Wednesday, March 15, 2017

China: Hubei Shennongjia

Located in Hubei Province, in central-eastern China, the site consists of two components: Shennongding/Badong to the west and Laojunshan to the east. It protects the largest primary forests remaining in Central China and provides habitat for many rare animal species, such as the Chinese Giant Salamander, the Golden or Sichuan Snub-nosed Monkey, the Clouded Leopard, Common Leopard and the Asian Black Bear. Hubei Shennongjia is one of three centres of biodiversity in China. The site features prominently in the history of botanical research and was the object of international plant collecting expeditions in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Thanks to Mr Wenting.

Spain: Caves of Altamira

The Cave of Altamira located near the historic town Santillana del Mar in Cantabria,Spain, is renowned for its numerous parietal cave paintings featuring charcoal drawings and polychrome paintings of contemporary local fauna and human hands, created between 18,500 and 14,000 years ago during the Upper Paleolithic by Paleo human settlers. The earliest paintings in the cave were executed around 35,600 years ago. Altamira is located in the Franco-Cantabrian region and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as the central element of the Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain.

Thanks to Mr Xavier.

Grenada: Map

Thanks a lot to my friend Mr Jitender who was visiting Grenada. Unfortunately some one removed the stamps.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spain: Baeza

Baeza, formerly also written as Baéza, is an Andalusian town in the province of Jaén in southern Spain. It lies perched on a cliff in the Loma de Úbeda, the range separating the Guadalquivir River to its south from the Guadalimar to its north. It is now principally famed for having some of the best-preserved examples of Italian Renaissance architecture in Spain. Along with Úbeda, it was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 2003.

Thanks to Mr Javier

Spain: Segovia Aqueduct

The Aqueduct of Segovia (or more precisely, the aqueduct bridge) is a Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Spain. With the Pont du Gard in France, it is one of the best-preserved elevated Roman aqueducts. It is the foremost symbol of Segovia, as evidenced by its presence on the city's coat of arms.

Thanks to Mr Javier.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Japan: Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.9 metres (1,092 ft), it is the second-tallest structure in Japan. 

Thanks to Ms Neetu who was visiting Japan.

Spain: Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela, commonly known as Santiago, is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the city's cathedral, as destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century. In 1985 the city's Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thanks to Mr Zavier.

South Africa: Pilanesberg National PArk

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is located in North West Province in South Africa, west of Pretoria. The park borders with the entertainment complex Sun City. The park is currently administered by the North West Parks and Tourism Board.

Thanks to Mr Alok Joshi.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Japan: Eat fresh sushi at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market.

Sushi is the Japanese preparation and serving of cooked vinegared rice combined with varied ingredients, chiefly seafood, vegetables, meat (usually fish), and occasionally tropical fruits. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the key ingredient in all cases is the rice, also referred to as shari or sumeshi.

Thanks to Ms Rie.

Malaysia: Entopia (Butterfly park)

The South Indian blue oakleaf (Kallima horsfieldii) is a nymphalid butterfly found in India and Malaysia.. The underside appears like a leaf complete with midrib while the upperside is brilliantly coloured.

Thanks to my Uncle Dr Krishanad Bhandarkar who was visiting Malaysia.

China: Mt Sanqingshan

Mount Sanqing is a renowned Taoist sacred mountain located 25 miles north of Yushan County in Jiangxi Province, China with outstanding scenery. It is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Thanks to Ms Danies.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Malaysia: Entopia, Penang Butterfly Farm

It is the largest butterfly and insect park in Malaysia.

Thanks to my Uncle Dr Krishanand Bhandarkar who was visiting Malaysia.

South Africa: Pretoria

Pretoria (Tshwane), in the Gauteng Province, is the administrative capital of South Africa. Known as "Jacaranda City" for its thousands of jacaranda trees, the city is also known for its universities and government buildings. The semicircular Union Buildings encompass the president's offices and hosted Nelson Mandela's inauguration. Nearby is the massive Voortrekker Monument, honoring 19th-century Afrikaans settlers from the Cape Colony.

Thanks to my friend Mr Alok Joshi.

Germany: Dusseldorf

Düsseldorf , is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the seventh most populous city in Germany. Düsseldorf is an international business and financial centre, renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. The city is headquarters to one Fortune Global 500 and two DAX companies. Messe Düsseldorf organises nearly one fifth of premier trade shows.

Thanks to Mr Jurgen

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.