Friday, February 27, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday

May I know who can read this ?

(Edited) : Thank you to Jutta from Finland send me this wonderful postcard. She bought this when her visit to Saint Petersbourgh (Russia).

You may join Marie for PFF here.

Оксана wrote to me
It's Russian :)
"Don't take into your mouth, what other mouths have already taken"
Thank you .

Multiview Postcard of Sofia, Bulgaria

Thank you to Silia for send me this wonderful & colourful multi-view mapcard with such beautiful stamps from Bulgaria. (Europe and Middle East-Asia-Africa-Oceania RR Group #11)

Sofia (Bulgarian: София), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Bulgaria.

The magnificent building in the heart of the postcard is Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

I learned from wikipedia, The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Bulgarian: Храм-паметник „Свети Александър Невски“, Hram-pametnik „Sveti Aleksandar Nevski“) is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in Sofia. Built in Neo-Byzantine style, it serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world, as well as one of Sofia's symbols and primary tourist attractions.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Grand Mosque, Kingdom of Bahrain

The Grand Mosque is open for non-Muslim visitors everyday except Friday & Government holidays from 9am - 4pm

Ahmad Al Fateh Mosque, commonly known as the Grand Mosque, is one of the few mosques in the region that is open to women.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Norge, Geiranger

Geiranger is a small tourist town in the western part of Norway in the region called Sunnmøre in the municipality of Stranda.

Since 2005, the Geirangerfjord has been listed as a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Map Postcard from Cádiz

Spain (Spanish: España) or the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España)

Thank you to Caroline to send me from her hometown ~ Jerez de la Frontera.
Jerez de la Frontera is a municipality in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southwestern Spain.

The capital of sherry wine, the horse, and flamenco, Jerez, situated midway between the sea and the mountains, has a wealth of appealing tourist attractions, many of them related to the three preoccupations that made the city famous.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday ~ Coffee

Yes !! Come to my place to have cup of coffee before proceeding to another blog.

4 Typical Dutch Things in Holland

4 typical Dutch things

RR Europe & Middle East - Asia - Africa Oceania Group 11
Thank you to Sarah Toelen (The Netherland).

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Porto , Portugal

One of the beautiful street of Porto, the country´s second largest city.

The Clérigos Church, (Portuguese: Igreja dos Clérigos, Church of the Clergy) is a Baroque church in the city of Porto, in Portugal. Its tall bell tower, the Torre dos Clérigos, can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Feel yourself Russian !

The first postcard from Russia.

at the Nikolayevsky Palace (a.k.a. Nikolai Palace)

Authentically Russian entertainment will be provided by the following ensembles:

• MAIDAN Cossacks Ensemble,
• Vocal Ensemble PETERS-QUARTET,
• Quartet of Russian Folk Instruments RUSSIAN COLOR,
• Ensemble of Historical Dance REVERANS
• CLASSICA String Quartet

The "Feel Yourself Russian" folk show at this 18th-century palace is aggressively promoted at many hotels, and is extremely tourist-oriented. The traditional costumes are superb, if overly bright, and the dancers are strong, but the whole performance is almost stereotypical. It's cheery and accessible to non-Russian speakers, and unlike many similar shows around town that toss in a topless number at the end, this one is family-friendly.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Pink Lake, Western Australia

Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent.
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.

Esperance is famous for its pristine beaches, spectacular coastal scenery and its unique Pink Lake.

Pink Lake just out of Esperance is pink, and sometimes even purple, depending on weather conditions. In fact depending what time of the day you visit the Lake, and the current water and salinity levels, the pink has been known to change from brilliant blues to a fairy-tale pink. The colour of the lake is attributed to high concentrations of salt tolerant algae, Dunalella Sailina.

Thank you to Megan for sending me those wonderful postcards from her home.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Travel around the world #7 : Prag / Prague

Our next station to Travel Around the World is Prague.

I'm so much amaze by the Prague Astronomical clock / Prague Orloj.

The Orloj is composed of three components :
i) the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky ;
ii) a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures ;
iii) a calendar dial with medallions representing months.

Closed up details.

The above postcard will be send out to Sabine Wenzel (Germany).
Hope she will like it.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday

Don't you think those tin man are so ideal to be used as mailbox ?

Do remember to visit others silly and creative with the theme which related to any type of postcard ... or a photo of a mailbox, mailman, a stamp image, postcard altered art etc HERE