Friday, November 30, 2007

More birthday cards

This week i received more 2 birthday cards from the portuguese postcrossers Zbarroso and Carla.

This one is from Carla. A b & w picture from the portuguese photographer Alfredo Cunha (Lisbon 1973).

Fronteira Palace, XVII century tile pannel, from zbarroso.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Honduras

"Honduras is a democratic republic in Central America. The country is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea. The capital city is Tegucigalpa." - in: wikipedia.
The card was sent by Kasia "epril".

Monday, November 26, 2007

Today in my mail box

I got 3 beautiful cards today, i'm really glad with them.

From a private trade with Sibylle "Robin67" a Vienna Opera House.

Sevilla Cathedral and Giralda in Spain, a RAS card sent by Joaninha and signed by all the participants of the Spanish Postcrossing meeting in Sevilla: Joaninha, baccarita, aquelarre, seraim, violanie59, sushis, marmaladegeisha, puchita, kana, maestla.

Elbe Sandsotone Mountains in saxony, Germany. Sent by Helga "Helga_NI" - tag within Europe.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Birthday cards

Yesterday was my birthday and these are the cards i received from some nice postcrosser friends.

Leiria Castle sent by "zepombal".

Benfica Stadium also sent by "zepombal".

A card from Finland sent by "minnasusanne".

Montezuma Castle in Arizona, USA, sent by Shain.

And a card from Netherlands sent by Bea.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Swiss landscapes


These are just 2 of a 30 card collection that my cousin Marco sent me from switzerland while he was working there. All the 30 cards are great.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Maranhão - Brazil

Today i received 3 postcards from Maranhão, Brazil.

This is the Gonçalves Dias Square in São Luís, capital city of the Maranhão State.

Governador Sarney Bridge also in São Luís.

Church of Alcântara and a pillary. All the cards were sent by Ana.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Potala Palace - Tibete

The Potala Palace located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, in China. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India after a failed uprising in 1959. Today the Potala Palace has been forcibly converted into a museum by the Chinese. It was named after Mount Potala, the abode of Chenresig.
Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace is an Unesco World Heritage Site.
This card was sent by "mooncastle".

Monday, November 19, 2007

Michigan - USA

Today i received 3 beautiful cards from Michigan sent by Elizabeth.

Michigan's Capitol Building erected in 1879.

Great lakes lighthouses, From left to right: Marblehead - Lake Erie; White Shoal - Lake Michigan; Charlotte-Genesee - Lake Ontario; Marquette Harbor - Lake Superior; Cheboygan Light - Lake Huron; Holland harbor, - Lake Michigan.

And finally a nice snowy card. Thank you Elizabeth :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Paramaribo - Suriname

"Suriname is a country in northern South America. Suriname was formerly known as Nederlands Guyana, Netherlands Guiana or Dutch Guiana. Suriname is situated between French Guiana to the east and Guyana to the west. The southern border is shared with Brazil and the northern border is the Atlantic coast. The southernmost border with French Guiana is disputed along the Marowijne river; while the once-disputed boundary with Guyana was arbitrated by the Unite Nations Convention on Law of the Sea on September 20, 2007. The country is the smallest sovereign state in terms of area and population in South America." - in wikipedia.
This is the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha'at Islam Mosque in Paramaribo, the capital city. The card was sent by Monique "Kevin_2002".

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Egypt

On 7th grade my favorite subject on school was the egyptian history. Since then, Egypt is one of the place i really want to visit. I bought this card here in Portugal in a craftsmanship fair. Here we can see the Deir el-Bahari Temple, Abu Simbel Temple which Ramses II are 20m high, the Lucsor Temple and the Pyramides built between 2686-2181 B.C.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Palace of Versailles - France

"When the château was built, Versailles was a country village, but it is now a suburb of Paris. From 1682, when King Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in 1789, the Court of Versailles was the centre of power in Ancien Régime France. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolut monarchy which Louis XIV espoused.
This card shows the "Galerie des Glaces" - Hall of Mirrors which construction began in 1678.
The principal feature of this famous galerie is the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arcaded windows that overlook the gardens. Each arch contains twenty-one mirrors with a total complement of 357 used in the decoration of the galerie des glaces. The arches themselves are fixed upon marble pilasters whose capitals depict the symbols of France. These gilded bronze capitals include the fleur-de-lys and the Gallic cockerel or rooster. Many of the other attributes of the Hall of Mirrors were lost to war for financial purposes. Items such as the silver table pieces and lamp holders were melted by order of Louis XIV himself to provide monetary provisions for the war." - in: wikipedia.
This Palace is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The card was sent by Laura "Hob".

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Gibraltar

Sent by Anna "bogdanovskaya".
"Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. The territory shares a border with Spain to the north. Gibraltar has historically been an important base for the British Armed Forces and is the site of a Royal Navy base". - in wikipedia.


