Rio de Janeiro means River of January. That is a beautiful city, biggest harbour and second biggest city in Brazil, well known for Cobacabana and Pão de Açúcar and also the Maracana Stadium, RJ Carnival and Cristo Redentor!
But it's a pity I haven't got a postcard showing the Statium the fantastic Carneval or Cristo.
The first 2 cards are published for the Pan American Games 2007.
This is a postcard sent from the City of Vancouver, showing Totem Poles in Stanley Park. In fact, it is among my favorite cards! :D
The Totem Poles were said to be carved and painted by native Indian people according to their religious belief. They have many different designs (bears, birds, frogs, people, lizards). They have arms, wings and legs.
I don't know if everyone likes the little boy, but I really do!
And the Lappi girl is also cute. Lappland is said to be the hometown of Santa Claus. I have seen the beautiful view and reindeers from postcard. The Lappi girl on the card is skiing and wearing a sweater of traditional style I guess:)