Friday, January 29, 2010

Verla, Finland

Verla at Jaala, Kouvola, Finland, is a well preserved 19th century mill village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

The historical paper mill turned museum of board mill technology. The historical machines were preserved in their places (except for several pieces brought from other buildings), so a guided tour to the mill follows the technological process from timber cutting and pulp production to board drying, sorting, and packing.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Grenoble, France

Grenoble is a city in south-eastern France situated at the foot of the French Alps. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère.Grenoble is surrounded by mountains. The proximity of the mountains make the city named "Capital of Alps".

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Intergrated Resort

The bottom left is the new attraction of Singapore for the coming years, Year 2012.

Singapore Integrated Resort
An Integrated Resort (IR) is a Singaporean euphemism for a casino-based vacation resort. To date, licenses have been awarded to The Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World at Sentosa. These are planned to be completed by 2012 and will be the first casinos in the country.

Marina Bay Casino and Resort
"Las Vegas Sands Corp. is honored to be selected by the Singapore government to build and operate the Marina Bay Integrated Resort," Las Vegas Sands Corp. president and chief operating officer William Weidner said.

Sentosa Casino and Resort
"We are extremely delighted to have been chosen and are very excited and honored to be entrusted with the great task of taking Singapore's tourism sector to the next level. It will change the face of tourism in the region. We are confident that by 2010, Resorts World at Sentosa will attract 15 million visitors." Mr Lim Kok Thay, chairman of Genting International and Star Cruises, said in a statement.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Llanwrst, near Betws-y-coed

Llanrwst is a small town and community on the A470 road and the River Conwy in Conwy County Borough, Wales.

What a beautiful countryside, that it's a 'green' house there :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Singapore (more)

Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, The Marina - Where you will find lively F&B Outlets and enjoy a Bumboat Ride.

Singapore's most famous symbol - part fish, part lion , The Merlion.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Izmir, Turkey

Izmir is the third biggest city and second largest port of Turkey.

On the card, the historical elevator, the governor's office and the largest avenue of the city "Republic Square".


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Narrows Bridges

Amanda send me this postcard from Tacoma, WA, USA.

She wrote that the bridge just right by her house. The second bridge just added. Before, there was problems because the structure of the bridge was faulty and when it got windy, the bridge would swing side to side. It pretty crazy. Cars fell off and there was a dog left in an abandon car, stuck. But its fixed now and beautiful.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Nightmare before Christmas

Walt Disney Pictures by Tim Burton.
I admire at his artworks so much.

So much enjoy browsing his gallery here.

Tim Burton had his first project art works publication which The Art of Tim Burton is the definitive compilation of forty years of Tim Burton's artistry, including film concepts and hundreds of illustrations from his personal archives, edited under the creative guidance of Burton himself.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Art for the House

This is the 6th Annual Urban Art Auction benefiting Hospitality House's Community Arts Programme held in The Shooting Gallery of Larkin Street, San Francisco.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Church of Resurrection (The Saviour on the Split Blood)

This postcard is one of my wishlist. Thank you to Vika Kvasnik find it for me in one of our private swap.

This church is known to Petersburgers as the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood - or even just the Church on the Blood - as it marks the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded in an assassination attempt on March 1, 1881.

Designed by Alfred Parland in the style of 16th and 17th-century Russian churches.One of the most impressive elements of the church is the extravagant shrine constructed on the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded, which has maintained a special place within the church's interior.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Split, Croatia

Jeleva send me this postcard from her hometown Split.
The Diocletian's Palace is in the UNESCO WHS list since 1979.
In year 2005, Croatia's Ministry of Culture submitted an extension request to UNESCO for a wider area of the city and Diocletian, which is located outside the city itself.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Okinawam, Tamaudon

Received this card from April of Japan, she wrote on the card .... " This card shows a UNESCO World Heritage site in Okinawa, Tamaudon, which is a king's tomb (year 1501) ."

Sunday, January 10, 2010


FLORENCE, capital of the region of Tuscany. Florence is known as the “cradle of the Renaissance” (la culla del Rinascimento) for its monuments, churches and buildings. The best-known site and crowning architectural jewel of Florence is the domed cathedral of the city, Santa Maria del Fiore, known as The Duomo.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Norpulingkha, Tibet

The Norpulingkha ("garden of treasures") is situated in the western suburbs of Lhasa. It has served as the summer palace for Dalai Lamas. From the mid 18th century onwards, each successive Dalai Lama moved to the park during the summer season, and carried out all their religious and political affairs from there.

Barkhor Street The traditional lifestyle and appearance of Lhasa's Old City district are well preserved in Barkhor Street. Pilgrims turn their prayer-wheels on the street, and visitors can get everything Tibetan they could hope for.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand’s West Coast Glaciers.

Sunset on the snowfields at the head of Franz Josef Glacier.
This river of ice and snow slowly progresses down the glacier towards the Westland coast.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Radziwills Castle, Belarus.

Another bird's eye view : the past and the present.
In the foreground lies a segment of the palace and park ensemble with its architectural dominator - the Radziwills's castle. In the background, beyond the Usha river, rise modern town buildings.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Fort Lauderdale

The beautiful Ft. Lauderdale Beach looking north along A1A.

For decades, as portrayed in the movie Where the Boys Are, Fort Lauderdale Beach was known primarily as a place where college students came by the thousands to celebrate Spring Break. In the mid 1980s, the City decided to made a concerted effort to shed its image as a mecca for college students by passing a strict ordinance prohibiting public drinking.


" Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of chance ;
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
~ William Jennings Bryan "

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Thank you to Sandra to send the above postcard from Canada.

She wrote behind the postcard that
" Calgary is where I live. It's a city of over one million in the Southern part of Alberta, near the Foothills of the Rocky Moutains, where Banff lies.
Because we're close to these foothills we get Chinooks in the winter. Our temperature can go from -30 degree Celsius to +20 degree Celsius in just couple of minutes. We always look forward to our Chinooks, but it's not great for flowers and trees ! Sometimes they think spring has come !"

Chinooks are most prevalent over southern Alberta in Canada, especially in a belt from Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass through Lethbridge, which get 30 to 35 chinook days per year on average.

The reference to a wind or weather system, simply "a Chinook", originally meaning a warming wind from the ocean into the interior regions of the Pacific Northwest (the Chinook people lived near the ocean, along the lower Columbia River). A strong Chinook can make snow one foot deep almost vanish in one day. The snow partly melts and partly evaporates in the dry wind. Chinook winds have been observed to raise winter temperature, often from below −20°C (−4°F) to as high as 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) for a few hours or days, then temperatures plummet to their base levels.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Singapore Flyer

The City of Singapore with its newest attraction,
The Singapore Flyer, the World's Tallest Observation.

My MIL visited Singapore in Christmas time.
She so kind bought some postcards for me.

The attracting flyer

The flyer is a big round-shaped when it's opened, it's shows the features (buildings) around the Singapore Flyer.
The following picture is part of the images.

Look the beautiful entrance ticket (like size of credit card).

Happy PFF !