Ault is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Zagreb, Croatia’s northwestern capital, is distinguished by its 18th- and 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture. At its center, Upper Town is the site of the Gothic, twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral and 13th-century St. Mark’s Church, with a colorfully tiled roof. Nearby is pedestrian-friendly Tkalčićeva Street, lined with outdoor cafes. Lower Town has the main square, Ban Jelačić, plus shops, museums and parks.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Bled, a Slovenian resort town in the foothills of the Julian Alps, is set along the glacial Lake Bled. On a cliff overlooking the lake is the 11th-century Bled Castle, which houses a museum, chapel and printing press. Atop an inslet in the lake's center is the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria and its steep staircase and bell tower.
Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes together comprise three sites that make up 18,846 ha. It includes Geomunoreum, regarded as the finest lava tube system of caves anywhere, with its multicoloured carbonate roofs and floors, and dark-coloured lava walls; the fortress-like Seongsan Ilchulbong tuff cone, rising out of the ocean, a dramatic landscape; and Mount Halla, the highest in Korea, with its waterfalls, multi-shaped rock formations, and lake-filled crater. The site, of outstanding aesthetic beauty, also bears testimony to the history of the planet, its features and processes.
Postcard 1: Seongsan Sunrise Peak (Spring)
Postcard 1: Seongsan Sunrise Peak (Spring)
Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya for posting it from Jeju
Postcard 2: Seongsan Sunrise Peak (Winter)
Changdeokgung, also known as Changdeokgung Palace or Changdeok Palace, is set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). As it is located east of Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeokgung—along with Changgyeonggung—is also referred to as the "East Palace".
Monday, October 10, 2016
Santa Lucía Hill is a small hill in the centre of Santiago, Chile. It is situated between Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins in the south, Santa Lucía Street in the west and Victoria Subercaseaux on the east. An adjacent metro station is named after it. The hill has an altitude of 629 m and a height of 69 m over the surrounding area. The hill is the remnant of a volcano 15 million years old. The hill comprises a 65,300 square metre park adorned with ornate facades, stairways and fountains. At the highest point there is a viewpoint popular with tourists visiting the city.
Thanks to Ms Ramon. She says she is a regular visitor to my blog. I am really overwhelmed because of the thousands of cards I have received, only 3 or 4 have arrived just looking at my blog. Thanks once again, your cards are on its way.
Urbino is a walled city in the Marche region of Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. The Ducal Palace is a Renaissance building in the Italian city of Urbino in the Marche. One of the most important monuments in Italy, it is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Thanks to Mr Alessandro
Olinda, is an historic city in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, located on the country's northeastern Atlantic Ocean coast, just north of Recife and south of Paulista. Olinda features a number of major tourist attractions, such as a historic downtown area (World Heritage Site), churches, and the Carnival of Olinda, a popular street party, very similar to traditional Portuguese carnivals, with the addition of African influenced dances.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Chichen Itza was a large pre Columbian city built by the Maya people. El Castillo, also known as temple of Kukalcan, is a Mesoamerican style pyramid that dominates the centre of the Chichen Itza archaeological site. This magnificent structure of Toltec influence is 24 meters hight with stairs on each side with additional 6m for the temple.
Thanks to Mr Eaaj.