Sunday, August 14, 2011

These are the most interesting sights of Tallinn, Estonia.

My amazing friend sent me a postcard from her holidays. It shows the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, UK, which spans the Avon Gorge and was completed in 1864. It was designed by a Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

From Australia (I've been blessed with lots of awesome Australian cards through the Postcrowwing website) comes this very cool fairy postcard. Thank you!

Ah, I love sailing boats. These come from Finland.

This is Zierik in Zeeland in the Netherlands.

Oh, what a beautiful lighthouse!

Wow! It's amazing how large the post of Rotterdam is, isn't it? Apparently, it's the largest one in the world.

Be jealous of my awesome Lord of the Rings postcard!

This is the Lelantina. I absolutely love this postcard since I sailed on a very similar ship today.

Look! It's the stunning lighthouse Porer in Croatia. I'm still fascinated by it, it almost takes up the whole island!

This beautiful fabric can be found at the Kidane Mehret (Covenant of Mercy) Festival in Ethiopia.

Beautiful! This is the Meki River in Ethiopia.

Just look at how endless it is. This is lake Chalbi in Ethiopia.

This is the White Desert in Egypt. I wonder what those hills are...

I love panoramic postcards! This one shows Mount Egmont in the Taranaki countryside on New Zealand's North Island.

Oh, look, a bumblebee on a beautiful purple flower!

The castle "Jindrichuv Hradec" in the Czech Republic dates from the 13th and 16th century.

This is Riber Castle in the United Kingdom.

This card shows Castleton in the Gem of the Peak Destrict.

Isn't it beautiful? This is Geghard Monastery in Armenia.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

This is a postcard from Tunisia. I love it so much because there's an amazing recipe on the back which I'm going to cook now!

This is a historic photo from Shanghai. It shows Suzhou Creek and was taken in 1930.

I was long wondering what to do with those ad cards I got from Brazil. They're blank and I don't really like them, but in the end I decided to keep them. First, because I could never throw a postcard away and second, because they're still an example of a culture, of ads in Brazil.

On this card, you see the UNESCO heritage site "Column of the Holy Trinity" in Olomouc, Czech Republic, which is a unique example of Central-European baroque art.

This postcard shows a typical autumn scene in Russia with a cabin in a birch forest.

This is the island of Romo in Denmark.

This is Riga, the capital of Latvia. On the left, you see a panorama of the city, the three pictures on the right show the National Opera, the Blackheads House and the Dome Cathedral.

Wow! I never knew that the Netherlands published stamp postcards as well.

This is the city of Graz in Austria. Nice!

So, whom do you serve?

This card shows Sainte Luce in Martinique. Wow!

This is a lighthouse in Bretagne, France during a veeery heavy storm!

Ah, a card I got from my travel agent after coming home from a Round-the-world trip. What a nice thing to do!

This is a Ukrainian card on how to lace your shoes (or any other piece of clothing or whatever else you like to tie up). I love the version no 6, it looks funny!

I'm sure you're all ridiculously jealous of this awesome Pirates of the Caribbean postcard!

This is the Tasman Glacier on New Zealand's South Island. It's the biggest glacier in the country and you can land on it with a plane and do a guided ski-tour down it. The Tasman Glacier was named after the explorer Able Tasman (who also has a national park in New Zealand named after him). It turns into the Tasman River and then ends in Lake Pukaki.

I love my friend for sending me this beautiful postcard from Denmark's capital.

Oh, I wish I had finished reading Oliver Twist (to my shame, I got distracted and never finished it). The postcard is amazing!

This is the Saint Louis skyline in the USA. The Gateway Arch you see is the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. You cannot see it here, but the arch stands in the middle of a 90-acres park.

This ship is called Ukko Pekka and it is the last sea-going Finish steamer. You can find it in the area of Turku.

This picture is called "Happiness". It is a fitting title, isn't it? I love looking at the card, it puts me in a good mood.

Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, are created by light molecules dancing in the air. What a poetic reason for those beautiful lights to exist.

"How could we bridge the gap between us?" What a cute picture!

This picture is called "Stolen Kisses" and was painted by Erté.

This is the front of the book "She came to Stay" by Simone de Beauvoir, which was published in 1966.

What a beautiful harbour scene from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

This is a postcard from Hong Kong. The photo on it shows an airplane starting from the old airport, which was closed in 1998. Interesting how close to the buildings it is.

This is the lighthouse in the town of Kustavi in Finland. It was built in 1833.