воскресенье, 30 августа 2009 г.

Snow card from China



This is a card from Yao. Magnificent! It's Precious Stone Hill after snow. It looks great! I'm amazed!

Another card from Luxembourg



And this is another card from Luxembourg (also from Alice). Beautiful card, I think!
Plus I'm glad to every card from this country:)

среда, 26 августа 2009 г.

My first card from Turkey!



Yay, I received my first card from Turkey! Thank you, Pinar!
There are 5 most popular touristic destinations of Turkey:
- True nature wonder Cappadocia (in the left corner)
- Turkey's foremost mineral-bath spa Pammukkale (lower)
- The Hagia Sophia (The Church of the Holy Wisdom), a former Byzantine church and former Ottoman mosque, now a museum in Istanbul. (center)
- Marmaris (right corner)
- Ephesus

Sadly our people go to Turkey just to stay in the hotels.

воскресенье, 23 августа 2009 г.

Olympic card



Wheee! I have a card with an Olympic mascot, Quatchi. Thanks, Trupti!

Olympic Games-2010 in Vacouver have 3 mascots - Quatchi, Sumi and Miga.

Quatchi is a young sasquatch who comes from the mysterious forests of Canada. Quatchi is shy, but loves to explore new places and meet new friends.

Although Quatchi loves all winter sports, he’s especially fond of hockey. He dreams of becoming a world-famous goalie. Because of his large size, he can be a little clumsy. But no one can question his passion. He knows that if he works hard and always does his best, he might one day achieve his dream. Quatchi is always encouraging his friends to join him on journeys across Canada. He is also often recruiting others to play hockey – or at least to take shots at him!

The sasquatch is a popular figure in local native legends of the Pacific West Coast. The sasquatch reminds us of the mystery and wonder that exist in the natural world, igniting our imagination about the possibility of undiscovered creatures in the great Canadian wilderness.

These mascots are sooo cute:))

Seattle Qwest Field



It's a Seattle Qwest Field, a stadium where the NFL Seattle Seahawks play home games.
"The stadium opened July 20, 2002. This beautiful state-of-art stadium is designed with a 67 000 seating capacity and has a roof covering 70% of the seating area. Enjoy spectacular views of the snowcapped mountains, Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline".
Card received from Naomi. I'm always glad to receive cards with sports theme:)

Football game in Peru



I received this nice card from Gina. She is born Russian living in Germany. This card showing footbal match in Peru between girls... and girls.
It's good that Germany publish different kinds of cards. Ukraine is not so smart, unfortunately:( We have just many cards with churches, many cards with main street, few cards with food and animals... Yeah, that's all:(

Berne



It's a Federal building in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. I received this card from Christophe.

It's funny, always (well, almost always) when I'm asking people "By the way, do you know what city is the capital of Switzerland?" they answering: "Geneva" or "Zürich" :) Same as when you are asking about capital of Australia (everybody says "Sydney") No people, it's Bern and Canberra:)

понедельник, 10 августа 2009 г.

Cheeeer!



It's my second card from Singapore, from Relie. I like this one very much! It looks so cool:) And very cheerful:)

вторник, 4 августа 2009 г.

Bulgaria



A card from Christina (thank you!).

So, this is a view of Sofia, the capital, one of the oldest city in Europe. Interesting facts about name:

Sofia was first mentioned in the sources as Serdica in relation to Marcus Licinius Crassus' campaigns in 29 BC. The name Serdica or Sardica (Σερδική, Σαρδική) was popular in Latin, Ancient Greek and Byzantine Greek sources from Antiquity and the Middle Ages; it was related to the local Thracian tribe of the Serdi. The name was last used in the 19th century in a Bulgarian text, Service and hagiography of Saint George the New of Sofia: ВЪ САРДАКІИ. Another of Sofia's names, Triaditsa (Τριάδιτζα), was mentioned in Greek medieval sources. The Bulgarian name Sredets (СРѢДЄЦЪ), an adaptation of Serdica, first appeared in the 11th-century Vision of Daniel and was widely used in the Middle Ages. The current name Sofia was first used in the 14th-century Vitosha Charter of Bulgarian tsar Ivan Shishman or in a Ragusan merchant's notes of 1376; it refers to the famous Hagia Sophia Church, an ancient church in the city named after the Christian concept of the Holy Wisdom. Although Sredets remained in use until the late 18th century, Sofia gradually overcame the Slavic name in popularity.