Friday, July 31, 2015

Palace of Versailles (Chateaux de Versailles)

Versailles is a suburb of Paris. Its famous because Louis XIV moved political center to Versailles.

The palace was begun by Louis XIII in 1623 as a hunting lodge and expanded by Louis XIV into a royal palace.

The famous Marie-Antoinette the wife of Louis XVI was living here too until she was sentenced to death at The French Revolution. It was film by Sofia Coppola in 2006 by title Marie-Antoinette and won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design


   


     
Hall of Mirrors

The Chapel

Full of paintings hanging in the wall

The backyard

View from Kings Apartment

Paris Trip

In 2013, I went to 3 cities in 3 countries at West Europe.

The first destination was Paris, the home of Eiffel tower and the Louvre museum.

You have already known this famous place. Yes, this is the Arc de triomphe monument, located at the center of the Place de l'Etoile.
It was built to honors who fought and died at the French Revolution.




This is Luxor Obelisk, (the Egyptian obelisk from the Luxor temple), located at the place de la Concorde (the largest public square in Paris) near the famous Champs Elysees. It is one of the two the Egyptian goverment gave to French in the 19th century. The other one is still in Egypt because the lack of the technology at that time to shipping it to Paris.



The famous landmark of Paris ...... Eiffel Tower



Do you like shopping? Or just window shopping? Visit the Galeries Laffayete, the well know department store in Paris


Near Galeries Laffayete there is a Roman Catholic church, The Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite, built between 1861 and 1867 and designed by Theodore Baillu.


 

Palais Garnier is an opera house near The Galeries Laffayete


When you are in Paris don't forget to visit LIDO, to watch the famous cabaret show (dance and singing). LIDO is located at Champs Elysees rue

   
  
I think you have to experience the night cruise by boat at Seine river. 
The well known boat operator is Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches founded by Jean Bruel.
Its a romantic Paris cruise.
  


The boat trip is below
http://www.bateaux-mouches.fr/en/peniches-paris/boat-route-map-15.html











Thursday, July 30, 2015

Connecticut

Greeting from Connecticut

Connecticut also known as New England with Hartford as the capital city. Don't forget to visit Mark Twain House and Museum, where he wrote the well know The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.



Thanks Justine for this PC



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Around The World in 80 Days

Around The World in 80 Days, a 1956 film who won 5 academy award, 

* Best Picture - Michael Todd, producer ; 
* Best Cinematography, Color - Lionel Lindon ; 
* Best Film Editing - Gene Ruggiero and Paul Weatherwax ;
* Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Pictures - Victor Young ;
* Best Writing, Best Screenplay, Adapted - John Farrow, S. J. Pereiman and James Poe

And the film's theme song " Around The World " with Bing Crosby as the singer became very popular. 


Thanks to Janine from Germany

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Brussels landmark

The Grand Place in Brussels have lots of nice architecture an and old heritage town.

There are 4 beautiful architecture in this postcard,

top left is The Town Hall
top right is The King's House / The Maison du Roi
bellow left is Le Pigeon and La Maison des Boulangers
bellow right is Maison des Ducs de Brabant




Monday, July 27, 2015

Cannon Beach, Oregon

The celestial view of Cannon Beach, and Haystack Rock in the distance, is representative of the beauty of the Oregon Coast at dusk.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Whale at Oregon Coast, USA

While you visiting Oregon, don't forget to watch whale at Oregon Coast.

The gray whale are migrate from Alaska to the South at December to January to find the warm water and they are heading back to Alaska from March to June.

Some gray whale stay off at Oregon Coast between June to November

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Oregon Coast Lighthouses

The 9 Oregon's lighthouse, there are:

1. Cape Blanco, near Port Orford ;
2. Yaquina Head, near Newport ;
3. Heceta Head, near Florence ;
4. Tillamook Rock, near Canon Beach ;
5. Umpqua River, near Reedsport ;
6. Coquille River, near Bandon ;
7. Cape Meares, near Tillamook ;
8. Cape Arago, near Coos Bay ;
9. Yaquina Bay, near Port Orford



Friday, July 17, 2015

Yaquina Bay Bridge, USA

The graceful span of Yaquina Bay Bridge is framed by spruce and coastal pine as a 44 foot Coast Guard motor like boat heads for open sea.

Like many coastal Oregon bridges built during the Depression it was designed by state engineer Conde Mc Cullough.

With a span of 3.260 feet, it was completed in 1936, standing 245 feet at his highest point and 138 feet at deck level.







Thanks to Danny

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pa Hin Ngam, Thailand

This is Pa Hin Ngam National Forest with its beautiful flora and fauna. Located in the north of Bangkok, Tep Sathit District, Chaiyaphum.



Thanks Plub

Monday, July 13, 2015

Great Smoky Mountains, USA

Heather sent me this Great Smoky Mountains post card. It is the forest between North Carolina to Tennessee and known as the home of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.






Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Flower Carpet, Grand Place, Brussels

I got postcard from Brussels. 

Look at this amazing flower carpet at The Brussels Grand Place. Many experience gardeners involved to put thousands of flowers to create a carpet like this.