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.

This is Campina Grande, the second largest city in the Brazilian state Paraíba. It's more than two thousand kilometres away from Rio de Janeiro (just so you have an idea of how large that country is). The picture on the upper left shows the Museo do Algodao, the one next to it the Maria Fumaca. At the bottom is a panoramic view of the city.

Does anybody know what the yellow flowers are called? They look very nice.

This is the castle in Moszna, Poland. It's used as a medical centre but it's also possible to visit this beautiful castle. Funny fact: The name "Moszna" means "scrotum". Now I'd love to know who named this place...

My first postcard from Paraguay. It shows the international bridge "San Roque González de Sta. Cruz" which crosses the Paraná river between Argentina and Paraguay.

This ship postcard was sent to me from the Ukraine. Isn't it beautiful? I love sailing ships!