понедельник, 27 июля 2009 г.

Praça da Sé



Great card from Sergio.

The Praça da Sé (Cathedral Square) is a public space in São Paulo, considered the center of town, because is the point from where the distancy of all roads that pass on São Paulo are counted. The square was the location of many historic events in São Paulo's history, most notably during the Diretas Já movement. The name originates from the episcopal see of the city, the São Paulo Cathedral.
Originally known as Largo da Sé (Field of the See), the square developed around the religious building which preceded the cathedral and surrounding edifices. At the beginning of the 20th century, older structures were demolished and the downtown area reconstructed according to the urban planning of the time. Its geography has remained mostly unchanged since.

Sky and water



Awesome card from Steffi! I like this kind of cards - with nature views. It looks so nice, so peaceful...

воскресенье, 19 июля 2009 г.

A card from UK



From Mel (thank you!)

Just photos. But no, not "just". Great photos of UK! Take a look, you won't be dissapointed;)

A card from Poland



From Piotrek (thank you!)

Świnoujście is a city and seaport on the Baltic Sea and Szczecin Lagoon, located in the extreme north-west of Poland. It is situated mainly on the islands of Usedom and Wolin, but also occupies smaller islands, of which the largest is Karsibór island, once part of Usedom, now separated by a Piast canal dug in the late 19th century to facilitate ship access to Stettin (Szczecin).

Tourist attractions:
- The former town hall houses the Museum of Deep Sea Fishing. Exhibits include the history of sea fishing, sea animals, the town and its region, and old navigation equipment.
- The Angel's Fort, built from 1845-1858, is a replica of Hadrian's Mausoleum (Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome).
- Concerts and art exhibitions are held at the Western Fort. Built between 1843-1863, it has been modernized a few times in the past. From after World War II until 1962 it was a headquarters of the Red Army.
- The 18th Christ the King Church in the centre of the town was erected on the site of a Gothic temple. A wooden ship replica is in the main nave. Organ concerts are presented during the summer.
- The neo-Gothic church of the Holy Mother "Stella Maris" has stained glass windows of great artistic value. It was erected at the end of 19th century.
- The "well" is a preserved tower of a Protestant church damaged during World War II and demolished afterwards.
- A shelter built in 1942 has the exposition "The town yesterday and now", presenting pictures of the town's history and other exhibits.
- The stawa Młyny is a navigation beacon built in the form of a windmill on the 19th century breakwater.
- The lighthouse, built in 1858, is at 68 m the highest lighthouse on the Baltic sea.
- The Eastern Fort, or Gerhard's Fort, is one of three preserved forts from the 19th century. An exhibition inside the building presents the history of the town's forts, as well as objects found there.
- The district of Karsibór contains an Evangelical cemetery established in the first half of 19th century.
- The Gothic church from the 15th century contains an altar from the 15th century and a pulpit from the 17th century.
- A monument honours the memory of Royal Air Force pilots shot down while raiding harbour targets in April 1945.
- Karsiborska Kępa, an island near the town, contains a bird sanctuary with approximately 140 species.

вторник, 14 июля 2009 г.

Happy Birthday to Postcrossing!

It's another special date for me:) I just wanna say thank you to all people. who created and continue to keep this project for us!
Happy Birthday, friends! Wish you many great cards!

Happy Bastille Day!



Today is a Bastille Day, so I deceided to post a card from France:) Thanks to Christine for it!
Happy holiday, my dear French visitors! I love your country;)

воскресенье, 12 июля 2009 г.

New York, New York



This is my first card with the Big Apple's view. But I received it... from Germany:) American card from Germany:) Thank you to Steffi, she was in NY on vacation and had bought this card.

Now, let's listen Sinatra once more. Start spreading the news...

Little Big Cat and his Mom



I received this cute card from Balbina. She was very kind and sent me 2 cards - this one and one with city views (I'll post it later). Thank you very much, Balbina! Balbina has an official web-site, where you can find her pictures. Very nice pictures. Hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

вторник, 7 июля 2009 г.

Kobe



Amazing card from Tomoko.

Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture and a prominent port city in Japan with a population of about 1.5 million. The city is located in the Kansai region of Japan and is part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area. Kobe is classified as one of Japan's seventeen designated cities.
Kobe was one of the first cities to open for trade with the West following the end of the policy of seclusion and has since been known as a cosmopolitan port city. While the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake diminished much of Kobe's prominence as a port city, it remains Japan's fourth busiest container port.

Lyon



This card came from Thomas (thank you!). I love all French cards:)
If talk about Lyon, one of its landmarks is Parc de la Tête d'Or (Golden Head Park),
the largest urban park in France at 117 hectares. Located in the 6th arrondissement, it features a large lake on which boating takes place during the summer months. Due to the relatively small number of other parks in Lyon, it receives a huge number of visitors over summer, and is a frequent destination for joggers and cyclists. At the northern end of the park, there is a small zoo, with giraffes, elephants, tigers and other animals. There is also sporting equipment, such as a velodrome, boules court, mini-golf, horse riding, and even a miniature train.
The main entrance, at the southeast corner, is guarded by an enormous wrought iron gate known as the Porte des enfants du Rhône (Gate of the children of the Rhone). The gate, with its gilded features, was installed in 1901, when the park was fenced off for the first time.


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