Monday, November 30, 2009

Lago Titicaca - Peru

Lago Titicaca is, at an altitude of 3856 metres, the world's highest navigable lake. The lake is so big that it appears to be an inland sea. It is situated in the southern Andes region, also called Altiplano.

* Can't see any 'lake' in the postcard except the furry white animal, sort alike camel.

Friday, November 27, 2009

PFF : Spectacular Night Scene of Hong Kong

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

St Louis , Missouri

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

Athens, Acropolis

Just managed to upload one of my favorite postcard for today.
I keep a habit to post at least 1 postcard a day. So I try not to break the rule :)
What a breathtaking scene of Athens Acropolis !!!

Thank you to Michael to send it from his recent trip.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Native Americans - Navajo Nation

Of the Native Americans tribes living within the United States, the Navajo is the largest.
The Navajo Nation also possesses the largest reservation, emcompassing some 27,000 square miles of land rich in oil, gas, coal, and uranium. However, true wealth of the reservation and people lies not beneath the ground, but in daily life expresses through the art of weaving traditional dress, and dance.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Attracting Spot of Turkiye

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

Skywatch Friday : Kuala Lumpur

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.

Visit to Skywatch Friday for more skies.

PFF : Totems of Alaska

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

Oklahoma City National Memorial

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

Colourful Cloth Dolls

Cute & colourful postcard from Wackystuff.

I've joined swap-bot's 090909 Postcard Swap. The requirement was you need to send 9 postcards to assigned person on 9/9/09.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Windy City, Chicago

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.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Graz, Austria

Graz is the second-largest city in Austria.

Audrea wrote to me that "You can see the rooftops of the inner city and the old post of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999."

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Friday, November 13, 2009

PFF : Greetings from Iraq

Private swap postcards with Milad E.Zia.

My first receive from IRAQ.

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 ."

Happy PFF !

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

River Street, Savannah, Georgia

Once the site of frantic activity of a thriving cotton port, today the renovated buildings along the waterfront house a multitude of shops, taverns, restaurants and craft centers.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Crna Gora / Montenegro

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

Postcard Giveaway from RuxCards

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

Sights of Seoul, Korea

This is the blank postcard that I exchange with a friend of mine.

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.

When I browsed thru internet and found the following Contest....

" Seoul City invites foreigners to participate in the 13th Seoul Photo Essay Contest to promote attractive Seoul to Global. "

Deadline to submit your photos and articles : Oct.1(Thu)~Nov.15(Sun), due 24:00

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat

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, Angkor Wat

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

PFF : Magnificient Angkor Wat

I received a book of postcard from my lady boss who just travel to Angkor Wat.

I was so happy as this place and postcard of Angkor Wat is in top of my wishlist.

The great temples of Angkor Wat are situated in the province of Siem Reap. This area is considered the biggest temple complex of the world and revealed itself after being hidden in the Jungle for many years. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.

Let's adventure this magnificent place via postcards.

Sun Rise

The local people

Elephant Terrace

Skywatch Season 4 : Episode 17

3 Nov' 09 : hmmm...what is it looks alike ?
Dragon, fish bone ....


5 Nov' 09 : Like everyday, I traveled to work 6am +
The Sky along the PLUS highway.


5 Nov' 09 : On our way back from work, my husband & I went to night market .
Managed to capture this photo using my handphone.
Everything is in quick, the hawkers brought in their big umbrellas to shed the stalls , some covered the food, clothes, vegetables.

To see more on how others sky-watchers capture their sky here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halong Bay, Vietnam

My friend send me this postcard from her recent trip to Vietnam.

Ha Long Bay, is one of the UNESCO site of the world. Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

More on Moomin Card

Tampere Art Museum, Moominvalley collection

Moomin Papa on yard of moomin house.

I received 4 Moomin cards.
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.