Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More surprise cards

Is always good to receive cards but is so much better to receive cards from friends. With postcrossing i've found some very special friends around the world, i really mean FRIENDS :) And today i've received cards from my FRIENDS Valerie and Relie.

Île d'Oléron - Island of Oleron is an island off the Atlantic coast of France on the southern side of the Pertuis d'Antioche strait. It is the second largest French island after Corsica (not counting French overseas possessions).

On this card there's also Fort Boyard and Chassiron Lighthouse. "After the English briefly took possession of the Ile d'Aix in 1757, and in order to protect newly armed naval vessels coming out of the Grand Arsenal, Napoleon Bonaparte ordered the construction of Fort Boyard in 1804.
Constructed upon a sand bank, which needless to say created many difficulties, the fort was completed in 1857, by which time modern weaponry had rendered it obsolete.
The fort has finally found its place as the home of the popular TV series which carries its name, and which isbroadcast in several different countries.

Built between 1834 and 1836, the foundations of the lighthouse at Chassiron are over three metres deep and eighteen in diameter. The stone comes from the Crazannes quarries, which also provided the material for the cathedral of Cologne.The tower is 46 metres high and the lights may be seen up to 52 km away in clear conditions. 224 steps lead to the light room from which a magical view is afforded over the Bout du Monde point (End of the World!)" - in: http://www.camping-oleron.com/anglais/06_visites_pays/chassiron.php

On the back of the card: Singapore. Host city of the 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. Come experience for yourself a city brimming with unique attractions and exciting entertainment lifestyle offerings all year-round!! And if it's action you're after, gear up for the Singapore GP Season (20 Sep. - 5 Oct. 2008). To find out more about the events held during the season, go to www.visitsingapore.com/sgpseason


Ana said...

hey...you got that F1 card!!!!! Ive been waiting for that set of cards to arrive as well!! You got it already?!!! Ahhhhh....yeah, now i AM jealous ;)
ahhh, i love that card....cant wait till i get it too....unless the post office gets some conspiracy against me :P

congrats on the interview proposal! hah, you definitely deserved it...no wonder i got my source of ideas here ;-) im really glad to see you spread a good word around it :)


Martinha said...

When i saw the card i immediately thought about you ;)
I hope you get your cards soon. This one is really nice, great colors and nice photo.

I really laughed when i read about the interview :) This is really strange, specially because it came from the other side of the Atlantic!!
Let's see what happens!