Tuesday, 26 May 2020

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 26 May 2020 - T for one foot in the past and one in the park

Good morning ladies, it's time to join Elizabeth and Bleubeard's T-Party. I'm inviting you to some vintage tea here. It makes a change from coffee.

Our restrictions have been relaxed a bit and we can now go out a bit more. Older people still only at certain hours (unfortunately we come under 'older'). But I managed to go to Baza on my own the other day and my errand took me through the park.
The park was deserted. So weird. It is usually very busy with older people chatting on benches and children playing.
There are flowers and the park looks well maintained in spite of the lockdown.
In this photo you can see that people were sitting outside having coffee. I think the tables should be further apart, having read the rules, but who am I....
This is a sad sight: The children's playground cordonned off.

Our little town of Baza is nothing special but there are many old houses. Here are some that appeared on my phone.

Lets not forget my postcards!  I received this one from Russia. It was sent to me by Lena who lives in Nizhniy Tagil,  located 25 kilometers (16 mi) east of the virtual border between Europe and Asia. Population: 361,811 (2010 Census);
The poster image on the card is from 1964 (the Soviet era) and is entitled 'As you work, so you must earn' by Victor Govorkov.

And the stamps are the regular Russian stamps, but I like them. They are so pretty.

The next card is an artistic nude. I think it is a photo that has been photoshopped. But nevertheless, it's very beautiful.
It comes to me from the Ukraine, from a Black Sea resort called Odessa.

The stamps are really spectacular! 
The one on the left celebrated the 1000th Anniversary Since the Reign of Yaroslav the Wise, 978-1054.
The middle stamps is entitled Before The Rain by Maksim Kisiliyov.

The stamp on the right is all about an epic film called The Rising hawk. I found this information about it:
The historical action movie of Ukrainian filmmaker Akhtem Seitablayev 'Zakhar Berkut' (The Rising Hawk) will be released on October 10, 2019.

According to movies’ story, the Mongol horde, headed by the Khan Burundai, moves to the west, destroying everything in its path. Having reached the high Carpathian Mountains, the army stops at the foot. However, at night, several local hunters - the Berkut's brothers - secretly climb into the camp and release prisoners. Driven by fury Khan decides to revenge and destroy the Carpathian settlements. For this, he finds a traitor among the locals, who reveals a secret passage in the mountains. However, a small community of mountain hunters under the leadership of 'Zakhar Berkut', have the plan how to stop a numerous enemy forever.
The big international actor's team from Ukraine, the United States, Kazakhstan, Great Britain and Mongolia will play part in Zakhar Berkut movie. The original story was created by Ivan Franko, the 19th-century poet and prosaic from western Ukraine.
The stamp below is a mystery to me. I have looked through the catalogue all the way back to 2010 and haven't found it, so it must be older than that.
The last stamp was issued in 2012 and is from an ongoing series of trees and plants.

That is it from me for today. I wish everyone a very happy T-Day and...



  1. Hi Lisca, your stamps are so pretty this week, and I always enjoy reading about your postcards.
    Glad you can get out of your home more. Missouri lifted the restrictions with strict guidelines several weeks ago-but this long holiday weekend mostly the younger people did what they wanted to as you will see on my page. crazy times right now. If people would just follow the guidelines I think people can get back to work, and I
    believe things need to re open for all our mental well being. Larry and I are avoiding crowds still, and I do the food shopping with a mask and lots of sanitizer.
    Love your vintage tea box-Happy T Hugs Kathy

  2. I'm so glad you are able to get out more. June 1st is when the next phase of our slow release from lockdown happens. I'm sure we'll get another briefing from the Governor with the details later this week.
    Happy T day!

  3. You had a beautiful walk, Lisca. It's a bit eerie, isn't it? We are still officially on lockdown. But when I go out for drugs or milk, etc., there are plenty of people out and about. At least most wear their masks when inside. It hurts to see all the closed small businesses. I'm sure many won't be able to reopen.

    Baza looks charming.

    Happy T-Day! Eileen xx

  4. I so enjoyed walking through the town with you, the park looks gorgeous and those old buildings look beautiful 😀. Such lovely postcards and I'm loving the postage stamps too. Take care and Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

  5. The park space is lovely :) I enjoy looking at the old houses and other sites, so different from what's here. Thanks!

    Happy T Tuesday!

  6. So nice to be able to get out and about isn't it.... just sad about the playgrounds- and here our public pools will not be opening at all this summer...
    super postcards but the stamps are the impressive things today- so much fine detail on such tiny squares!!
    Thanks for sharing more of your town too- I love the old buildings. Happy T day!

  7. Postcards have always fascinated me because my mother loved them too. I used to send them to everyone in the family whenever I traveled, but now I keep in touch by internet so it doesn’t seem worth it any more. The cards don’t arrive for such a long time, and I take so many photos anyway

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  8. Hi Lisca, we’ve been to Baza to watch our local football team play their team, it’s a lovely old town, I love all the old buildings.
    We don’t have different times as far as I know, we can out any time, I think Murcia has had restrictions lifted as we had low virus deaths and infections , in fact we haven’t had any here for a few days and only be I think last week.
    Have a lovely week
    Jan x

  9. The post cards are wonderful and amazing stamps, you took us on a beautiful walk!

  10. So glad to read you can get out a bit more. I'm still not going out anywhere there are other people around. I enjoyed walking with you, though, since I was socially distanced (grin).

    You got some amazing postcards this week and those stamps are SO pretty and unusual.

    Thanks for sharing your tea, the postcards, the stamps and their history, and your walk around town with us for T this Tuesday.

  11. Such a pretty town though sad to see the children’s playground blocked. Hopefully, things will get back to normal soon. As always I enjoyed the travelog thorough your postcards and stamps. Take care and Happy T Day

  12. How lovely to walk through the park.I think we will see lots of examples of people not following social distancing guidelines and it does worry me as some folk just follow others, thinking it is OK! I must say that although I love your postcards I am more impressed by the stamps! Happy T day! Chrisx

  13. Your town is quite lovely.I can imagine it is sad to see your town without the laughter and life of people. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.
    Your postcards are lovely but I especially love the various stamps that you have this week.
    Happy Tea Day,

  14. It's nice to see the views of your town Lisca. It is SOOO different from mine. I hope it was a happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  15. Wonderful postcards and stamps. It is sort of eerie to see those places deserted. I like the collage art you made from your photos. Happy belated T-Day!

  16. Lovely photos of your town Lisca, it must have been god to walk through the pretty park. Keeping a social distance apart seems to be a big problem in most of our countries.
    The postcards and stamps looked so interesting .
    Stay safe and well. belated T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  17. Whoopsie, somehow I missed your post!
    Here people run loose, often no distance at all.
    I like that Russian card especially, the motto should be the same here, but I saw it differently too often...