Friday, December 31, 2010

12 top favourite postcard of the year 2010

I've make some review for the postcards I received for this year.
So hard to choose as most published in this blog was my favorite postcards.

(1) Hologram Postcard

(2) Nice pressed map postcard

(3) from an old poster

(4) Vintage Map Poster


(6) My dream

(7) Gorgeous Map Card
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(8) Uneven in shape (I love it !!)

(9) Long card
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(10) Very romantic , love the color

(11) Map Postcard again
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(12) Nice interior card
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sunshine Coast, Queensland


The Coast begins at Caloundra, just one hour's drive north of Brisbane and extends to Cooloola, the gateway to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island. The Sunshine Coast Weather is picture perfect throughout all seasons. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and average temperatures ranging from 21 t o 29 degrees Celsius – the Sunshine Coast is an enticing destination with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sunshine.


Thank you Raylee for send me the postcard.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Turku Catherdral, Finland


Thank you to Tuomo Tuiskula send me this postcard.
She mentioned in the postcard that " The oldest parts of the church date back to the 13th century. Nowadays it's a Lutheran church but originally (before reformation in the 16th century) it was catholic. It's dedicated to Virgin Mary and St Henrik. the missionary martyr bishop (12th century). "

* Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt (1757-1814), courtier and diplomat.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Costa Brava, Spain


The Costa Brava is a coastal region of northeastern Catalonia, Spain, in the province of Girona. Costa is the Catalan and Spanish word for 'coast', and Brava means 'rugged' or 'wild'. The Costa Brava stretches from Blanes, 60 km (37 mi) northeast of Barcelona, to the French border.

Thank you to Thea for this nice card send from Nederland.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Modern Christmas Postcard


This postcard was designed by Vanessa Teodoro

Vanessa Teodoro, freelance illustrator with experience in the fields of graphic design, illustration and advertising. She finds inspiration in her african roots (born in Cape Town, South Africa), comic books, tattoos and urban art.


Thank you to Jose Mrdquita of Portugal send me this cool Christmas Postcard.

To all my readers, wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Wishing all the best for the coming new year !

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Flower Carpet


Officially, the first Floral Carpet as its present-day form was created in 1971 on the Grand-Place by the landscape architect E. Stautemans, but, in fact, it was the culmination of a whole series created in various towns in Flanders.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Caroline Cove, Macquarie Island

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Macquarie Island is a subantarctic island located in the Southern Ocean, approximately half way between Australia and Antarctica.

Macquarie Island, or “Macca” as it is generally referred to, is a Tasmanian State Reserve managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. Australia operates a research station at the northern end of the island from which a wide range of research is carried out.

Thank you Tristia of Australia.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Taipei Story House

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Taipei Story House was built in 1913 by Dadaocheng tea merchant Mr. Chen Chaojun. Originally a guest house for rich merchants and local influentials, the Story House now hosts tea or Taipei history-related exhibitions.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Edward Gorey


Drawing by Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was an author and illustrator of many unique books that often have the appearance of children's stories, but are usually much
more ominous, even sinister, and yet oddly humorous. He is probably best known for his drawings used for the animated opening to the public
television show "Mystery!". He has also done illustrations for hundreds of books by other authors.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The relic of the Holy Blood

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The Basilica of the Holy Blood (Basiliek van het Heilig Bloed) in Bruges houses a venerated relic of Christ: his very blood, collected by Joseph of Arimathea.

Myth and Mystery
Legend has it that after the Crucifixion, Joseph of Arimathea wiped blood from the body of Christ and preserved the cloth. The relic remained in the Holy Land until the Second Crusade, when the King of Jerusalem Baldwin III gave it to his brother-in-law, Count of Flanders Diederik van de Elzas. The count arrived with it in Bruges on April 7, 1150 and placed it in a chapel he had built on Burg Square.

Names: Basilica of the Holy Blood; Basiliek van het Heilig Bloed
Type of site: Catholic shrine
Date: 12th century
Address: Burg 10, Bruges, Belgium
Hours: Apr-Sept daily 9:30am-noon and 2-6pm; Oct-Mar daily 10am-noon and 2-4pm (closed Wed afternoon)
Cost: Basilica free; museum 1€ adults, .50€ children

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima


Miyajima (also known as Itsukushima), measuring 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) in length and 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) in width, is an island in Hiroshima Bay. With Itsukushima Shrine standing in an inlet backed by the surrounding mountains soaring steeply from the coast, the island is known as one of the three most scenic places in Japan along with Matsushima in Miyagi Prefecture and Ama-no-hashidate in Kyoto Prefecture. Since ancient times, the island of Miyajima itself has been worshipped as a god, and living there was prohibited. Even today, Miyajima is considered to be sacred and some of the ancient rules such as no cultivation or burials on the island still remain.


Friday, November 26, 2010

The Three Sisters, Australia


My mom bought me this postcard during her previous trip to Australia.

The Three Sisters is a rock formation in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. They are close to the town of Katoomba and are one of the Blue Mountains' best known sites, towering above the Jamison Valley. Their names are Meehni (922 m), Wimlah (918 m), and Gunnedoo (906 m).

