Friday, March 5, 2010

Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth-largest city in Australia, with a population of more than 1.28 million.(wooooowwww, its almost like whole estonian poluation!) It is a coastal city situated on the eastern shores of Gulf St. Vincent, on the Adelaide Plains.
Named in honour of Queen Adelaide, the German-born consort of King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for the only freely settled British province in Australia.

Thank you Bea for this lovely postcard, I love churches!:)

Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. state of New Hampshire and the largest city in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. It is in Hillsborough County along the banks of the Merrimack River.
In 2009 rated Manchester 13th in a list of the 100 best cities to live and launch a business in the United States.

Thank you Dawn for this lovely postcard!:)

Oosterwolde, The Netherlands

Oosterwolde is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is located in the municipality of Oldebroek, about 15 km southwest of Zwolle.
Oosterwolde was a separate municipality until 1818, when it was merged with Doornspijk.
population around 2200. Seems lovely place to live:)

Thank you Monique for this lovely postcard!

Montreal, Canada

Montreal is the cultural and economic capital of Quebec and the main entry point to the province. The second largest city in Canada, it is a city rich in culture and history, has an inordinate number of attractive, fashionably dressed people, and a well-deserved reputation as one of the liveliest cities in North America. Montréal is the third-largest French-speaking city in the world, behind Paris and Kinshasa. The population of Montreal is approximately 3.6 million.

Thank you Olivia for sendinding this lovely postcard!:)

Sunday, February 28, 2010


A lovely postcard from Finland, Kirti! Thank you!:)

Sovereign Hill, Australia

Sovereign Hill is an Open air museum in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, that depicts Ballarat's first ten years after the discovery of gold there in 1851. It was officially opened on 29 November 1970.

Set in the Australian 1850s, the complex is located on a 25-hectare site that is linked to the richest alluvial gold rush in the world. The site comprises over 60 historically recreated buildings, with costumed volunteers, who are able to answer questions and will pose for photos. The recreation is completed with antiques, artwork, books and papers, machinery, livestock and animals, carriages and devices all appropriate to the era.

Thank you Helen for this great postcard!:)

Barra's Lighthouse, Brazil

First fort built in the city, it had the function of hindering the enemies entrance in All Saints’ Bay. Initiated in 1582, it got the shape of an irregular polygon with ten sides, six salient and four re-entering angles; its current dimensions, however, just came about in the 17th century.

The first wooden lighthouse, which functioned with whale oil, was made in 1696 and it indicated the entrance of the bay, alerting to the dangers of the coral reef or sandbank of Santo Antônio – the current iron lighthouse, working with electricity, was built in 1836. In the fort, there are a restaurant, a bar and the Nautical Museum, with exhibitions of old maps, navigation equipment, models of vessels, artillery pieces and remains of shipwrecks that happened in Barra, mainly Galleon Sacramento’s.

Thank you Luiz for this lovely lighthouse postcard!:)

Pantanal, Brazil

The Pantanal is a tropical wetland and the world's largest wetland of any kind. It lies mostly within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul but extends into Mato Grosso as well as into portions of Bolivia and Paraguay, sprawling over an area estimated at between 140,000 square kilometers and 195,000 square kilometers. Various sub-regional ecosystems exist, each with distinct hydrological, geological and ecological characteristics; up to twelve of them have been defined.
80% of the Pantanal floodplains are submerged during the rainy seasons, nurturing an astonishing biologically diverse collection of aquatic plants and helping support a dense array of animal species. Though the Pantanal inevitably cuts a lower profile than the Amazon Rainforest to its north, its ecosystems are similarly precious.
The name "Pantanal" comes from the Portuguese word pântano, meaning wetland, bog, swamp or marsh.

Thank you Luiz for this beatiful sunset postcard!:)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bridge of the Americas, Panama canal

The Bridge of the Americas is a road bridge in Panama, which spans the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. Completed in 1962, at a cost of US$20 million, it was the only non-swinging bridge connecting the north and south American land masses until the opening of the Centennial Bridge in 2004.

