Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Terijoella, Beach was in Finland, now Russia

Merikylpylaelamaa Terijoella. -
Antti Jokinen v. 1929 -
Museoviraston kuva-arkisto.

the sender writes, " On this postcard you can see people enjoying the sun on the sandy beaches of Terijoki in 1929, a long time ago. That place Terijoki is on the Karelian Isthmus between the Gulf of Finland and the Lake Ladoga, near St Petersburg. In 1929 the Karelian Isthmus still belonged to Finland, but from 1944 onwards (after the war) it has belonged to the Soviet Union and later Russia. The Finnish name Terijoki has been changed to the Russian name Zelenogorsk. My grandparents from my mothers side were originally from the Karelian Isthmus, so I tend to get a bit nostalgic over all things "Isthmus".

Postmarked with 0,70, Finland stamp of a preacher in 2007

1 comment:

LaY hOoN said...

Hi, I'm postcard collector too :)
Not too sure whether do you willing to exchange postcard with me ?

Lay Hoon