Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Royal Castle Neuschwanstein


Neuschwanstein Castle, royal palace in the Bavarian Alps of Germany, the most famous of three royal palaces built for Louis II of Bavaria, sometimes referred to as Mad King Ludwig, who grew up nearby at Hohenschwangau Castle.

The entire facade of the castle was covered with slabs of limestone. This material was found in Alterschrofen near Swan Lake (Swansee). The supporting walls were built of brick

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tam Cốc

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The Tam Coc (“three caves”) portion is a three-hour excursion by small boat along the Ngo Dong river, beginning at the village of Van Lam and proceeding through a scenic landscape dominated by rice fields and karst towers. The route includes floating through three natural caves (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba), the largest of which is 125m long with its ceiling about 2m high above the water. The boats are typically rowed by one or two local women who also sell embroidered goods.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Oregon's Lighthouse

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There are eleven lighthouses standing strong along the Oregon coast. Many of these have been restored, and offer a look back into Oregon's past. Two of them, Cleft of the Rock Lighthouse and Pelican Bay Lighthouse, were created by lighthouse enthusiasts.

Clockwise from top left : Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, Yaguina Bay Lighthouse, Cape Arago lighthouse, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Coquille River Lighthouse, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Lightship Columbia, Cape Meares Lughthouse, Cape Blance Lighthouse, and Umpqua River Lighthouse.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Himeji Castle, Japan


Himeji Castle, also called Shirasagijo (White Heron Castle) due to its white outer walls, is the best preserved castle in all of Japan.The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lapins / Rabbits

hooray first nouvellesimages postcard !!

Thank you to Mike from Netherland sent me the postcard and the awesome stamps.

Rabbits (or, colloquially, bunnies) are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits