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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Postcard from Australia.


The little Penguin is the smallest of the 17 species of Penguin and is the only one to breed in Southern Australia.At 33.cm in height, they live around 7 years.Victoria from Melbourne, Australia sent this beautiful card.Thank you Victoria for the nice butterfly stamp and sticker.

Postcard from Finland.





        Pulsatilla vernalis is a species of flowering plant native to mountainous habitats in     Europe.Thank you Aleksi for the nice write up and beautiful flower card.

Post card from the past-USSR.


Russian Revolution Postcard. Did you join the volunteers. Communist propaganda in 1920 Soviet union.
D. Moor (1883-1946) Moscow, was the professional name of Dmitry Stakhievich Orlov ,
a Russian artist noted for his propaganda posters. He designed  posters for Russia during the First and Second World War.This nice card was sent by Anstasia,in Russia.


Postcrossing Meeting at Wroclaw,Poland.



Thank you Delillah for the beautiful meet up card celebrating 11th Anniversary of Postcrossing with wonderful Postcrossing stamp issued on 14/07/2016. 

Monday, 29 August 2016

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany.



The Ancient Beech Forests of Germany, represent examples of on-going post-glacial biological and ecological evolution of terrestrial ecosystems and are indispensable to understanding the spread of the beech (Fagus sylvatica) in the Northern Hemisphere across a variety of environments. The new inscription represents the addition of five forests totaling 4,391 hectares that are added to the 29,278 hectares of Slovakian and Ukranian beech forests inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2007. The tri-national property is now to be known as the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany (Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany).I thank Ina from Germany for the nice card and beautiful UNESCO stamp.
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Friday, 26 August 2016

Post card from Netherlands.


                            Great spotted woodpecker.Thank you Siene for the woderful card.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Historic center of the Town of City of Olinda, Brazil.



Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, the town’s history is linked to the sugar-cane industry. Rebuilt after being looted by the Dutch, its basic urban fabric dates from the 18th century. The harmonious balance between the buildings, gardens, 20 Baroque churches, convents and numerous small passos (chapels) all contribute to Olinda’s particular charm. Thank you Paulo for this nice card. Ref 189



Wadden Sea,Netherlands.


The Wadden Sea is the largest unbroken system of inter tidal sand and mud flats in the world. The site covers the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area, the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, and most of the Danish Wadden Sea maritime conservation area. 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 area is home to numerous plant and animal species, including marine mammals such as the harbour seal, grey seal and harbour porpoise. Wadden Sea is one of the last remaining large-scale, inter tidal ecosystems where natural processes continue to function largely undisturbed. Thank you Jacob for the beautiful card and I like your words "Patience is a virtue" Ref:1314ter

Van Nellefabriek,Netherland


It was designed and built in the 1920s on the banks of a canal in the Spaanse Polder industrial zone north-west of Rotterdam. The site is one of the icons of 20th-century industrial architecture, comprising a complex of factories, with façades consisting essentially of steel and glass, making large-scale use of the curtain wall principle. It was conceived as an ‘ideal factory’, open to the outside world, whose interior working spaces evolved according to need, and in which daylight was used to provide pleasant working conditions. It embodies the new kind of factory that became a symbol of the modernist and functionalist culture of the inter-war period and bears witness to the long commercial and industrial history of the Netherlands in the field of importation and processing of food products from tropical countries, and their industrial processing for marketing in Europe. Many,many thanks to Jacob in Netherland for the great card.
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Friday, 19 August 2016

Postcard from Netherlands.


The Garden warbler (Sylvia borin) is a common and widespread small bird that breeds in most of Europe and in western Asia The garden warbler's rich melodic song is similar to that of the black cap, its closest relative, which competes with it for territory when nesting in the same woodland..Thank you Jenny for selecting this card after going through my profile and also for the Postcrossing stamp issued in 2016.

INDIA-Post Independence Stamp Collection.

Commemorative
Personality, Mahatma Gandhi, Freedom Fighter, Non Violence, Salt Satyagrah, Indian National Congress

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Post card from China.


     Thank you Jayjiong for your nice words.

Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor, China.



This property is a 5,000 km section of the extensive Silk Roads network, stretching from Chang’an/Luoyang, the central capital of China in the Han and Tang dynasties, to the Zhetysu region of Central Asia. It took shape between the 2nd century BC and 1st century AD and remained in use until the 16th century, linking multiple civilizations and facilitating far-reaching exchanges of activities in trade, religious beliefs, scientific knowledge, technological innovation, cultural practices and the arts. The thirty-three components included in the routes network include capital cities and palace complexes of various empires and Khan kingdoms, trading settlements, Buddhist cave temples, ancient paths, posthouses, passes, beacon towers, sections of The Great Wall, fortifications, tombs and religious buildings.
Again ,many thanks to Denise in China for the wonderful card.  (Ref: 1442)

Site of Xanadu.China.



