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." -