Feb 15, 2010

#208 - USA - coconutkat

Another gap filling post written on the 21.10.2010.
And also here not much to say... ;)

Oooo! Except a comment to her words: "You probably don't see many pelicans in Switzerland..." How true! We don't have Pelicans in the wilderness - think it's to cold for them! We just know them from the zoo's ;) But on the other hand - do you ever saw a marmot or a capricorn in the wilderness :p

#207 - BRASIL - mii

A beach in Salvador.

 Vista da Praia de Amaralina

Salvador is literally surrounded by beaches. They are where people go to relax, cool off, chill, socialize, eat, drink, dance, exercise, surf, and of course swim. They vary from crowded city beaches great for meeting people to tropical idylls up and down the coast.

Feb 2, 2010

#206 - CHINA - king


Today i have China Day! All cards i got today (10!) are from China.
This one was sending by king and shows the old town called Chongqin in the big city Zongshan Town which has over 1 Mio Inhabitants. For me this is unbelievable! 1 Mio peops in one town. more than 700 inh. per km2 - ooo my god! Bern, where i'm living, has 2,5 :) And i just checked: No city in Switzerland has more than 12 inh. per km2!

#205 - CHINA - ice

A card from Tibet. Unfortunately no independent country anymore :(

#204 - CHINA - mr.shi

mr. shi sent me this wonderful card which was since a long time on my top favorites! The card shows the UNESCO world heritage site Wulingyuan Area.

A spectacular area stretching over more than 26,000 ha in China's Hunan Province, the site is dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 m high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, some 40 caves, and two large natural bridges. In addition to the striking beauty of the landscape, the region is also noted for the fact that it is home to a number of endangered plant and animal species.http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/640
As longer as i'm getting ivolved in this Postcrossing thing (more than 3 years now) i'm more and more interested in those UNESCO sites. But i know me - i wouldn't be a good collectioner since the time is running away for things like this. And i received so many cards in the couple of years - i wouldn't be able to check them all if they are showing a UNESCo related site. So does it makes sense to start as an advanced in years postcrosser? We will see - but for now a label called UNESCO have to suffice!

#203 - RUSSIA - paultry

Look at this absolut gorgeous card Paultry send me via this tag! I'm totaly fascinated about it! The title is: Africa, Botswana, Aerolandscape. And was taken by Sergey Yastrzhembsky - the famous russian statesman. Its funny cause i just saw last week a documentation in culture TV Show on Arte about him. 

So if someone is living nearby - don't forget to see the exhibition!


I would going right know - but i can't even read the address  =D 

Not only the card is interesting and really one of my favorites! no also the stamps, paultry has used!

Top left: The Europa Issue, 2005 - yippieh! (pancake, doughcurl, caviar, samovar)
and on the bottom: The Europa Issue from 2001! (Island Boichol in the Baikallake)

Thank you so much, paultry for this absolut great combination of stamps and card!