Sunday, 15 November 2015

A Postcard a Day - Sunday 15 Nov 2015 Jaani Kirik in Estonia

Good Morning! Good Sunday!

I hope you are enjoying the weekend. 

As you know my hobby is Postcrossing (“send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person in the world!”) And as it is Sunday, I am showing you a postcard with a church on it.
 This one was sent to me by Saara in Estonia. It features the St Johns Church in Tartu. Saara writes "I have lived here all my life - 22 years. Next to this church there is a high school which I attended. It is one of the best schools in Estonia."

I found out from Wikipedia and Tripadvisor that this church is unique in Europe due to the large amount of individual figurines on its exterior.

The church was originally a Catholic church but it is now part of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran church.

Saara has used some really lovely stamps:

Bewick’s swan is named after the illustrator Thomas Bewick who died in 1828 and produced many fine drawings of this species during his lifetime. These graceful white birds are generally very similar in appearance to the whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) but their bills feature a small, typically rounded patch of yellow, whereas in whooper swans the wedge-shaped patch of yellow extends below the nostril.

The flower is Leucanthemum vulgare, which between you and me is a common daisy. I needed a magnifying glass to be able to read this!

This stamps has an apple blossom (malus domestica) on it and the stamp was designed by Vello Lillemets. I could find out no more about it.

I've recently found a meme called InSPIREd Sunday where they share inspirational architecture. I will try and link in with this.

 That's it from me today,

See you tomorrow for Map Monday,




  1. So late getting round desks this week! I love the stamps there - I always save mine for charity and it is lovely to see how beautiful some are. x Jo

  2. Welcome Lisca !
    Interesting temple.

  3. Wonderful detail on this lovely church.

  4. You were successful with your link to Inspired Sundays. What a nice photo from the postcard. Such a lovely church. Hope you'll keep linking here.

    1. p.s. I see we have paper crafting and entangling in common, too.

    2. I see you have a 'book blog'. I'm an avid reader and have read Mr Penumbra's 24 hr bookstore (or whatever it's called.) Very unusual, but I liked it. Living in Spain, I have no access to English boks so my DH and I both have a Kindle (an e-reader) and buy cheaply from Amazon. I keep a record of what I read on 'GoodReads' websites. When I look back it seems I read quite a lot.
      Have just ordered (a real book copy, not an e-book) of a tangle journal. It was recommended by a friend: Tangle it! Journal by Ina Sonnenmoser and Simona Cordara. I can't wait for it to arrive!

  5. What a great building. Love the detail...

  6. what a beauty. love the entryway & the spire. fancy. thank you for sharing with us. have a lovely day. ( :

  7. Such a massive steeple on that church!