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 sewer...hehe...watch 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:)

A Bug's Life

Today was such a lovely postcard in my mailbox. Sent by Mimi, Texas. Thanks! :)


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, Sri Lanka

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

Toruń, Poland

Toruń is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River, with population over 205,934.
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, Arizona

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

Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower is a 19th century iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower, which is the tallest building in Paris,[10] is the single most visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World's Fair.
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!

Doi Luang Ching Dao, Thailand

Doi Luang Chiang Dao is a limestone mountain in the Chiang Dao Wildlife Reserve area, Amphoe Chiang Dao. This cone-shaped mountain is 2,195 metres from sea level, which makes it the third highest mountain in Thailand after Doi Inthanon and Doi Pha Hom Pok. Narrow plains on top of the mountain overlook spectacular views that include a sea of fog on the Amphoe Chiang Dao side, Doi Sam Phi Nong, the Chiang Dao mountain range, and the far end of Doi Inthanon. The peak is cool and windy. It is full of rare highland flowers, birds, and butterflies.

Thank you Nan for this lovely postcard!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria is a country in the Balkans in south-eastern Europe. Bulgaria borders five other countries: Romania, Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia , Greece and Turkey. The Black Sea defines the extent of the country to the east.
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! :)))

Belfort, France

Belfort is a town and commune of north-eastern France, préfecture (capital) of the Territoire de Belfort département in the Franche-Comté région. Population approximately 60,000 including suburbs.
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?:))

Magdeburg, Germany

Magdeburg, the capital city of the Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, is situated at the Elbe River and was one of the most important medieval cities of Europe. Emperor Otto I, the first Holy Roman Emperor, lived during most of his reign in the town and was buried in the cathedral after his death. Magdeburg's version of German town law, known as Magdeburg rights, spread throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The city is also well-known for the 1631 Sack of Magdeburg, which hardened Protestant resistance during the Thirty Years' War. Population 230,140.

Thank you Inge!:)


A lovely postcard from Lea, Finland. Thanks:)

Lord Shiva, India

Shiva ( meaning "Auspicious one"), also known as Rudra (the "Feared One") or "'The Destroyer" is a major Hindu god and one aspect of Trimurti. In the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism, Shiva is seen as the Supreme God. In the Smarta tradition, he is one of the five primary forms of God.
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.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Lovely map card from Louise, France. Thank you so much:)