Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Melbourne, Australia



Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River, about five kilometres from the bay.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Freeze - frame


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Postcard send from Ariel, postcrosser.

This postcard is not talked about travel-logue.
But, some sentence describe about loved one.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

UNESCO : Bamberg


Heather Forrey send me this beautiful postcard.
She wrote on the postcard, " From the 10th century onwards, this town bacame an important link for the Slav people, especially those of Poland and Pomerania. During its period of greatest prosperity, from the 12th century onwards, the architecture of Bamberg strongly influenced by northern Germany and Hungary. In the late 18th century it was the centre of the Enlightenment in southern Germany, with eminent philosophers and writers such as Hegel and Hoffmann living there.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Moomin Cards

Tiia sending this Moomin from Kouvola.
According to her, Kouvola is city in southeastern Finland and it's the 10th biggest city in Finland. Finland is country of thousands of lakes.

Tiina send me this postcard from Helsinki, a capital of Finland.

Beautiful stamps !!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Castelul Peles, Romania

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Thank you to Emil from Bucharcst, Romania send me this beautiful postcard.

Today a historical monument, Peleş Castle (Romanian: Castelul Peleş ) is a Neo-Renaissance castle placed in an idyllic setting in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914; its inauguration was held in 1883.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Canyamel, Spain


Canyamel, or to give it its correct name, Playa de Canyamel, is an old and small resort tucked away in the north-east of Mallorca between Cala Ratjada and Cala Millor. Famous for its beach , is one of the nicest on this part of the coast and is popular with day trippers in Summer.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel


The name "Jerusalem" is a compound of two Semitic roots, "s-l-m" meaning wholeness, peace,harmony or completeness, and "y-r-h" meaning to show, direct, instruct, or teach. Jerusalem means "Abode of Peace," "Teaching of Peace", or "Whole or Complete Instruction". (Wikipedia)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Winners announced and Ways to Store Your Postcards

There is about 14 comments so far in this giveaway.

1) shirleycr said...
Hi, great giveaway! I keep my postcards in a postcard tower, those things that you can turn around like the ones in the stores. I keep oversized postcards in a gift box.
March 30, 2010 8:11 AM
Eleanor Arroway said...

2) Hello from Italy, thanks for this giveaway :)
I keep my card in boxes, I have too many, and different sizes don't fit in an album. I've thought of decorating a room wall with cards but then I wouldn't be able to re-read them from time to time, which is something I love doing :)
March 30, 2010 3:09 PM

3)Savara said...
Those cards are really lovely :)
I keep my postcards in a box, and have some of them up in a painting-like display on the wall.
March 30, 2010 4:09 PM

4)Anna said...
Hi there :) ! Really nice blog.
I keep my postcards in a colorful box ! I havent got a lot of postcards but i hope it will change soon and i will fill whole box.
Thanks for the great lottery !
Love, Ann (it's also my postcrossing forum nick)
March 30, 2010 5:55 PM

5)Lukka said...
Hi, thank you for this giveaway! Beautiful and colorful cards.
I keep my cards in a nice album, but if it's 10*15 size. Other cards are in a big violet "gifting box", but I'm looking for a new way to keep it.
March 30, 2010 6:21 PM

6)Rosa Isabel said...
Hello, thank you for share this blog and those nice postcards with us.
For the moment I keep my cards in boxes but I am thinking in keep them in an album by countries, the problem is the size of some postcards...
March 30, 2010 10:28 PM

7)Sonia said...
At the moment I'm keeping my postcard in boxes as I don't have enough space to keep them in other way.
Thank you very much for this lottery, the postcards are really great and beautiful :)
March 30, 2010 11:16 PM

8) steviewren said...
Great cards! I keep most of my exchanged postcards in a box, but I also have an album of vintage cards. My kids have started purchasing cards for me when they are away from home. I haven't decided how to store these yet.
March 31, 2010 1:22 AM

9) Alvin said...
I keep mine in one of those plastic drawers, organized by domestic, foreign, handwritten, and trades. Whenever I'm bored, I go through one drawer.
Thanks for the giveaway~!
Alvin [Alvinrocksus@Yahoo.com]
April 1, 2010 6:45 AM

10) Encyclobanknotes, Encycloworld Heritage Postcard said...
i keep my postcards in an envelope...whereby i haven't get a proper album yet...mean while planing of putting on wall as a frame...:)
April 7, 2010 3:21 PM

11) Shaunna said...
I keep mine in shoebox style boxes - sorted by country OR by artist (for my fairies and magic). I also have an album for over sized (one for countries, one for magic).
April 14, 2010 9:18 AM

12) flumina said...
Hi, just wanted to sa that I like your blog. I sent yu a card some time ago and I wonder if/when it will appear here. ;-)
My favourite cards I put on a wall in the kitchen. The others I keep in a shoebox that I decorated with wrapping paper.
April 14, 2010 10:37 PM

13) Dorincard said...
Albums and boxes. Thanks! :)
April 16, 2010 2:03 AM

14) Lauren said...
Thanks for the giveaway!! I keep my postcards in a shoebox with dividers, organized by country! It seems to work really well! :)
Thanks again!!
April 17, 2010 8:25 AM

I used Random Org. to choose the luckier 2.
So, here you are .....
the winners are

No. 4 ~ Anna
1st postcard

and No. 11 ~ Shaunna

Congratulation to the winners and also everyone who participate in this giveaway.
I love your idea on how to store your postcards....
(Dear Ana & Shaunna, kindly e-mail me your address to layhoon.chua@gmail.com)

Here is mine way to store the postcards ..... here

and there are certain ways like
1- Purchase archival-quality plastic holders for storing postcards that are made of uPVC. This is a material that prevents the forming of acidic oils that can destroy the appearance of your postcards. These holders are easily found at stores that sell collectors supplies.

