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of Warsaw were available from the building: it was the only place in the city from where it could not be seen (a claim originally made by the French writer Guy de Maupassant about the Eiffel Tower).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:)
This cute postcard is sent by Flynt from Australia. Thank you so much :)
Kangaroos look so curious on that card, arent they?:)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Polonnaruwa was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka between the 11th and 13th Centuries. Strategically, it commanded all the crossings over the Mahaweli River, Sri Lanka's longest, guarding the increasingly powerful southern province of Ruhuna. In 993 AD, the Cholas, invaders from southern India, looted and burnt Anuradhapura and used Polonnaruwa as their military base for 77 years, resulting in an interesting blend of south Indian Hindu culture and Sinhalese Buddhist art and architecture.
Near the Audience Hall (sometimes called the Council Chamber) is the unidentified structure of the Nissanga Malla, this is made of solid rock and probably held a wooden roof. The building has been held by 48 stone pillars laid in 4 rows. The throne is a massive lion carved in stone. “Throne of the King” is carved at the bottom of the lion figure.
This building has a high importance to the historians as all the pillars are carved with the person’s designation who would sit there.
Thank you, Isuru!:)
Friday, January 8, 2010
Listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1997, Toruń has many monuments of architecture beginning from the Middle Ages, including 200 military structures. The city is famous for having preserved almost intact its medieval spatial layout and many Gothic buildings, all built from brick, including monumental churches, the Town Hall and many burgher houses. Toruń, unlike many other historic cities in Poland, avoided significant destruction during World War II. In particular, the Old Town was left intact, so all its important monuments of architecture are original, not reconstructions.
and yes, Dominika...you were right, Toruń is similar to Tallinn:)))
Thank you for sending such a beatiful card!:)
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, adjacent to Phoenix. As of 2009 the population of the city was 244,250. Scottsdale is regarded as an upscale tourist and shopping destination and as a representation of western American style. The New York Times described downtown Scottsdale as "a desert version of Miami's South Beach" and as having "plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene".
A lovely postcard from Anne, thank you!:)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The tower stands at 324 m (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-story building. It was the tallest structure in the world from its completion until 1930, when it was eclipsed by the Chrysler Building in New York City. Not including broadcast antennas, it is the second-tallest structure in France, behind the Millau Viaduct, completed in 2004. And while the Eiffel Tower is a steel structure, and weighs approximately 10,000 tonnes, it actually has a relatively low density, weighing less than a cylinder of air occupying the same dimensions as the tower.
Thank you Patricia!
Thank you Nan for this lovely postcard!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
With a territory of 110,994 square kilometers, Bulgaria ranks as the third largest state in Southeast Europe.
I absolutely adore this postcard! thank you so much, Paola! :)))
It is located on the Savoureuse, on the strategically important natural route between the Rhine and the Rhône - the Belfort Gap or Burgundian Gate .
Belfort is the home of the Lion of Belfort (The colossal work is 22 meters long and 11 meters high and dominates the local landscap), a sculpture by Frédéric Bartholdi expressing people's resistance against the siege in the Franco-Prussian War (1870) — who shortly afterwards built the Statue of Liberty in New York.
This beatiful postcard is sent by Christian, tnx!:)
Can anyone translate the text on stamp to me?:))
Thank you Inge!:)
Followers of Hinduism who focus their worship upon Shiva are called Shaivites or Shaivas (Sanskrit Śaiva). Shaivism, along with Vaiṣṇava traditions that focus on Vishnu and Śākta traditions that focus on the goddess Devi are three of the most influential denominations in Hinduism.
Shiva is usually worshipped in the form of Shiva linga. In images, he is generally represented as immersed in deep meditation or dancing the Tandava upon Maya, the demon of ignorance in his manifestation of Nataraja, the lord of the dance.
In some Hindu denominations, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva represent the three primary aspects of the divine, and are collectively known as the Trimurti. In this school of religious thought, Brahma is the Creator, Vishnu is the maintainer or preserver, and Shiva is the destroyer or transformer.