Monday, April 27, 2009

Cards of the day

Tomorrow i'll start the afternoon shift at work, that means i'll have less time to postcrossing. The good thing is that i've all morning to sleep and can check the mailbox when i get up. Today i got up, checked the mailbox and found these 2 cards, the 1st one from Malaysia and the 2nd from Romania.

A few days ago Lyan spent some days in Cameron Highlands, 214 km north of Kuala Lumpur, and she sent this card of a workers village at Sungai Palas Tea Plantation.
"The Highlands were named after William Cameron, a British colonial government surveyor who discovered the plateau during a mapping expedition in 1885. The fame of Cameron Highlands then grew during the colonial era when British planters realised the potential of its fertile mountain slopes for growing tea, then a prized commodity. Cameron Highlands is still home to many tea plantations, being Malaysia's largest tea-producing region. With its many farms the area is also known as a major supplier of legumes and vegetables to both Malaysia and Singapore, and is one of Malaysia's prime tourist destinations." - in: wikipedia

This is a special card. I had a Peles Castle card on my favorites album and Alexandra "alexiatego" contacted me saying she could send me a similar card. The card arrived today. On this picture we can see a night view of the castle but when i move the card we can also see a day view. This is my 1st card with this kind of effect.
"Located in Sinaia (44 km from Brasov), Peles Castle is considered by many one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe. It was the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs including King Carol I, who died here in 1914.The building of the castle began in 1873 under the direct order of the Viennese architect Wilhem Doderer and was continued in 1876 by his assistant, Johann Schultz de Lemberg. During 1877-1879 because of the war they abandoned work. That's why the castle was inaugurated only on October 7, 1883.
The castle was built in wood, stone, bricks and marble and comprises more than 160 rooms. The representative style used is German Renaissance, but one can easily discover elements belonging to the Italian Renaissance, Gothic, German Baroque and French Rococo style.
Peles is surrounded by seven terraces decorated with statues (sculptured by the Italian, Romanelli), stone-made-wells, ornamental vases and Carara marble. The architects used an abundance of wooden decoration, both for the exterior and for the interior of the castle, which confers a very special quality to the building." - in: http://www.brasovtravelguide.ro/en/brasov/surroundings/peles-castle.php

2 comments:

Eddy said...

Beautiful travel by your postcards.
See you soon.

imajica said...

yayy my card :):)

Marta, do you drink tea??