Upcoming Swaps in World in Postcards (WiP)

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

January 26 - ABC Swap Letter B
February 2 - February General Swap


19.05.2015

A66 Avro Lancaster



The A66-1 Avro Lancaster was called Queenie and flew as a trainer mainly until scrapped in 1996.
Great contribution to my Military collection, sent by Rod Eime for the WiP Military Swap

Cape San Blas Lighthouse, Florida, USA



Cape San Blas Lighthouse is located southwest of Port St. Joe in Florida.  This postcard was sent by Karyn Schronski for the WiP March General Swap

Banff National Park, Canada (UNESCO)



A wonderful view of Hector Lake and Wapta Icefield in the Banff National Park in Canada. It was the first National Park in Canada, established in 1885 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
This awesome card was sent by Julie Elliot for the WiP National Park Swap

Parliament Building, Bucharest, Romania



The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania, contains both chambers of parliament. It is the world's largest civilian building with an administrative function. Construction took from 1984 till 1997 and was designed by the then 28 year old Anca Petrescu who led a group of about 700 architects.
This great card was sent by Raluca Marila for the WiP May Lottery.

Tonto Apache Woman



Great postcard showing a Tonto Apache woman clothed for a special occasion. Apache women liked calico and frequently wore dresses and blouses made from this fabric. The feathers in her hair are from an eagle of hawk.
This card I received from Donna Rabinobich for the WiP January General Swap.

03.05.2015

Marvao, Portugal (UNESCO Tentative)



The medieval castle of Marvao, built on the wild rocks of the Alentejo mountains. It is on the UNESCO Tentative list. The postcard was sent by Miceu for a private trade.

Regensburg, Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge), Germany



For 800 years the Stone Bridge was the only bridge across the Danube connecting the old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof.
This beautiful card was sent by Ingrid Passarello for the WiP  Bridge Swap.

Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskiche - Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, Germany



My parents sent me this beautiful postcard of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin. It is nicknamed the "Hollow Tooth".  The original church was built in the 1890ies but badly damaged in a WW II bombing raid in 1943.  A new church was built after the war but the tower of the destroyed original church was retained and turned into a memorial building.

Washington D.C., USA




Beautiful view of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and in the background the Capitol Building. A really impressiv sight.
The postcard was sent by Janie E. Monroe for the WiP Moonlight Swap

29.04.2015

W.F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)



William Frederick Cody, born 26. Feb. 1846 in Iowa. He was a pony express rider, a bison hunter, served in the US Army during the Indian Wars, then became a scout for the army and finally founded his company Buffalo Bill Wild West, performing shows throught the USA and later even Europe, telling about life as a cowboy.
Great addition to my People Collection, thanks to Rose Davenport who sent it to me as part of the WiP February General Swap.

28.04.2015

North Cape, Norway



This postcard shows the North Cape, which is often mistakenly called the northermost point of Europe. It was sent by my parents from their cruise to Scandinavia

Prince Albert II of Monaco



Great addition to my royalty collection sent by my parents from their Mediterranean cruise. It shows Prince Albert II, head of state of the small Principality in the south of France.

Blue-footed Boobies on Galapagos, Ecuador (UNESCO)



A wonderful surprise coming from my dear friends Simone and Patrick Klein from their trip to the Galapagos Islands. The card shows blue-footed boobies. Half of the species finds its breeding grounds on the Galapagos Islands.

26.04.2015

Melbourne, Australia



Great city view of Melbourne as seen from St. Kilda. Azzi found it in my Favourites on Flickr and sent it to me as part of a Postcrossing Round Robin.

Bee Eaters




Wonderful, richly coloured Bee Eaters sent by Ingrid Passarello for the WiP February Swap.

Prince Giolo



As always an extraordinary postcard from Rod Eime. This time it shows an engraving by John Savage of Prince Giolo. He was the son of  the chief of the island of Moangis, which is located near the Philippine island of Mindanao.

Sand Island Lighthouse, Wisconsin, USA



A really beautiful postcard showing Sand Island Lighthouse. It is located on Apostle Islands, Lake Superior. It was built in 1881 in norman gothic steeple style.
The card was sent by Susan Pierce for the WiP March General Swap.

25.04.2015

Mt. Elbert, Colorado, USA



Beautiful Colorado scenery with Mt. Elbert in the background. With 4.401 m Mt. Elbert is the highest summit in the North American Rocky Mountains. It was named in honour of the Colorado statesman Samuel Hitt Elbert.
This card was sent by Susan Pierce for the WiP Lottery.

Philippine Military Academy, Fort del Pilar, Baguio City



This card was sent by Romina Mislang for the WiP November General Swap. It is a great addtion to my military collection and shows cadets of the Philippine Military Academy in Fort Del Pilar.

24.04.2015

Fisgard Lighthouse, Vancouver Island, Canada



A new lighthouse for my collection came from JustKatie for a Postcrossing Round Robin. The card shows Fisgard Lighthouse. It was built in 1860 and is a National Historic Site of Canada.