03.05.2010

Postcards received today, May 3, 2010


Kiev Opera House
sent by Ksenia Petrunko for the World in Postcards April General Swap


The Kiev Opera group was formally established in the summer of 1867, and is the third oldest in Ukraine, after Odessa Opera and Lviv Opera. Today, the Kiev Opera Company performs at the National Opera House of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko in Kiev.
(from Wikipedia)


Stamps on the back of Ksenia's card:









Alabama Capitol Building in Montgomery
sent by Gabby Barnes for the World in Postcards Political Swap

Built in the Greek Revival Style in 1850-51, the East wing was added in 1885, the side wings between 1906 and 1912 and the East portico in 1989-92. Jefferson Davis was inaugurated president of the Confederate STates of America beneath all these columns in February 1861, and the building was the provisional seat of the Confederacy for the next three months. In 1965 the historic Selma-to-Montgomery march ended on these steps. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1960.
(from the back of the card)






Fishing is Fine!


sent by Rudy Vidaurri for the World in Postcards ABC - F Swap.

Fishing on the jetties of Port Aransas










Chiang Rai - Girl dressed in the typical clothes of a Thai hilltribe
sent by Daphne in a private swap

Chiang Rai is in the North of Thailand, 730 km away from Bangkok and was founded in 1262 by King Mangrai.





Rožmitál pod Třemšínem


sent by my Facebook Friend Eva showing me her hometown in the Czech Republic :)










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