Sunday, 14 September 2014

Postcard from Spain!

Today I got a cool postcard from Spain! The postcard shows an aerial view of Camp Nou, the famous football stadium located in Barcelona, Spain. It is the home of Futbol Club Barcelona, which has occupied it since 1957. It seats almost 100,000 people, making it Europe's largest stadium. It has hosted two UEFA Champions League finals, among many other major events. The postcard is an official Postcrossing card, ES-309992. Thanks Luis! 



Postcard from Germany!

Today I got a nice postcard from Germany! The postcard shows one of the scenes around Netphen. Netphen is a town in the Siegen-Wittgenstein district by the river Sieg. It has an area of roughly 140 square kilometres and a population of 23,000 people. The world's first busline, which was run by Netphener Omnibusgesellschaft, actually lead to Netphen. The postcard is an official Postcrossing card, DE-3429454. Thanks Martina! 



Postcard from Taiwan!

Today I got a nice panoramic postcard from Taiwan! The postcard shows one of the many outdoor hot springs at the Yangmingshan Tien Lai Resort & Spa. Yangmingshan National Park covers an area of 11,455 hectares and is located at the edge of the Taipei Basin. It has many scenic areas and springs.  Nice bike stamps were used! The postcard is an official Postcrossing card, TW-1350653. Thanks Emilly! 



Postcard from the USA!

Today I got a nice postcard from the USA! The postcard shows a nice sunset view of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. The lighthouse is located on the souther Outer Banks of the state of North Carolina. At 163 feet, the lighthouse is visible from up to 19 miles away. It is unique because it operates during the day and it features a black and white paint pattern to mark direction. It was automated in 1950. The postcard is an official Postcrossing card, US-2894777. Thanks Dawn! 



Postcard from Switzerland!

Today I got a cool postcard from Switzerland! The postcard features a squadron of Swiss Air Force fighter jets with livery matching the red national flag of Switzerland. The Swiss Air Force was established in 1936 as a separate service and is headquartered in Dübendorf. Its main priority is the air defence of the country and its primary fighter planes are the F/A-18 Hornet and the F-5 Tiger. The force has 1,600 active duty personnel and its pilots are trained to carry out air operations from temporary air strips on highways. The card was published by the Swiss Post and features a preprinted stamp on the back. The card is an official Postcrossing card, CH-202974. Thanks Giedré! 




Postcard from Cambodia!

Today I got a nice postcard from Cambodia! The postcard features Siem Reap, a city in northwestern Cambodia. The city is most known for being the gateway to the Angkor region and is therefore one of the most visited cities in the country. The city was first settled in the early 9th century and its name translates to the "Defeat of Siam", the rivals of the Khmer people. The city has many architecturally distinct structures dating from the colonial period. The card was sent by April form Taiwan who visited Cambodia. The postcard is an official Postcrossing card, TW-1335881. Thanks April! 



Postcard from the Czech Republic!

Today I got a nice postcard from the Czech Republic! The postcard shows a nice view of the Church of the Holy Cross, one of the Czech Republic's many old Catholic churches. Used on the card was a special big stamp featuring a work by Alphonse Mucha. Alphonse Mucha was a Czech painter who specialized in the Art Nouveau style. His most notable work is the Slav Epic. The postcard is an official Postcrossing card, CZ-485865. Thanks Martin! 



Postcard from the USA!

Today I got a cool postcard from the USA! The postcard shows multiple views from the state of Louisiana. On the upper left we see the Oak Alley Plantation and on the upper right we see Jackson Square. On the lower right we see cypress trees, a common sight in the state. Louisiana is a state in the southern part of the United States and its capital city is Baton Rouge. It is the 25th most populous state with about 4.7 million people and it has a distinct multicultural heritage due to its history as both a French and Spanish colony. Thanks Neva! 



Postcard from Germany!

Today I got a nice postcard from Germany! The postcard shows a night view of Frankfurt am Main, the largest city in the German state of Hessen. It has a population of almost 700,000 people and is Europe's major financial center. It is the home of the European Central Bank and the Deutsche Bundesbank. It is also a major transport hub for all kinds of transportation because of its central location in the continent. The card is an official Postcrossing card, DE-3377959. Thanks Petra! 



Postcard from Poland!

Today I got a nice postcard from Poland! The postcard shows multiple views of Ojców National Park, which is located in southern Poland. The park was established in 1956 and is 16 kilometres away from Kraków. It spans only 21 square kilometres and is Poland's smallest national park. The park has many rock formations, as we can see on the card, and a number of castles. The card is an official Postcrossing card, PL-923352. Thanks Kasia! 



Postcard from Hong Kong!

Today I got a nice postcard from Hong Kong! The postcard features a painting depicting the iconic two-floor trams of Hong Kong. This particular scene shows Hennessy Road in Wanchai and was painted using water colour. The artist is Shen Ping, one of Hong Kong's most prominent artists. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Artists Association and his works have been featured in major exhibitions in Hong Kong and in mainland China. The card is an official Postcrossing card, HK-266678. Thanks Mimi! 



Monday, 1 September 2014

Postcard from the USA!

Today I got a nice postcard from the USA! The postcard features a scene at Haystack Rock, which is located in the state of Oregon. It is a sea stack that stands at about 72 metres and it sits just outside Cannon Beach. It is primarily made up of basalt and was formed from a volcanic eruption more than ten million years ago. The rock is accessible via foot during low tide and its tide pool and rock surface serve as a home and nesting site for many different animals. Thanks Anna!