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.

Italy: The Palace of Duke Federico, Urbino

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

China: Jinan University.

Jinan University is a public research and comprehensive university based in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. It is one of the oldest universities established on mainland China tracing back to the Qing dynasty.

Thanks to Dr Krishanand Bhandarkar.

Brazil: Altar at St Franscisco Church, Olinda

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.

Thanks to Mr Studart,

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Vietnam: Spring Flavours

Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya.

India: Mangalore Postcrossers Meet.

The second Mangalore Postcrossers meet was held at Head Post office, Mangalore, Karnataka.

Thanks to Mr Mansoor and other Postcrossers.

Mexico : El Castilo, Chichen- Itza

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.

Postcard 1

Thanks to Mr Eaaj.

Postcard 2

Thanks to Ramponi  of Mexico.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

New Zealand: Milford Sound

Milford Sound / Piopiotahi is a fiord in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, within Fiordland National Park, Piopiotahi Marine Reserve, and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site.

Thanks to my friend Chacko who was visiting New Zealand.

Germany: Trabant

The Trabant is an automobile that was produced from 1957 to 1990 by former East German auto maker VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau in Zwickau, Saxony.

Thanks to Kess.