Sunday, December 1, 2013

Lappstaden, Sweden

A beautiful Swedish card...I love those colours! I would love a sweater like that too!

and this lady and two children come from Lappstaden, which is the largest preserved Sámi church town in Sweden.
Although you probably won’t meet any Sámi here, you will at least be able to see how they used to live in traditional huts, or kåtor. About eighty of these huts in the eighteenth-century Sámi church town have survived, and are clumped unceremoniously next to a yellow, modern apartment building. The design of these square wooden buildings supporting a pyramid-shaped roof is typical of the Forest Sámi who lived in the surrounding forests, constructing their homes of indigenous timber.

seriously, Id love a sweater like this! It is just so much....ME!

well, a special part of this card is its back..because the stamps are all over it!! Katja has really put her efforts on it!
The three flower stamps are actually Christmas stamps (boy, I dread its coming!) issued in 1990, and these are part of a set of six stamps.
The blue stamp (at the very right) was issued in 1979 as a part of three stamps featuring Nobel Prize winners. This one here shows Johannes Stark who won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1919, for his "discovery of the Doppler effect in canal rays and the splitting of spectral lines in electric fields".
The remaining two stamps were also issued in 1979 (im truly amazed at the fact that such oldies still can be purchased and used), and are a part of a set of 5 stamps about Fishing Development. Not quite sure what that one is all about though...


Bryon D said...

A very warm and comfortable sweater! Looks very much like a sweater you'd see worn in Seattle as well!

Ana said...

Well, I guess sweaters are more or less similar long as they do their job and keep you warm (and do not create that itchy feeling), one should be fine =)