Friday, February 25, 2011

Taiwan Railway Company


This postcard measured 19cm x 11cm.
One of my colleague send it from her recent tour to Taiwan.

The Railway company have their own design of souvenier (very impressive).
I wish to collect some of them too :)

(Back) The address will be no longer in used.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Zhouzhuang Water Town 周庄 , Venice of Orient


Zhouzhuang, one of the most famous water townships in China, situated in Kunshan City which is only 30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of Suzhou. The town is situated between Suzhou and Shanghai, 30 km the southeast of Suzhou and 60 km the southwest of Shanghai.

Dubbed 'Venice of the East', this town boasts the best water town preserved in China. The town has a history of over 900 years and most of residencies and houses in the town were built in Ming (1368-1644) or Qing Dynasties (1644-1911).The rivers and streams in Zhouzhuang crisscross the town and are spanned by 14 stone-arch bridges constructed in Yuan (1271-1368), Ming, and Qing Dynasties.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Frozen Moments


I absolutely like this home-made real photo postcard.
Ngai of Shah Alam, Malaysia send me his own photo that he took from The Helix Bridge & Marina Bay Sand of Singapore. The photo is mat on a cardstock.

Life through a camera lens is full of wonder. Focusing on how the world around you looks can also help break through your negative thoughts.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vintage Postcard


I'm so happy to receive several great postcards in my mailbox.
This postcard is one of it.

Anyone have idea about this vintage postcard ?

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Look at the marvellous birds stamps and also the nice postmark on the postcard.

By the way, kindly take notes that I have change my correspondence.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Multiview Postcard of Moscow

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Moscow's architecture is world-renowned. Moscow is also well known as the site of Saint Basil’s Cathedral, with its elegant onion domes, as well as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Seven Sisters.

Thank you to Olga Bolotova to send me mine interest.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Osaka Castle, Japan


Osaka Castle, the symbol of Osaka was originally constructed in 1585 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Particularly outstanding are the castle and huge rocks used for the stone walls.

Thank you to Sugiyama Yumi send me this nice postcard. We met last year December in a free KL Walk.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Blaricum, Netherlands


Dineke wrote on the postcard that this is an 100 years-old picture of the town where she was born.

The area of the municipality of Blaricum is 1559 hectares and it is situated in the south easterly part of the province of North Holland well known as "het Gooi".
The name could be explained by the combination of the personal name Blaheri with the addition of "inga" with the word "heem" (dwelling-place). The geographical dictionaries, such as "Van der Aa" also give the names Blaercom, Blarikom and Blaren to indicate the village.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Vintage card from Portugal


A very vintage card I received from Carlos Mesquita. According to Carlos, this is a reprint card edited in 1917.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mount Bandai, Lake Hibara


On the east bank of Lake Hibara locates the Lake Hibara hiking route while on the west bank the Urabandai Yacho-no-mori forest of wild birds and hiking course provides a getaway for all. The south coast of the lake is the site to board cruise ships and by going to the northern shore the Oyamatsumi Shrine torii gate will come into view standing out in the water. This lake is covered with ice in winter and becomes a local, albeit seasonal home of ice fishing

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Wishing all of you who celebrating Chinese New Year a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Bunny Year :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chiang Mai , Thailand

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King Mengrai founded the city of Chiang Mai (meaning "new city") in 1296, and it succeeded Chiang Rai as capital of the Lanna kingdom. The ruler was known as the Chao.