My Postcrossing (12) – Yekaterinburg, Russianone It has been long time didn’t receive new postcards. When I just thought if there is control of mail in my city, a new postcard arrives. The postcard is from Russia again but the special thing is that, there was an envelop.
有好一段時間沒有收過明信片，還以為現在是玩到有什麼管制的時候，今天又收到了一張明信片！明信片再一次來自俄羅斯，不過今次比較特別，明信片是有信封的。There’re many stamps on the envelop. Is it so expensive to mail from Russia to Hong Kong? Opening the envelop, I found some film leaflets. What do they mean…..?
信封上有很多郵票，原來從俄羅斯寄信到香港要那麼多郵費嗎？打開信封除了明信片外，還有好幾張電影leaflet，我倒想知這是什麼回事，哈哈！Okay time for the postcard. My first feeling was that it is very like The Church of the Savior on Blood, which is in Saint Petersburg. After some research, I knew that this church is also related to blood. It is the Church on the blood, at Yekaterinburg.
好了，要打開明信片了，我第一個感覺就是很像上次介紹過的滴血救世主教堂，就是聖彼得堡的那個，不過當我查看一下資料，發現這個教堂也是滴血教堂，不過位於葉卡捷琳堡。Yekaterinburg is the fourth most populated city in Russia, and is important in the history of Russia. It is named after the wife of Peter the Great. Chiang Ching-kuo, son of Chiang Kai-shek, also met his wife in Yekaterinburg.
葉卡捷琳堡是俄羅斯的第四大城，在俄羅斯歷史有很重大的意義，因為這城市的名字是紀念彼得大帝的老婆而來的，而蔣介石兒子蔣經國也是在葉卡捷琳堡認識他的太太。Before the church was built, Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, lived in the place (Ipatiev House). Later, Nicholas II and his family were shot. The church was then built to memorise it. It formal name is TheChurch on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land.
這教堂的位置本是俄國末代沙皇尼古拉二世一家隱居的地方，但後來末代沙皇在這地被殺害，他所住的伊帕提夫之屋就被改建成滴血教堂，而它的正式名稱是葉卡捷琳堡諸聖堂。Up till now, I received a lot of postcard with historical building. And all these history was related to war and blood. Yes, the history of human is the history of war. I wish there is no war again in the future, as no one really want to fight.