Jan 25, 2010

#202 - NETHERLANDS - janina14

Eiju Ohtaki
Ueno, Tokyo - december 1953


 I always loved this b/w card! Had it on my sketch book when i was a teenager!

#201 - PORTUGAL - joana122


This panorama card from joana122 shows the fortress St. John Baptiste - she writes that the Fortress stays on a little island called Berlenga, around 60 km north from Lisboa! Thank you very much! Also for all those nice stamps!

Jan 24, 2010

#200 - RUSSIA - wetochka

This card i received some days ago (around the 5th of february 2010) - i know its a bit confusing, with the dates on the blogs post. But i have no chance to keep it up in other ways - so i've marked every card with a number. This one is number 200! Alone in this tag (i think there are more than 200 cause i've begun a little bit earlier but without labeling). The celebration card is from wetochka and shows a sunset in a resort :) no idea from which region in the large russia country this picture was taken... But it so romantic - thats enough ;)

Jan 22, 2010

#199 - HUNGARY - esztus


Szeged is situated near the southern border of Hungary, just to the south of the mouth of the Maros River, on both banks of the Tisza River. Due to the high number of sunshine hours annually, Szeged is often called City of Sunshine.

#198 - NETHERLANDS - sjoiis

Do you see little miss zasa on the right side?! Nono not the big fat on the left!
I always loved this card and bought it several times for sending out - but never received one! Thank you so much sjoiis! I LOVE elefants! Did you now that i have a second postcrossing account? Better say: MY little Elefant has one - he called Nenat (i couldn't pronounced elefant as i was a child).
Thank you very much Joyce!

#197 - NETHERLANDS - marleen1979

Papillons de collection, 1999

Atelier Nouvelles Images

I love those cards from the publisher Atelier Nouvelles images.  They are full of little objects, we didn't know or we never saw together before. Marleen sent me one with 40 Butterflies on it! A great Color storm! Thank you!

Jan 21, 2010

#196 - USA - cawindt

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish, 1868-1928)
The Shadow, Watercolor 30x18cm

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (June 7, 1868–December 10, 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, and watercolourist. He was a designer in the Arts and Crafts movement and also the main exponent of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom. He had a considerable influence on European design.  found sketchbitch's blog

Jan 20, 2010

#195 - NETHERLANDS - Chantillie

And the next gap filling post written on the 21.10.2010
Not much to write here: The card isn't my taste at all and the stamp is boring... Sad...

#194 - CHINA - jiaoxinlun


Xinlun sent me a wonderful card from the UNESCO site Mt. Wudang. And used wonderful New Year stamps!

The palaces and temples which form the nucleus of this group of secular and religious buildings exemplify the architectural and artistic achievements of China's Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Situated in the scenic valleys and on the slopes of the Wudang mountains in Hubei Province, the site, which was built as an organized complex during the Ming dynasty (14th–17th centuries), contains Taoist buildings from as early as the 7th century. It represents the highest standards of Chinese art and architecture over a period of nearly 1,000 years.http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/705
What i've always love is a 360 degrees round view! http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/asia/china/wudangshan/tianzhu-feng-down/sphere-flash.html
Amazing! or?!

#193 - JAPAN - Fadoua


When i was in Japan i tried to visit the onsen in Hakone. But it didn't work this time - maybe the next time, when i'm returning to my most loved country Nippon.

Thanks a lot to Fadoua for one more super card from japan!

Jan 15, 2010

#192 - RUSSIA - kaurry


This was one of my first favorites when i've joined postcrossing some years ago (3y. and 3 months) - and now i have it! juppieh! (see my favorites flickr site - page11! - added as favorite one year ago )
Its so beautiful! the star always reminds me of those paper stars from southern India. Unfortunately my parents didn't bought one for me - mummy said they were all not in a good condition - so if an indian postcrosser see this post: i'm open for a private trade!

Thanks a lot to Kaurry who sent me this SUPER card!

Jan 14, 2010

#191 - POLAND - mchomka


Look at this beautiful Multiview from Siedlce in Poland. Even i'm nt a big fan of multiviews - this one is really nice!
According to the legend, the origin of Siedlce is owed to Queen Bona, who travelling with her knighthood, stopped to rest and decided that the area was a good place to settle. King Zygmunt Stary granted his wife's desire and ordered to village be establish a village in that place whitch was to be called Siedlce.

Jan 13, 2010

#190 - POLAND - redka

A great colorful card from redka who lives in Poznan itself.
Poznań is one of the oldest and largest cities in Poland. It is the historical capital of the Wielkopolska Region, where the Polish State was born 1000 years ago. The origins of the city date back to the 9th century, when a castle - town, the seat of one of the ruling Duke's, was established in Ostrów Tumski on the right bank of the Warta River in the flood basin of the Warta and Cybina Rivers. Soon it was surrounded by the beginnings of a municipal settlement.

