I am Natalia - officially, there's also a short Slavic form of my name, it's Natasha. I live in a green area of Moscow suburbs - Novoperedelkino district, which is surrounded by forests. The only disadvantage is traffic jams I witness everyday to reach the center of the city.
I work as a translator (English and French) in IT company.
I wish I could see the whole world! I've been to Ukraine, Belarus, Germany (Düsseldorf) and Spain (Las Islas Canarias, Barcelona).
Plus I travel by reading. I like Brontë, Remarque, Zweig, Camus. My favorite books are "Gone with the wind", Daphne du Maurier "Rebecca", Sébastien Japrisot "A trap for Cinderella", Edmond Rostand "Cyrano de Bergerac". Among Russian ones: Zamyatin "We".
- What are your favorite national books?
- What movies does your country watch on Christmas/New Year? In Russia "The Irony of Fate" is viewed as fondly every year as is the American film "It’s a Wonderful Life".
- Have you been to musicals? I loved "Le Roi Lion" and "Le Roi Soleil".
Have you explored the forum? I'm there, enjoying private swaps! Find SixthSense - it'd be me :)
My received postcards and stamps:
I will enjoy:
- Single cityviews (UNESCO, churches, cathedrals, churchyards, temples, castles, skyscrapers, pagodas). No multiviews and black-and-white, please. If a landscape, let it be special to your region, not just a tree, mountain. You know what I mean?
- Native people, beautiful girls in traditional dresses
- Classic art: romantic woman/women, couples. As an example of what I mean by "romantic" stand Alma-Tadema, Leighton, Bouguereau
- Sculptures, monuments of women, mermaids
- Nouvelles Images - People
- Hayao Miyazaki, John Bauer, Arthur Rackham, Anna Hollerer Wischin, Rudolf Koivu, Lennart Helje, Coby Whitmore, Shinzi Katoh
- Sherlock Holmes
My special wishes:
- Lithuania, Palanga: statue "Eglė the Queen of Serpents"
- Finland: Kalevala
- Japan: Shirakawa-gō / peaceful gardens / maiko & geiko / Gotochi / Cheburashka
- China: Kaiping Diaolou / Tibet / stone arch bridges
- GB: the London Albert Hall!
If that's not difficult for you, I prefer my cards mint (unwritten) in an envelope. Maybe you can you add a metro ticket?
Si vous êtes d’un pays Francophone j’aimerais bien recevoir une carte postale écrite en Français.
I don't speak, but understand Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Ukraine and Belorussian, it would be exciting to read your messages in those languages.