Thursday, January 22, 2009

Other Languages RR - Group 22

A few weeks ago i've decided to try a new RR and joined the Other Languages RR, group 22 for traditional sayings. I liked it so much that i'm already in another group and i think i join more groups in the future.

I've received this card today, last card of the group and it was sent by Ariel from Taiwan.
"The Presidential Office Building houses the Office of the President of the Republic of China. The building, located in the Zhongzheng District in Taipei, was designed by architect Uheiji Nagano during the period of Japanese rule of Taiwan (1895-1945). The structure originally housed the Office of the Governor-General of the Taiwan Province. Damaged in Allied bombing during World War II, the building was restored after the war by Chen Yi, the Governor-General of the Taiwan province. It became the Presidential Office in 1950 after the Republic of China lost control of mainland China at the end of the Chinese Civil War." - in: wikipedia

This was the 2nd card i've received and it was sent by Judit "panarea" from Hungary. On this card of typically hungarian things, i can identify the Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest and goulash.
"The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Budapest, and was opened in 1849.
Goulash is a dish, originally from Hungary, a stew or a soup, usually made of beef, red onions, vegetables, spices and ground paprika powder. The name originates from the Hungarian gulyás (pronounced goo-yash), the word for a cattle stockman or herdsman." - in:
Maybe Judit can help with the other 2 images.

And this was the 1st card to arrive. It was sent by Sarah "asgerd" from Scotland.
"Lews Castle is a Victorian era castle located west of the town of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. It was built in the years 1847-57 as a country house for Sir James Matheson who had bought the whole island a few years previously with his fortune from the Chinese Opium trade.
In 1918, the Lewis estate including the castle was bought by industrialist Lord Leverhulme from the Matheson family. He gifted the castle to the people of Stornoway parish in 1923.
During World War II the Castle was taken over as accommodation for air and ground crew of 700 Naval Air Squadron, who operated a detachment of six Supermarine Walrus aircraft from a slipway at Cuddy Point in the Grounds. The base was referred to as HMS Mentor. It was also used for accommodation for students of Lews Castle College in the 1950s.
Today the building is owned by the local council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and is category A listed building." - in:

Thanks Ariel, Judit and Sarah for the wonderful cards :)

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