Friday, 11 July 2008

Odessa


The postmark is illegible, but the date is 1 July 2008.

The monument to duke Armand de Richelieu in the rays of the sunset, 1828.
The sculptor I Martos.

Another card with a lovely message:

Greetings from the Ukraine. Here is a card from city Odessa, situated in the south of my country. You can see famous Odessa's statue of the Duc de Richelieu, the relative of the well-known French cardinal, and the first Governor of Odessa in 19th century. This monument has been constructed in 1822, after his death, by the grateful townspeople with their own funds. Now the avenue and the square near Duc's monument looking to the seaport is a very popular place for lovers and friends.
A completely new region and part of history for me, so I was delighted to receive this card. Not to mention how tickled I am that a lovers' meeting place should be commemorated on a postcard. Note the little man at the bottom right. Not quite my type, but perhaps I shouldn't be so particular :)

PS I've created this post with the new Blogger-in-draft post editor, so it probably looks completely different when published. It's taking some getting used to. 

2 comments:

  1. I love this postcard!

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  2. I love it too - made me laugh :)

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