Friday, 21 August 2009


"Gelati" - Monestery of the Virgin-Gelati

The Gelati Monastery for a long time was one of the main cultural and intellectual centers in Georgia. It had an Academy which employed some of the most celebrated Georgian scientists, theologians and philosophers, many of whom had previously been active at various orthodox monasteries abroad or at the Mangan Academy in Constantinople.
In 1994, Gelaty Monastery was recognized by UNESCOas a world heritage site.
Uncirculated postcard, courtesy of Khatuna!


"Rijeka" - Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
Built in the early 1900's on the 50th anniversary of the Miracle of Lourdes.
Dated (13-08-2009) and circulated postcard, from Rijeka (Croatia) to Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal).
Thank you, Dragan!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Bosnia and Herzegovina

"Medugorje" - Sanctuary and general view
Međugorje is a town located in western Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Herzegovina region around 25 km southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. Today the town is best known due to reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary which appeared to six Croats since 24 June 1981, and is now visited by pilgrims from around the entire world as a shrine.
Dated (02-08-2004) and circulated postcard, from Međugorje to Santa Maria da Feira.


"Jonesboro " - Methodist Church
Located on Main Street, Jonesboro (Tennessee). Erected in 1845 and retaining the main architectural features of its original exterior. The slave gallery at the back of the santuary indicated the Ante-bellum origin of the building. to the left is the house of The Three Sisters built in 1820.
Uncirculated postcard, another Jean-Claude kind gift!


"Charlston (South Carolina)" - St. Michael's Church
The oldest church edifice in the city of Charleston. The cornestone of the Episcopal Chuch was laid in 1752, and in 1761, the church was opened for services. The type of architecture is according to the tradition of Sir Christopher Wren. St. Michael's is one of the few city Churches in America that has retained the original design where the service is to be heard and all the workshippers to participate. The clock and bells were imported from England in 1764.
Uncirculated postcard, a Jean-Claude's courtesy!


"Strasbourg" - Église Saint-Paul et Cathédral
Saint Paul's Church and Cathedral

Uncirculated postcard

Courtesy of Jean-Claude!


"Marseille" - Basilique de Notre Dame de la Garde

Dated (17-08-1978) and circulated postcard, from Marseille to Strasbourg.

Thank you, Jean-Claude!

Sunday, 16 August 2009


"Andechs" - Monastery
Dated (26-05-1929) and circulated postcard, from Munich to Basel (Switzerland)


"Tongerlo" - Abbaye
Circulated postcard to Antwerpen


"Vierzehnheiligen" - Basilique
Dated (12-06-1961) and circulated postcard, to Budapest (Hungary)

Germany (DDR)

"Neustadt" - Church and Rathaus
Dated (10-08-1957) and circulated postcard


"Pomposa (Ferrara)
- Abbaye

Dated (14-11-1984) and circulated postcard, from Ferrara to Laufenburg (Switzerland)


"Dolmiti - Lago di Braies"
Dated (19-08-1986) and circulated postcard, from Ferrara di Braies to Zürich (Switzerland)


"Evandale, Tasmania"
- St. Andrews (Church of England)
Dated (09-11-1910) and circulated postcard from Evandale to Paris (France)


"Campanário" - Santa Tereza Church
Uncirculated postcard

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


"Milano" - Basilica di S. Ambrogio e Monumento al Caduti

Dated (12-07-1934)

and circulated postcard, from Milano to Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

Sent to the French painter Alfred Lombard (1884 - 1973).


"Barcelona" - The Sacred Family Church
Templo de la Sagrada Familia

Dated (18-05-1953) and circulated postcard, from Barcelona to Bern (Switzerland)

Monday, 10 August 2009



Circulated postcard with different views of Lazarevskoye (Лазаревское) - a resort village on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, located on the shore of the Black Sea.
Courtesy of Vladimir!

The Netherlands

Dated (07-08-2009) and circulated postcard from Honselersdÿk (The Netherlands) to Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal).
This is the Honselersdÿk Catholic Church.
Thanks to Piet!

Saturday, 8 August 2009


"Praia da Aguda"
Uncirculated postcard from the beginning of the 20th century.


"Mt. of The Beatitudes and lake of Galillee"
Here are situated a Church and a Convent, belonging to the Italian Franciscan Sisters.
Uncirculated postcard.


"Vienna / Kahlenberg" Church

Circulated postcard dated 15-11-1966, from Vienna to Nürnberg, Germany.


"Mignières" Church
Dated (16-02-1940) and circulated postcard, from Mignières to Meuse.


"Vallée de l'Eure"
We can see different places with Churches, namely:
Chartres Cathedral, Ivry la Bataille, Nogent le Roi, Louviers, Lery and Pont de l'Arche.
Uncirculated postcard.


"Lourdes" - Basilique
The blessing of the infirms
A benção dos enfermos
Bénédiction des malades
Benedizione degli ammalati
Den Kranken wird der Segen erteilt
Benedición de los enfermos
Zegening der zieken
Uncirculated postcard.

Portugal (Madeira)

"Monte" Church
Uncirculated postcard

Portugal (Madeira)

"Porto da Cruz"
General view, with the Church.
Uncirculated postcard

Friday, 7 August 2009


Uncirculated postcard, courtesy of A. D.

Thursday, 6 August 2009


The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned.
Uncirculated postcard.
Courtesy of Antonio!
Muchas gracias!


Uncirculated postcard with the view of the main Church of Cazalla de la Sierra (Sevilla).
Many thanks to Antonio!
Muchas gracias!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


"Berlin Brandenburg"
450 years of Reformation (1539 - 1989)
St. Nikolai Church
Another Leung's courtesy!


Saint-François Church, Île d'Orléans - P.Q.
L'église saint François, à l'Île d'Orléans (P.Q.)
Thank you, Leung!