Thursday, 10 March 2016

Frontiers of the Roman Empire, Germany.

The ‘Roman Limes’ represents the border line of the Roman Empire at its greatest extent in the 2nd century AD. It stretched over 5,000 km from the Atlantic coast of northern Britain, through Europe to the Black Sea, and from there to the Red Sea and across North Africa to the Atlantic coast. The remains of the Limes today consist of vestiges of built walls, ditches, forts, fortresses, watchtowers and civilian settlements.
Thank you Edith for the nice card.

Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza, Mexico

This Mayan temple  has 365 steps—one for each day of the year. Each of the temple’s four sides has 91 steps, and the top platform makes the 365th.
Devising a 365-day calendar was just one feat of Maya science. Incredibly, twice a year on the spring and autumn equinoxes, a shadow falls on the pyramid in the shape of a serpent. As the sun sets, this shadowy snake descends the steps to eventually join a stone serpent head at the base of the great staircase up the pyramid’s side.
Thank you Monica, for the great card with matching stamp.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Postcard from Hong Kong.

                                                               The Pattern Box
 by New York City's celebrated Textile Arts Center, this vibrant, pattern-filled collection features one hundred postcards from ten international designers. Comes in an equally vivid keepsake box, the postcards are ideal for correspondence, enclosure notes, and inspiration boards alike. Pattern by - Anna Niestrol - of Blink Blink (Germany).Thank you MPmak of Hong Kong for the unique card.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin, Germany.

After the Second World War, the thousands of objects in the collections belonging to the state of Prussia were either strewn over countless sites, many of them unknown or had been destroyed; the buildings themselves were severely damaged. Following the reunification of Germany, the collections of former East and West Berlin were merged, and work gradually began on the renovation of the museum buildings to meet the demands of modern, visitor-oriented standards, which lie behind today’s 'Masterplan Museumsinsel', which forms the overarching framework for the redesign of the Museumsinsel Berlin as a whole.
Situated in the very heart of the city, the Museumsinsel Berlin is one of the country’s major sights, attracting hundreds of thousands of guests from all over the world each year, where it showcases its magnificent collections of art and cultural artefacts spanning several millennia from Europe and the wider Mediterranean region. 

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Postcard from Italy.

Postcrossing is an online project that allows its members to send and receive postcards from all over the world. The project's tag line is "send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world". Its members, also known as postcrossers, send postcards to other members and receive postcards back from other random postcrossers. Where the postcards come from is always a surprise.

Postcrossing is the union of the words "postcard" and "crossing" The idea for the project was created by Paulo Magalhães,of Portugal, who started the site on July 14, 2005. The motivation was based on the fact that he liked to receive mail, especially postcards. The element of surprise of receiving postcards from different places in the world (many of which you’d probably never have heard of) can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises – and who wouldn’t like that?