Friday, January 11, 2019

Nepal: Everest South Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the trek to this base camp. However, trekking to Lukla is possible. There are no roads from Kathmandu to Lukla and as a result, the only method of transporting large and heavy goods is by plane. South base camp is at an altitude of 5364m.

Postcard 1

Postcard 2

Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya for posting it from of Everest base camp.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Singapore: Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris wheel in Singapore. Described by its operators as an observation wheel, it opened in 2008, construction having taken about 2½ years. The Flyer has an overall height of 165 metres (541 ft) and was the world's tallest Ferris wheel until the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller, which is 2.6 m (9 ft) taller than the Flyer, opened on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, US, on 31 March 2014.

Thanks to Mr Colin.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Denmark: The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand

Located about 30 km northeast of Copenhagen, this cultural landscape encompasses the two hunting forests of Store Dyrehave and Gribskov, as well as the hunting park of Jægersborg Hegn/Jægersborg Dyrehave. This is a designed landscape where Danish kings and their court practiced par force hunting, or hunting with hounds, which reached its peak between the 17th and the late 18th centuries, when the absloute monarchs transformed it into a landscape of power. With hunting lanes laid out in a star system, combined with an orthogonal grid pattern, numbered stone posts, fences and a hunting lodge, the site demonstrates the application of Baroque landscaping principles to forested areas.

Germany: Erkrath

Erkrath is a town in the district of Mettmann, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Thanks to Mr Volua,

Friday, November 30, 2018

Slovenia: UNESCO Multiview

Thanks to Ms Veronica.

Monday, November 26, 2018

USA: California

California was the 31st  state in the USA; It was admitted on Sept 9, 1850
State Capital: Sacramento
State Nick Name: The Golden State
State Bird: California Valley Quail
State Mammal: Grizzly Bear

Postcard 1

Thanks to Mr Greg
Postcard 2

Thanks to Mr Smith.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Netherlands: Port of Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, located in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands. From 1962 until 2004 it was the world's busiest port, now overtaken first by Singapore and then Shanghai. In 2011, Rotterdam was the world's eleventh-largest container port in terms of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) handled. In 2012 Rotterdam was the world's sixth-largest port in terms of annual cargo tonnage.

Thanks to Ms Ellen

USA: Horse Shoe Bend, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States. Horseshoe Bend is located 5 miles (8.0 km) downstream from theGlen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Page. It is accessible via hiking a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) round trip from U.S. Route 89. Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above. The overlook is 4,200 feet (1,300 m) above sea level, and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet (980 m) above sea level, making it a 1,000-foot (300 m) drop.

Thanks to Ms Merilyn.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

South Korea: Seokguram

The Seokguram Grotto is a hermitage and part of the Bulguksa temple complex. It lies four kilometers east of the temple on Mt. Tohamsan, in Gyeongju, South Korea. In 1995, Seokguram was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List together with the Bulguksa Temple. It exemplifies some of the best Buddhist sculptures in the world.

Israel: Tower of David, Jerusalem

The Tower of David, also known as the Jerusalem Citadel, is an ancient citadel located near the Jaffa Gate entrance to western edge of the Old City of Jerusalem. The citadel that stands today dates to the Mamluk and Ottoman periods.

Thanks to Ms Julia

Friday, October 26, 2018

Owl: Great grey Owl

The great grey owl or great gray owl (Strix nebulosa) is a very large owl, documented as the world's largest species of owl by length. It is distributed across the Northern Hemisphere, and it is the only species in the genus Strix found in both Eastern and Western Hemispheres. In some areas it is also called Phantom of the North, cinereous owl, spectral owl, Lapland owl, spruce owl, bearded owl, and sooty owl.

Thanks to Mr Volkes.

Thailand: Karbi

Krabi is the main town in the province of Krabi on the west coast of southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River where it empties in Phang Nga Bay.

Thanks to Tejaswi and Manjunath who were visiting Thailand.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Vietnam: Saigon Opera House

The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Opera House, is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam. 

Thanks Nandu and Jack.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Uruguay: Colonia

Colonia is a department of southwest Uruguay, facing Buenos Aires across the Río de la Plata estuary. The departmental capital Colonia del Sacramento is known for its cobbled historic quarter and colonial Portuguese and Spanish buildings. Many house museums, including the Museo del Azulejo, filled with ceramic tiles. The Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, surrounded by the ruins of a convent, offers panoramic views.

Thanks to Mr Jorge Martinez Mutay

Thailand: Phi Phi Island.

The Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the west Strait of Malacca coast of the mainland. The islands are administratively part of Krabi province.

Thanks to Tejasvi and Manjunath who were visited these islands.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Armenia: Sanahin Monastery

Sanahin Monastery is an Armenian monastery founded in the 10th century in the Lori Province of Armenia.
The name Sanahin literally translates from Armenian as "this one is older than that one", presumably representing a claim to having an older monastery than the neighbouring Haghpat Monastery. The two villages and their monasteries are similar in many ways, and lie in plain view of each other on a dissected plateau formation, separated by a deep "crack" formed by a small river flowing into the Debed river.

Thanks to Mr Ervan.

Czech Republic: Praděd

Praděd is the highest mountain of Hrubý Jeseník mountains, Moravia, Czech Silesia and Upper Silesia and is fifth-highest mountain of Czech Republic. The average annual temperature is about 1°C. A television transmitter is situated on the top, 162 m high. The upper platform is used as a watchtower. The mountain is also a popular area for skiing. 

Thanks to Ms Eva.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Curacao: Willemstad

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Formerly the capital of the Netherlands Antilles prior to its dissolution in 2010, it has an estimated population of 150,000. The city centre, with its unique architecture and harbour entry, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thanks to Mr Karin. My first from this country.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Germany: Postcrossing Meetup, Bremerhaven

Thanks one and all.

UK: Talyllyn Railway, Wales

The Talyllyn Railway is a narrow gauge preserved railway in Wales running for 7.25 miles (11.67 km) from Tywyn on the Mid-Wales coast to Nant Gwernol near the village of Abergynolwyn. The line was opened in 1865 to carry slate from the quarries at Bryn Eglwys to Tywyn, and was the first narrow gauge railway in Britain authorised by Act of Parliament to carry passengers using steam haulage. Since preservation, the railway has operated as a tourist attraction, expanding its rolling stock through acquisition and an engineering programme to build new locomotives and carriages.

Thanks to Aled