Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Two more!

We were excited to see two more postcards in the mail yesterday!!

Our first was from Lithuania!

My son Jack thought this was great especially with his name right on the front!! 
The character on the front is a German advertising cartoon that was created in 1969 and was very popular in the 1970's and can be found on, amongst other things, chewing gum, T-and sweat-shirts, stickers, towels, plush figures, to a variety of stationery range with cards, wrapping paper and calendars. 
The sender is from Vilnius, which is the capital of Lithuania and is a very beautiful old town which is involved in the UNESCO list!


Our second card is from China!

It's a beautiful view of Jade Snow Mountain!
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a mountain massif (also identified as a small mountain range) near Lijiang, in Yunnan province of southwestern China. Its highest peak is named Shanzidou (5,596 m or 18,360 ft). The view of the massif from the gardens at the Black Dragon Pool (Heilong Tan) in Lijiang is noted as one of China's finest views. The far side of the mountain forms one side of Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia).
Shanzidou has been climbed only once, on May 8, 1987, by an American expedition. The summit team comprised Phil Peralta-Ramos and Eric Perlman. They climbed snow gullies and limestone headwalls, and encountered high avalanche danger and sparse opportunities for protection. They rated the maximum technical difficulty of the rock at YDS 5.7

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