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
zion national park

(10) Very romantic , love the color

(11) Map Postcard again
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(12) Nice interior card
st mary's cathedral

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.