Thursday, January 12, 2017

United Kingdom: Stamp on Card

This Butterfly stamp was designed by Mr Gordon Beningheld and was issued by Post Office on the 13 May 1981.

Thanks to Terry.

France: Birds

Thanks to Ms Catherine.

Friday, January 6, 2017

India: Yoga

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of Yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Among the most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga and Rāja yoga. On December 1, 2016, Yoga was listed as UNESCO’s Intangible cultural heritage.

Thanks to Ms Seetas.

Finland: Jarvenpel Meet up (Nov 15, 1016)

Thanks one and all.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Seychelles: Beach

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It's home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to capital Victoria. It also has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.

My first Postcard from Seychelles. Thanks to my friend Mr Alok Joshi. Nice stamp featuring Indian Only Hindu temple in capital Victoria.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Czech Republic: Prague

Prague which lies on the banks of river Vltava, is the capital of Czech Republic and the largest city. Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. The many magnificent monuments, such as Hradcani Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and numerous churches and palaces, built mostly in the 14th century under the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV.

Postcard 1: Embossed Card

Thanks to my Cousin Mr Lakshman and Ms Radhika who were visiting Czezh.

Postcard 2

Thanks to Pavala for the first card which arrived in an cover. The second card is an official postcrossing card
Thanks to Mr David.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Srilanka: Kandy

This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Dinahala culture to flourish for more than 2,500 years until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), which is a famous pilgrimage site.

Thanks to Dr Kiran Achatya.

Sri Lanka: Central Highlands

Central Highlands of Sri Lanka is a recognised world Heritage Site in Sri Lanka. On 31 July 2010. These are rain forests, where the elevation reaches 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) above sea level. The region harbors a variety of mammal species including the bear monkey, Trachypithecus vetulus monticola, (a subspecies of purple-faced langur) and the Horton Plains slender loris, Loris tardigradus nycticeboides, (a subspecies of red slender loris).

Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya.

Monday, December 5, 2016

France: Cote Picarde, Ault

Ault is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Thanks to Ms Monala.

Croatia: Plitvicka Jezera

Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register.

Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya who was visiting Croatia.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

China: Paintings

Post card 1

Postcard 2

Postcard 3

I have received these 3 postcards. No Idea who sent it to me.(Please Email) Any way Thanks. Can any one tell me what the card says.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Croatia: Zagreb

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.

Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya.

Hungary: Holloko

Hollókő is a Palóc ethnographic village in Hungary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its name means "Raven-stone" in Hungarian.

Thanks to Ms Rita

Friday, November 11, 2016

Slovenia: Brda

The Municipality of Brda is a municipality in western Slovenia. It is located in the Slovenian Littoral region, extending from the Italian border to the Soča River. It is bounded by Sabotin Hill to the east and Korada Hill to the north.

Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Slovenia: Predjama Castle

Predjama Castle is a Renaissance castle built within a cave mouth in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola. It is located in the village of Predjama, approximately 11 kilometres from the town of Postojna and 9 kilometres from Postojna Cave.

Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya

Slovenia: Bled

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

South Korea: Jeju Island

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)

Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya for posting it from Jeju

Postcard 2: Seongsan Sunrise Peak (Winter)

Thanks to Mr Johonson who was visiting Korea.

Postcard 3: Baengnokdam Crater Lake on top of Mt Halla

Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya

Postcard 4: Manjan Cave

Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya

South Korea: Changdeokgung Palace

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".

Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya

Monday, October 10, 2016

Chile: Cerro Santa Lucia, Santiago.

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.