19.03.2017

Penmon Lighthouse (Trwyn do Lighthouse), Wales, United Kingdom



Beautiful view of Penmon Lighthouse with Puffin Island in the background.  It is located in the very East of Anglesey in northern Wales. The first lighthouse in this spot was erected in 1838.
The postcard came here as an official one through Postcrossing (GB-758523) sent by Carol.

Gibraltar and its sights


This great card arrived here from Jane Thomas who sent it from her cruise. It shows the various Must Sees of Gibraltar and their location. Gibraltar is a Brithish overseas territory located on the on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula.

Dolomites, Italy (UNESCO)



This beautiful postcard with a really nice stamp I received from Barbara and Elmar Knieps. The card shows various images of UNESCO  World Heritage Site Dolomites, a mountain range in northeastern Italy. There are 18 peaks, some of them rising above 3,000 meters height and the landscape is really spectacular. The Dolomites were inscribed in 2009

27.02.2017

Grenada, Mapcard



This colourful card showing typical things including a map of the wonderful Caribbean island Grenada. I sent this home from our Caribbean cruise.

Castle Neuschwanstein, Germany


This great card showing Castle Neuschwanstein was sent to me by my friends Heike and Marcus Klein.
The castle is located on a rugged hill near Füssen in Bavaria. It was built in the late 19th century by Bavarian King Ludwig II as a retreat and hommage to composer Richard Wagner. The king paid for the construction out of his own funds instead of using money coming from taxes. He had to borrow quite a sum of money to finish the castle.
It is one of the main tourist sites in Germany.

20.02.2017

Saint-Cast, France



My parents sent this beautiful areal view of Saint-Cast at the Cote d'Armor in Brittany, France.

Mastue Castle, Japan



Matsue Castle is one of the very few medieval castles in Japan that still remains in its original wooden form. Other than Matsue Castle there are only 11 more left in Japan. Construction happened in the early 17th century.
I recieved this great card from Michiko Okishita.

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. :)