Saturday, September 22, 2018

Finland: Postcrossing Meetup, Jarvilinna

Thanks to Ms Mervi and team. The meetup was held on 18 Aug 2018. The names of all participating members are inscribed in the map.

Norway: Jotunheimen National Park

Jotunheimen (“Home of the Giants”) National Park is a national park in Norway, recognized as one of the country's premier hiking and fishing regions. The national park covers 1,151 km² and is part of the larger area Jotunheimen. More than 250 peaks rise above 1,900 metres (6,000 feet), including Northern Europe's two highest peaks: Galdhøpiggen at 2,469 metres, and Glittertind at 2,465 metres.

Thanks to Mortiz from Switzerland who was on vacation to Norway. 

Serbia: Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. Its name translates to White city. The city has a population of 1.23 million.

Postcard 1

Thanks to Ms gordana
Postcard 2

My first post card from Serbia. Thanks to my friend Mr Vishwanath Kamath.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Poland: Zakopane (Shaped Card)

Zakopane is a town in the extreme south of Poland. It lies in the southern part of the Podhale region at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Zakopane is a center of Góral culture and is known informally as "the winter capital of Poland.” It is a popular destination for mountaineering, skiing and qualified tourism.

Thanks to Ms Paula. She says its the most beautiful place in her country. Indeed it looks like one. I would love to do mountaineering in Tatra mountains. 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Finland: Northern Hawk Owl.

The northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula) is a non-migratory owl that usually stays within its breeding range. The northern hawk-owl has a smokey white face with a black border, a flat head, yellow eyes and a yellow curved beak. Three subspecies exist across the northern holarctic. The North American subspecies S. u. caparoch spans from eastern Alaska through Canada to Newfoundland and in some areas extends south into northern United States. The other two subspecies are found in Eurasia: S. u. tianschanica breeds in central Asia reaching Xinjiang (China) and S. u. ulula resides across Eurasia reaching Siberia at its most eastern range.

Thanks to Ms Tiina.

Romania: Churches of Moldovia

The Romanian Orthodox Churches of Moldavia are located in Suceava County, northern Moldavia, and were built approximately between 1487 and 1583.

Postcard 1: Trei Lerarhi Monastery

 Postcard 2: Cureta De Arges Monastery

Thanks to Mr Daniel.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Czech Republic: Okresni Musuem, Pelhřimov

Pelhřimov is a town located approximately halfway between Prague and Brno. It is known as “the Gateway to the Highlands“ because of its location in the westernmost tip of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands.

Big thanks to 9 year old Marin who loves Dinosaurs. He has used a nice world heritage site stamp of Olomouc.

Bangladesh: Curzon Hall

Thanks to Ms Adithi who says she has been to this place several times and taken some beautiful photographs too. This building looks similar to our courts, which are painted red. She has used two stamps featuring butterflies from 2012.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Japan: Mount Fuiji

Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A pilgrimage site for centuries, it’s considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity. Its iconic profile is the subject of numerous works of art, notably Edo Period prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige.

Postcard 1

Thanks to Amar and Neetu. This was posted from the post office at the summit. 

Postcard 2

Thanks to my uncle K.Diwakar Pai who was visiting Japan. Nice Cancellations used.

Macedonia: Skopje

Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. ISkopje is located on the upper course of the Vardar River, and is located on a major north-south Balkan route between Belgrade and Athens. It is a center for metal-processing, chemical, timber, textile, leather, and printing industries.

Thanks to Ms Anitha.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

USA: Postcrossing Meetup, San Diego

Thanks to Ms Ramya and others.

Portugal: Viseu

Settled during the period of the early Iberian Castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures including the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. The city is also a cultural center, home to the nationally acclaimed Grão Vasco Museum, seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Viseu, and pole of national universities, including the Catholic University of Portugal.

Thanks to Mr Miguel. He says its a lovely place to live and visit. To know more about this city visit

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Bangladesh: Sunderbans

The Sundarbans is a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal and considered one of the natural wonders of the world. Located in the delta region of Padma, Meghna and Brahmaputra river basins, this unique forest extends across Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat districts of Bangladesh and South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal, India. The Sundarbans contain the world's largest coastal mangrove forest, with an area of about 10,000 km2.

Thanks to Ms Adithi Biswas.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Korea: Minhwa

Minhwa refers to Korean folk art produced mostly by itinerant or unknown artists without formal training, emulating contemporary trends in fine art for the purpose of everyday use or decoration.

Thanks to Mr Ried.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Lithuania: Hill of Crosses.

Hill of crosses is a pilgrimage site situated in Northern Lithuania. There are about 50,000-100,000 crosses here. It is believed that the first crosses were placed on the former Domantai hill fort after the 1831 uprising.

Thanks to Danute.

Germany: Bomann Museum, Celle

For more than 100 years, one of the largest cultural-historical museums in Lower Saxony, located opposite the Celle Palace, has been presenting its collections about the everyday culture of eastern Lower Saxony, the town’s history as well as the history of the former Kingdom of Hanover. Next to it is St Mary's Church which is a 700 year old  church with 74.5 m high tower. 

Thanks to Ms Nadina

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Russia: Long-eared Owl (Juvenile)

The long-eared owl (Asio otus), also known as the northern long-eared owl, is a species of owl which breeds in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Thanks to Mr Sergei

Latvia: National Art Musuem

The Latvian National Museum of Art is the richest collection of national art in Latvia. It houses more than 52,000 works of art reflecting the development of professional art in the Baltic area and in Latvia from the middle of the 18th century until the present time. This one shows 'winter' by 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Birds: Chestnut-backed Chickadee

The chestnut-backed chickadee is a small passerine bird in the tit family, Paridae. It is found in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and western Canada, from southern Alaska to southwestern California. It is a permanent resident within its range, with some seasonal movements as feeding flocks move short distances in search of food.

Thanks to Mr Bob.

Indonesia: Jakarta

Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Located on the northwest coast of the world's most populous island Java, it is the centre of economics, culture and politics of Indonesia, with a population of 10,075,310 as of 2014.

Thanks to Ms Anggara.