Thank you Bea for this lovely postcard, I love churches!:)
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thank you Bea for this lovely postcard, I love churches!:)
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 CNNMoney.com 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 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!
Thank you Olivia for sendinding this lovely postcard!:)
Sunday, February 28, 2010
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!:)
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.
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
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!:)
Boston was founded on September 17, 1630, by Puritan colonists from England.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
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 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!:)
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
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 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!:)
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 sewer...hehe...watch out !
Thank you Sandra for this adorable postcard!:)
Monday, January 25, 2010
Many thanks to France !:)))
Sunday, January 24, 2010
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!:)
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!:)
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!:)
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
a, small village in France. This lovely postcard is sent by David, friend of Sri..mwahs to you guys ;)
Saturday, January 16, 2010
This lovely multiview postcard is sent by Lucie, thank you so much!:))
Friday, January 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The postcard is sent by Aik, thank you so much for this beatiful postcard! Love it:)