Thursday, November 9, 2017

China: Hunan Provincial Musuem

Hunan Provincial Museum is the provincial museum of Hunan province in China built in 1951 and opened to the public in July 1956. It spans a total area of about 50,000 square metres (12 acres), with a constructed area of 20,000 square metres (4.9 acres). The museum has a collection of more than 180,000 objects, including items found in the tombs of the Marquis of Dai and his wife in Mawangdui.

Thanks to Mr Nong. Postcard issued by China State Postal Bureau.

Russia: Paintings

Thus card shows paintings of Moscow River, Kremlin and Bolshoi Kamenny Bridge.

Thanks to Ms Salva of Russia.

Friday, November 3, 2017

China: GF Card

Thanks to Ms Daobao.

Indonesia: Postcrossing

Three Postcrossing Stamps were issued by Indonesia on 14.07.2017. Indonesia is the first Asian country to issue a stamp on Postcrossing. This was done on 12th anniversary of Postcrossing. 

Thanks to Ms Shinta for sending 3 Postcrossing stamps with matching postcard. I am glad that Taj Mahal is featured in one of the stamps.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

India: la Darcha Festival (Posted from highest postoffice in the world)

La Darcha Festival. The Ladarcha Fair is a popular means of celebration to the people of Spiti valley. Before the closure of the Tibetan traders, the fair used to be held at Kibbar maidan in Spit in the month of July. This used to be the meeting point for traders from Ladakh, Rampur Busher and Spiti.

Thanks to my cousin Mr Prabhakar Nayak who visited the highest post office (4400m) in the world at Hikkim in Spithi Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Unfortunately they did not have any stamps. He paid him Rs 6 (Regular Postage fee)and the card arrived without a stamp in 19 days. 

India: Kaup Lighthouse

This lighthouse is located on rocks of Kaup beach about 20 kms from Udupi. It was built in 1901 and is 27.12 meters tall. It is a Masonary structure and was built by British.

This is a Tulunadpex 2017( Regional level Stamp Exhibition) meetup card. Even I was a part of it. The postmark on the front is that of Kaup lighthouse and was introduced on 20.08.2017 during the event. This permanent postmark is available at Kaup postoffice. The postmark on the reverse side is that of Philatelic Bureau, Mangalore, depicting an old lighthouse of Mangalore.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Germany: Koln Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicismand Gothic architecture and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996. It is Germany's most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day and currently the tallest twin-spired church at 157 m (515 ft) tall.

Thanks to Mr Torsten.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Switzerland: F-5E Tiger II

The Northrop F-5A and F-5B Freedom Fighter and the F-5E and F-5F Tiger II are part of a supersonic light fighter family, initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation.

Thanks to Mr Ottex.

Germany: Saarbrucken

Saarbrücken is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Saarbrücken is Saarland's administrative, commercial and cultural centre. Saarbrücken was created in 1909 by the merger of three towns, Saarbrücken, St. Johann, and Malstatt-Burbach. It used to be the industrial and transport centre of the Saar coal basin. Historic landmarks in the city include the stone bridge across the Saar(1546), the Gothic church of St. Arnual, the 18th-century Saarbrücken Castle, and the old part of the town, the Sankt Johanner Markt (Market of St. Johann). Twice in the 20th century Saarbrücken was separated from Germany: in 1920–35 as capital of the Territory of the Saar Basin and in 1947–56 as capital of the Saar Protectorate.

Thanks to Mr Martin.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Malaysia: Birch Memorial Clock Tower

The Birch Memorial Clock Tower is a clock tower in Ipoh, Kinta District, Perak, Malaysia. The clock tower was constructed to commemorate James W. W. Birch, the first British Resident of the state of Perak and unveiled in 1909 at a cost of $25,000.

Thanks to Ms Suh Tuah. 


Thanks to Olga for this lovely card. She says this recycling bin was designed by her friend and is now used all over Minsk. It has separate section for tubes, bulbs and batteries. I wish to see these in India.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Slovakia: Zilina

Žilina is a city in north-western Slovakia, around 200 kilometres (120 mi) from the capital Bratislava, close to both the Czech and Polish borders. It is the fourth largest city of Slovakia with a population of approximately 85,000, an important industrial center, the largest city on the Váh river.

Thanks to Ms Natali. The card shows Budatin Castle, Historic Center, Holy Trinity Church nad Burgher houses.

Germany: GF Card

Thanks to Ms Karina.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Slovakia: Banska Stiavnica

Banská Štiavnica is a town in central Slovakia, in the middle of an immense caldera created by the collapse of an ancient volcano. For its size, the caldera is known as Štiavnica Mountains. Banská Štiavnica has a population of more than 10,000. It is a completely preserved medieval town. Because of their historical value, the town and its surroundings were proclaimed by the UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site on December 11, 1993.

Thanks to Mr Laco.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Russia: Moscow Trams

The Moscow tramway network, which is divided into two sub-networks, is a key element of the public transport system in Moscow, the capital city of Russia. Opened in 1872, it has been operated since 1958 by Mosgortrans, a state-owned company.

Thanks to Ms Olga.

Turkey : Map

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Approximately 70–80% of the country's citizens identify themselves as ethnic Turks. Kurds are the largest ethnic minority group, making up approximately 20% of the population. Ankara is the capital while Istanbul is the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre.

Thanks to Ms Seema.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Turkey: Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and is now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey.

Germany: Fuggerei

The Fuggerei is the world's oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes its name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger (known as "Jakob Fugger the Rich") as a place where the needy citizens of Augsburg could be housed. By 1523, 52 houses had been built, and in the coming years the area expanded with various streets, small squares and a church. The gates were locked at night, so the Fuggerei was, in its own right, very similar to a small independent medieval town. It is still inhabited today, affording it the status of being the oldest social housing project in the world.

Thanks to Ms Petra.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Germany: Muskau Park

Muskau Park is a landscape park in the Upper Lusatia region of Germany and Poland. It is the largest and one of the most famous English gardens in Central Europe, stretching along both sides of the German–Polish border on the Lusatian Neisse. The park was laid out from 1815 onwards at the behest of Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau (1785–1871), centered on his Schloss Muskau residence.In July 2004, Muskau Park was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Thanks to Mr Edith

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cambodia: Preah Vihear

Preah Vihear Temple is an ancient Hindu temple built during the period of the Khmer Empire, that is situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. The temple gives its name to Cambodia's Preah Vihear province, in which it is now located, as well as theKhao Phra Wihan National Park which borders it in Thailand's Sisaket province and through which the temple is most easily accessible. On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thanks to Dr Kiran Acharya. I have been looking for this card over 5 years .