The card is apparently of Moscow and dates from the 1960s. I am told it says "Happy New Year".
I love these older kinds of cards. The pictures are beautiful and the idea that the card was waiting at least a good 40-plus years to get sent all the way to the other side of the world is pretty amazing.
On Thursday April 23, 2014, my 100th and 101st official Postcrossing cards that I received arrived in my mailbox. The two cards both came from the United States. The top card (US-2753843) was sent from the Vermont/New Hampshire border, while the lower card (US-2752902) was sent from Ohio. The one card shows a Vermont "Sugar House" while the second postcard depicts what appears to be an old photograph of a women in a long dress walking a street with a child. Unfortunately the second card doesn't give any further context to the image.
The card from Vermont traveled 1,249 km (776 miles) in 3 days (which is also the quickest a card has ever taken to get to me. The cad from Ohio traveled 411 km (255 miles) in 4 days.
For the first 101 sent cards, I've so far received cards from 30 different countries: Germany (14), Russia (10), Netherlands (11), USA (8) Ukraine (8), China (5), Czech Republic (4), Taiwan (4), Finland (4), Belgium (3), Turkey (3), United Kingdom (3), Belarus (3), Brazil (2), Lithuania (2), France (2), Hong Kong (2), Australia (1), Denmark (1), Estonia (1), India (1), Norway (1), Sweden (1), Switzerland, (1), Thailand (1), Venezuela (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), Malaysia (1), and Poland (1).
A rather old car of Purdue University which was mailed on May 5, 1920: 96 years ago today! I believe this would be currently looking towards the Hello Walk with your back to the Stewart Center.
The stone pillars are still there. The metal gates are long gone. The building on the right side of the card appears to be a building where currently is located either the Math Building or Class of 1950 Lecture Hall. This may have been Purdue Hall. The card also mentions that it is hand tinted.
Ok...it is a slight cheat saying this is from Poland. I bought this card at the Art Institute of Chicago on my very first ever visit there. However, it is of an anonymous painting from Krakow featured in the art exhibit about Polish art and the winged hussars (ie: winged horsemen visible in the painting).
The painting's title: Entry of the Wedding Procession of Constance of Austria and Sigismund III into Cracow [Krakow]: The King's Hussar Regiment.
However, today is also Polish Constitution Day, commemorating the May 3, 1791 constitution of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. .It is often considered the oldest written constitution in Europe and the second oldest in the world behind that of the United States.