2 - Make sure that the holders that you use to store your postcards are larger than the postcards themselves. Holders that are the same size or just slightly larger can make handling difficult, resulting in tears, creases and bent corners.

3 - Keep postcards in a cool and dry environment, Excessive heating and moisture will cause cards to stick to surfaces and make removal difficult, if not impossible, without damage. You should also keep postcards away from cigarette smoke or other smoky areas, as smoke can ruin the appearance of cards by turning them brown.

4 - Store the postcards in holders and then place them in either albums or postcard boxes for the greatest amount of protection. If two types of protection are used, you need only remove the holders when you want to appreciate your collection, without exposing the postcards to the elements or excessive handling.

5 -Choose non-acidic paper album pages, paper dividers, inserts and cardboard boxes, since acids can ruin the colors and textures of postcards. Select papers that have a pH (acid level) of 7.0 or slightly higher.

6 - Travel to postcard shows or auctions with one of the aluminum travel cases that are widely available. These offer secure, lockable storage for large amounts of postcards and other collection supplies.

7 - Buy several albums or boxes if you want to store your collection by category, such as travel locale, subject matter or architecture. This type of categorization makes it much simpler to find a particular postcard.

Absolutely love about these postcards wall !!!
Wall of postcards at the Homestead Gallery: Day 1

DAY 6: over 100 new postcards...


hallway by bathroom2

hallway view towards livingroom

(Click the images for the source)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Heredia, Costa Rica

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Another postcard I received from Costa Rica.
This postcard send by Daniela from her town Heredia.

Heredia is one of the most beautiful provinces in Costa Rica. Known for its verdant coffee plantation covered hills and volcanic national parks; this mountainous region also has dense tropical forests, stunning waterfalls and roaring rivers.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the giveaway.
I'll announced the winner then :)
Thank you for participate.

Friday, April 16, 2010

World Wonders ~ Maldives

Huvafenfushi - Male Atoll


Atoll - Dhoni

My sister just came back holiday from this ~ a thousand ‘Robinson Crusoe’ islands ~ Maldives.

A chain of 1190 little coral islands scattered across the Indian Ocean that forms the archipelago of the Maldives in 80- 120 km wide. The Maldives is the lowest country in the world, with the average being only 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, although in areas where construction exists, this has been increased to several metres.

The reef is composed of coral debris and living coral. This acts as a natural barrier against the sea, forming lagoons. Other islands, set at a distance and parallel to the reef, have their own protective fringe of reef. An opening in the surrounding coral barrier allows access to the calmer lagoon waters. The barrier reefs of the islands protect them from the storms and high waves of the Indian Ocean.


The giveaway will be closed tomorrow.
I'll used random.org to choose for 2 luckier one and publish the result on Sunday.
Do check out my blog.
Thank you !!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan ( + eye candy)

Liz who live in Taipei, Taiwan send me this postcard of Sun Moon Lake.

Can you see the little picture on the left of those stamps.
I was attracted with it.
So I contacted Liz privately about the drawing.

She was so kind to send me another postcard.

with the cute stamps
and with her beautiful drawing as well !!!!
Thank you Liz !!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


One of my friend gave me a postcard from Egypt. 

Arggg !!!!! ....

Friday, April 9, 2010

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Established in 1935, the Shenandoah National Park's total acreage is 196,149, including 79,579 acres of congressional designated wilderness. With more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail, the park is immensely popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road that winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, provides vistas of the spectacular landscape to east and west.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Weimar is a city in Germany mostly known for its cultural heritage. The oldest records about Weimar date back to the year 899. Its name changed over the centuries from "Wimares" through "Wimari" to "Wimar" and finally "Weimar" (sainted marsh).

Don't forget to enter your name in my postcards giveaway here.

Monday, April 5, 2010

BONN am Rhein

Iuara send me this multiview card from Bonn.

Bonn is a nice & beautiful city.

I manage to surf for a Travel brochure "Bonn am Rhein," circa 1935. Published by the "Städtischen Verkehramt Bonn." Signed "Jupp Wiertz," printed by "Hch. Ludwig, Bonn."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Singapore Changi Airport's symbolic Control Tower

Friends of Changi is an on-line interactive rewards programme which offer the regular updates on the airport facilities and services, exclusive discounts and promotions at the airport, in the city and around the region.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Los Angeles, California

The different angle of Los Angeles, centered by those giant towers.

* Don't forget to enter your name about the giveaway.