12. 07. 2016.

Van Gogh - Blute-Fin Windmill

The Moulin de la Galette is a windmill and associated businesses situated near the top of the district of Montmartre in Paris. Since the 17th century the windmill has been known for more than just its milling capabilities. Nineteenth-century owners and millers, the Debray family, made a brown bread, galette, which became popular and thus the name of the windmill and its businesses, which have included a famous guinguette and restaurant.
Le Moulin de la Galette is the subject and title of several paintings made by Vincent van Gogh in 1886, as it was near his apartment in Montmartre. I have to admit I was surprised this is Van Gogh, but I loved it instantly! Thanks Mike :)

10. 07. 2016.

Mucha - The Times Of The Day

I have seen a few of these separately but had no idea they come under the same title: The Times of the Day (1899): The Morning awakening, Brightness of Day, Evening contemplation, Night's Rest.
Many thanks to Katerina, for the postrossing stamp too :)

Tomb Of Nefertari (detail), Egypt

Its been a while since I've received a postcard from Egypt...This is a detail from Tomb 66, one of the largest in the Valley of the Queens, covered with pictures of Nefertari, an Egyptian queen and the first of the Great Royal Wives (or principal wives) of Ramesses the Great. This detail shows a winged uraeus cobra, which protects the queen's cartouche and a shen-sign with its wings. A special addition to my snakes collection, thanks to Mohammad :)


The Republic of Ingushetia is a federal subject of Russia, located in the North Caucasus region. With its 3,000 square km, in terms of area, the republic is the smallest of Russia's federal subjects except for the federal cities. It was established on June 4, 1992 after the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was split in two. 
Reading about its history, it has had some truly tough times, sad times...won't go into it right now...but this is a typical Ingush medieval castle; majority of towers and walls of such castles were destroyed by Russian army in 19th and 20th centuries. The mountainous terrain is teeming with these mystycal sites, which would be just awesome to visit!
Many thanks to Julia, I have learnt a lot from exploring this card. (though I couldn't find this particular abandoned place called Gadabursi).