Many thanks to Freddy again who sent me this lovely postcard!:)

Porkkala, Finland

Many thanks to Anne for this lovely lighthouse postcard! And look at the stamp! Seems like two stamps have put on eachother:)) but it isn't so!:))

Boston, USA

Boston is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Boston city proper had a 2008 estimated population of 620,535, making it the twenty-first largest in the country. Boston is also the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.5 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country.
Boston was founded on September 17, 1630, by Puritan colonists from England.

Thank you Mary for this incredible postcard!:)

White Gold from Alabama

A Bug's Life,

A lovely postcard from Taiwan!:)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Army nurses at Tuckegee c1943, USA

Lovely postcard from Nova:) Thank you!

Kiel, Germany

Kiel is the capital and most populous city of the northern German state Schleswig-Holstein, with a population of over 236,000.
Due to its geographic location in the north of Germany, the southeast of the Jutland peninsula, and the southwestern shore of the Baltic Sea, Kiel has become one of the main maritime centres of Germany. For instance, the city is known for a variety of international sailing events, including the annual Kiel Week, which is the biggest sailing event in the world. The Olympic sailing competitions of the 1936 and the 1972 Summer Olympics were held in Kiel.

Kiel has also been one of the traditional homes of the German Navy's Baltic fleet, and continues to be a major high-tech shipbuilding centre. Kiel is an important sea transport hub, due to its location at the Kiel Fjord and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, Kiel Canal. Moreover, today Kiel harbour is an important port of call for cruise ships touring the Baltic Sea.

Thank you Jenny, for this lovely postcard!

Šventoji, Lithuania

Šventoji is a small resort town on the coast of the Baltic Sea in Lithuania. Administratively it is part of Palanga city. The town is located about 10 km north of Palanga and close to the border with Latvia. Further north of the town is Būtingė and its oil terminal. Šventoji River flows in to the sea at the town.

Šventoji is an important archaeological site as the first artifacts are dated about 3000 BC. A famous cane shaped as moose head was also found in the town. It is a former fishermen village now turned into a tourist town. The town always struggled to develop a port, which had to compete with nearby Klaipėda and Liepāja.

Thank you Lina for this lovely postcard!:)

Naleczow, Poland

Nałęczówis a spa town (population 4,800) situated on the Nałęczów Plateau in Poland's Lublin Province. In the 18th century, the discovery there of healing waters initiated the development of a health resort; mainly treated are circulatory disorders.
Notable landmarks include the 18th-century baroque-classicist Małachowski Palace (1771-73, since remodeled) and a park and resort complex dating from the 18th-19th centuries. In the Palace park lies The Creek Gottage...

Thank you Agata for this lovely postcard! :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Congos, typical costume of Colon province, Panama

Colón, (Pop 240,000) is a sea port on the Caribbean Sea coast of Panama. It lies near the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal.

This lovely postcard is sent by Freddy. Many thanks to him!:)

Dresden, Germany

Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border.
Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendour. The city was completely destroyed by the controversial Allied aerial bombing towards the end of World War II. The impact of the bombing and 40 years of urban development during the East German socialist era have considerably changed the face of the city.

On this postcrad are the biggest cities in Saxony. Jana, thank you so much for this lovely postcard!:)

Čumil, Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil is a bronze statue of a man playfully peeking out from under a manhole cover. This guy, residing in the Old Town, dates back only to 1997, but Bratislavians and tourists love him. Children like to abuse him by sitting on his head. Heated discussions have taken place as to what actually the man is up to - you'll have to decide whether he is simply resting, looking up women's skirts, just cleaned the out !

Thank you Sandra for this adorable postcard!:)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Brittany, France

Brittany is a cultural and administrative region in the north-west of France. Brittany was previously a kingdom and then as a duchy it was a fief of the Kingdom of France. Brittany occupies a large peninsula in the north west of France, lying between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south.

