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


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.

London, Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament, UK (UNESCO)

Great view of the Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament in the background. Just love the wonderful colours!. This card was sent by londonbunny for a Postcrossing Round Robin.


Huangluong, China (UNESCO)

In 1992 Huangluong was inscribed into the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Huangluong is located in the Sichuan Province and home to many endangered species such like the Giant Panda.
The card was sent by Yujne Nag for a Postcrossing Round Robin.

Philippsburg, St. Maarten

This card took a detour via Spain before it arrived here :). It shows Philippsburg, the captital and main city of the island of St. Maarten. Anna Bogdanovskaya sent it to me for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag

Hotel Schwarzenberg's Traube, Glottertal, Germany

A typcial example for a house in this part of Germany. We stayed at this hotel for a few days and really enjoyed our time there. It is located in Glottertal, in the Black Forest.


Zeeland Lighthouses, Netherlands

Great postcard sent by Barbara and Elmar Knieps showing the Lighthouses of Zeeland in the Netherlands..
Top left: Burgh-Haamstede
Top right: Westkapelle Hoog
Bottom left: Breskens
Bottom right: Westkapelle Laag

Stryn, Norway

My parents sent me this stunning postcard from their cruise last year to the North Cape. It shows the town of Stryn in Nordfjord district, Norway. The town is well known for its all year glacier skiing and is located at the Gamle Strynefjellsvegen, a national tourist route.

Changchun Cultural Square, China

This card was sent by Zhong Wenhua and shows the Cultural Square in Changchun. Changchun is the captial and largest city of the Chinese province Jilin.
It was sent for the WiP Letter C Swap.

Cappadocia, Turkey (UNESCO)

I was fascinated by this postcard when I found it in a postcard rack in Turkey and had to send it home for my collection.  Personally I am afraid of ballooning, due to my fear of heights, but I just loved this picture. Moreover Cappadocia is a UNESCO World Heritage site :) It was inscribed in 1985.


Audrey Hepburn

Beautiful Audrey Hepburn! This card was sent by Lanane for a Postcrossing Round Robin.

Batalha Monastery, Portugal (UNESCO)

A wonderful surprise sent by Ursula and Georg Alfter from their trip to Portugal.
Work on Batalha Monastery, a Dominican convent, began in 1386 and lasted until 1517. It commemorates the battle of Aljubarotta in 1385.
In 1983 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Barn Owl

Elena Stoyanova sent me this beautiful barn owl postcard for a Postcrossing Round Robin.


Poznan, Stary Rynek, Poland

Beautiful night view of the Old Market Square in Poznan, Poland, sent by Barbara Brucka for the WiP Market Square Swap.

Central Station, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An older card but still beautiful. It shows the Central Station in Amsterdam, Netherlands and was sent by my parents. The station is used by about 260.000 passengers a day. It first opened in 1889 and was built in the Gothic/Rennaissance Revival style.

Wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling, Sweden

I so love this postcard showing Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling on their wedding day in Stockholm. It was sent to me by Mirna from Finland for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag.

Annapurna Trail, Nepal

This outstanding card was sent to me by Mr. Helge Hoeck from his trip to Nepal last year. It shows the lake near Manang on the Annapurna Trail.

Phare de Cordouan, France

This great postcard shows the Lighthouse of Cordouan. It is by far the oldest lighthouse in France and is located on the Gironde estuary in Western France. Construction started in 1584 and finished in 1611.
The card was sent by Monika and Dieter Pech.


Pirates of the Caribbean - Captain Jack Sparrow

Wonderful new postcard for my Pirates Collection sent by Ingelove for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag.


Roman Emperors

This card I found in the Archeological Park of Xanten, Germany. It shows the Roman Emperors from Augustus (24 BC - 14 AD) to Diocletian (284-305)

Cracow, Poland, City Map

Great new mapcard for my collection showing the city of Cracow. It arrived here as an official Postcrossing card from Poland - PL-867579