Hooray !! My postcard from Bosnia & Herzegovina reach to Malaysia.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is almost landlocked, except for 26 kilometres of the Adriatic Sea coastline, centered around the town of Neum. The interior of the country is mountainous in the center and south, hilly in the northwest, and flat in the northeast. It is the largest geographic region of the modern state with moderate continental climate, marked by hot summers and cold, snowy winters.
Magnificent view of the World Trade Center. The "Twin Towers" as they are sometimes called, are located in lower Manhattan in the heart of the most famous business district in the world, "Wall Street".
Thank you to Chris for send me this great postcard.
The Tree of Life in Bahrain is one of the mysteries of world which is bound to be in your sightseeing list while in this Middle Eastern country.
The Tree of Life in Bahrain is four century old mesquite tree which survives in the midst of desert. Means it's about 400 years old !!
The mystery of the survival of the tree has made it a legend. The source of water for this tree remains a mystery because it stands in a place completely free of water.
The name “tree of life” is absolutely appropriate for the tree as it truly represents the magic of life. A legend is also attached to the site where the tree is located. The local inhabitants believe with heart and soul that this was the actual location of the Garden of Eden.
The Tree of Life of Bahrain is located 1.2 miles or 2 kilometers away from Jebel Dukhan. The tree stands all alone in the heart of desert and from far away it looks like a green spot in the white desert. While going to this place extra caution should be taken to avoid your car from getting stuck in the sand. There are very less habitation near this place as this is in the midst of the desert.
Hooray, first postcard from Brazil adding to my collection.
Thank you to Ana.
São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, with its metropolitan area ranking seventh among the largest urban areas in the world.
Huh, it's seems so many tall building lying around.
According to Ana, there are not many trees in her area.
São Paulo, or Sampa as it is also often called, is also probably one of the most underrated cities tourism-wise, often shaded by other places in the Brazilian sun & beach circuit such as Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. It is in fact a great city to explore, with its own idiosyncrasies, the exquisite way of living of its inhabitants, not to mention the world-class restaurants and diverse regional and international cuisine available to all tastes. If there is a major attraction to this city, it is the excellent quality of its restaurants and the variety of cultural activities on display.
My collection of 2 postcards from Bahrain which I received from my colleagues who worked there in year 2005.
Grand Mosque, Bahrain
Arts : Mohammed Bahrain
I'll be fly to Bahrain this coming Monday for short term posting (probably a week). I wish to private swap Map Postcard from your place, and I'll send you a postcard from Bahrain (I'll try my best to send from there). Kindly contact me early via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
White Steps, the cool water swiftly to the mossy forest floor.
Deana Barker send me this postcard from Oregon.
According to he, there are many waterfalls in Oregon. Oregon is on the west coast of the United States. Capital City : Salem State Bird : Western Meadows lark State Flower : Oregon Grape State Tree : Douglas Fir Nickname : The Beaver State
The Netherlands is famed for its mills. Today, there are still more than 1000 in windmills in Netherland. Nowhere in the world do you find so many mills to each other than in the village of Kinderdijk. At around 1740 are 19 solid mills built to date are well maintained and still in operation.
The mills grinding the excess water from the bolders Alblasserwaard - which are well below sea level - to the naastgeleven River Lek. The river argues in turn that water back to the (North) sea.
The strong sailing of the mills brought their power to blades, which the water of the lower polder to the higher values inflated. Now this happens d.m.v. a pumping station, one of the largest in Europe.
In 1997, the windmills of Kinderdijk to put the World Heritage list of UNESCO.
Samuel Bourne's name is synonymous with British Indian photography. He is the most researched and highly-praised colonial photographer. His work gave birth to a studio, Bourne & Shepherd, that still operates in Calcutta. Bourne's photographs have what his contemporaries described as a "luminiscient quality" that exemplifies classic Raj photography.
Bourne remained in India for almost eight years, concentrating on landscape and architectural views. He made three expeditions into the lower Himalayas in 1863, 1864, and 1866 reaching a height of 5, 673 m (18, 600 ft). All three expeditions are described at length in the British Journal of Photography. In all, he produced c.2, 000 glass negatives during this period. Bourne left India in November 1870, handing control of a flourishing business with studios in Simla, Calcutta, Bombay, and Delhi to Shepherd and, later, Colin Murray.
Thank you to Swap-bot partner ~ Liz for sending this to me.
Unter der Bezeichnung Bodensee fasst man die drei im nördlichen Alpenvorland liegenden Gewässereinheiten Obersee, Untersee und Seerhein zusammen. Es handelt sich also um zwei selbständige Seen (Stillgewässer) und einen sie verbindenden Fluss (Fließgewässer).
Under the name Lake summarizes the three Alpine foothills in the northern waters lying Obersee units, submarine and Seerhein together. So it is two separate lakes (Still Waters) and a river connecting them (riverine).
According to postcard, "The Lake of Constance is about 1300ft above sea level. Total surface about 208sq.miles. Coastline about 162 miles. Maximum length about 40miles (Bregenz - Bodman). Maximum width about 9 miles (Rorschach - Langenargen). Maximum depth about 830 ft."
The Seespiegelschwankungen of Lake Constance, which - as everyone knows, the lake can observe an extended period of time - in the course of a year varies greatly: In February, the lowest water level, because a large portion of the water as snow in the Alps is bound. In the spring the lake will rise quickly, because the snow melts in the Alps. It is usually in June / July reached the maximum. Significant fluctuations is also the annual average height of the lake. Obvious is that with the level of the lake area also varies: the higher the water, the greater the lake.
The postcard send from Klaus (one of the post crosser). Thank you so much.
But unfortunately, one of the corner of the postcard torn off during transmit :( I'm so sad about it.
" A classic late evening view of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand." Cape Town
A unique feature of the Table Mountain National Park is that it is primarily an open access Park with only three points where conservation fees are payable, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders and Silvermine, the rest of the Park is open access and free for all to enjoy.
The flat top of the mountain is often covered by clouds/mist/fog spilling over the top to form the "table cloth".
Colleague bought back this postcard during her trip to Kuwait some years back.
As learned from Lonely Planet, Kuwait, in the cradle of one of the most ancient and most-contested corners of the world, is best described as a city state.
The Kuwait Tower are three towers of reinforced concrete in Kuwait City. The main tower is 187 metres high and serves as a restaurant and water tower. It also has a Viewing Sphere which rises to 123 meters above sea level and completes a full round turn every 30 minutes.
I found this treasure in Flea Market @ Amcorp Mall, Malaysia few weeks ago.
I was shocked when saw this wonderful booklet of postcard in one corner.
I really no idea in which year the postcard was printed. But I know it's really very old and antique.
We could hardly found the same scene in Penang now.
The Cover page
Hill Railway Penang ~ The Hill Railway is one of the tourist attraction of Penang, a must for all tourist.
The unique about these postcard, there is another small pictures (beside the main postcard). The purpose of the small piece is enable the sender to make record to whom & where was the postcard send to.