niedziela, 31 sierpnia 2014

Greetings from Orange County, California, USA

Orange County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,010,232 making it the third-most populous county in California, the sixth-most populous in the United States, and it more populous than twenty-one U.S. states. Its county seat is Santa Ana. It is the second most densely populated county in the state, second only to San Francisco County. The county's three largest cities, Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Irvine, each have populations exceeding 200,000.

My beloved rock/metal band Avenged Sevenfold grew up and currently reside in Huntington Beach (one of the cities in the O.C.). I'm so happy that I have this postcard in my collection!
I'm trying to get as much postcards connected to Huntington Beach as possible!

Thank you so much, Kimberly!

Sent on: August 26, 2014
Received on: August 29, 2014


The Flåm Line (Norwegian: Flåmsbana) is a 20.2-kilometer (12.6 mi) long railway line between Myrdal and Flåm in Aurland, Norway. A branch line of the Bergen Line, it runs through the valley of Flåmsdalen and connects the mainline with Sognefjord. The line's elevation difference is 863 meters (2,831 ft); it has ten stations, twenty tunnels and one bridge. The maximum gradient is 5.5 percent (1:18). Because of its steep gradient and picturesque nature, the Flåm Line is now almost exclusively a tourist service and has become the third-most visited tourist attraction in Norway.

Sheet of Indian stamps as addition in envelope.

Thank you, Som!

Sent on: August 23, 2014
Received on: August 29, 2014

Shaped card

My first shaped postcard!

Thank you, Lilimy!

Sent on: August 18, 2014
Received on: August 29, 2014

Greetings from... Estonia

ESTONIA - 45,227 km2

* Capital city: Tallinn
* Population: 1 311 870 / PC Members: over 2 100 (Statistics 2014)
* Almost 50% of Estonia is covered by forest
* Famous Estonians: Eriki Nool, Carmen Kass, Paul Keres, Arvo Pärt
* Country name: Estonia is named after the "Aesti" who inhabitet the region in the first century
* Kiiking (means swinging) is an extreme sport that was invented in Estonia by Ado Kosk around 1996
* Homeland of innovation: Estonia was the first country in the world to use online political voting
* Suur Munamägi (in translation "Big Egg Mountain" is the highest peak in Estonia reaching 318 masl
* Modern technologies: Skype was created by Estonian programmers in 2003

Thank you, Janne!

Amazing stamps!

Sent on: August 25, 2014
Received on: August 29, 2014

Bison and calf

The Bison is the largest land mammal in North America. A single calf is born after a 9 month gestation period, usually in April or May. The newborn weights between 25 and 40 pounds. Within the first week, a calf is able to graze and drink water. The calf stays close to the mother and after one month gravitates toward other calves in "play groups".
[informations from back side of postcard]

Thank you, Anne!

Sent on: August 18, 2014
Received on: August 25, 2014

Toledo, Ohio, USA

A beautiful night view of downtown Toledo during the Freedom Festival Celebration.

Toledo is the fourth most populous city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Lucas County. Toledo is in northwest Ohio, on the western end of Lake Erie, and borders the State of Michigan. The city was founded in 1833 on the west bank of the Maumee River, originally incorporated as part of Monroe County, Michigan Territory, then re-founded in 1837, after conclusion of the Toledo War, when it was incorporated in Ohio.

Thank you, Jess!

Sent on: August 18, 2014
Received on: August August 25, 2014

Lewis & Clark Trails ~ Montana, USA

In 1805-06, Lewis and Clark's "Corps of Discovery" passed through present day Montana with the primary objective of finding a waterway from the East to the Pacific, and along the way documenting flora and fauna and meeting area inhabitants.
[it was written on the postcard]

Thank you, Jean-Claude!

Sent on: August 11, 2014
Received on: August 25, 2014

Mystical owls - Necromancer

Necromancer, one of the Mystical owls - series of postcards designed by Vladimir Arzhevitin.

Thank you, Katya!

Sent on: August 12, 2014
Received on: August 25, 2014

The Putra Mosque, Malaysia

The Putra Mosque, or Masjid Putra in Malay language, is the principal mosque of Putrajaya, Malaysia. Construction of the mosque began in 1997 and was completed two years later. It is located next to Perdana Putra which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister's office and man-made Putrajaya Lake.
The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite consists of three main functional areas - the prayer hall, the Sahn, or courtyard, and various learning facilities and function rooms. The mosque can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time.

Sent on: August 18, 2014
Received on: August 26, 2014

Ilustrated animals

Thank you, Charlie!

