Thursday, January 31, 2008

These are the nice cards i've received today. 1 from Brazil sent by Lecsandro and the other 1 a french RAS card sent by Valerie "octabis".

Porto Alegre - Stone Bridge, built in 1854 and Administrative Centre of the State.


"The Royal Château de Blois is located in the Loir-et-Cher département in the Loire Valley, in France. The residence of several French kings, it is also the place where Joan of Arc went in 1429 to be blessed by the Archbishop of Reims before departing with her army to drive the English from Orléans.
Built in the middle of the town that it effectively controlled, the château of Blois comprises several buildings constructed from the 13th to the 17th century around the main courtyard. Its most famous piece of architecture is the magnificent spiral staircase in the François I wing." -
in wikipedia.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lappeenranta - Finland

Only 1 card again, a RAS from Essi "hadassah".

Lappeenranta - The Fortress Church and old buildings from 1800. So cute these houses.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Válega - Portugal

This was my only card today and it was sent by Paula "geminiscp".

Válega Church, build in the XVII century.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Great cards to start the week

To start this week i've received 5 cards, 3 from Brazil, 1 from Thailand and a Chinese New Year card from Singapore.

Aerial view of Cataratas Hotel in Foz do Iguaçu - Paraná State, Brazil.

Iguaçu Falls, Paraná State, Brazil.

Iguaçu Falls, Paraná State - Brazil. All these cards were sent by Alisson.

A Thailand lottery card send by Yinx "lalwen".

A Chinese New Year card from Relie.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Santo Domingo - Dominican Republic

"Santo Domingo is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic. The city is located in the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the Ozama River. It is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, and was the first seat of Spanish colonial rule in the New World . In 1930, the city of Santo Domingo was almost completely demolished by a tropical hurricane called San Zenon.
Famous landmarks in Santo Domingo include the Calle El Conde, the Puerta de la Misericordia, the Catedral Santa María La Menor (Catedral Primada de América), and the Alcázar de Colón, all of which are located within the Zona Colonial district of the city. This part was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990." - in: wikipedia.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

An envelope from Spain

Yesterday i've received an envelope sent from Spain with great cards sent by Anna "bogdanovskaya".

"Completed in 1783, the beautiful and historic Vladimir Mother of God Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in St. Petersburg and presents a truly fascinating combination of baroque and classical architectural styles. The church is crowned with five onion-shaped cupolas, which rise into the sky above Vladimirskaya Ploschad in one of the most historic areas of the city. An impressive four-tiered bell tower stands adjacent to the church. The church is also home to one of the oldest and most elaborate iconostases in Russia." - in: http://www.saint-petersburg.com/cathedrals


"Located between the Palace Embankment and the Palace Square, the Winter Palace was built between 1754 and 1762 as the winter residence of the Russian tsars. Designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the Rococo-style, green-and-white palace has 1,786 doors and 1,945 windows. Catherine the Great was its first imperial occupant.
The Palace is now part of a complex of buildings known as the State
Hermitage Museum, which holds one of the world's greatest collections of art. As part of the Museum, many of the Winter Palace's 1,057 halls and rooms are open to the public." - in: wikipedia.

Ronda is a city in the Spanish province of Málaga. It is located about 100 km from the city of Málaga, within the autonomous community of Andalucía. Ronda is situated in a very mountainous area about 750 m above mean sea level. The Rio Guadalevín runs through the city, dividing it in two and carving out the steep El Tajo canyon upon which the city is perched. Three bridges, Puente Romano "Roman Bridge", Puente Viejo "Old Bridge", and Puente Nuevo "New Bridge", span the canyon. The term "nuevo" is a bit of a misnomer, since this bridge was completed in 1793. The Puente Nuevo is the tallest of the bridges, towering 120 meters above the canyon floor, and all three serve as some of the city's most impressive features. - in: wikipedia. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

PT RR - Castles/Palaces vs Sea/Beach

Museum-Library of the Counts Castro de Magalhães in Cascais. Sent by Carla.

Coimbra - Portugal dos Pequeninos. Sent by wiccaa.

Silves, Praia da Rocha and Lagos. Sent by Ludovico.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Lots of cards today

Today was a good day. 14 cards, 10 from Brazil (yes, again), 2 from Luxembourg, 1 from Belgium and 1 from Texas, USA.

These are the cards from Brazil, mainly from São Paulo area but 1 of them is from Brasília, the capital city. All these cards were sent by Déa.

A card from Luxembourg, the capital city.

Luxembourg castles.

This one is from Bastogne. Here it took place the Ardennes Battle during the 2nd World War. This card and the Luxembourg cards were sent by Alice, a portuguese woman living in Luxembourg.

Finally, a card from Texas with its endless shoreline and beautiful plant life, it is no wonder why the Gulf Coast attracts tourists from all over the USA. card sent by "pawtrekker".

Monday, January 21, 2008

More cards from Brazil

And this week starts with 2 cards from Brazil sent by Aleks.

Fazenda beach - Ubatuba, São Paulo.
Ipanema, Christ Redeemer and Copacabana.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Buenos Aires - Argentina

My 1st and only card from Argentina and it shows San Telmo district in Buenos Aires. It was sent by Priscila.

