Upcoming Swaps in World in Postcards (WiP)

Upcoming Swaps in my Yahoo Group "World in Postcards":


27.06.2015

Gustav-Adolf-Stave Church, Hahnenklee, Germany



The beautiful interior of the Lutheran Gustav Adolf Stave Church in Hahnenklee in the Harz region. It was constructed in 1907. I visited there in June 2014 and sent the card home for my collection.

Placa de Cort, Palma de Malloca, Balearic Islands, Spain


I was totally fascinated by the tree in the Placa de Cort in Palma de Mallorca, so I just had to buy this postcard and send it home for my collection.

Torre de Belém and Padrao de Descobrimientos, Lisbon, Portugal (UNESCO)



Wonderful evening view of the Torre de Belém in the background and the Monument to the Discoveries at the banks of River Tejo in Lisbon. I had the opportunity to see these awesome monuments myself when starting our trans Atlantic cruise from Lisbon to Barbados.,
Miceu sent me this card in a private swap.

Castle Wernigerode, Germany



This postcard shows Castle Wernigerode located on a hill above the city. The castle as it looks today was finished in the 19th century, though its foundations are much older. It is one of the most visited castles in Saxony-Anhalt.
I sent this card myself when visiting the area.

Children in traditional clothes, Maramures, Romania



I received this postcard for a Postcrossing Round Robin. Maramures is located in the north of Romania.

25.06.2015

Chateau d'If, Marseille, France



The Chateau d'If is a fortress on the island of If in the bay of Marseille. The fortress was built in order to protect the city and was later transformed into a prison. The location on the clifflike island in addition to the strong currents in the sea made an escape almost.
The postcard I sent from our cruise.

Castle Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel, Germany (UNESCO)



This postcard I sent myself when visiting the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel. Art historian Georg Dehio described the park as "possibly the most grandiose combination of landscape and architecture that the Baroque dared anywhere". The castle, built in neoclassical style,  is only part of this great park, which was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2013

24.06.2015

Legolas - Lord of the Rings



Great postcard of Legolas, son of the Elevenking, from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This card was sent for a Postcrossing Round Robin by Julie

Map of the Hanse Cities in the Netherlands



Beautiful addition to my mapcard collection. It shows the cities of the Heanseatic League in the Netherlands. The League was founded to protect the interests of the merchant guilds along the coast of Northern Europe.
This card was an official Postcrossing card from the Netherlands, sent by Anja.

Marseille, France



Marseille is the second largest city in France and the most important sea harbour of the country. On the card you see the old port, and on the top of the hill the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde.
This card I sent home for my collection from our Mediterranean cruise.

23.06.2015

Antalya, Turkey



This card I sent myself when on holidays in Turkey. Normally I am not much into multiviews, but these kind of collage cards found a way into my collector's heart :)

St. Petersburg, Russia



A beautiful view of Palace Bridge and Admirality Embankment in St. Petersburg. The city was founded by Czar Peter the Great in 1703 and was the capital city of the country for 2 periods of time in the 18th century before the government moved to Moscow.
The historic center of St. Petersburg was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1990.
The card was send as official Postcrossing card.

31.05.2015

Flamsdalen, Norway



Flamsdalen is the valley of river Flamsselvi in Norway, about 18 km long. This beautiful postcard was sent by my parents Christel and Reinhold Meid from their Scandinavian cruise.

30.05.2015

Statue of the Iwo Jima Memorial, Virginia, USA



This is the top statue of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, located on Arlington cemetery in Virginia, USA.  "For the Marine dead of all wars, and their comrades of other services who fell fighting beside them"
This postcard was sent by Cindy Fields for the WiP Monuments and Memorials Swap.

Palazzo delle Ragione, Padua, Italy



The Palazzo della Ragione in Padua is said to have the largest roof without the support of any columns in Europe. Construction began in 1172 and it was finished in 1219.
This card was sent by Edo for a Postcrossing Round Robin.

Bartholdi Fountain, Lyon, France (UNESCO)





 Bartholdi Fountain is located on the Place des Terraux, which belongs to the part of Lyon classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. It was designed by the same artist who also created the Statue of Liberty, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.
This great card was sent by Jean-Michel Ermide for the WiP "I spy a fountain" swap.


Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado, USA



Absolutely beautiful postcard sent by Janie E. Monroe for the WiP Letter C Swap. It shows Sprague Lake in the Rocky Mountains National Park in Colorade. I so love how the landscape mirrors in the lake.

Göltzsch Viaduct (Göltzschtalbrücke), Germany



The Göltzsch Viaduct is a railway bridge and the biggest brick-built bridge in the world. It spans the valley of the Göltzsch river in Saxonia and has a height of 78 meters.
My parents sent me this postcard from their trip to Saxonia,

Petra, Jordan (UNESCO)



Petra was established about 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataens. On the card, sent by Rod Eime, you see the treasury. Petra is Jordan's most visited attaction and was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985 during the 9th session.

29.05.2015

Taoist Temple of Qingxu, China



Beautiful view of the Taoist Temple in Qingxu, in the province of Shanxi. The card was sent by Zhong Wenhua for the WiP Temple Swap.