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.




 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Rotorua

New Zealand have a unique animal called Kiwi.

Kiwi is a shy and come out at dark only. 
Kiwi is a bird but can't fly... 
Kiwi has nostrils at the end of its beak ... 
Kiwi has no tail 

In this park, we can see Kiwi conservation








Friday, October 14, 2016

Linden Braeu Brauerei Gasthof

Today i got postcard with the old traditional restaurants view, Linden Braeu Brauerei Gasthof



Thanks Mike

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Local Food

I got postcard from Veliky Novgorod a city in Russian.

Veliky Novgorod is a historic city in Russia and sometimes called the birthplace of Russia 

"the first book and the first school in old Russia also the birthplace of Orthodox Russia" (www.visitnovgorod.com)




Thanks Ksenia

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Te Puia, Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua, located in the North Island is one of New Zealand's tourist destination and the city is known for its geothermal activity like hot mud pool.

In Rotorua we can learn the Maori culture at Te Puia, the New Zealand Maori Arts and Craft Institue besides we can see the Geothermal Valley, Kiwi and Maori Architecture.

Pohutu Geyser is an active geyser and erupt every one or two hours



Te Puia have mud pool, too






Sunday, October 09, 2016

Mrs Jones fruit & orchard, New Zealand

After visiting Kawarau Bridge Bungy, come by to Mrs Jones Orchard at 489 Kawarau Gorge Road, Cromwell 9384

This place is a great place to stop by and experience the orchard tour and pick the fruits (especially Kiwi, Cherries, Apricots, Plum, Apple) when in season.


 







In the shop you can find variety of fruit






 


 

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Kawarau Bridge Bungy, New Zealand

The bridge history begins with the gold rush era and the construction begin at 1879 and the opening ceremony is held at December 30, 1880



 At 1988, the bridge is used for bungy jumping

 
2012 Price List
Want to try?

Friday, October 07, 2016

Queenstown from Skyline

Queenstown is located in the New Zealand's South island.

Near our hotel there is a Wakatipu lake... and this is a view of it




 The shopping area near our hotel



Skyline experience to see the beautiful Queenstown view





 My lucky day to see the rainbow