19.03.2016

Corbière Lighthouse, Jersey



A new treasure for my lighthouse collection thanks to my parents. The card even has matching stamps !!!
Corbière Lighthouse was lit for the first time in 1874 and is located on a tidal island. At low tide it is connected by a causeway to the main island.

18.03.2016

Tango, Finland



I received this as an official Postcrossing card from Finland. There is so much passion in this dance,  one of the most beautiful in the world in my eyes.
Tango is also part of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Moin Moin Hamburg, Germany



I found this postcard in a rack in the Hamburg Harbour and fell for it :)  So I had to buy it and send it home for my collection.
Moin Moin is how people in Hamburg greet each other.  Translated it would be something like  Morning Morning,  but no matter what time of day, they use it all the time :)

16.03.2016

Large letter postcard - Texas, USA



Normally I am not very much into large letter postcards, but this kind is just awesome !!! I saw it on Flickr and just had to have it :) I finally received it from Susan, who sent it to me for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag.

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria (UNESCO)



Great nightview of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, sent by my parents.
Schönbrunn Palace is the former residence of the Emperors of Austria. It has 1441 rooms and vast gardens. A wonderful place to visit and to get a glimpse of the imperial life in Austria.
Schönbrunn and its gardens have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage since 1996.

15.03.2016

Macedonia mapcard



Beautiful mapcard of Macedonia sent by Ana for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag.

14.03.2016

Castle Schwerin, Germany



Beautiful Castle Schwerin!  This postcard I received for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag from Daniela. It is more a palace than a castle and located on an island in the Schwerin Lake. The city is the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Federal State and the castle accomodates the state's parliament. and is on the UNESCO Tentative list.

Hunza View Hotel, Karimabad, Pakistan


An older card, given to me by friends who received it from a family member. It shows the Hunza View Hotel in Karimabad, in the Hunza Valley, Pakistan.

Queen Elizabeth II and her two successors



Great picture of the Queen and her two successors, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge.
The card was sent by Adam Binnington.

Molokini, Maui, Hawaii, USA



A card I received for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag from Esra.  It shows the partially sunken crater of Molokini. It is a popular tourist site for scuba diving and snorkeling.

11.03.2016

Lyon and Mapcard, France (UNESCO)



Great card coming from Jean-Michel Ermide showing a map of the Arrondissement Lyon and pictures of the city. Lyon was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.

10.03.2016

Savannah, Georgia, USA



Janie Monroe sent me this gorgeous night view of River Street in Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is the oldest city in the state and offers lots of history and beautiful sights and views.  I loved the colours of the card very much.

09.03.2016

Marriage Princier, Monaco (Stamp postcard)



This little treasure was sent by my parents from their trip to Monaco. It shows a stamp that was issued commemorating the wedding of Prince Albert to Charlene Wittstock in July 2011.

Louisiana Mapcard, USA



A new Louisiana map for my collection sent by Sheri Saperstein.

Dall Sheep, Alaska, USA



A full-curl Dall ram perches in rocks in Chugach Mountains, soluth of Anchorage, Alaska. This great card was sent by Sarah Konichek  in October 2015.

Toreros, Spain



Many years ago I read a book about a family breeding bulls for bullfighting in Spain. Ever since I had an interest in all this, and this postcard of Toreros in Andalusia reminhded me of this book. The costumes, Traje de Luzes, are handmade and horribly expensive.
Thanks to Anna Bogdanovskaya for sending this card for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag.

08.03.2016

Mont Saint-Michel, France (UNESCO)



Beautiful view of the Mont Saint-Michel in France sent by my parents. Since the 8th century the tidal iland just 600 meters off the French coast, has been the seat of a monastery. During low tide the pilgrims can reach the island on dry feet.
The Mont Saint-Michel and its bay was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979

Historic mapcard of Taiwan



Great addition for my mapcard collection. I received this historic map of Taiwan from Kikawa for a Postcrossing Round Robin.

La Bouillabaisse the Marseille, France



This postcard I found on a rack at the Marseille harbour and just had to have it for my collection. I am not a fish lover, but I loved the card and the typical recipe.

Pinnacle Peak, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA



Gorgeous winter view of Pinnacle Peak in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, sent by Susan Pierce for the WiP Winter Swap.  I love the beautiful colours !!!