This card of Shakespeare's globe (The Rose 1592) is a card based on the issuance of a 1995 stamp designed by C. Walter Hodges. The card comes form Swansea, Wales. I was the 15th state that the card was sent to.
In the late 1980s or early 1990s, my aunt went to the Soviet Union and brought back a packet of postcards that she never sent out. I have 18 or so postcards from this period and I thought I'd share them one week at a time.
This card shows The Russian Federation Council of Ministers and Council for Economic Assistance. The white building is the "Russian White House" which was heavily damaged and partly burned during the 1993 coup attempt.
The Monument to Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer, in Warsaw's Łazienki Park.
The original statue was destroyed by the Germans during the World War II occupation of Warsaw, but was recast after the war from the original mold. It was one of the first signs of Polish culture that the German's targeted for destruction. Legend has it that the day afterword a sign appeared where the statue had stood saying "I don’t know who destroyed me, but I know why: so that I won’t play the funeral march for your leader."[
This card features the Engineering Fountain, with the bell tower, and Hovde Hall of Purdue University. During the summer months students routinely run through the fountain to cool off from the summer heat or lay out on the accompanying stone and parkway.
Throughout Spain, domes inspired by the Islamic buildings of the moors are dramatic and enduring focal points of the changing cityscape, as in this bright blue-and-white dome that echoes the ever-changing sky.