Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Schwarzwald

This postcard came from Germany.

The Black Forest is the highest and largest mountains in Germany.




In the back of the postcard, the sender told me that there is some typical dishes, likes Kaesespaetzle (like cheese maccaroni), haultasche (filled pasta with meat) and schwarzwaelder kirschtorte (black forrest cake). Its all sounds yummy ....

Thanks Maria

Galette Bretonne

I got this postcard from France.

In the back of the postcard, the sender explain about his beautiful city near Rennes, the capital of Bretagne in the western of France.

Its a beautiful area mainly the coast. 

Its a land of farmers, sailors and fisherman.

Life is good with a lot of cultural events and festivals.



Thanks Stephane

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Card from Cornwall - Canada

Hurray, its Christmas time

I got this postcard from my nephew

Thanks Remi :-)






  

Monday, December 21, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cologne - Koln

Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany.

Cologne is famous for its Kolsch Beer, a special beer only brewed in Cologne. It's a light ale and is served in the traditional 0,2 liter Kolsch glasses with are tall and cylindrical.

Drink Kolsch in an origin "Brauhaus" (the traditional German Pub where the beer is brewed). There the "Kobes" serves the fantastic ale and he serves one after another if you don't say "NO" and put the beer pad on your glass.



Thanks to Marita.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Vimanmek Mansion, Bangkok, Thailand

Vimanmek Mansion is a former royal palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

It was constructed in 1900 and finished in 1901. It was used as a royal palace by King Rama V.

In 1982, Queen Sirikit asked permission of King Rama IX to renovate the Vimanmek Palace for use as a museum to commemorate King Rama V.

It is now a major tourist attraction and the world's largest golden teak-wood mansion.

If you visit this mansion don't use the unappropriated dress such as T-Shirt, shorts or ripped jeans because it is forbidden to enter the mansion with it.

When you visit Thailand, don't forget to try the famous local food likes Pad Thai and Som Tam.





Thanks to Ying

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmast Card from Debrecen, Hungary

The first Christmas Card from Debrecen, Hungary

Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest.

Debrecen has been the intellectual and cultural center since 16th century.

Debrecen is the site of important choral competition, the Bela Bartok International Choir Competition, and is a member of the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing.
Every August the city plays host to a flower festival



 

Thanks Ilona 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Jakarta

Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.

This is the map of Jakarta
The center of this postcard is National Monument (Monas)
The right top is Fatahillah Museum
The right center is Istiqlal Mosque
And at the right there are our famous Jakarta's transportation such as Bajaj (the three wheel transportation) and Trans Jakarta Bus

The left is "Ondel-ondel" a puppet that became Jakarta icon



Friday, December 11, 2015

Maid Of The Mist

Maid of the Mist is a boat tour of Niagara Falls

The first Maid of the Mist began at 1846, a side wheel steamboat ferry with two smokestakes.

At 1955, the modern Maid of The Mist boat was amazes million of tourist.


 

Standing at the bow, you feel the mist lightly spray your face.

You hear the rumble of the water. You sense the vast power of it all face to face with one of the natural wonders of the world.



Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Maps of Indonesian Animals


Here is a map of animals in Indonesia from Sabang (the western city of Indonesia) to Merauke (the eastern city of Indonesia).

There are Sumatran tigers, Sumatran Orangutan, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Borneo Rhinoceros, Anoa (midget buffalo) and Tapir in Sulawesi island, Komodo dragon in Komodo island





Friday, October 30, 2015

Consul's castle, Sudak - Crimea

I got another postcard from Russia. The picture of this postcard shows Consul's castle at the city of Sudak in Crimea




Thanks to Ivan

Friday, October 23, 2015

Moscow

This postcard came from Moscow, Russia.

This is the view of the New Arbat St., the Hotel Ukraine and skycrapers Moscow city






Thanks to Olga

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Borobudur

Borobudur is the famous Buddhist temple at Magelang city, Central Java and one of UNESCO World Heritage.

