Sunday, December 19, 2010

hockey countries

A Russian postcrosser in the northern city of Archangelsk sent this seasonal card, with Christmas greetings. It shows an oil painting by Vasily Surikov (1848-1916), called Taking of a Snow Fortress.

A Brazilian postcrosser named Alexandre now living in Montreal sent this festive-looking card of the city, with a view of the old Olympic Stadium in the background. He writes that he loves Montreal in summer, when it is full of activities and open-air art and street festivals. But in winter? Not so much. Too cold.