zaterdag 30 januari 2010

20 January 2010 - PL -62970 - Warszawa

I received a nice view from Warszawa from Poland one week ago, just a few days before I booked my summer trip to Poland! I will visit Warszawa as well! The card has travelled a distance of 1086 kms in 13 days.

During the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944, more than 85% of Warsaw's historic centre was destroyed by Nazi troops. After the war, a five-year reconstruction campaign by its citizens resulted in today's meticulous restoration of the Old Town, with its churches, palaces and market-place. It is an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century.

16 January 2010 - RU-105651 - Orenburg

I was very surprised when I found an envelope from Russia in my mailbox. Beside a postcard from the city, there were also two little christmascard! Very sweet! The card has travelled a distance of 3,368 km in 10 days.

donderdag 28 januari 2010

16 January - FI-2719068 - Nokia

When I found this card from Finland in my mailbox, I was directly thinking about my childhood. During my childhood this group, The Spice Girls, was very famous and I got their cd's, a lot of posters and other things like photo's and candy you could collect from this girlgroup. It is almost 10 years ago that they were splitt up. It is great to receive suchs cards. It has travelled a distance of 1,524 km in 9 days.

dinsdag 26 januari 2010

You Choose UNESCO whs tag - Poland

I really like this one, which I received from Poland . It was send by Bodexs. It shows us the UNESCO site Białowieża Forest, which is situated in Belarus and Poland. This is the Polish part.

Situated on the watershed of the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea, this immense forest range, consisting of evergreens and broad-leaved trees, is home to some remarkable animal life, including rare mammals such as the wolf, the lynx and the otter, as well as some 300 European Bison, a species which has been reintroduced into the park.

Slavic Countries RR - Special Group 22 - St Petersburg

Via the Slavic countries RR I received this card from Futurist from Russia . It shows us Saint Petersburg.

The 'Venice of the North', with its numerous canals and more than 400 bridges, is the result of a vast urban project begun in 1703 under Peter the Great. Later known as Leningrad (in the former USSR), the city is closely associated with the October Revolution. Its architectural heritage reconciles the very different Baroque and pure neoclassical styles, as can be seen in the Admiralty, the Winter Palace, the Marble Palace and the Hermitage.

zondag 24 januari 2010

You Choose Unseco tag - China

China has a lot of UNESCO sites. Unfortunatley I do not receive them very often and that is a pity because China .is a beautiful country. Via the 'you choose UNESCO tag' I tagged mightystar from China. I receveid this lovely card from the Classical Gardens of Suzhou. It looks really peacefull!

Classical Chinese garden design, which seeks to recreate natural landscapes in miniature, is nowhere better illustrated than in the nine gardens in the historic city of Suzhou. They are generally acknowledged to be masterpieces of the genre. Dating from the 11th-19th century, the gardens reflect the profound metaphysical importance of natural beauty in Chinese culture in their meticulous design.

Netherlands RR - Group 133 - Poland

Via the Netherlands RR I received this card from Football girl, from Poland . It shows us the city Czestochowa. It shows us the neo-gothic cathedral, the railway station and a monastry.

You Choose Unseco Tag - France

Via the you choose unesco tag, I recevied this unesco card from France by Laure_ny512. It shows us the Note-Dame Cathedral in Amiens. It was built in 1220.

Amiens Cathedral, in the heart of Picardy, is one of the largest 'classic' Gothic churches of the 13th century. It is notable for the coherence of its plan, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation and the particularly fine display of sculptures on the principal facade and in the south transept.

13 January 2010 - NL - 274928 - Almelo

It seems like 2010 is a Dutch year! This is my third card from The Netherlands in 2010. It has travelled a distance of 109 kms in 1 day! It shows a scene of the first movie of Harry Potter!

zondag 17 januari 2010

Private Swap - UNESCO - Germany

It has been a long time ago I did some private swapping. I saw on the forum that SabineG would like to swap German Unesco sites for other Unesco sites. Because of the fact I didn't have my German collection complete, I decided to swap. We swapped three cards and I received those lovely cards from Germany .

#1 Upper Middle Rhine Valley

The 65km-stretch of the Middle Rhine Valley, with its castles, historic towns and vineyards, graphically illustrates the long history of human involvement with a dramatic and varied natural landscape. It is intimately associated with history and legend and for centuries has exercised a powerful influence on writers, artists and composers.

#2 Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea comprises the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area and the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. It is a large temperate, relatively flat coastal wetland environment, formed by the intricate interactions between physical and biological factors that have given rise to a multitude of transitional habitats with tidal channels, sandy shoals, sea-grass meadows, mussel beds, sandbars, mudflats, salt marshes, estuaries, beaches and dunes. The inscribed site represents over 66% of the whole Wadden Sea and is home to numerous plant and animal species, including marine mammals such as the harbour seal, grey seal and harbour porpoise. It is also a breeding and wintering area for up to 12 millions birds per annum and it supports more than 10 percent of 29 species. The site is one of the last remaining natural, large-scale, intertidal ecosystems where natural processes continue to function largely undisturbed.

#3 Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

The Zollverein industrial complex in Land Nordrhein-Westfalen consists of the complete infrastructure of a historical coal-mining site, with some 20th-century buildings of outstanding architectural merit. It constitutes remarkable material evidence of the evolution and decline of an essential industry over the past 150 years.

