Two Christmas surprises from the Netherlands
On the left a little gift from my sweet pen-friend
and on the right stamps to play with from a fellow postcrosser!
A cute Sarah Kay postcard from Finland
And this card from Puerto Rico! The ID on the card
reads 8249, so it is a rare country!
The sender wrote:
"The legend of La Rogativa"
On April 30, 1797, Sir Abercrombie took control
of our city through a naval blockage. The bishop and the women
held a religious procession, carrying candles and torches
as they prayed for salvation. The British thought the sight
meant that more reinforcements had arrived, which would outnumber
them, leading the fleet to abandon the city promptly.
The wonderful Pamela sent me some mail art
and stamps for me to use! You can find her blog
Another Postcrossing card to end with,
this time from Russia
The issue of postage stamps is dedicated to the 55th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Russia and Laos.
(set of 2, 2015)
"Church of the Intersession on the Nerl is built in 1165 by Holy Duke Andrey Bogolyubskiy. It is located close to the village of Bogolyubovo in the Vladimir Region at the place of confluence of rivers Nerl and Klyazma on a flood meadow. It is a modest one-dome and four-pillar church decorated with carving. Thanks to the delicacy of proportions and the general harmony of the church and the natural landscape, it is considered one of the most beautiful Russian churches. In 1992, it was included into the World Heritage List of UNESCO as a part of “the white-stone monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal”. This year, the church celebrated its 850th anniversary."