Nov 13, 2010

#243 - CHINA - scaret

I already received a postcard from this UNESCO site - but to be honest: I LOVE this site! So fairyland-style... Just beautiful!

Nov 12, 2010

#242 - CHINA - nixil

Wonderful card from the Suzhou Street - Summer Palace in Beijing.
The card was sent by nixil. Nixil wrote: "Suzhou is famous for its Private Gardens and always regard as the Oriental Venice. It's so beautiful. I love my hometown :)"

I'm sure that i already got cards from the Summer Palace in Beijing, but you know me and my mess :) I think it's time to reorder my postcard collection this winter!

The Summer Palace in Beijing – first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886 – is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.

Nov 11, 2010

#241 - RUSSIA - i-c-e-cream

valerie sent me this wonderful big black and white postcard with many stamps on it!

The card shows Svyatoslav Roerich a famous painter in Russia

Svetoslav Roerich’s painting of his wife, ‘Mme Devika Rani Roerich’
Also the stamps are amazing! Thank you very much for this great big super hilarious card which broaden my horizon!

Nov 10, 2010

#240 - RUSSIA - startinka

This card was sent by startinka. It shows a watercolor painting which you can see in the great HErmitage a St.Petersburg. The painting itself shows the Interiour of the Pitti Palace in Florence.

Nov 9, 2010

#239 - USA - laughingcity

and since i was in japan i know what good sushi is! 
mjam! tasty, whenever you'd like to make me happy - bring me some master sushi!

Nov 8, 2010

#238 - USA - MeSo

The card was sent by Christi / MeSo who lives in Louisville...
Really i had to check where Louisville is in The United States. For the most time i know where the village or City is located, but this time... no chance!

Thanks to MeSo for broaden my Brain navigation! (Yes its a talent from me to have an extraordinary orientation Sense)

First settled in 1778.

Nov 7, 2010

#237 - NETHERLANDS - cathelyne

Why put some peoples those stickers on the card? And specially over the important information whats printed on the front side of it?
I don't know Rölli - just when i scraped the stickers off i was able to read the infos... 
PLEASE! Don't put stickers on the card! I'm not the girlie who like all those glittering stickers... PLEASE!

Nov 6, 2010

#236 - NETHERLANDS - cathelyne

Today i received a card wich i received mor than once or twice or even much more already... maybe i should delete and keep updated my fav lists on postcrossing and flickr... 

Nov 2, 2010

#235 - FRANCE - ptitem

A really beautiful card from ptitem in Annecy / France.
Annency is quite near the French/Italian/Switzerland Boarder. She's writing that she has only 30 minutes to reach Geneva!
Merci beaucoup pour la belle carte postale!

Nov 1, 2010

#234 - USA - mandyM

WOW! The original Queen Mary! One of the first big cruisers on our Oceans! Nowadays it's a Hotel in LongBeach

And also on this card - NO POSTMARKS - whats the matter dear worldwide postoffices?

Oct 31, 2010

#233 - ITALIA - phabietto

A nice card for my maxicard collection!
I loved Giro d'Italia when i was a little girl - sitting with my dad in front of the TV. That were just our hours - none else! ooo i miss him!

And also on this card no postmarks :(

Oct 30, 2010

#232 - UNITED KINGDOM - andyb

The cards are coming in one by one - so nice to update this blog regularly. Somedays i have the impulse to post all my received cards - but hey i'm even not able to keep updated my flickr account, where ALL my cards are scanned...

The Picasso card above was sent by andy. Unfortunately i got many unstamped cards in the last time - thats so sad! As more postmarks it has i'm more than happier...

But anyway: Thank you andyb for taking me back to my years at the Artschool ;)

Pablo Picasso - Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1960

Oct 28, 2010

#231 - GERMANY - timur_leng

 WOW! was für eine geniale Karte! Vielen herzlichen Dank für das Stück Kunst, dass du mit mir teilst! Ich mag die Karte sehr :D
Die Frau Abadi-Odebrecht vor floraler Tapete in frischem Grün

Oct 26, 2010

#230 - POLAND - skrana

A card from my favourites! Thank you very much - skrana!
I love squirrels and i think the English name absolutely represents the art of this animal... Eichhörnchen (in German) is the most boring word i've ever heard! :)

Oct 23, 2010

#229 - NETHERLANDS - lotty

lotty, original from Belgium, sent me this fabulous free ad card from a Dutch-meeting in Zwolle. Thank you very much, even i like more scenic cards for this tag/blog i enjoy receiving typography cards :) Thank you very much!

