Saturday, February 27, 2010

Multnomah Falls ~ Columbia River Gorge

A sight to behold, indeed.

According to the Multomah Indian Princess Legend, a terrible sickness once threatened the Multomah people. An old medicine man revealed that the sickness would pass if a maiden threw herself from a high cliff on the Big River to the rocks below. When the chief's daughter saw the sickness on he lover's face, she went to the cliff and plunged to her death. Now, when the breeze blows through the water. a silvery stream separates from the upper falls. The misty stream dashions a form of the maiden, a token of the Great Spirit's acceptance on her sacrifice.

Multomah Creek flows over cliffs, creating falls that drop 620 feet into a series of basins carved by water.

Thank you to Christine to send me this 'long' postcard from Portland.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Hologram Postcard

Antiquarian Holographica is about the collection, appreciation, and scholarly study of late-20th century printed ephemera as it relates to holography.

As such , it celebrates the scientific, artistic, social and cultural history of this Nobel prize winning field.

This postcard commemorates the 50th anniversary of the invention of the LASER 1960-2010.
You can view this hologram postcard in any ordinary light, such as a light bulb, sunlight, penlight, or even a candle. The magical holographic image is of an Egyptian Pharaoh (see it with your own eye) , and it is placed right in the center of a matrix of historical laser and holography ephemera (historical printed documents).

Monday, February 22, 2010

Embroidery Lions

Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. The origins of embroidery are lost in time, but examples survive from ancient Egypt, Iron Age Northern Europe and Zhou Dynasty China.

Source : Wikipedia

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake and Mount Shasta

Shasta Dam is a concrete gravity arch dam across the Sacramento River in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest of Shasta County, California. The project was completed between 1938 and 1945, 5km north of the Redding, California and Shasta Lake communities.

The structure is a continuous pour concrete projectThe dam is 602 ft (183 m) high and 3,460 ft (1,050 m) long, with a base width or thickness of 543 ft (166 m).The reservoir created behind Shasta Dam is known as Shasta Lake and is a popular recreational boating area.

At 602 feet, Shasta Dam is the second tallest dam in the world (?). Shasta Lake has an of 30,000 acres. Mount Shasta's elevation is 14,162 ft.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Franche-Comté the former "Free County" of Burgundy, as distinct from the neighbouring Duchy, is a region and historical province in eastern France, which includes most of the French portion of the Jura mountain range and the plateau of the upper Saône River.

Thank you to Christian to send me this great multiview card of his country.
He live in Belfort, not far German and Swiss border.
Visit his site here ~

And not forget the beautiful stamp of Eiffel Tower that pasted on the back corner of this postcard.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Art Card from Ewian

I received Greeting from Ewian, Norway.
She send me during Christmas time and just thought that the card also perfect for Valentine Day.

Wishing all of you ... Happy Sweet Valentine Day.

In conjunction to the Valentine Day, we also celebrate Chinese New Year in my country.

Wishing all of you ... Gong Xi Fa Cai and best wishes for a Happy & Prosperous New Year !

Thursday, February 11, 2010

National Monument, Kuala Lumpur

The National Monument was constructed in 1966 to commemorate those who died in the struggle against communist insurgency in the 1950s. This 15.54 metre high bronze sculpture depicts seven soldiers engaged in battle, symbolizing the seven qualities of leadership. There are five principle components that comprise the memorial site : from left, the cenotaph; a crescent-shape pavillion; a long rectangular reflecting pool with fountain; the monument itself ; and the ancillary gardens. The monument is situated at the centre of the reflecting pool.

(photo by Drona)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Earth from The Air

The above postcard always in my top wish list.
I so much happy to receive it from Jenny in mail.
Thank you !!


The Corcovado overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Perched on a rocky 2,326 foot high (705m) peak called Corcovado, or 'hunchback', the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooks the Guanabara Bay and its famous 'Sugarloaf', as well as the city of Rio de Janeiro. The city owes its name - which means 'River of January' - to a misunderstanding by the first Portuguese explorers who dropped anchor in the bay, in January 1502, and thought they had arrived at the mouth of river. The capital of Brazil from 1763 to 1960, Rio de Janeiro has developed into a megalopolis with a population of more than 10 million and spreading out over 30miles (50km). Christ the Redeemer of Corcovado is a reminder that Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world - approx.141 million (86% of the population). The more than 1 billion Catholics worldwide make up the largest denomination in Christianity.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Burj Al Arab

The Burj Al Arab "Tower of the Arabs", also known as "Arab Sail" is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 m (1,050 ft), it is the third tallest building in the world used exclusively as a hotel.[2] The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The world tallest ~ Burj Khalifa

*Burj Khalifa (the tallest tower at the center)

In January,2010 the skyscraper, called the Burj Khalifa is officially opened. The tower s more than 160 stories high, with 60-mile views from the top of the tower. At 2,717 feet, the structure stands more than 1,000 feet taller than the last tallest building, the Taipei 101 in Taiwan.

The Burj Khalifa was originally named the Burj Dubai, or Dubai Tower, after the region where it was built. Dubai is a sheikdom, or a region in the Middle East that is governed by a ruler called a sheik. It is part of the United Arab Emirates, a country made up of seven sheikdoms. Recently, Dubai needed a loan. Sheik Khalifa, President of the United Arab Emirates and sheik of neighboring Abu Dhabi, helped out. Burj Dubai was renamed Burj Khalifa in his honor.

But now the tower is getting down to business. The skyscraper has 37 floors of office space and 1,000 apartments. It will house the world’s largest mall. The owners hope that eventually more than 12,000 people will live and work in the 6 million square feet inside the building.

The towering structure has broken a number of records besides the record for height. It has the world’s highest swimming pool, on the 123rd floor. It also has the world’s highest outdoor observation deck: Visitors can stand in the open air 124 stories above ground.

Fifty-four elevators race up and down, going as fast as 40 miles an hour. Should the elevators stop working, 3,000 stairs go from top to bottom. And when it’s time to clean the windows, 36 workers will spend about three months washing them.

Reaching half a mile into the sky, the Burj Khalifa soars over even the world’s other highest skyscrapers. Its height outstrips the Taipei 101 by 60 stories. It stands more than 1,100 feet taller than China’s Shanghai World Financial Center. And Dubai’s new tower dwarfs one of the most famous skyscrapers of all: it stands more than twice as high as the Empire State Building in New York City, the world’s tallest building for more than 40 years.

Thank you to my friend, Wong whom brought back to me lots of beautiful Dubai postcards.

Happy PFF # 55

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Cable Car , San Francisco

The Cable Car turnaround on market Street.

The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last permanently operational manually-operated cable car system, and is an icon of San Francisco, California. At Powell and Market streets, there is a cable car turntable which serves as the beginning stop for two lines, the Powell-Mason and Powell- Hyde lines