Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Greeting from Kotka, Finland

Thank you so much to Jani for send this beautiful postcard from Kotka (Finnish for eagle), Finland.

What a great present for Christmas !!

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Greeting from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

World Trade Center of New York

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.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Arabian Lady Costume

Not too sure in what function that the Arabian Lady will wear in this ?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tree of Life , Bahrain

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.

Yes !! I'm in Bahrain now

Bahrain ~ The Kingdom of Two Seas

Bahrain is the Arabic term for "two seas", referring to the freshwater springs that are found within the salty seas surrounding it.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Flag card from London

Thank you for Candace send me from UK.

According to Candace, she saw a fabulous art show called "WOW-Wild Old Women".

Never thought of it. It's must be a very fun show.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

São Paulo, Brazil

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.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Middle East ~ Bahrain ( Private Swap)

The Bahrain map I found in Google Image.

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 (

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Postcard from Northpole

The theme for Travel around the World for this month is heading to Northpole.

Thank you to Cleo for sending this postcard to me.

Don't you think that the sky is so marvelous.

Middle East ~ Oman

My immediate superior was kind enough to send me 4 postcards during his working trip to Oman in July 2008.

Camel Safari

Jibreen Fort, Bahla, Nizwa

Fisher's Place, Khasab, Musandam
Khasab town is the regional center of Musandam Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman. It is known for fishing and smuggling in small, fast boats, to and from Iran.

The Grand Mosque

Monday, December 8, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Handmade postcard from Alabama

Whoa !
Steviewren from Alabama, USA send this 2 gorgeous handmade postcard to me !!
Love her painting and drawing.
Thanks for inspire me by sending this 2 of your masterpiece.

White Steps, Oregon

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

Thank you to Deana.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Windsmill of Holland

Hollands is famous of it's Wind Mills.

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.

(Dutch version here)

Thanks to Heddy Annet Turksma for the 2nd postcard.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Northern Part of Scotland

According to Cynthia (Rainbow Lady), this is the city where she live in now.
It's cold now and the hills & mountains are covered with snow.

Thank you for sending me such sweet postcard.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Dream Place ~ Santorini & Mykonos

The postcard tell you more than I do.

* Thank you to Shaun send me postcard from my exotic land (Year 2007).

Samuel Bourne, Three of the Carved Horse Pillars

Samuel Bourne (English, 1834-1912)
Mandapum, Showing Three of the Carved Horse Pillars

Such an impressive postcard I ever seen !

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.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Map Postcard ~ Der Bodensee

Der Bodensee

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.