Poznań (...) with its tall houses and spacious market square has charm aplenty". These were the words Rev. Benedykt Chmielowski used over 250 years ago to describe the capital of Wielkopolska in the oldest Polish encyclopaedia. And though today there are taller buildings and larger open spaces in the city, the Old Market Square remains the source of great pride for Poznanians and an object of admiration for numerous visitors.
Marked out in 1253, when the city of Poznań was chartered, the market square has been the centre of community life for centuries. It was in the town hall that the city councils took decisions about local affairs. And it was in the market square that the most prominent citizens lived and trade deals were negotiated to bring economic prosperity to the city. http://www.poznan.pl

Jan 12, 2010

#189 - USA - vejoyce

The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California is a building originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition.

So wonderful! I love to get cards with a lot history behind! I should doing houseworking today - it's 8pm and i decided at 6:30 i will start then. And now? i'm still sitting in my bedclothes with a coffeemug - and read a lot history stuff in the last 2 hours. and i can't stop!

All girls and boys send me so fantastic and wonderful cards in this tag! Thank you so much!

#188 - PORTUGAL - joanna122

A great view out of the Monastery of Batalha. This view reminds me to my trip in to the britany 2 years ago. And it's also an UNESO HEritage Site. I'm ask myself if i should start a new collection?! It's so intersting all the ancient buildings and landscapes - full of history. Love it!

The Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. It was to be the Portuguese monarchy's main building project for the next two centuries. Here a highly original, national Gothic style evolved, profoundly influenced by Manueline art, as demonstrated by its masterpiece, the Royal Cloister.

Jan 11, 2010

#187 - GERMANY - cuivre


The Crad shows a very famous Bridge in GErmany. The Müngstener Bridge is the highest from hole Germany with 107m. It's a masterstroke for the time he was built. 1893-1897

A Stamp issued in 1997 for the 100 year memory.
Absolut fascinating this construction!
Thank you very much for a really interesting card!

#186 - RUSSIA - victoricus

#185 - MALAYSIA - CharlieDale

Another gap-filling post! (wrote on the 21.10.2010)
This card was sent by CharlieDAle - that were other times - i can remember me really good in those days :)
The card is from a Free Ad Card Issue launched by the Malaysian Tourism Office. They aren't really pretty - but hey a card is a card - or? 

Negaraku is the Malayan National-hymn: 
My country, the land where my blood is shed,
The people live united and progressive,
Blessings of happiness, may God blessed,
(And that) our King may reign in peace.
Blessings of happiness, may God blessed,
(And that) our King may reign in peace.

Tun Sambanthan Thirunyana s/o Veerasamy, better known as Tun V.T. Sambanthan, was the fifth President of Malaysian Indian Congress and one of the Founding Fathers of Malaysia along with Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tan Cheng Lock. He was the MIC President from 1955 to 1973, when he was ousted by party members.
Sambanthan was one of the leading Indian leaders who played a prominent role in the independence movement in Malaya. As president of the Malayan Indian Congress (MIC) during this important period of transition, he worked closely with Alliance Party leader Tunku Abdul Rahman and they developed a close personal bond.

#184 - UKRAINE - Inga

A wonderful card! It shows the Park Sofijiwka. And i now i've received last saturday also a card from this park - let me search ...

This one is from mindanao for the January RR 2010.

The dendrological park "Sofiyivka" of Ukraine's National academy of Science, which is situated in the town of Uman, Cherkasy region, is well-known far away the borders of Ukraine as one of the most famous masterpieces of the world landscape gardening of the end of XVII - the beginning of XIX centuries stands at the same level with other examples of park construction of Europe, such as Balbi Garden in Florence (Italy), San-Susi Park in Potsdam (Germany) and Versailles (France).
more on this site: http://www.sofiyivka.org.ua/ 
It's a really interesting history! Great thank you for the card!

Jan 8, 2010

#183 - FINLAND - nökö

Rough Life, 1990

I got today this red cover filled with a new card to my stenvall collection! THANK YOU SO MUCH! and a note wrote by computer. That rings a bell. I had to operate my wrist two years ago. maybe some users can remember at it as i wrote all my cards by computer. Sometimes i still had to do that these days... I wish you all the best dear nökö and a fast recovery its so awful! I couldn't even brush my teeths myself, or try to clean your botom with the other hand! a torture! Lucky we have our mothers who help us in such situations or our hubbies :)

#182 - FINLAND - kuusitintti

The Oidipus complex, Kaj Stenvall

YES! One more stenvall card for my fast growing collection! (See all received cards on flickr).
Thank you for checking my colection and send me a new one! i highly appreciate it! thank you so much!