Friday, November 27, 2009
Postcard image credit to ©Keith Macgregor.
The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in North Wanchai dominates this photograph of Hong Kong's Central business district under a spectacular sunset.
Postcard image credit to ©Keith Macgregor.
This view from above the Kowloon station takes in the Gateway on the left with the Pacific Club in the foreground. The Ocean Terminal is behind this and North Wanchai and the Convention and Exhibition Centre in the distance.
Wish all of you Happy PFF !
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Nestled below the Gateway Arch are three of the paddle wheel excursion boats enjoyed by visitors to the Gateway City.
St Louis has been known as the "Gateway to the West" because of the important role it played in the westward expansion of the United States. In 1965 the Gateway Arch was constructed as part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial; the arch has since become the iconic image of St. Louis.
Thank you to Lsittmann to send me this beautiful postcard, it's my new addition to another postcards collection from the state of USA.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thank you to Michael to send it from his recent trip.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Picture on the Left 1 : Bodrum
2 : Oludeniz - Fethiye
3 : Celsus Library - Ephesus
Picture on the center : Wooden Horse - Troy
Picture on the Right 1 : Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge - Istabul
2 : Pamukkale
3 : Side
What interesting most about Turkiye is Pamukkale or known as Cotton Palace. I been seeing this in one of the China UNESCO, Huang Long. But seems that the one I saw in China is not as big as the Turkey.
Deriving from springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have created at Pamukkale an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. The underground volcanic activity which causes the hot springs also forced carbon dioxide into a cave, which was called the Plutonium meaning place of the god, Pluto. This cave was used for religious purposes by priests of Cybele, who found ways to appear immune to the suffocating gas.
At the end of the 2nd century B.C. the dynasty of the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon, established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site.
A few other places in the world resemble it, including the Mammoth Hot Springs in the USA and Huanglong in Sichuan Province of China (another UNESCO World Heritage Site). Hierapolis-Pamukkale was made a World Heritage Site in 1988.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Sultan Abdul Samad building.
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is located in front of the Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square). The Sultan Abdul Samad Building was originally known as "The New Government Offices". It is one of the oldest buildings in KL. AC Norman (architect) and CE Spooner (state enginner) have been credited for the creation of this building.The predominantly Moorish appearance of the building suitably reflects the cultural background of Malaysia.
Today is another PFF day !
Giant cedar storytellers ... the totem poles of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian Indians....rise high above the forest floor of Southeast Alaska. Divided into two clans, the Eagle and the Raven, the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian usually erected totems as part of potlatch celebrations and most often commissioned artist of the opposite clan to carve them. Totel poles generally fall into one of four groups : crest poles record a family's ancestry ; history poles chronicle the story of a clan ; legend poles illustrate folklore or real experiences ; and memorial poles honor individuals.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Oklahoma City National Memorial, which sits on over 3 acres, consists of 8 symbolic reminders of the bombing tragedy of April 19, 1995. Here, we see the Reflecting pool, the west side of The Gates of Time, which displays the moment of destruction, and the Field of Empty Chairs - 168 chairs reminding us of those who lost their lives.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
The Shedd Aquarium is located along Lake Michigan and is visible from Sears Tower.
Inspired by Burnham’s famous charge, “make no little plans,” Shedd founders got down to business making plans for the world’s largest aquarium.
Read more: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thank you for written some Arabic in the back of the postcard.
Some of his writing on the back of this postcard....
"Greetings from Iraq, cradle of ancient civilization and where the first letter, law act, wheel, science and mathematics were invented ."
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Montenegro has changed its name many times, from the Latin era under the mane of Prevalis, to the medieval state Zeta, and then to the modern name Crna Gora (MONTENEGRO). As the name changed, so did the land, thanks to the influence of all the civilizations which for a shorter or longer period settled the territory of Montenegro, turning it into a mosaic of cultural heritage. Even today, Montenegors mosaic of cultural heritage is its most valuable aspect.
Montenegro is the sea foam but also the snow dust. In November or in May, a tourist can swim in the clean sea, and on the same day, after only two-hour drive, they can ski on the Bjelasica or Durmitor mountains.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I've received from BeachILike / Ruxcards of Thailand on her postcard giveaway.
Her dream to own a postcard business come true :)
Congratulation, my dear !!
So cheerful not one but three postcards !!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Seoul took its initial step as a modern place since opening its gates to the world outside in the late 19th century. It became the first Korean city to have railways and trolley cars, as well as telephone and Western-style schools. In 1885, Gwanghyewon, Korea’s first modern hospital, opened here.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray near Tonle Bati, it was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors.
Bayon Temple is surrounded by two long walls bearing an extraordinary collection of bas-relief scenes of legendary and historical events. In all, there are are total of more than 11,000 carved figures over 1.2km of wall. They were probably originally painted and gilded, but this has long since faded. If you enter Bayon by the east gate and view the reliefs in a clockwise direction
I was so happy as this place and postcard of Angkor Wat is in top of my wishlist.
Everything is in quick, the hawkers brought in their big umbrellas to shed the stalls , some covered the food, clothes, vegetables.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thank you to Juho, Suzie, Chaaiit & Heidi from Finland.
Moomin is the famous cartoon character in Finland.
Moomin characters (or Moomintrolls)are portrayed in the fairy‐tale novels by Tove Jansson, beginning with Kometjakten (1946; A Comet in Moominland, 1968). The Moomins are a variety of imaginary creatures, half‐animals, half‐dwarfs or trolls, inhabiting the self‐contained world of the Moomin valley. They are clearly human beings in disguise and often have prototypes in real life. The core of the family consists of Moominmamma, Moominpappa, and their son Moomintroll, who can be viewed as the central character of the novels.