Sent on: August 11, 2014
Received on: August 26, 2014

sobota, 30 sierpnia 2014

Kuyguk lake, Russia

Russia, Altai Republic, Kuyguk lake
[fot. Alexandr Ermolitsky]

Thank you, Yuliya!

Sent on: August 14, 2014
Received on: August 26, 2014

Planet over the mountains

Mountains and planet - second card from Ukraine.
Thank you, Angel!

Sent on: August 22, 2014
Received on: August 26, 2014

Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa is the third largest city in Ukraine with a population of 1,003,705. The city is a major seaport and transportation hub located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea. Odessa is also an administrative center of the Odessa Oblast and a multiethnic major cultural center.

Thank you, Angel!

Sent on: August 22, 2014
Received on: August 26, 2014

piątek, 29 sierpnia 2014

Annisquam Harbor Light Station

Annisquam Harbor Light Station is a historic lighthouse on Wigwam Point in the Annisquam neighborhood of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Thank you, Corina!

Sent on: August 17, 2014
Received on: August 22, 2014

The Azure Window, Malta

The Azure Window is a Limestone natural arch on the Maltese island of Gozo. It is situated near Dwejra Bay on the Inland Sea. The formation, which was created after two limestone sea caves collapsed, is popular with scuba divers.

Thank you, Marco!

Sent on: August 18, 2014
Received on: August 22, 2014

Liuchiu Island, Taiwan

Xiao Liuchiu (Chinese for “Little Okinawa”) is a small volcanic island lined with coral and caves a short ferry ride from the city of Donggang in southwest Taiwan. There are only a couple of beaches on the island (the rest of the coastline is jagged cliffs and caves), but the ones they have are beautiful, with gritty beige coral sand, flanked by rugged lava rock and foliage.

Thank you, Evelyn!

Sent on: August 11, 2014
Received on: August 22, 2014


Thank you, Jane!

Sent on: August 11, 2014
Received on: August 22, 2014

Harry Potter / Praha / Gretting from... Czech Republic

I'm a big fan of Harry Potter books and movies!
It's my childhood and I can read and watch it all over again.

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.24 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million. The city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.

Here you can see the Vltava River, lightened Charles Bridge and in the top left corner, the Prague Castle, place where the prezident of Czech Republic (Miloš Zeman) lives.
[it was written on the postcard]

First postcard from "Greetings from..." series!

Thank you, Lucie!

Sent on: August 16, 2014
Received on: August 21, 2014

The Lucina stud farm / Peleș Castle, Romania

The Lucina stud farm was opened in 1788 and it was in a region of (now) Romania which was controlled by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but from 1918 (when Bucovina, the region where the farm is, was united with Romania) it has been administered by the Romanian state.
The buildings there, at least most of them, were destroyed during the First World War but they have been rebuilt and now it's one of the largest stud farms in Romania.
[it was written on a postcard]

Peleș Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914.
Its inauguration was held in 1883.

Thank you, Magdalena!

Sent on: August 18, 2014
Received on: August 21, 2014

State map - Arkansas, USA

Arkansas is a state located in the Southern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta. Known as "the Natural State", the diverse regions of Arkansas offer residents and tourists a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Thank you, Arnold!

Sent on: August 14, 2014
Received on: August 20, 2014

State map - Texas, USA

Texas is the second most populous (after California) and the second largest of the 50 U.S. states (after Alaska) in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States. Geographically located in the south central part of the country, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the south and borders the U.S. states of New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles (696,200 km2) and a growing population of over
26.4 million residents (July 2013).

Thank you, Arnold!

Sent on: August 14, 2014
Received on: August 20, 2014

Tintin au Tibet, France [FR-420863]

Tintin in Tibet (French: Tintin au Tibet) is the twentieth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, a comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. It was serialised weekly from September 1958 to November 1959 in Tintin magazine and published as a book in 1960. Hergé considered it his favourite Tintin adventure and an "intensely personal" effort, as he created it while suffering from traumatic nightmares and a personal conflict while deciding to leave his wife of three decades for a younger woman. The story tells of the young reporter Tintin in search of his friend Chang Chong-Chen, whom the authorities claim has died in a plane crash in the Himalayas. Convinced that Chang has survived, Tintin leads his companions across the Himalayas to the plateau of Tibet, along the way encountering the mysterious Yeti.

Thank you, Laëtitia!

Received on: August 19, 2014
Distance: 1,478 km
Travel time: 8 days