Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

September 25, 2020
My 3rd card of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. This time with Patriarshy Bridge, a steel pedestrian box girder bridge that spans Moskva River and Vodootvodny Canal, connecting Cathedral of Christ the Saviour with Bersenevka in downtown Moscow, Russia. It was built in 2004.

Distance: 2,231 km
Travel time: 33 days

Fieldfares


The fieldfare is a large, colourful thrush that visits the UK in the winter to feast on berry-laden bushes in hedgerows, woodlands and parks. Fieldfares are sociable birds and can be seen in flocks of more than 200 birds roaming through the countryside. They often venture into gardens when there is snow cover or if it is a severe winter. How to identify The fieldfare has a chestnut-brown back and yellowy breast, streaked with black. It has a black tail, dark wings and pale grey rump and head. It is a little smaller than the similar-looking mistle thrush, but quite distinctive.

Distance: 142 km
Travel time: 12 days

Black bear cubs

September 23, 2020
These adorable black bear cubs will grow to be big burly inhabitants of Canda's dense bush and forest.
The black bear Ursus americanus is one of the most familiar wild animals in North America today. In Canada, the species has been extirpated from the most southern parts of the country. It is not found on Prince Edward Island, on Anticosti Island, in southern Ontario, in southern Saskatchewan, or in southern Alberta.

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Date: Sept 9

Banaue

From Philippines, Bangaan Rice Terraces, one of the 5 sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995 as The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. Bangaan village is a typical village of the Ifugao tribe. The Banaue Rice Terraces  are terraces that were carved into the mountains of Banaue, Ifugao, in the Philippines, by the ancestors of the indigenous people. The terraces are occasionally called the 'Eighth Wonder of the World'.  It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand.The terraces are located approximately 1,500 metres above sea level. These are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces. It is said that if the steps were put end to end, it would encircle half of the globe.

Unesco: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Distance: 10,483 km
Travel time: 24 days

Letchworth State Park

September 21, 2020

The Grand Canyon of the East. 14,350 acres bequeathed by William Pryor Letchworth in 1906, the park encompasses the Genesee River gorge, up to 600 feet deep with as many as 50 waterfalls. There are 66 miles of hiking trails, horseback riding, guided walks, tours, camping, whitewater rafting, swimming, dining at the Glen Iris Inn and not air ballooning.

Distance: 5,972 km
Travel time: 11 days

CCUN - Ukraine

CCUN Ukraine with view of Kyiv River Port, the main river port of Kiev, located on the right bank of the Dnieper River in the Podil neighborhood of the city. Since ancient times the Podil neighborhood was an important trade center, especially by water routes.  Around the 19th century, steamboats started to navigate along the Dnieper, and a row of quays were built along the Right Bank of the river.

Thanks a lot Stanislav.
Date: July 4

From Uzbekistan


My first card from Uzbekistan, a man in traditional clothes chapan and tubeteika and a dutor, Uzbek traditional music instrument. The dutor is a traditional long-necked two-stringed lute found in Iran and Central Asia. Its name comes from the Persian word for 'two strings'.

Thanks a lot Marina!
Date: May 15