9 January 2010 - MY - 32592 - Kuala Lumpur

I receveid this card from Malaysia , although you wont think about this country in the first place because it shows something different; New Orleans. The card has travelled a distance of 10,180 km in 11 days.

woensdag 13 januari 2010

7 January 2010 - NL-271164 - Halsteren

This is the second card I received from the Netherlands this year. Normally I do not received that much card of the Netherlands. It has travelled a distance of 87 kms in 3 days. The card shows us the city council of Halsteren.

You choose UNESCO whs site tag - Finland

With Christmas, I had some days off so I spend some time on the postcrossing forum to tag in the unescotags. This is one of the cards I received last week. It was send by Msmoney from Finland . The card shows us the high coast in Finland.

The Kvarken Archipelago (Finland) and the High Coast (Sweden) are situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, a northern extension of the Baltic Sea. The 5,600 islands of the Kvarken Archipelago feature unusual ridged washboard moraines, ‘De Geer moraines’, formed by the melting of the continental ice sheet, 10,000 to 24,000 years ago. The Archipelago is continuously rising from the sea in a process of rapid glacio-isostatic uplift, whereby the land, previously weighed down under the weight of a glacier, lifts at rates that are among the highest in the world. As a consequence islands appear and unite, peninsulas expand, and lakes evolve from bays and develop into marshes and peat fens. The High Coast has also been largely shaped by the combined processes of glaciation, glacial retreat and the emergence of new land from the sea. Since the last retreat of the ice from the High Coast 9,600 years ago, the uplift has been in the order of 285 m which is the highest known ''rebound''. The site affords outstanding opportunities for the understanding of the important processes that formed the glaciated and land uplift areas of the Earth''s surface.

zondag 10 januari 2010

6 januari 2010 - CZ-43208 -Tábor

This card was send by an user from Czech Republic . it has travelled a distance of 735 kms in 7 days. It is my fifth official card from this country! It shows us the city Tábor.

4 January 2010 - NL - 269322 - Venlo

My first offical card of 2010 comes from my own country... The Netherlands! . It has travelled 108 kms in 4 days.

The picture is a lovely Harry Potter card. It shows the character Dumbledore, the professor and head of the school of Harry Potter. It is a great card!

zondag 3 januari 2010

Slavic Countries RR - Special Group 22 - Poland

Via the Slavic Countries RR I also received this card from inkarri, from Poland . It shows us the city of Poznan. it is the second card I received from this city and both postcards show the market place.

Slavic Countries RR - Special Group 22 - Croatia

I hardly receive cards from Croatia . It has 348 postcrossingmember. This one is received via the Slavic Countries RR and send by Nessa Saelind. It shows us the Split Harbour with in the background a part of Diocletian Palace, which is an UNESCO site. It is the first UNESCO site from this country in my collection.

The ruins of Diocletian's Palace, built between the late 3rd and the early 4th centuries A.D., can be found throughout the city. The cathedral was built in the Middle Ages, reusing materials from the ancient mausoleum. Twelfth- and 13th-century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th-century Gothic palaces and other palaces in Renaissance and Baroque style make up the rest of the protected area.

Netherlands RR - Special Group 133 - Japan

One of my wishlistsubjects are childrenbooks illustrions. I received one via the Netherlands RR from Aki from Japan . I like it, especially the glitters.

31 December 2009 - US-575007 - Virginia

On the last day of 2009 I received this beautiful art card from the USA . It has travelled a distance of 6,523 kms in 14 days. The painting is drawn by Edward Hopper and called the Manhattan Bridge.

22 December 2009 - FI-707826- Mäntyharju

This great multiview was send from Finland . It has travelled a distance of 1,707 kms in 6 days. It shows us different sights of Helsinki. On the back every building is described. the building in the middel is for instance the cathedral and statie of czar Alexander II. For the rest a lot of churches.

22 December 2009 - BR - 87621 - Sao Paulo

I have received most of my cards from Brasil via Round Robins. Two weeks ago, I found this official from Brasil in my mailbox. It has travelled a distance of 9,769 Kms in 19 days. It shows a panoramic view from Sao Paulo. It shows us the government buildings and a stadium.

22 December 2009 - NL - 265276 - Nootdorp

It is nice to receive a card from your own country. The last time was three months ago and I was happy when I saw a card from the Netherlands in my mailbox. It has travelled a distance of 48 kms in 5 days. A little bit long for a card from the Netherlands but the postdelivery was very busy because of all those christmascards!

19 December 2009 - US - 542877 - Greenwood

My last card I received on the 19the of December is this card from the USA . It has travelled a distance of 7,481 kms in 47 days. Another card what is might be lost I guess.

I was very disappointed when I receive this card. Normally I wont say this but because the sender knows the English language, I didn't like it that there is nothing written on the back...I don't even know where these gulf coast is situated!

zaterdag 2 januari 2010

19 December 2009 - CN - 129649 - Gangzhou

I received a few cards on the 19 December of 2009. This one from China as well. I think it has been stuck somewhere because it has travelled a distance of 9,165 kms in 52 days (!). Normally postcards from China are a lot faster.

The card shows us a Chinese drawing. On the back there were some nice stamps from the Asian Games! Cool!