Borobudur was built when Sailendra dynasty ruled and become one of the largest Buddhist Temple in the world.





Saturday, October 10, 2015

Chrysler & United Nations Building

This postcard came from New York with the view of Chrysler & United Nations Buildings




Thanks Daniel

Strasbourg

Strasbourg is the capital city of Alsace Region and official sites of European Parliament.

It is also famous for its beautiful historical center "The Grande Ile" which was classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO



Thanks Sophie

Friday, October 09, 2015

Copenhagen

Copenhagen the capital city of Denmark and today it's became the cultural, economic and governmental center of Denmark.

Copenhagen also known as one of the most bicycle friendly city in the world.


This postcard view the Copenhagen landmark, such as:

(From top left) 
* The Memorial Anchor in Nyhavn (New Harbour) is commemorating the sailor in services for the Navy ; 
* Tivoli fountain at Tivoli Garden ; 
* Old Houses ;
The Royal Guard ; 
* Gefio Fountain ;
* The canal and entertainment district in Nyhavn ;
* The Little Mermaid ; and
* Restaurant at Tivoli Garden, the Nimb Brasserie




Nyhavn was constructed by King Christian V. There is a monument of the Memorial Anchor from 1872 in front of the entrance to canal and harbour area (the top left). This monument is to commemorating the Danish officers and sailors in service for the navy.

Tivoli is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen.

Gefio Fountain is a large fountain in the harbour. It feature a large scale group of animal figure being driven by the legendary Norse Goddess, Gefjun.

The Little Mermaid is a famous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish author.

Thanks to Rita





Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Usedom Island, Germany

Usedom Island is the 2nd largest island in Germany on the Baltic Sea.

This postcard shows us the beautiful of Usedom Island





Thanks Rainer

Monday, October 05, 2015

Old City Hall, Toronto

Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, was built in 1793

This postcard is showing Toronto's Old City Hall which was home to its city council from 1899 to 1966 and remains one of the city's most prominent structures.

At the corner of Queen and Bay Streets, east of the new City Hall in the center of downtown Toronto, the Old City Hall has a distinctive clock tower which can be seen the length of Bay Street from Front St. to Queen.





Saturday, October 03, 2015

Aland Island

This is Aland Islands, a region of Finland in Baltic Sea.

Aland is a big group of islands between Finland and Sweden and according to Eija it's a piece of paradise....



Thank to Eija (Telekia)


Friday, October 02, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway, USA

In 1935 construction began on the 469 mile Blue Ridge Parkway, requiring the creation of 26 tunnels along this route.

An uninterrupted corridor along a north south axis, the parkway was completed in sections over the next 52 years and is now an internationally recognized design achievement.



Thanks Margaret


Thursday, October 01, 2015

The Neptune Fountain

The Neptune Fountain was built at 1891 in Berlin. The Neptune is in the center with 4 woman around him.




Thanks Ray


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ukraine National Dish

This is traditional Ukrainian cuisine and famous for its juicy and delicious




Thanks to Tatiana


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Dani Tribes, Irian Jaya, Indonesia

Indonesia have many islands and tribes. One of them is Dani tribes who lives at Baliem Highlands in Irian Jaya, They live as a farmer. They are skilled farmers and have been using the tools that made by stone axes, knives made by animal bones.

They use koteka as their panties as seen at this postcard.

This postcard is about Dani warriors in Irian Jaya

 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Lake Louise, Canada

Named in honor of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (daughter of Queen Victoria), Lake Louise portrays spectacular water colours which arise from glacial silt, also known as rock flour


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Moraine Lake, Canada

Moraine Lake is located in the rugged valley of the Ten Peaks at Banff National Park. It's a glacially fed lake ... it's very beautiful view ...



Friday, September 11, 2015

Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Gastown is a historic site of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This is the historic steam clock on Water Street, Gastown.