This beautiful card is one of a set; Pentik is a Finnish manufacturer of handcrafted dishware and other beautiful things!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
We stopped at this park on our way home from our mission trip to Kentucky. The Natural Tunnel has been called the eighth wonder of the world. The tunnel is over 850 feet long and is surrounded by rock walls over 400 feet high. Access to the mouth of the tunnel is by trail or chairlift. And trains still use it today!
This is from the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Turku, Finland. My friend Aila tells me that the glass shows St. Henry and the Swedish King and St. Erick and the Holy Virgin Mary. St. Henry was a Finnish apostle. During the middle ages, every Swedish King used to travel around their lands to visit their kingdom. Love this stained glass!
This is not a postcard. Instead, it is from a brochure sent to me by my penpal Marja in Seinajoki, home of the famous architect Alvar Aalto. His work is beautiful! I especially love this church building! Marja sent this to me after my request for more information about it! This church is marvelous, inside and out. And although I know that God does not dwell in buildings made with human hands, I still am in awe of the talent He has given to man to create such wonders!
This is Johnston Road, Wanchai. The tram service began in 1904 and continues to be a vital part of Hong Kong's transportation system. Today's trams are probably the largest, most inventive collection of moving billboards in the world! Thanks to Ameko for this wonderful card!
Thursday, June 28, 2007
You can find them here: http://www.childartgallery.org/
Saturday, June 09, 2007
As you'll see from this site, I really got into the hobby again over the last year (I've been doing this on and off since my teen years). In the process, I've collected for my sending and swapping inventory loads of postcards from the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee and other areas. I have stopped swapping, however, because of 1) time -- since I found a new church home, my time is much more limited; 2) cost -- it now costs as much to send 1 postcard overseas as it costs to send 5 -- 90 cents!; and 3) too many bad swappers out there who don't fulfill their swaps.
So this leaves me with a huge supply of cards just beggin' to be sent.
Since I love reading the blogs of foreign missionaries, and since I know missionaries love receiving mail, I thought I would offer postcards--with information about the views written on the back if and when I can--to any foreign missionary who asks!
OR -- and thanks to Jim Cottrill at www.missionary-blogs.com for this idea -- if you KNOW of a missionary and would like to have cards send to them on your behalf, then you, too are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity!
I promise that what I send will be suitable for everyone's eyes ... this is a hobby I enjoy with my children so you don't have to worry about that!
To get the cards, all you have to do is send me an e-mail at carolinaren at bellsouth dot net.
If You're a Missionary
Please send me your name and mailing address and tell me that you'd like some postcards. Don't feel shy in asking, I really get so much pleasure out of sending these cards out -- and I don't want anything in return!
If You're the Friend of a Missionary
Please send me your name and a note or scripture you want included so I can tell the missionary you asked me to send the cards, as well as the missionary's name and mailing address.
I look forward to hearing from you! I am pleased to do this as I've been wondering what in the world I was going to do with all these extra postcards!
Friday, April 06, 2007
This lovely, busy view comes from my penpal Marji in Finland! She said that the red and white ships come and go, and that their next stop from here is Tallinn, Estonia or Stockholm, Sweden. Even more fascinating is just the busy life going on there--all the shoppers and vendors...everyone going about their business :)