torstis

torstis, Finland
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About Torsti...

I am a historian who recently turned 60. I work at adult education and have specialized in cultural and art history. I am also a writer (articles & books) and a freelance tourist guide lecturer in southwestern Finland. My wife is a mathematics teacher and we have two adult children.

I collect postcards showing bridges. I already have about 8000 different ones (more than 6200 are Finnish), but I am always really happy to receive a new one. So if you can contribute my collection by sending me a postcard showing a bridge I'm very grateful. You see all my foreign bridge postcards and some picks of my Finnish ones here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/117300234762593793922
There you can see even my swapped, tagged and purchased bridge postcards which you won't find in the ordinary Postcrossing gallery. I am happy if you take a look before sending to avoid duplicates.

If you can't send a postcard with a bridge don't worry at all, every postcard is naturally very welcome. It is always special to receive any kind of a postcard from a fellow postcrosser. Only to suggest you something besides bridges, I like postcards with art or historical buildings and heritage sites. Motorbiking postcards are great, too.

I am happy if you use real postage stamps. I prefer to receive the postcards without envelope. I'll scan every postcard in my official gallery (postcard wall).

When I am sending a postcard I try to fulfill wishes whenever possible, even if it means a delay for a week or two while I try to find a suitable postcard.

Among my other hobbies are motorcycling and photographing. My home town Lohja (pop. 47.400) is situated 60 km west from Helsinki at the hilly shores of the largest lake in southern Finland and is known for its medieval church, apple trees and limestone mine with a mining museum. See: http://www.visitlohja.fi

If you want to see where I live and where your postcard will go or have come from, you can take a look at google maps; there is even a street view from our little alley: http://goo.gl/maps/3XPG

If you are interested to see what the weather has been up here in the north during the last 24 hours, there is an official traffic weather camera about 3 km from my home on motorway 1/E18:
http://www.lookr.com/fi/lookout/1287133317-Lempola

Back to Postcrossing; There is a Bridges Tag thread on the Postcrossing forum:
http://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=3827

Another nice way to send and receive bridge postcards is Bridges Round Robin:
http://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=106652

FYI: I always put my address on a card to get it back if something turns out to be wrong with your address. Please don't think that I am asking you to send back anything.

And yes, that is my hairy arm in the profile photo :-)

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