Oct 15, 2010

#228 - UNITED KINGDOM - claire

Today i got a wonderful card from Wales.
Wales is a region/Country in the United Kingdom Area. England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
I'm not really sure if they have their own Parliament, but i don't think so. :) so i'll put the card in the United Kingdom or GreatBritain section :)
Really! i know i'm such a noop! But i never feel confident about this. maybe someone can explain it?
Mynydd Wysg, Brecon Beacons, Wales
card was sent by claire

Anyway: The great card was sent by claire who was superfast! Thank you very much for the beautiful landscape view, which i adore for this tag! 
The card shows a snatch from the Brecon Beacons National Park 

location of the national Parc

Oct 14, 2010

#227 - RUSSIA - evgenia

This card i received today (28.10.2010) unfortunately the sender - evgenia - didn't wrote what we can see on it. Also i can't read the russian alphabet - so no chance to get more informations about the topic. :(

Oct 13, 2010

#226 - RUSSIA - tens

I'm really not sure under which country i should deposit this card? mmm...

the card was sent by tens, who is originally from Belarus. The card was written in Belarus on a meeting (the 3rd one in minsk), the stamp is also a belarusian one - BUT the card shows St. Petersburg which is in Russia.
Sad! I don't like that much cards which aren't from the country the stamp is from... BUT anyway! I like the card very much! It's full of nice words and quotes! not just the signatures from the postcrossers!
Thank you very much to Tens who sent me the card. And to Csigat_Snail, Sergei, KAteR, OksaFoksa and exmellie for your kind words!

The Kriukov Canal. The St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral of the Epiphany
The architecture of Naval St Nicolas Cathedral of the Epiphany combines baroque style with elements of traditional Russian architecture. The Cathedral, designed by architect S. Tchevakinsky in 1753-62 and sanctified in 1760, is one of the most beautiful churches in St Petersburg.
The Cathedral was named after St Nicolas Chudotvotetz (Wonder Worker). It became a kind of memorial in honor of the lost seamen.
Naval St Nicolas Cathedral is one of few cathedrals that were not closed in the Soviet period.

Oct 12, 2010

#225 - MALAYSIA - nisnoopy3

A wonderful and interesting card from nisnoopy3

One of Kuala Lumpur's  top shopping complexes

I really adore this view of the Petrona twin towers! Did you saw Entrapment with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones? I always think of this Film when i saw a picture from those Skyscrapers... 11 years ago... wow how the time flies!

Oct 11, 2010

#224 - POLAND - goosik

received this wonderful card during the last few days! Yes my Recived but not registered box is full! OMG! Had a lot to do this evening, while my bf is on the vine trade fair. You need to know: He's originally from the southwetsern part from Switzerland (where all the big mountains are) calling Kanton Wallis. It's not a myth! i can tell you - they drink with a good sip! So it's totally normaly that he is ther on this trade fair, where you can degustate vine for free. I myself don't drink any alcohol, so whats better than stay at home with my beloved cards! :)
But back to the main theme!

The card was sent by Goosik who's living in Poland, not where the card is from but she brought it from her vacations.
It shows the famous Morze Battyckie and when i can remember right i once get quite a similar card from this region.

Oct 10, 2010

#223 - JAPAN - tinktink0302

A card from my all time favourite country Japan!
The card was sent by tinktink who lives in Tokyo - but sent a card from a pagoda in kyoto.
To be honest i'm really not sure if i visited this one. Kyoto is full of pagodas and shrines and temples... really too much for 3 days :) Weeeee that was a great time! Just browsed through our photos we take... one is this, which i'd like to show you!

Me (first row with the purple scarf), my family in law and the best friends from my brother in law.
somewhere in kyoto :)

Well i love every single card from Japan, coz they always evoke great time, great pleasure, great and nice hospitality, nice food and and and...

Yasaka Pagoda, Kyoto
The pagoda rests on a bank in Eastern Kyoto. At 46 meters high, the temple stands out as a landmark of the city. Located between the Yasaka Shrine and the Kiyomizu Temple, the Pagoda is surrounded by residental buildings. The Pagoda also has a small traditional well attended garden at its base. 

Oct 9, 2010

#222 - CHINA - jelcyel

What a boring postcard! 
The ceramic art of XinYiChen

But the stamps are just hilarious!

Do you see the golden one?
The Universal Postal Union is an international organization that coordinates postal policies among member nations, and hence the worldwide postal system. Each member country agrees to the same set of terms for conducting international postal duties. The Universal Postal Union's headquarters are located in Bern, Switzerland.
Also the UPU Monument which was built on the 4th of october 1909 - the day of my birthday - sure i'm not as old as this monument :) In the UPU Monument (Weltpostdenkmal) in Bern, bronze and granite, by René de Saint-Marceaux, the five continents join to transmit messages around the globe

many countries has stamp issues with the monuiment as motiv.
Last year i.e. Switzerland had a joint issue with France.

Look at this page for the full history about this monument and stamp issues! -->