Friday, December 30, 2016

Wat Phra Kaeo

Wat Phra Kaeo or Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha) is a famous and important Buddhist temple in Thailand.

Its located in the Grand Palace, Bangkok.

This is postcard show Wat Phra Kaeo.


The center stamps is The Ananta Samagon Throne Hall, a royal reception hall within Dusit Palace.


Thanks Chirawan

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Netherland

I got postcard from Netherland. 

The sender told me that in Amsterdam every 5 years there is an event named Sail Amsterdam, when tall ships from all over the world visit Amsterdam and we can visit the ship, too


In September, in Tiel there is a big fruit events. Tiel is famous for fruit production, Excited? Please visit www.fruitcorso.nl 

There is also a large pop event called Appelpop, you can visit www.appelpop.nl where many visitors come with tent and stay 2 days and the good news is no admission it's free 😊

In the city of Nijmegen there is an annual event called the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen.
The participant walk 30/40/50 km per day. Do you want to join that event? Pleas go to http://www.4daagse.nl/en/

Netherland have a unique costume festival, too named Elfia and Kastle festival where the participant will dress in a unique and will expression their dreams www.elfia.com

And this postcard sent to me. It's show what you can do when water become ice in winter.



Thanks Elies

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Lion Cascade Fountain

Peterhof is a beautiful and fairy suburb of St. Petersburg.

This postcard show the Lion Cascade Fountain in the Peterhof Palace.

The Palace itself is recognized as a UNESCO World of Heritage Site.

In the beginning, Niccolo Michetti (the architect) made the structure in 1720 but he failed. Andrei Voronikhin realized the palace cascade.

The cascade is place between he Birch and Marly avenue. Eight vases and the figure of Hiracles and Flora were mounted at the low pedestal. A year later the two were replaced by two guarding lions.
Streams of water from the vases flowed down into the upper pool and then by the steps to the lower pool.
 


Thanks Vladimir

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmast Card from my nephew

Ho ho ho it's Christmas time ....

Glad to receive handmade Christmas card from my nephew



Thanks Zack, Sisca & Remi

Happy child

Today i got postcard from Czech Republic with happy child in the front of it



Thanks Pavla, Jiri, Marian, Viktor, Dominika, Gabriel, Matyas and Rozalie 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

the Lutheran Cathedral of Helsinki (Helsinki Cathedral)

Today, i got postcard from Finland with the Lutheran Cathedral in the front of it.

The Lutheran Cathedral in Helsinki is a famous tourist destination. It used to be called St. Nicholas church and the Great Cathedral.

In the stairs in front of it are a popular place for people to spend time.

The church is part of Helsinki's Empire Era center and a landmark for those arriving by the sea.

The twelve apostles is guard the city from the roof of the church.



Thanks Rosa


Friday, December 16, 2016

F-15 Eagle

Postcard show F-15 Eagle

F-15E is the most technologically advanced tactical aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory. This versatile dual role aircraft can operate around the clock and in any weather.


Friday, December 09, 2016

Cassoulet

Postcard from France showing Cassaoulet recipe. 
The sender wrote that it's a typical dish from South Western France and it's quite heavy and energetic so people eat it mainly in winter.




Thanks Aleksandra

Monday, December 05, 2016

Emperor Wilhelm Monument

Postcard from Germany with Kaiser Wilhelm Monument at Porta Westfalica in the front of the postcard.

It was built between 1892 - 1896 during the first German state unification after the death of Emperor William I.

With 88 m height, this monument become the landmark of Porta Westfalica.



Thanks Anja

Friday, December 02, 2016

Terveiset Honkajoelta

Postcard from Finland 

The picture shows:
- Monitoimitalo Honkala ;
- Rynkaisten Huidankeidas and
- Karvianjoki Jyllinkoskella 



Thanks Sointu

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lapua


Postcard from Lapua, a small town in west Finland.
It's also known for ammunition factory, too
This postcard is showing some Lapua view



Thanks Katariina

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Changhua Railway Roundhouse, Taiwan

Changhua Railway Roundhouse, located in Changhua City.

