The Kiss

Another postcard via private swap. This is my favorite!

These stamps were issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Antibes, France

What a beautiful locale! The sender is from Finland, but had recently visited Antibes.

The stamp is pretty, too:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011