Saturday, 11 April 2015

Postcard from Russia!

Today I got a beautiful panoramic postcard from Russia! The postcard shows a typical winter scene in the Russian countryside. It shows a prime example of hoar frost, which is a type of frost comprised of tiny white ice crystals. These form when objects slowly lose heat and usually accumulate on long clear nights.  The postcard is an official Postcrossing card, RU-3424636. Thanks Tanya! 

Postcard from Taiwan!

Today I got a nice postcard from Taiwan! The postcard shows a nice sunny view at Chike Mountain. Chike Mountain is located in Yuli Township in Hualien County. It is most known today for its fields of daylilies. Originally, however, it was filled with chike trees, which were used up Japan during their occupation to make gun barrels. The area is now a popular tourist destination. The postcard is an official Postcrossing card, TW-1512729. Thanks Camelia! 

Postcard from the USA!

Today I got a nice postcard from the USA! The postcard features a stamp from the series of Star Wars-themed stamps issued by the United States Postal Service in 2007. These were issued to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the legendary movie series. The design shows the Stormtrooper, the soldiers of the Galactic Empire. A matching stamp was also used! Thanks Meredith! 

Postcard from South Africa!

Today I got a cool postcard from South Africa! The postcard shows a view of the University of Stellenbosch. The university is located in the town of Stellenbosch and is a public research university. It is known for developing Africa's first microsatellite, SUNSAT. It was established in 1866 and has a student population of about 27,000 people. Its official color is maroon and its students are referred to as maties. Thanks Magda! 

Postcard from Germany!

Today I got a nice postcard from Germany! The postcard shows a cool German-made train car in great condition. It was made in 1927 and features a four axle design. With a service weight of about 37020 kilograms and a length of about 10.32 metres, it is also one of the finest and oldest examples of this particular model in Germany. The card is an official Postcrossing card, DE-3911308. Thanks Waltraud! 

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Postcard from Iraq!

Today I got a nice postcard from Iraq! The postcard shows views of the capital city, Baghdad. Iraq, officially known as the Republic of Iraq, is a Western Asian country with a population of about 36 million people. The region of Mesopotamia is home to some of the world's oldest civilizations. The historic country has recently suffered from a number of wars and insurgencies. It occupies a total area of about 437,000 square kilometres and its official languages are Arabic and Kurdish. Thanks Milad! 

Postcard from South Korea!

Today I got a nice postcard from South Korea! The postcard shows a view inside Geunjeongjeon, the main throne hall of Gyeongbok Palace. The palace was once the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty and it was built in 1395. It is also the largest of the Five Grand Palaces of the said dynasty. During the start of the 20th century, it was destroyed by Imperial Japan and it is currently still undergoing restoration. Thanks Seung Yeop! 

Cover, Postcard, Sweets, & Magnet from Bulgaria!

Today I got a nice envelope with a lot of items inside from Bulgaria! Included a postcard of Borovets. Borovets is a popular Bulgarian mountain resort that is located 73 kilometres away from Sofia. Originally established in the late 19th century as a hunting resort for Bulgarian kings, it is the first winter resort in the country. Also included were some local sweets and a nice 3D magnet. Thanks Zlatina! 

Postcard from Indonesia!

Today I got a nice postcard from Indonesia! The postcard shows a group of Balinese dancers performing Kecak, also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant. Primarily performed by men, it consists of about 150 performers in a circle. It was developed in the 1930s and it depicts a battle from the Ramayana. Thanks Agnes! 

Postcard from Vietnam!

Today I got a nice postcard from Vietnam! The postcard shows a view of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Head Office. Also known as the Hôtel de Ville de Saïgon, it was built at the start of the 20th century. It was built in the French colonial style. After 1975, its name was changed to its current name and it was no longer open to the public or to tourists. Thanks Jo! 

Postcard from the USA!

Today I got a nice postcard from the USA! The postcard features a view of Washington Square. It is a park located in the North Beach district of San Francisco, California. Established in 1847, it is one of the first parks in the city. It is a popular venue for festivals and other community events. The card is an official Postcrossing card, US-3151829. Thanks Jennifer! 

Postcard from Canada!

Today I got a nice postcard from Canada! The postcard shows an aerial view of London, a city in Ontario, Canada. The city has a population of about 360,000 people. Founded in 1826, the city is the country's 11th largest municipality. The Thames River, which passes through the city, has two of its branches meet at what is called "The Forks", which we can see on the card. Thanks Alison!