Saturday, August 28, 2010

0021 - Kotka

Kotka, Finland - A small town in the south coast of the country by the Gulf of Finland.

Pretty house :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

0020 - Manga

Some anime character. Nope, not from Japan or any other Asian countries. Twas from Holland!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

0019 - Tide

This one's from Germany. The sender didn't elaborate anything on the view, so I'm not sure where this one particularly is. :(

Anyone care to enlighten?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

0018 - Dinosaur Delights!

Looks like one of the tourist attractions there to me? According to the Postcard, there's a Dinosaur Delights gift shop located inside the Apatosaurus behind a restaurant called the Wheel Inn.

Anyhoo, cute postcard!

Friday, August 20, 2010

0017 - Kajaani Town Hall

This is the own town hall in the Finnish own, Kajaani. Apparently, many old buildings there were demolished and rebuilt during the 60's-70's but this one was retained! :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

0016 - Valley Falls

Valley Falls is one of the state parks in West Virginia. Many people kayak there. According to the sender, the entire town went bankrupt in the 1890's, so you can't tell if anything was ever there!

Friday, July 30, 2010

0015 - Vestas

This is an ad card from Germany. According to the card, Vestas is a world leader in modern energy :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

0014 - Atomium

This postcard is of the Atomium, a remnant of the World Expo 1958 in Brussels.

According to Wiki, "Designed by André Waterkeyn, it is 102-metres (335 ft) tall, with nine steel spheres connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times."

Well quite an interesting display don't you think? :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

0013 - Limburg

These are images from southern Netherlands! The sender mentioned that it's a great place for walks and cycling.. Ahh I can only imagine!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

0012 - Lion Dance

Kids dancing during CNY? This one's from ShenZhen.. Such coincidence cos the Grandmother just came back from vacation there!

0011 - By the Beach

Vintage! Not sure if this has anything to do with Netherlands, but it's very Anne Taintor :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

0010 - St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral

Kyiv - Another tricky one to pronounce.. This is one of the oldest cathedrals in Ukraine, but was completely destroyed during WWII so this is some sort of a replica.

0009 - Chevalier Féréol de Bonnemaison

This is a French painting, but I'm labeling this under "USA" as it's displayed at The Brooklyn Museum. It's called "Young Woman Overtaken by a Storm" .

"Taking shelter underneath a sturdy oak, an elegantly, if scantily clad young woman—perhaps separated from her party of nature-seekers—tearfully cowers as powerful winds whip at her gauzy attire. In this picture, exhibited at the Salon of 1799, Bonnemaison pays homage to the era's prevailing, classically inspired tastes: the young woman wears the high-waisted, muslin robe à l'antique and delicate cothurnes, or sandals, that became all the rage for fashionable French women in the 1790s. At the same time, the threatening storm—evidence of nature's force—hints at a nascent Romanticism and its embrace of the sublime." -

Monday, June 21, 2010

0008 - Bayon Temple - Siem Reap

This one's not from my Postcrossing exchanges, but from STEPH! She sent this when she was in Cambodia for her OCIP. :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

0007 - Trulli de campagna

"Trullis" are ancient cone buildings built by dry-stone technique. This beautiful Trulli is located in Southern Italy :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

0006 - At the Copa, Copacabana

Copacabana is a borough located in the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, known for its 4 km beach which is one of the most famous in the world.

Seems like fun!

0005 - Terveiset Ylikiimingista

Well go figure how to pronounce that!

The upper picture is of a museum and the bottom one's of some natural landscape.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

0004 - Hamburg

Hamburg's a big town in Germany and those 4 pictures above are some of their landmarks.

Clockwise starting from left:

1) Heinrich Hertz TV Tower - This tower stands at about meters and there's a revolving restaurant at the top as well! :)

2) Not sure if this is the flag of Hamburg.. Someone enlighten me?

3) Couldn't find any info on this one.. Help!!

4) Speicherstadt - These are warehouses situated in the free port area of Hamburg.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

0003 - Picking berries

This one is a picture of the sender's aunty and stepmother picking berries in the forest. Yes, those berries are edible.

Prior to this, I have never heard of Belarus. So that's where Google comes into place.. It's in Eastern Europe next to Russia :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

0002 - Something from Taiwan?

Not sure what this Taiwanese postcard depicts, but the footnotes on the back of the card states "桃花美人" which (direct translation) means peach blossom beauty?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

0001 - Russian Folk Costume

This was the first postcard I received via Postcrossing, and it's of the Russian folk costume :)