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During this week, I have received 3 of the 6 postcards I am waiting for from kickthehobbit's postcard exchange.

Thank you kickthehobbit! This is an unusual (for us) way to picture flowers. Don't worry about the stamps, it's been a while since I received anything from the US, and I have not yet seen these particular ones :).

Thank you itsjustc! The image looks so, I don't know, bookish? that it's difficult to believe you have such sights so close to you. But I think it's the "problem" with Great Britain in general: we all learn your language and read your books and watch your movies first, and then when we finally come to visit, we keep seeing the sights as live pictures (or at least this is how I felt during my two visits) :).

Thank you tsuki_no_bara! Had you not written other wise, I would have believed that the picture of this old State House was vintage :). We also have old buildings like this, completely or halfway surrounded by newer taller ones, but most of those I know are churches.


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Sep. 27th, 2015 08:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to see that it arrived x
Sep. 29th, 2015 02:18 pm (UTC)
Yes, it was one of the first two!

Thank you :)
Sep. 28th, 2015 08:12 pm (UTC)
Oh these postcards are great! :D
Sep. 29th, 2015 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, I like getting them from all the different places, because you can never predict what they are going to look like. In fact, it's difficult to predict what postcard you will even find in your own country!

Would you be interested in a Christmas/New Year postcard exchange? I will be posting about it in a couple of weeks.
Oct. 1st, 2015 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, sure! :D I'd love to do a postcard exchange.
Sep. 29th, 2015 11:08 pm (UTC)
yay! i'm glad you liked it! i likewise loved your retro postcard, and all the fabulous stamps! you didn't have to send me an actual envelope, but i'm so happy you did. :D and how much do i love that you sent me a sheet of stamps! a lot! (i have a vague idea who gogol is, but i've never read any of his work. and i've heard of taras bulba but i don't know in what context.)
Oct. 2nd, 2015 01:43 pm (UTC)
I am glad you liked mine as well :) .

One of Gogol's novels that I know is staged in English is "Diaries of a Madman". (It took me a looong time to realize why the title gave me such a weird feeling when I spotted in on a theatre poster on Broadway, haha.)

Taras Bulba could have come up in the context of the conflict between Urkaine and Russia, because it's a story of the fighters for its independence from Poland(?)in the XVII(?) century (it's named after the main character). Or alternately that idiotic thing they did over there, translating Gogol, who always wrote in Russian, into Ukrainian.

Edited at 2015-10-02 01:44 pm (UTC)
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