San Telmo is a popular and typical district; at the 19th century it was a district for the richest families of Buenos Aires, and nowadays, ancient houses, restaurants and tango music give this place a very particular atmosphere. On Sunday mornings, there is a flea market at Plaza Dorrego, where you can find all kind of antiques and handicrafts, and a lot of peculiar characters.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Cards from Brazil

Yesterday i received an envelope full of things, 6 cards and some stickers, pocket calendars, etc. All this stuff was sent by Miguel "kariocka".


















On the 1st card there's Corcovado and Sugar Loaf; several views of Rio de Janeiro; Ipanema and Leblon; Sugar Loaf; Copacabana and Ipanema Beach. On the 2nd Arpoador and Copacabana Beaches.











St. Pedro de Alcantâra Cathedral in Petrópolis and Maracanã Statium.










Cia Mineira de Electricidade Little Castle in Juiz de Fora - Minas Gerais state.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Soajo - Portugal

Today i only received 1 card and it was sent by Joana "joanatsukino".


These are "espigueiros" - granaries located in Soajo, Peneda-Gerês national Park.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Santiago do Cacém II - Portugal

My cards today came from Santiago do Cacém, sent by Américo.

Ploughing the land.

Municipal Museum with a traditional kitchen.

General view of the city.

Monday, January 14, 2008

PT2PT Tag - Brazil

This is my only card of the day. St. Francisco de Assis Church in Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais state and it was sent by Renata "renatinha".

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Kosovo

"Kosovo is a province of Serbia which has been under United Nations administration since 1999. While Serbia's sovereignty is recognised by the international community, in practice Serbian governance in the province is virtually non-existent. The province is governed by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo with the help of the local Provisional Institutions of Self-Government, as well as security provided by the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR)." - in: wikipedia.
Card sent by "falascaracing".

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Galway - Ireland

"Galway is the only city in the province of Connacht in the Republic of Ireland. The city is located on the west coast of Ireland. In Irish, Galway is also called Cathair na Gaillimhe: "City of Galway".
The city takes its name from the Gaillimh river (
River Corrib) that formed the western boundary of the earliest settlement, which was called Dún Bhun na Gaillimhe, or the fort at the bottom of the Gaillimh. The word Gaillimh means "stony" as in "stony river". - in: wikipedia.
Card sent by Wendy "wendzefx".

Friday, January 11, 2008

Split - Croatia

"Split is the largest and most important city in Dalmatia, the administrative center of Croatia's Split-Dalmatia County, and the country's second-largest city. It is a Mediterranean city, situated on a small peninsula on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea." - in: wikipedia. This is a card sent by Mia "migrica".

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Churches, Cathedrals.... tag

Today i received cards from China and this tag card from Spain sent by "luiseme".


"The Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia (also called La Seu) is the Gothic cathedral seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Barcelona. The cathedral was constructed throughout the 13th to 15th centuries on top of a former Visigothic church. The Gothic-like façade is from the 19th century.
The cathedral is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona, co-patron saint of Barcelona, a young virgin who, according to Catholic tradition, suffered martyrdom during Roman times in Barcelona. One story is that she was exposed naked in the public square and a miraculous snow fall in mid spring covered her nudity. The enraged Romans put her into a barrel with knives stuck into it and rolled it down a street (according to tradition, the one now called 'Baixada de Santa Eulalia'). The body of Saint Eulalia is entombed in the cathedral's crypt." -
in wikipedia.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Penela Castle - Portugal

A lovely Penela card sent by Zé Pombal.

"The Penela Castle was built in 1097, and suffered several modifications throughout centuries (including works at the times of the first kings of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, D. Sancho I e D. Dinis). The outside walls were built in the XIVth century, while two of his doors (Castelejo and Porta da Vila) date from the XVth century. The Porta da Traição has a double opening and a Moorish style. The Torre do Relógio (Watch Tower) was destroyed in 1755 earthquake, but it was rebuilt in 1760." - in: http://www.geocaching.com/

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tuesday cards

Today i've receive 2 nice cards, 1 from Austria and the other 1 from Slovenia.
I don't collect stamps but i decided to show them too because some of them are really beautiful.

"The Velenjski Castle is the most preserved castle of the Šaleška valley. Previous castle was built in the 13th century and present image is from the 17th century. Inside the castle is Museum Velenje." - in: http://www.burger.si/. The castle was sent by Solecito - portuguese speaking countries - rest of the world tag.

The Votiv Church in Vienna was built to a neo-gothic style in the late 19th century to commemorate the escape of the Emperor Francis Joseph from assasination. The card was sent by Sibylle "Robin67".

Monday, January 7, 2008

Cards from Poland

Today i've received 4 cards from Poland, sent by Sylwia.

Wielka Siklawa the highest waterfall in the highest polish mountains, Tatry.

Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary in Zakopane with an altar and a monument to the Pope John Paul II.

Gdynia seaport. In the harbour there are 2 anchored museum ships.

Warsaw - The Royal Palace and Sigismund III Column; Freta St.; Old Town Square; Lazienki Royal Palace; Wilanów Royal Palace.