Monday, September 28, 2009

New official cards

This week started with these 2 beautiful cards.
TH-27983, sent by Nuch.
Two weeks ago i've received a card from Bangkok with the Grand Palace. This card also shows the Palace plus the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also splelled Wat Phra Kaew, located on the ground of the Palace. It is the most revered Buddhist shrine in Thailand.
"The construction of the temple started when King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok in 1785. Unlike other temples it does not contain living quarters for monks; rather, it has only the highly decorated holy buildings, statues, and pagodas.
The main building is the central ubosoth, which houses the Emerald Buddha. There are three main doors used to enter the temple, however only the King and Queen are allowed to enter through the center door." - in:

PT-96530, sent by Cátia
No, this isn't a wrong id. This is a portuguese official card but, as you can see, the card is from USA, showing the skyline of Manhattan.
Manhattan is the cultural and commercial heart of NY, and its dramatic skyline symbolizes New York City around the world. It is composed chiefly of Manhattan Island, and is bounded by the Hudson River on the west, New York Bay on the south, the East River on the east, and the Harlem River and Spuyten Duyvil Creek on the northeast and north. Many bridges, tunnels, and ferries link it to the other boroughs and to New Jersey. A large portion of Manhattan's workers commute to the borough every day.
Manhattan began as a town built at the tip of the island. It was called New Amsterdam and served as the capital of the colony of New Netherland during the Dutch domination. In 1664 the English captured New Netherland and renamed it New York. The boundary of New York City was first extended beyond Manhattan Island when some Westchester co. towns were annexed in 1874. In the consolidation of 1898, Manhattan became one of the five boroughs of New York City.

1 comment:

BeachILike said...

All of them is beautiful, especially the Grand Palce one.