It's calls Fan-shape Train Head Hotel, too because when train head runs long distance and drives for maintenance, it is like the train go to the hotel to take rest.




When you visiting Changhua city don't forget to try local food likes ox-tongue cakes ; thicken threaded noodle soup and oyster omelet.
Thanks Yia

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sansiantai

Located at the East Coast in Taitung County, this is one of tourist destination in Taiwan.

Sansiantai (meaning Terrace of Three Immortal) is a geological rock. 

Its name from the legend that tells three famous immortals, Lu Tung Pin, Lie Tieguai (Iron Crutch Li) and He Xian Gu once took a rest and leaving footprints, which is three gigantic rock.




Thanks Jake

Thursday, November 10, 2016

St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

Postcard from Vienna :)

This postcard show St. Stephen's Cathedral, the mother church of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and become an eyewithness of many important event.

We can climb up to Pummerin (North Tower) or go down to the catacombs.

The green dome is St. Peter's Church (Peterskirche), the  baroque church in Vienna.

Both are a famous tourist destination when you visiting Vienna


Thanks Aleksandra

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The Nikolskaya Tower and the Arsenal's building, Moscow

This maxi Postcard show the Nikolskaya Tower and the Arsenal's building in Kremlin

The Nikolskaya Tower is a tower with a through passage in the eastern wall of Moscow's Kremlin. It was built in 1491 by Pietro Antonio Solary and named after Nikolaevsky Greek Monastry

Arsenal's building is a former armory in Moscow's Kremlin





Thanks Irika

Monday, November 07, 2016

Suomi Finland

Finland, one of Scandinavian countries have thousands lakes and lots of forest.

Look at the postcard ...
It's look so naturally 
The strawberry and the blueberry .. it's yummy




Thanks Leila

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Frankfurt am Main

Postcard with view of Frankfurt with the skyscrapers around.

Frankfurt is one of the important financial and trade city in Germany and also one of Germany's tourist destination.




  

Thanks Ursula



Friday, October 28, 2016

The Cock of Barcelos

Another postcard from Portugal

It shows about Portuguese legend " The Cock of Barcelos"
from Barcelos city (originally a Roman settlement).

At a banquet given by a rich landowner in the small village of Barcelos the silver was stolen and one of the guests was accused of the theft. He was tried by the court and was found guilty.
In spite of the overwhelming evidence against him, he still protested his innocence. The magistrate granted the man a final chance to prove his case. Seeing a cock in the basket nearby he said:" If I am innocent the cock will crow".
The cock crowed and the prisoner was allowed to go free.



Thanks Diogo

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Rua Augusta and the Rua Augusta Arch

First postcard from Portugal ...

This postcard show some of the main commercial street in Lisboa, Rua Augusta, the famous trans, and also the beautiful Rua Augusta Arch.

Rua Augusta Arch is a tourist destination in Lisboa. When you go inside, go to the top where you can see the whole town from the top and the statue that is in the other square facing the river Rio Tejo or Togus River.





Thanks Jara

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Male mask beneath a palmette

Postcard from Russia

The description in the back of this postcard said "The large amber frame on the east wall. Male mask beneath a palmette"



Thanks Xenia

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Oregon

Oregon, located in the Northwest of USA and this is the map of Oregon



Thanks Mozell

Monday, October 17, 2016

Auckland

Auckland the most populous urban area in New Zealand located in the North Island.

Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean.

To honor the killed soldier during World War I and World War II, Auckland War Memorial Museum recorded in a marble Hall of Memories and there is a Maori galleries, too







Auckland Harbour Bridge



Sky Tower
Auckland Sky Tower is an observation and communication tower, and there is a casino complex, too.




Sky Tower in the night



Where is the best place to see the Auckland view? 
Mount Eden is the right place to visit. 
After walking to the top of Mount Eden volcanic cone, there is the best view to see beautiful Auckland.