Tepestaika, Finland
  • country Finland
  • Member since Joined 24th Jun., 2014
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icon icon icon icon Postcrossing Supporter Sent postcards on World Postcard Day 94th on sent postcards from 97th on longest distance from
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  • icon 18th January 1965
    (56 years old)

About Jouko...

Hello fellow Earthlings (and alien visitors)

I'm male from southern Finland and curious about everything in this world and beyond. I like to visit historical places, search museums for things I've read or seen pictures and just to watch nature around me. I'll never stop wondering the variety of this world, natural or man made ...Actually, sometimes I need a good kick to come back to real world. As a child I dreamed diving with Jacques-Yves Cousteau's crew and sailing around the world in "Calypso", decades have gone but dreams still live.
I've always been an avid reader, science fiction, fantasy and historical adventures being on top of the list. Favorite writers are Ursula K. LeGuin, Terry Pratchett and Doris Lessing and cartoonists Enki Bilal and Sergio Aragones.

I've seen so much nice cards sent by postcrossers around the world that I can't favorite all of them and my favorites seems to change every time wind blows through my head but here is some themes from my mile-high list of interests :

- Tourist cards and reprints of old tourist cards from your country or your travel souvenirs from anywhere
- Fantasy art, Gensodo -series, Shawli's Fantasy, Slavic mythology etc.
- Duane Bryers' "Hilda", pin-up's etc.
- Nature and wildlife, including all weird and wonderful creatures, formations and phenomenons
- All traditions related like handcrafts, costumes, architecture, music instruments, folklore
- Any local seasonal greetings -cards
- Virgin Mary, Quanyin (Goddess of Mercy)
- Mosques, church altars, Saints, pilgrimages, shrines, monasteries, temples, relics, deities etc. religion related themes
- National memorials, especially those dedicated to veterans and independence
- Vintage/retro -style ad and travel poster -cards, U.S. WPA Posters -cards
- Art from rock paintings to romantic period in 1800's (modern styles gives me headache)
- Rose Rigden's crazy animal cards (South African).
- Haunted Canada -cards and other creepy/weird themes, Halloween
- Cate Blanchett, Catherine Deneuve
- Coat-of-Arms and other heraldic themes
- Steam powered machinery (ships, trains, tractors, whatever thingamajigs ...)
- Reprints of old cards (or originals) showing people, all kinds

Because I like old things you can send me older or even "an ancient" postcard.

I always appreciate little information about your local area's everyday life or special/unique/weird "thingys", or small note about the card if there's no English description. If you are artistic I'd be happy receiving small drawings or why not make yourself the whole card.
N.B. I won't upload backside drawings to any media, they are only mine, mine ... my preciousss ...

Congratulations of reaching the end of my babbling ... Peace, Love and Postcrossing ;)

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