Yaroslavl For Me

Привет из Ярославля!

Russian stamps of Tsarskoye Selo, postmarked at YaroslavlFor Postcard Friendship Friday, a postcard from some new friends. This beautiful postcard arrived today from Elina, the photographer at Yaroslavl for Me.  She and Evgeny, two university students, felt that most of the information online about Russian life and culture was from an urban point of view, and decided to blog about life in the provinces.  Given that Yaroslavl is less than 200 miles from Moscow, I’m not sure how provincial it is; nevertheless, their observations, as well as the photos and the songs from local bands, are always interesting.

Elina tells me that this photo (which I presume that she took herself) is the view of Yaroslavl as seen from the bridge over the Kotorosl River.

The stamps, with a nice, clear postmark from Yaroslavl, feature the Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar’s Village), a collection of palaces outside Saint Petersburg.

Stop by yarfor.me and say hi; maybe Elina will send you a postcard and you’ll make a new friend, too. Once you’ve done that, don’t forget to check out the other blogs celebrating Postcard Friendship Friday.

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10 Responses

  1. michelle says:

    What beautiful land and that white brick building is not something one thinks of when they imagine Russia. Thanks for sharing, I learned a lot!

  2. Postcardy says:

    I was most interested in some of the technical things in your post–caption text (wordpress has it and blogger doesn’t) and how to type Russian (found some instructions).

  3. Marie says:

    How delightful Chris! I’m going to check out her blog too:)

  4. redlan says:

    great phto. I like the set of clouds!

  5. imajica says:

    that’s a breathtakingly beautiful!:)
    I just love the sky!

  6. Sheila says:

    It certainly is a beautiful photo, and does give a different viewpoint. Love their site too.

  7. debby says:

    WOW!!! Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.
    debby

  8. Hi Chris,

    Wonderful deep colours. Tou made an interesting post of it.

    Thank you for your great postcard. I loved it.

    Greetings from Amsterdam,

    Bob

  9. Daryl says:

    What a nice postcard … those stamps are fascinating .. happy weekend!

  10. Terry says:

    Howdy Chris
    Wow that was a great little site ,thank you for sharing.
    Now back to you :)
    Happy PFF .
    You have recieved a very nice postcard,with great stamps.
    I am so impressed by those beautiful clouds and blue sky.
    The buildings are wonderful too.
    Thank you for sharing this great informaiton plus a fun new blog to follow.
    Happy Trails

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