Monday, June 13, 2016

Postcards about CEMETERIES

1978.  Javadkhan Mausoleum
Ganja, Azerbaijan
My research tells me that Javadkhan was killed in 1804 in the battle protecting Ganja from foreign invaders.  The Mausoleum was built recently using the style from 200 years ago, and Javadkhan's body was moved from the local cemetery at the turn of this century.
Salam from Baku (the capital), Azerbaijan!  I hope you like this card.  All the best, Elvina

1949.  Old Jewish Cemetery in Wroclaw, POLAND
Stary Cemntarz Zydowski Muzeum Sztuki Cmentarnej
Odzial Muzeum Miejskiego Wroclawia
I am sending you a postcard depicting The Old Jewish Cemetery in Wroclaw, old medieval city in southwestern Poland.  I live and work in Warsaw.  Best, Marek

1937.  Tumba de Confucio, CHINA
Tomb of Confucius - UNESCO World Heritage site - Cemetery of the Kong Clan in Confucius' home town Qufu in Shangdong Province
Greetings from China!  On the postcard is the tomb of Confucius.  Confucius is a great thinker and educator, founder of the Confucius School.  One of the most famous cultural celebrities.  I hope you will like this card.  Happy postcrossing!

1935.  Cimetiere de Saint-Gilles, Uccle BELGIUM
Hi Chris, I am Lieve from Retri, a village in the north of Belgium (cag note: very close to the southern Netherlands border).  It really is spring weather today.  My laundry is drying in the sun and I washed my car, wil...I went to the carwash.)  My husband is away to his parents for an hour so time to write some cards.  Mustn't forget my laundry.  All the best, Lieve

1922.  Heidelberg, GERMANY
postcard:  Grabmal von Frederic Chopin auf dem. Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise in Paris
I'm Claudia, and I send you best wishes from Heidelberg in Germany.  I hope you like this postcard which shows the grave of Chopin in Paris.  We have a friend in Maine - Fred Granger - he is very often in Vinalhaven, maybe you know him?  The world in small sometimes!

1904.  Detroit
Walter Crane (1845-1915) 
The Grave of Keats
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Hello Chris from Detroit.  I hope you like this cemetery card.  I'm a 70 year old retiree living with my husband, Peter, and our pet dog, Nellie.  We recently had 5 inches of snow in one day and are told to expect a similar amount in a few days - a lot for here.  Marc

1227.  Kafka Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
Card sent from Washington, DC
H Chris!  I am Maureen and I work in Washington D.C.  I can't believe I don't have a jackalope card - I grew up in South Dakota, where they are big and have visited the town in WY where they supposedly began.  I am happy to send this card to you - I love Kafka and when last in Prague I visited his grave.  But this card isn't great and few people ask for gravestones, so I've had it awhile!

1196.  Erevelden in Indonesie
"Honor Fields in Indonesia"
sent from The Netherlands
My name is Marina.  I love walking and visiting cities in the Netherlands.  I also love to go to quiet places just to enjoy nature.  My husband has Parkinsons and cannot go with me.  I am very busy with photography.  Best Wishes,

1134.  Krakow, Poland

1110.  USA - Georgia
Hi Chris!  I hope you're well and you enjoy this card from the cemetery I volunteer at in Atlanta.  It's called Oakland - please look it up!  Misty

877.  Beijing, China
Temple of Heaven (which lists in WCI in 1988) located in Chongweng District, Beijing, the place for Ming and Qing emperors to offer a sacrifice to heaven and pray for harvest.  
Nice to see you, Chris.  I chose this postcard, Temple of Heaven, for you cause I saw that you like cemeteries and this is it.  And it's a VESCO site.  Hope you like it.  Best wishes.

812.  Alberta, CANADA
"April and June dig up an old friend"

Happy 241st birthday to your awesome country!!  America doesn't look a day over 200, she's aging beautifully.  Canada turned 150 on July 1st, but that's not as impressive at 241.  Eat a hotdog and light some fireworks for me!

772.  China
Greeting from China.  Nice to meet you.  This is a postcard of Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum (cemetery).  Sun is the father of the country Hope you enjoy it.
NOTE:  Dr. Sun Yet-san (1866 - 1925) was the founding father and 1st president of the Republic of China..

696.  Russian Cemetery
Hello Chris!   My name is Maria.  My hobbies are breeding flowers, postcrossing, and travel with my husband.  I read that you collect postcards with cemeteries, and like Halloween!  I hope you enjoy the card and its design.  This postcard is from my collection from my grandmother and she's 32 years old! :) I wishy you all the best!

580.  Indonesia
Open air funerals in Tana Toraja, South Celebes
Hello Chris,
Greetings from Indonesia.  My name is Nisa and I live in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.  yesterday, we just celebrate our independence day.  This postcard shows you a "graveyard" in Toraja.  They have such a unique funeral ceremony.  If someone died, they will keep the body for sometime and one day, in the ceremony, the dead body will walk by his own to his graveyard.  They say it's magic.  I can't explain any logical explanation for this.  You can search "The Walking Corpses."  Have a nice day!  Nisa

521.  Pensacola, FLORIDA
(Card is from somewhere in the US)
Thank you for letting me send you this card.  I have been holding on to it for awhile waiting to send it tot he right person.  I love the irony in your last name.  I recently traveled through Arizona and got some good jackalope postcards.  Devin

503.  New Orleans, Louisiana
Hi Chris, My name is Kathy Lea and I live in Louisiana.  I like to travel, read, garden, and postcrossing.  I've never been up north, it is way too cold for me.  I love the tropical weather we have down here.  Hope you have a great day!

370.  Cimetiere Americain  - Normandy Landing Beaches, France  (card is from ROMANIA)
Normandy Landing Beaches, Colleville, Saint-Laurent-sur-mer (Calvados).  The American Cemetery - The memorial and the 9286 graves.
Hello and many greetings from N-W part of Romania.  My name is Duidiu and I love to travel.  This card is from my latest trip to France.  A nice one for your cemetery collection.  All the Best, Duidiu.

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