Friday, April 22, 2016

Beautiful Cingjing, Taiwan

I really love this illustration postcard from Taiwan, sent by Vita.  
It was design by the illustrator, Chiayi Chiu 
Cingjing is a beautiful spot for relax, it's at the top of the mountain and the air there is really refreshing. The famous Qingjing Veterans Farm covered by the wide grassy and the herds of sheep grazing on the land and the verdant mountain.  

Monday, April 18, 2016

Australia ~ Land of Contrast

India is known for Land of Contrast because it has various religious and languages. 

Australia also called as Land of Contrast of it different types of landscapes. 
Some are bushy, some are dry, and some are nave water all around. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Postcard that made from Biomass, Palm Paper

I bought the 2 postcards of Twin Towers when my last visit to this gigantic beauties last December. 
We went to see the Observation Deck at level 86 (total is 88) .

This postcard is made out of Palm Paper. 
Palm paper is a by-product / biomass waste generated during the production of palm oil. 
It is chlorine free and 100% biodegradable.

As if you know that Malaysia is one of the major Palm oil producer in the world. 
For every tonne of palm oil produced approximately 5 tonnes of agricultural waste, and which for Malaysia this equates to over 80 million tonnes a year. 
Read further for How Palm Paper is Made

The artist behind this postcard is Peisy. She is a Malaysian and own a company called Palm Republik which produced line of stationery products using palm paper as its foundation. Peisy even showcased to the world her project and raised the fund through KickStarter

Read her in Tiga Artistry ~ a journey how she raised up the Palm Republik and Tiga Artistry. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Tokyo Drive

A postcard shows the sights in Tokyo ~
Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Sky Tree tower, Senso-ji Temple, the Imperial palace and so on. 

Thank you to Chiho. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Aktru Mountain

The place is called The Aktru Mountain which is translated as "White House'. It is the highest part of Northern Chuisky Range, about 4,000 metres high and very popular among hikers and mountain climbers.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Leipzig of Germany

The postcard shows a piece of Leipzig's city center. 

Leipzig is the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. 
Leipzig is derived from the Slavic word Lipsk which means "settlement where the lime trees stand. In 1937, under the ruler of Nazi government, the city was then renamed as Reichsmessestadt Leipzig. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Portrait of Yekaterina Khrushcheva and Pricess Yekaterina Khovanskaya

Portrait of Yekaterina Khrushcheva and Yekaterina Khovanskaya

This oil painting is keep in the Russian Museum, St Petersburg

Dmitry Levitsky (1735 - 1822), the painter.

According to what I had read in Wikipedia, Levitsky died in poverty in 1822, even he had many commissions, but all was poorly paid.  

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Niagara Falls - Chutes Niagara

 A December sunrise enhances the majestic beauty of the Horseshoe Falls. It is called as Horseshoe Falls because it is in the shape of a horseshoe. 

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States. 
Many years ago, people would go over the falls in barrels! 
Now, it's illegal. 

If anyone dare to across the Niagara Falls on tight ropes ?

YES ! In 2012, Nik Wallenda did that. Wallenda became the first person to cross directly over Niagara Falls on a high wire. 

Brave ? Wacky ?

Checkout the Map Postcard here

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ride on the Red Trolley

I received this lovely Salem Trolley postcard from LizD of Boston. Salem is a city on the north coast of Massachusetts above Boston. Salem Trolley is operated since 1982 and it is kinda like the "hop-on,hop-off" shuttle service and with the total of 14 stops and claims as one of the best option to explore Salem.