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 their location. Gibraltar is a Brithish overseas territory located on the on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula.
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
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.
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.
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 !!!
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.
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.
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.
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 !!!
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.
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.
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
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 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. :)