19.02.2017

Quedlinburg, Germany (UNESCO)



This card I sent to Mrs. Anne Loeffler from our trip to the beautiful area around Quedlinburg. Mrs. Loeffler then kindly returned it to me so I could add it to my collection :)
Quedlinburg is located just north of the Harz Mountains, in Saxony-Anhalt and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994.
The place was first mentioned in the 9th century. The old town is so beautiful, with uncountable historic houses and buildings. A real jewel !!!

Hilton Head Island, Harbour Town Light, South Carolina, USA



Beautiful view of Hilton Head Island with the Harbour Town Lighthouse in the back. I received this card from Michael (darkesperu) for a Postcrossing Round Robin. The lighthouse was privately built and is open for the public. It is a tourist  attraction and a nice location for weddings.

18.02.2017

9th Rose Wedding Ceremony, Shanghai, China



This interesting postcard arrived here for a Postcrossing Round Robin and was sent by Jia. I had never heard of such a ceremony, so I took a look. Obviously it takes place each year on the 5th of October and attracts quite a lot of young couples to tie the knot during that ceremony. This card depicts some of the happy couples during the 9th Rose Wedding Ceremony in 2006.

16.02.2017

Hamburg Large Letter Postcard, Germany



Just the kind of Large Letter Postcard I love :)  I found this one on a rack when visiting the beautiful city of Hamburg in Northern Germany, so off it when home through the mail for my own collection

15.02.2017

Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom (UNESCO)



Gorgeous card showing UNESCO World Heritage Site Blenheim Palace. It was inscribed in 1987. It is the only non-royal or non-episcopal building in England to carry the title of Palace. Blenheim Palace, on the card you see the East Front and Italian Garden, is the residence of the Dukes of Marlborough.
The card was sent by Paula as an official Postcrossing postcard.

13.02.2017

Nova Scotia Mapcard, Canada



Great new mapcard for my collection sent by Christine for a Postcrossing Round Robin. I also love the stamp, being a big Star Trek fan :)

Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland, Denmark (UNESCO)



Gorgeous card sent by Rod Eime showing the Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland even with a special postmark on the back. The Icefjord was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. It is located 250 km north of the Atlantic Circle where the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier calves ice into the sea. It is one of the few places where the Greenland ice cap enters the sea.
You can always count on Rod to send the most exotic and most unique postcards !!!

Greek Tzatziki Recipe Card



I just LOVE Taztziki, so when I found this card on a rack in Corfu Town I had to get it and send it home !!

11.02.2017

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philipp



A great picture taken during the historic state visit of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness to the Republic of Ireland. Looks like they were having a good time !!
This welcome addition to my Royalty collection was sent by Agneslondon for a Postcrossing Tag.

Berlin, The Wall, Germany



Great card sent by Claus for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag. It shows a map of Berlin, captial city of Germany, back in times when it was still separated by The Wall.  I've never seen The Wall with my own eyes, the first time I visited Berlin, it had already been torn down. Although I remember the moment when people were standing on top of it, passing through the different border points. It still gives me goosebumps.

Didim, Medusa Relilef, Turkey








We visited the archeological site of Didim (Didyma) in Turkey during our holidays.  In ancient Hellenic times the temple of Apollo used to be a highly renowned place of oracle, only second to the one in Delphi on the Greek mainland.
Lots of the ruins are in pretty good shape and a lot is still standing, or has been reconstructed, so it gives you a really good idea how things looked all that time ago.
On the card you see part of a huge relief showing the head of Medusa

10.02.2017

Tranz Alpine, New Zealand



Adriennegarry sent me this awesome card for the Fast Favourites Tag on Postcrossing. It shows the Tranz Alpine. It runs between Christchurch and Gerymouth, which makes it a coast to coast adventure which is often named among the most beautiful train rides worldwide due to the fantastic landscape.

Manarola, Le Cinque Terre, Italy (UNESCO)



Manarola is one of the villages of the Cinque Terre, located in the province of La Spezia in Northern Italy. I visited this beautiful place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, during our Mediterranean cruise. Of course I had to buy cards and send them home for my collection, this being one of them. :)

Neusiedlersee Mapcard, Austria (UNESCO)



This card arrived here an official one via Postcrossing. It was sent by Cassandra and shows a mapcard of the area surrounding Lake Neusiedel. Together with the Hungarian National Park Fertö-Hanság, the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park in Eastern Austria was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritag List in 2001.

Rastatt, Germany (Chronicle Card)



Rastatt is located in Baden-Württemberg, Germany and is a baroque town with a beautiful palace. For a while it became the residence of the Margraves of Baden-Baden.
I sent this card home from a short trip into the area around Rastatt.

Riga, House of Blackheads, Latvia (UNESCO)



This card, sent by Waltraud and Rainer Urbanke, shows the House of Blackheads in the beautiful city of Riga, Latvia. The building was home to the Guild of Unmarried German Merchants.  The original building was almost completely destroyed in a German bombing during WWII and the last remains were finally torn down by the Russians.  It was reconstructed from 1995 - 1999.  The old town of Riga has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

Dallas, Texas, USA (Large Letter Card)



Beautiful Large Letter card from Dallas, Texas sent by Melissa for the Postcrossing April 50 RR. I kind of developped a liking for such cards, so I was really glad to receive it

The Madara Horseman, Bulgaria (UNESCO)




Great addition for my UNESCO collection - The Madara Horseman, a rock-bas relief in North Eastern Bulgaria, dating back to the 8th - 9th century. It was enlisted in 1979.
This beautiful card was sent by Christina for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag.

03.07.2016

RMS Empress of Ireland, Canada



Brilliant postcard coming from "Doomkitty91" for the Postcrossing May 50 Round Robin.
It shows the RMS Empress of Ireland, an ocean liner built in Scotland, launched in 1906. Together with its sister ship "Empress of Britain" it was commissioned by Canadian Pacific Steamships for the North Atlantic route connecting Quebec and Liverpool.
On May 29, 1914 the Empress of Ireland with 1477 passengers aboard collided with the SS Storstad, a Norwegian collier in the St. Lawrence River. 1.012 passengers died.

Cordouan Lighthouse (Phare de Cardouan), France



The Cordouan Lighthouse is by far the oldest in France. It is located at the Gironde estuary and still active. Construction started in 1584 and it was finished and first lit in 1611.
This great card with beautiful stamp was sent by Monika and Dieter Pech.