Wednesday, March 24, 2010

three more today!

Three more postcards came in today!! 

The first one is from Czech Republic!!
It's from Karlovy Vary, also known as Carlsbad. Karlovy Vary is a spa city situated 
 in western Bohemia, Czech Republic, on the confluence of the rivers Ohře and Teplá. 
It is historically famous for its hot springs (13 main springs, about 300 smaller springs, and the warm-water Teplá River).
Every July there, they have the International Film Festival!

The next card is from a very nice young woman in Brasil! 

It's an aerial view of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf in Rio de Janeiro!  What an incredible view!!

Our third is from Finland....

It's a very pretty view of a fly fisherman enjoying a beautifully sunny day!   Makes me want summer to get here a lot faster!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Eleven more!

This adorable postcard is from Alaska!
This is from a woman in Alaska who did a direct swap with me...she had already sent some great postcards, but saw this one and sent it to us too!  I love the bear cubs smile as it rests on this's mom watches for fish in a nearby stream!!  Too cute!

This next card is from India!
It's Mumbai, the most populous city in India.  It was formally know as Bombay.  It is also the 2nd most populous city in the world with a population of 14 million!

 The next card is from Uruguay!
The picture is of Solis Theatre in Montevideo.  It is the most important and ancient theatre in Montevideo.  It was inaugurated in 1856 with the opera "Ernani" by Guiseppe Verdi.

This one is from Trinidad & Tobago!
It shows The Abbey on Mt. St. Benedict in Trinidad.

Next up, Macao!

The picture shows Mount Fortress, built in
1617-26 during the heydays of Dutch-Portuguese conflict for supremacy in the South China Sea.
It has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The next postcard is from Russia!

Metro Station in Moscow.  The Metro line spans almost the entire Russian capital, is the world's second most heavily used metro system after the Tokyo's twin subway. Opened in 1935, it is well known for the ornate design of many of its stations, which contain outstanding examples of socialist realist art.

Next stop.....France!

From Paris, France, L'Arc de Triomphe....The triumphal arch honors those who fought for France, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. On the inside and the top of the arc there are all of the names of generals and wars fought. Underneath is the tomb of the unknown soldier from World War I.

Our next postcard comes from Finland!

This rabbit is white, because it is winter!  In summer it turns brown!

This one is a special card for Jack from his friend Ludovic in Switzerland!
Jack and Ludovic have excanged a couple of cards...he's a little boy who is doing postcrossing with his dad!
I love the steam trains, and think it's pretty neat that there are sunflowers on the front! :)

A very pretty scenic card from Russia!

Lake Baikal is the deepest freshwater lake in the world. 
It's beautiful with the mountains in the background! 

Last up for today, a postcard from Suriname!

It's an aerial view of Paramaribo, the capital city of The Republic of Suriname!