Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Zelenogradsk, Kaliningrad - RUSSIA
Many years ago, the first postcards were simple daguerreotypes made in touristic sites, mainly beaches and famous monuments. In Russia, the first cards were views of seaside cities in Eastern Prussia and Crimeia, the favorite destinations for Russian tourists (upper-class). In this official postcard we can see a recent photo that follow the same philosophy. Thank you very much Yulia for choosing a vintage reproduction card. This postcard took 17 days to arrive!
Zelenogradsk is a town and the administrative center of Zelenogradsky District in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, prior to 1946 known by its German name Cranz. The site of today's Zelenogradsk was originally an Old Prussian fishing village, in the proximity of Kaup, a Prussian town on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the Viking era. Zelenogradsk is now popular with Russian vacationers, and many rich Russians own private houses in the area.