Добро пожаловать к этому международному месту открытки изображения. Benvenuto a questo luogo internazionale della cartolina di immagine. Καλωσορίστε σε αυτήν την διεθνή περιοχή καρτών εικόνων. Willkommen zu diesem internationalen Abbildungspostkarteaufstellungsort. Bienvenue à cet emplacement international de carte postale. Onthaal aan deze Internationale plaats van de beeldprentbriefkaar. Welcome to this International picture postcard site. (Please Click on the Picture for an Enlarged View)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

World Post Day in Helsinki

The picture on the card is that of The Market Square in Helsinki at the South Harbour. The market is internationally famous. The booths here sell traditional market foods and treats, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs. There is also a heated café tent where you can comfortably sip steaming hot coffee even on the coldest days in winter.
South Harbour is a bay and harbour area immediately next to the centre of the city of Helsinki, Finland. It is the largest passenger harbour in Finland, and 5.4 million passengers travel through it every year. Most of the harbour's traffic is to Stockholm, Sweden and Tallinn, Estonia, and for cruises. 
Ella sent me this card essentially as it was World Postal or Stamp Day on 9.10.2014. The stamp is a personalised one by the Post Office in Helsinki. The stamp shows an illuminated water front in Helsinki. The postmark is peculiar to Helsinki only on this day.

I had featured a maxi card about Philately Day in Helsinki in 2013 (see my post dated 3.11.2013).

Thank you Ella.