Russarö Lighthouse

"Russarö Lighthouse" by Kimmo Pälikkö

Postcards ExchangeThis is truly a beautiful card.  It depicts the Russarö Lighthouse near Hanko, Finland and was created by Kimmo Pälikkö. A working artist since childhood, he started creating postcards (in addition to his other works) in 1972.  You can buy postcards directly from his website; many sell for as little as €1 each, though it looks like there are some handpainted or limited edition cards that run into hundreds of euros.  I’m thinking of framing this card and hanging it in the bedroom, which already has a nautical theme.

Sini mailed me this card on 9 January 2009, writing: “In Finland we have a lot of snow right now and it’s very cold… I don’t like winter.”  No disrespect intended, Sini, but maybe Finland isn’t the place for you!

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3 Responses

  1. Marie says:

    Sini needs to move to Georgia!

  2. Postcardy says:

    The number of postcards made from his art is amazing. Go to this website and browse if you are interested in painting. He has a couple of complete books on painting technique that you can read online–English translations are included. Here:

  3. Eddy says:

    Très belle carte postale.
    J’ai d’abord pensé, avant de lire ce post, que cette carte datait des années 1930′.

    Very pretty postcard.
    First I thought, before to read this post, this postcard dated of the 1930’s.

    Sini, come to Paris, spring is beginning.

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