My first card for today is from Finland and on it we can see a young snowboarder having a great time. Snowboarding became a Winter Olympic sport in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. Canadian Ross Rebagliati won the men's giant slalom and became the first athlete to win a Gold Medal in snowboarding.
Marja used 1 of 6 train stamps in a 2012 self adhesive booklet, celebrating 150 Years of Railways.
Next we have a card from Ukraine. On the card you can see a woman dressed in a National Ukrainian Dress from the 17th-18th century.
Oliya used 2 copies of a definitive from a 2012 set of 13 Trees and Fruits.
Hopefully this next card might put us all in the mood for summer. Greetings from Eforie. Eforie is a town and a holiday resort on the Black Sea shore, in Constanţa County, Romania. It is located about 14 kilometers south of Constanţa.
Suzana's choice of stamp is a Flower & Clock stamp from the 2013 set of 6.
An oil on canvas in the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg is shown on this next card. The painting is called "Catherine the Great, Arbiter, at the Temple of the Goddess of Justice. The painting is by Demitry Levitski and was painted in 1783. Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of sixty-seven.
This next card is the final one for today. It gives us a look at the Tomb of Confucius, or at least the gate to the tomb . Confucius lived in China between 551 and 479 BC, during an era that is referred to as the 'Spring and Autumn' period of Chinese history. He was born to middle class parents in Lu State – an area surrounding the modern day city of Qufu, in China's Shandong Province.
This is a card with prepaid postage already printed on the card. The prepaid postage shows the exact same picture as is printed on the front of the card. I guess to make up postage for an international rate, Gao used a nice Bird/Wildlife stamp from 2000. It is from a set of 10.
There you have it, another 5 cards today. Thanks go to Oliya, Marja, Suzana, Yelena and Gao for the cards. Hope to get one more update in for this month if all goes well. Look forward to have you drop by again . Take care.