Saturday, 16 August 2014

Postcard from the USA!

Today I got a nice postcard from the USA! The postcard shows a view of Minute Maid Park, which is located in Houston, Texas. It is also knows as the Astros Field since it is the home of the Houston Astros, a Major League Baseball team. The park features a grass field and over 5,000 seats. Since it was once a train station, the left field houses a railway with a coal-powered train filled with oranges, as a tribute to the Minute Maid brand. The card is an official Postcrossing card, US-2874655. Thanks Laarni! 



Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Postcard from Germany!

Today I got a nice postcard from Germany! The postcard shows a view of a facade in Potsdam, a city in Germany. Potsdam is the capital city of the German state of Brandenburg and lies right next to Berlin on the River Havel. The city covers an area of about 190 square kilometres and is known to be a center for science in Germany. It currently has a population of about 160,000 people. The postcard is an official Postcrossing card, DE-3325880. Thanks Jan-Erik! 



Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Cover & Postcard from Russia!

Today I got a cool cover and postcard from Russia! The cover, which has a special preprinted design of the Weapons of Victory stamp series, had two recent stamps from the series. The two stamps were valued at 12 and 15 rubles. One of them features the 76 mm divisional gun M1942. It was a field gun used during the second world war. The postcard features an advertisement for the Russian leg of Armin van Buuren's Armin Only tour. Thanks Elena! 



Sunday, 10 August 2014

Postcard from the USA!

Today I got a cool postcard from the USA! The postcard features multiple views of Fort Leonard Wood, which is located in the Missouri Ozarks. The fort was created in 1940 to train infantry troops but has since expanded to be the site of many US Army schools, including the Army Military Police school, Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear school, and the Army Engineer school. A nice Medal of Honor stamp was used!  Thanks Kristen! 



Postcard from the Netherlands!

Today I got a nice postcard from the Netherlands! The postcard shows a quaint street view of the borough of Delshaven in Rotterdam. Delfshaven is located on the bank of the river Nieuwe Maas. The area once served as the harbour and port for the city of Delft, under which it was administered until the 19th century. The borough was not damaged by the World War II bombings and has retained much of its pre-war architecture. The postcard is an official Postcrossing card, NL-2584441. Thanks Janneke! 



Postcard from China!

Today I got a nice postcard from China! The postcard features a view of the Mukden Palace, also known as the Shenyang Imperial Palace. The palace was constructed in 1625. It served as the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty. It was the home of the first three emperors of the Qing Dynasty. Dazheng Hall is the earliest building in the palace. The card features a preprinted matching stamp. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The postcard is an official Postcrossing card, CN-1345345. Thanks Zhulihua! 



Sunday, 3 August 2014

Cover from the USA!

Today I got a cool cover from the USA! The cover was sent from the Ochoppe Post Office, which is located in Ochopee, Florida. The post office is unique because it is the smallest post office in the USA. In fact, it only has room for one employee, its postmaster. It is a fully functioning post office that caters to the surrounding area. It was converted from a storage area to a post office in 1953 after a fire destroyed the previous post office. The post office has a special postmark which features its building.


Postcard from Russia!

Today I got a nice postcard from Russia! The postcard shows a street view of the Voznesenskaya Church. It is located in the city of Yoshkar-Ola. Yoshkar-Ola is the capital city of the Mari El Republic of the Russian Federation. The name translates to the "red city" and it was first established as a military fortress in the 16th century. It covers an area of about 100 square kilometres and has a population of about 250,000 people. The card is an official Postcrossing card, RU-2720886. Thanks Olga & Evgeny! 



Postcard from Germany!

Today I got a nice postcard from Germany! The postcard shows the popular view of the Christmas night market held at Gendarmenmarkt. Gendarmenmarkt is a square in Berlin, the country's capital. The square is the location of three important landmarks of the city, the Konzerthaus, the Französischer Dom, and the Deutscher Dom. The square got its name from Gens d'Armes, which had its stables at the square in the 18th century. The card is an official Postcrossing card, DE-3312179. Thanks Michael! 



Postcard from Madeira!

Today I received a beautiful postcard from Madeira! The postcard shows a great night view of Funchal, the capital city of Madeira. Madeira is one of two autonomous regions of Portugal. It is located in the north Atlantic ocean, roughly 1,000 kilometres away from the Iberian Peninsula. It was first claimed by Portuguese explorers in 1419 and is considered to be the first disvoery of the age of Portuguese discovery. Thanks Elena! 



Postcard from Brazil!

Today I got a cool postcard from Brazil! The postcard shows an aerial view of the Ópera de Arame, also known as the Wire Opera House. It is a unique opera house located in the city of Curitiba in the province of Paraná. It is one of the city's top attractions for tourists. It was built with a series of interconnected steel tubes, which is why it was called the Wire Opera House. Thanks Priscila! 



Postcard from Finland!

Today I got a nice postcard from Finland! The postcard shows a view of the University of Jyväskylä. It was founded in 1863 and it currently has about 15,000 students. It is a public university and it originated with the first Finnish-speaking teacher's college. Two of its three main campuses are located across each other on  Lake Jyväsjärvi. The postcard is an official Postcrossing card, FI-2144626. Thanks Tarjanneli!