The Sisters were formed by erosion. The soft sandstone of the Blue Mountains is easily eroded over time by wind, rain and rivers, and the cliffs surrounding the Jamison Valley are being slowly broken up. Formations like the Three Sisters are created when water seeps into small cracks in the rock, gradually enlarging them over time to form large indentations. Eventually, the Sisters will be eroded away completely.(wikipedia)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Koh Kai, Koh Poda & Ao Maya

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Koh Kai or Koh Dam Kwan: Koh Kai or Koh Dam Kwan: Having the long beach connecting with Koh Thab and Koh Mo. During low tide, the sand bar will appear linking the three islands together looking like the sea is divided. This special scene is so-called one of the unseen destinations in Thailand.

Koh Poda: The largest island of very long beach stretching to the very clear water known as the paradise for sunbathers. There are some activities provided like kayaking but only swimming is worthwhile.

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Ao Maya Phi Phi Islands
Maya Bay has become the main tourist attraction of Phi Phi since The Beach was filmed here in 1999. It was always very popular before the film but now people around the world who haven't even heard of Phi Phi have certainly heard of Maya Bay.

Monday, November 22, 2010



Thank you to Christine to send me another postcard from her recent vacation.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

East Coast, Sansiantai

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Sansiantai (Chinese 三仙台 or Terrace of the Three Immortals ) is an area containing a beach and several islands located on the coast of Taitung County, Taiwan. Sansientai is a 3 hectares wide coral island. This island is covered with gigantic rocks and offers several scenic spots such as fossils, valley, wells, cave, pond, cliff and fishing platform.

Legends have it that once upon a time, three famous immortals rested on this island ; this is why it is named the Three Fairy Island.


Monday, November 15, 2010

The Great Buddha , Daibutsu (Vairocana)


The name Vairocana in Sanskrit means Universal Light, signifying that the infinite mercy of the Buddha is extended equally to all beings without discrimination. The position of the left hand expresses Vairocana's desire to put an end to all suffering. The right hand extends his welcome to those in the world who suffert. This image is 16 meters tall. The image and its pedastal were cast in the Nara Period (8th cent.), but they have been repaired many times over the ages. Very little remains of the original work. The hands, for example, were made in the 16th century, and the head and the wooden screen behind it are from the 17th century.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales


On the site of an early motte, this tremendous construction was built after 1283 and took over 40 years to build (that is its basic construction) being chiefly designed by James of St.George. Master of the King's Works in wales, the king being Edward I.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Amur Bridge in Khabarovsk, Russia

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The Amur River or Heilong river is the worlds sixth longest river in the world,the border betwen the Russian Far East and Northeastern China

The Khabarovsk Bridge (1916) was a railway bridge that carried the Trans-Siberian Railway across the Amur River near the city of Khabarovsk, Russia. Measuring some 2,590 meters (about 8,500 feet) in length, the structure remained the longest bridge in Imperial Russia, Soviet Union and Asia for decades.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Capitol Reef National Park


Christene send me another card in case I didn't receive the big one. Such generous her, I received both.

Capitol Reef National Park comprises 378 square miles of colorful canyons, ridges, buttes, and monoliths. About 75 miles of the long up-thrust called the Waterpocket Fold, extending like a rugged spine from Thousand Lake Plateau southward to Lake Powell, is preserved within the park boundary. Capitol Reef is the name of an especially rugged and spectacular part of the Waterpocket Fold near the Fremont River.

The Temple of the Sun & Moon stands illuminated, as the day fades away.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Urdhva Mukha Vrksasana

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This posture, also known as Upward-Facing Tree Pose, has as its primary focus a strenghtening of the cat's wrists.

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Another postcard send by Pat.

Thank you.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010



Bhujangasana, the name comes from the Sanskrit words bhujanga (snake, serpent) and asana (pose). Cobra Pose, if practiced regularly, will help develop a healthy spine. A cat's famous reflexes depend on unimpeded tranmission of signals from the brain to the rest of the body throught the nerves in the spinal cord. Cats who practive this posture live up to the cobra name in terms of ther increase speed and reflexes.

Pat was so generous send me several postcard from USA, Singapore, Thailand and Australia, and this yoga cat is one of it. Thank you Pat.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Olsztyn, Poland

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Planetarium, Ratusz Starego Miasta, zamek dawnej kapituly warminskiej

Olsztyn is a city in northeastern Poland, on the Łyna River. Olsztyn has been the capital of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship since 1999. It was previously in the Olsztyn Voivodeship (and in other units in 1945–75 and 1975–98).

The capital of Warmian-Masurian Voivodship, Olsztyn is the largest city of the region and is inhabited by some 174 000 people. Due to its official function, the city houses all the most important institutions of the area and draws investors from all over the country.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Zion National Park

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Designated in 1919, Zion is Utah's oldest national park. The park is known for its incredible canyons, including The Narrows, which attract canyoneers from around the world. In Zion National Park, the Virgin River and its tributaries have cut narrow slot canyons. In places, a canyon twenty feet wide may be bordered by rock walls over a thousand feet high.


Thank you to Christine of The Daily Postcard send me this long (size 25cm x 10cm) from her recent trip. This postcard really brighten up my day.