Posts Tagged postcard collection
Posted by jlsgrant in Geography-ish on December 11, 2010
I’m back with a new edition of Postcrossing Favorites from around the world. These have been chosen from the postcards I have received since my last Postcrossing post:
This postcard was received from Xander, who is six years old! (With a little assistance from Mom, I think!) It is a picture of Atomium, which was built for the 1958 Brussels World Fair, in Belgium.
This place has always intrigued me! I was so excited to receive this postcard from Mesut in Turkey. In Turkey, they say “Merhaba” for “Hello”. Here is a picture of Cappadocia! This place is said to have been occupied by the Hittites from 3000 – 2000 BC, and then much later by early Christians who were fleeing from the Romans! What an amazing history!
From Esther, who is 23 and studies English Language, Literature, and Film. This cards shows a few cathedrals and castles from the historic city of Zaragoza! The four scenes shown are that of Aijaferia, Vista Aerea Del Pilar, Murallas Romanas, and the Plaza del la Justicia.
Kirra sent me this card all the way from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia! She recently visited there when she was on holiday. This Aboriginal Rock Art is known as Algaihgo, or Fire Woman. It can be found at Kakadu National Park.
The Aboriginal art collection found at this park is one of the world’s greatest collections of rock art. The park encompasses over 20,000 square kilometers!
Who doesn’t love the wooden shoe? Although, I’m pretty sure I would not enjoy wearing them! Barbara says “Hallo” from Holland. She has two goldfish and two big red crazy cats, both named Jansen! Did you know there is a Legend of the Wooden Shoe?
Veerle from The Netherlands says “Hoi” when she greets a friend. What’s not to love about this little guy?
The back of the postcard can be more interesting than the front! Interesting stamps, messages, and handwriting make each card special.
Hannah, from Taiwan, included stamps of a different kind on her card. One rubber stamped image is from Li Mei-Shu Memorial Gallery and the other is from San Hsia Tsu-Shih Temple. Check this out:
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