Many thanks to France !:)))

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Palace of the Culture and Science,Warsaw, Poland

The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw is the tallest building in Poland, the eighth tallest building in the European Union. From 1955 to 1957 it was the tallest building in Europe. It is now the 187th tallest building in the world.
Four 6.3-metre clock faces were added to the top of the building in 2000, making it briefly the tallest, and now the world's second-tallest, clock tower (after the NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building, ).
The terrace on the 30th floor, at 114 metres, is a well-known tourist attraction with a panoramic view of the city. An old joke held that the best views of Warsaw were available from the building: it was the only place in the city from where it could not be seen (a claim originally made by the French writer Guy de Maupassant about the Eiffel Tower).
The building currently serves as an exhibition centre and office complex. It is 231 metres (757 ft) tall which includes the height of the spire of 49 metres. There are 3288 rooms on 42 floors, , containing cinemas, theatres, museums, offices, bookshops, and a large conference hall for 3000 people. In fact, an accredited university, Collegium Civitas, makes its home on the 11th and 12th floors of the building.

Thank you Magde for this lovely postcard!:)

Rats from Finland

The cutest card I have got! The rats are playing basketball, wow :) And as Hanna said, she has seen them playing in Heureka center in Finland, aww, i wish to see them also!
Many thanks to you Hanna!:)

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River roughly 360 kilometers (224 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometers (186 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains. Its population 2009 was estimated at 1,711,466, and the Warsaw metropolitan area at approximately 2,785,000. Warsaw is the 9th largest city in the European Union by population.Warsaw is one of the Alpha Cities.
On 9 November 1940 the City of Warsaw was awarded the highest military decoration for courage in the face of the enemy - Order Virtuti Militari for the heroic defence in 1939. Warsaw is also known as the "phoenix city", as it received extensive damage during World War II, and rebuilt with the effort of Polish citizens
Warsaw's palaces, churches and mansions display a richness of color and architectural details. Buildings are representatives of nearly every European architectural style and historical period. The city has wonderful examples of architecture from the gothic, renaissance, baroque and neoclassical periods.

This lovely nightscene postcard sent me Magda, thank you so much!:)

Köngen, Germany

Actually, it was pretty hard to find any kind of information about Köngen in Germany:) All i know is that Mercedes and Porche are built in there:)))

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vieussan, France

a, small village in France. This lovely postcard is sent by David, friend of Sri..mwahs to you guys ;)


SPADE - a friend of soldier! hehe
uff, i love this postcard! Thank you so much Lidya :)

Bilvy and Joey, Australia

This cute postcard i got from Beverly, Busselton, thank you so much!:)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Louny, Czech Republic

Louny is a town in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. It is the "Pearl on the Ohře River". The town of Louny has a long history, and was first mentioned in the early part of the 12th Century. However, little remains from ancient times. The town was hit by a fire in 1517 which destroyed many of the buildings, leaving little more than a Gothic town gate and the church tower standing. Many of the town's older buildings were torn down in the 19th and 20th Century and as a result most of the architecture is from just after that time period. The main highlight of Louny is the late Gothic style Church of St Nicholas (Kostel sv Mikulase), built in the early 16th Century.

This lovely multiview postcard is sent by Lucie, thank you so much!:))

Friday, January 15, 2010

postcard from USA

This sunny postcard came from Dena, USA. She admitted that she had to find on map where Estonia is :)) Collecting postcards from different countries is so educating:)))

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

City Hall, Penang

City Hall, Penang is recognised as national monument in Malaysia. It is a two-storey building situated at the Esplanade in the state of Penang and has a significant historical and architectural value. It is believed that the building was specifically built to house council/municipal offices in the early days. It currently houses the Penang Municipal Council Chambers and two departments – the Licensing and the Urban Services departments. Built in 1903 in the typical British Palladian architectural style, the building has been listed as a national monument since 1982 under the Antiquities Act 1976. The design of the City Hall building bears a resemblance to the nearby Town Hall, which features the balcony as a main element overlooking the Esplanade.

The postcard is sent by Aik, thank you so much for this beatiful postcard! Love it:)