09.02.2016

License Plate Card - Arkansas, USA



I fell in love with these kind of cards recently. Wish we had such cool license plates here in Germany, too :)  This postcard I received via the Postcrossing Favourites Tag from Denise

Prague Mapcard, Czech Republic



This mapcard showing Prague, Czech Republic, I received for a Postcrossing Round Robin. Prague is said to be one of the most beautiful cities of the world. Unfortunately I never made it there, so far. One place on my "to visit" list.

Santiago de Compostla, Cathedral, Spain (UNESCO)



The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the final point of the famous Way of St. James, a route of pilgimage which originated in the 9th century. Inside is the shrine of Saint James the Great.
This beautiful card was sent by my friend Dieter.

Hamburg Speicherstadt in Winter, Germany (UNESCO)



This stunning postcard I found during our trip to Hamburg. I just love the colours!! The card shows UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt in Hamburg. Literally translated it means "City of Warehouses". The district was built as a freezone, so no taxes and customs had to be paid.

Harz Narrow Gauge Railway, Germany



This card I sent home from a trip to the Harz region. It shows the locomotive 99 7238-1 of the Harz Narrow Gauge railway. It runs all the way up to the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz mountain range.

08.02.2016

Bydgoszcz Cathedral, Poland



This is a really nice view of the Bydgoszcz Cathedral, Poland, with river Brda in the foreground. The card was sent by Barbara Brucka.

Grenada Mapcard



I sent this beautiful mapcard of the island of Grenada home when visiting there during a cruise. Grenada is known as the island of spice for the extensive production of nutmeg and maze.

US Army Recruiting Card



I received this card an official Postcrossing one from the Unites States, sent by Laura. It shows the World War I and II Recruitment Poster of Uncle Sam by James Montgomery Flagg.

07.02.2016

Santo Antao Mapcard, Cape Verde



I visited the Cape Verde islands during our  Transatlantic cruise and found this mapcard there. It is now a nice addition to my mapcard collection.

Bad Driburg, Germany



This mulitview of Bad Driburg will go directly to my German Spa Town Collection. It was sent as an official Postcrossing card by Jo. The town is located in North Rhine Westphalia and is famous for its saline-ferruginous springs which were discovered in 766.

Mont Saint Michel, France (UNESCO)



My parents sent me this postcard showing one of the most famous French landmarks. The Mont Saint-Michel is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its location is unique, just a few hundered meters away from the coast, accessible on food during low tide, an island during high tide.

Hamburg Harbour, Germany



I found this postcard when visiting the beautiful city of Hamburg and sent it home for my collection. The thunderstom over UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt looks impressive.

Wartburg, Germany (UNESCO)



I received this card as a surprise from Dieter and Monika Pech who visited Wartburg Castle. It is located near Eisenach in the German federal state of Thuringia. The medieval castle was the home of Elisabeth of Hungary and here Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German. 1999 it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

06.02.2016

Majorca Mapcard, Spain



This adorable mapcard of the island of Majorca I found when visiting Palma during our cruise this year and just had to send it home for my own collection.

New York Map Card, USA



Wonderful new addition to my US map card collection. This one shows New York State and lots of beautiful images of this state including UNESCO World Heritage Site  Statue of Liberty.  I received this card as an official Postcrossing card sent by Samantha.

Australia Day Celebrations, Australia


Great pre-paid postage postcard from the Australia Day Celebrations, sent by Agnieszka for a Postcrossing Round Robin.

Maastricht Townhall, Netherlands


The 17th century townhall of Maastricht is considered to be a highlight of Dutch Baroque Architecture. It has a very imposting double staircase leading to the entrance.
I sent this card myself when visiting the city.

05.02.2016

Paddle Wheel Steamer "Louisiana Star"



The Paddle Wheel Steamer "Louisiana Star" was built in 1999 and can carry 500 passengers. You can see this beauty in action in the Hamburg harbour, Germany. I sent this card to myself for my collection.

Tarantula Nebula



This beauty I received as an official Postcrossing card from Kseniya in Ukraine, meant as an addition to my space collection.

02.02.2016

Crownprince Frederik and Crownprincess Mary of Denmark



Great new addition for my Royals collection. Rikka sent me this card showing the Crownprince of Denmark and his Australian born wife Mary. The card was for the Favourites Tag on Postcrossing.