North of the Great Wall, the Site of Xanadu encompasses the remains of Kublai Khan’s legendary capital city, designed by the Mongol ruler’s Chinese advisor Liu Bingzhdong in 1256. Over a surface area of 25,000 ha, the site was a unique attempt to assimilate the nomadic Mongolian and Han Chinese cultures. From this base, Kublai Khan established the Yuan dynasty that ruled China over a century, extending its boundaries across Asia. The religious debate that took place here resulted in the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism over north-east Asia, a cultural and religious tradition still practised in many areas today. The site was planned according to traditional Chinese feng shui in relation to the nearby mountains and river. It features the remains of the city, including temples, palaces, tombs, nomadic encampments and the Tiefan’gang Canal, along with other waterworks.I am so much thankful to Denise in China for the most beautiful card and stamps.                    (Ref: 1389)

Monday, 15 August 2016

Postcard from Germany.



Thank you Andrea for this beautiful card on German Stork. Also,Andrea writes that the caption on the card means-"To give in the time means to get ahead of it". These birds ringed in Germany have been sighted in western (Bikaner) Rajastan and southern (Tirunelveli) India.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Post card from Kazakstan.




                               This is the first card received from Kazakstan.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Post card from China.


                                    This card is from Teethy in China.She finds India beautiful and full of   
                                     culture.She asks-Shall we be friends so as to know more about India?


Post card from Netherlands.



                                       Cariage of Wealthy citizens in 19th century Netherlands.
                                       Museum Van Loon,Amsterdam.

Post card from USA


                   Zion National Park,Utah This is the work of USA'sgreatest nature photographer-
                   AnselAdams(1902-1984)            

Post card from Netherlands.



Post card from Germany



                         Andy from Hamburg writes-I am one of those nice guys making
                         Postcrossing possible.I am working as a Post man.
                                       

Post card from Belarus



       Svaboda Square,The picture of the lost St.Stephens's Catholic Church-St Nicholas Church,
       Ukraine.      

Upper Middle Rhine Valley,Germany.



Bingen and Rüdesheim form the southern gateway to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, which runs for around 65 kilometres to Koblenz. With the beauty of nature, breathtaking panoramic views and an incredible wealth of castles and palaces overlooking sun-drenched vineyard slopes, the valley remains one of Europe's biggest tourist attractions.The romantic small towns and wine growing villages on both sides of the river are best discovered by boat – perhaps on board the last remaining paddle steamer on the Rhine, the 'Goethe' – or on footpaths such as the Rhine Castles Trail. Thank you Ina for the beautiful card.

Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey,Germany.



Surrounded by a still largely preserved rural setting and revealed from a distance by the pointed roofs and the bare-stone towers of the westwork, the Carolingian Westwork and the Civitas Corvey lie along the western side of the river Weser in the east of the town of Höxter, in North Rhine-Westphalia, close to the border of Lower Saxony. The Westwork of Corvey in Höxter on the River Weser is one of the few Carolingian structures of which the main parts have been preserved, and the only example of a westwork building from that time still standing.Thank you Ina in Germany for thenice card and matching Corvey stamp.






Golden Mountain of Altai,Russia



The nature of this mountainous territory, situated on the border of Central Asia and Siberia, is quite distinct. There are few places in the world where one can encounter so many landscape combinations in such a small area. The region’s flora and fauna are very diverse and to a large extent unique. In the Lake Teletskoye basin, Altai cedar forests still exist and make the area a home and feeding place for a variety of wildlife.Thank you Mikael for the nice post card and stamps.

Changdeokgung Palace Complex,Republic of Korea,(South Korea)



The Changdeokgung Palace Complex  was constructed in the 15th century during the Joseon Dynasty and occupies a 57.9 ha site in Jongno-gu, in northern Seoul at the foot of Ungbong Peak of Mount Baegaksan, the main geomantic guardian mountain.
Changdeokgung is an exceptional example of official and residential buildings that were integrated into and harmonized with their natural setting. The complex was originally built as a secondary palace to the main palace of Gyeongbokgung, differentiated from it in its purpose and spatial layout within the capital. Situated at the foot of a mountain range, it was designed to embrace the topography in accordance with pungsu principles, by placing the palace structures to the south and incorporating an extensive rear garden to the north called Biwon, the Secret Garden. Thank you Elbe for the beautiful card.



Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Saint Peter's Basilica.(HOLY SEE) - Vatican City State.





It’s the world’s largest Basilica of Christianity, nested into the heart of the Vatican city, with its 186 metres of length (218 if we consider the porch too), a height of 46 metres in the central aisle, a main dome 136 metre high and 42 metres large in diameter. The huge façade is 114 metres wide and 47 metres high. It has a surface of 22000 square metres and twenty thousand persons can pray in it.
Pope Francis(Papa Francesco in Latin)is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church,
Thank Postcrosser Agnes from Hong Kong for the wonderful 3D card.