St. Michael Cave. Sent by Monica "marmaladegeisha".

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tokyo Tower - Japan

"With 333 meters, Tokyo Tower is 13 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower of Paris, and the world's tallest self-supporting steel tower. It was completed in the year 1958 as a symbol for Japan's rebirth as a major economic power, and serves as a television and radio broadcast antenna and tourist attraction.
Visitors can ascend to the main observatory at 150 meters and the special observatory at 250 meters to get a bird's eye view of Tokyo. Under good weather conditions, Mount Fuji can be seen in the distance." -
in: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3009.html
Card sent by Hiiroco.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Isfahan - Iran

"Khaju Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in Isfahan. It was built around 1650. It has 23 arches and is 105 metres long and 14 metres wide. It links the Khaju quarter on the north bank with the Zoroastrian quarter across the Zayandeh River. It also functions as a weir; the downstream side is formed as a series of steps carrying the water to a much lower level." - in wikipedia. Card sent by "ipuenktchen".

"Shah Mosque is a mosque in Isfahan standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square. It has been renamed to Imam Mosque after Islamic Revolution.
Built during the Safavids period, it is an excellent example of Islamic architecture of Iran, and regarded as the masterpiece of Persian Architecture. The Imam Mosque of Esfahan is one of the everlasting masterpieces of architecture in Iran and all over the world. It is registered along with the Naghsh-i Jahan Square as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its construction began in 1611, and its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-color mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions." -
in wikipedia.

Card sent by "morgaine".

Monday, November 12, 2007

PT RR - I wish

Today i received the last cards related to the portuguese RR "i wish". So, these are all the 5 cards

Mafra National Palace sent by Ana "Ninocas".

Ericeira, sent by Paula "Geminiscp".

Guimarães castle, sent by Mª José "Zbarroso".

Gonzaguinha beach in São Vicente - São Paulo, Brazil. Sent by Marcus "Mar_vin_cas.

Pirambu - Sergipe, Brazil. Sent by Tito "tito.garcez".

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Australia

A beautiful australian card i received from Glennis "Glenasena".
Coffs harbour coastline * Urunga * Bellingen * Woolgoolga * Sawtell * Dorrigo National Park (Crystal Shower Falls).

Ans this one was 1 of my first official cards - AU - 6436 from Barbara "smartquilt", showing the Lake Macquarie.

Friday, November 9, 2007

PT RR - Bridges

Santa Clara Bridge in Coimbra, sent by Dúlio "Luso".

Carcavelos bridge in Aveiro, sent by Joana "Joaninha".

The 25th of April Bridge in Lisbon, sent by Carla.

Suspension bridge in São Vicente, São Paulo - Brazil, sent by Lisa "Sukys."

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Unesco Germany

"The medieval towns of Wismar and Stralsund, on the Baltic coast of northern Germany, were major trading centres of the Hanseatic League in the 14th and 15th centuries. In the 17th and 18th centuries they became Swedish administrative and defensive centres for the German territories. They contributed to the development of the characteristic building types and techniques of Brick Gothic in the Baltic region, as exemplified in several important brick cathedrals, the Town Hall of Stralsund, and the series of houses for residential, commercial and crafts use, representing its evolution over several centuries."

"Situated near the Rammelsberg mines, Goslar held an important place in the Hanseatic League because of the rich Rammelsberg metallic ore deposits. From the 10th to the 12th century it was one of the seats of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Its well-preserved medieval historic centre has some 1,500 half-timbered houses dating from the 15th to the 19th century." - in http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/623

I won both in a lottery organized by "Keadamna".

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Bourgas - Bulgaria

More cards from Bulgaria sent by Stefka.


"The city of Bourgas has a population of almost 200,000 people and is the second largest city at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It is also the fourth largest city in the country. It is situated in the farthest western part of the Bourgas Bay and 390km east of Sofia. Due to the low level of the coast in the area, three lagoon-lakes (the Atanassovo, Bourgas, and Mandren lakes) lie in the area surrounding the city." - in http://www.bulgariansearesorts.com/bourgas_general_info.html

Monday, November 5, 2007

Uzbekistan

A Uzbekistan card sent from Germany by "Duygu".

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Dominican Republic

My cousins bought these cards in the Dominican Republic when they were there on vacations.

El Limón waterfalls in Samaná.

Bonita Beach in Las Terrenas.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Beirut - Lebanon

Place de l'Étoile in Centre-Ville, Beirut. Sent by "Mooncastle".

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Stockholm - Sweden

2 cards from Stockholm from a private trade with Ronja "Zatzum".

Stockholm old town.


Sergels Torg and Kristallvertikalaccen­t - a 38 m. high column made of glass and steel.