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!