Thursday, April 29, 2010

Six more this week!

It was a great postcard week for us!!  We received 6 more!!

Our first is from China!!

This postcard is a picture of the sky and clouds with the caption "Gathering".    It is from China and the sender stated that each year is represented by one of 12 animals in China and this year is the Chinese Tiger Year! 


The next postcard is from not too far from where we are....
A postcard from New York City!

A beautiful black and white postcard with a scene of New York City and a listing of all the famous spots in the city!  It's been a few years since we have been there, but I think it's time to make another trip!!    The woman who sent it also drew a few pictures of some NY apple (for The Big Apple), a taxi (which you can see all over the city) and a hot dog (for the famous hot dog stands on the street corners!)  She is quite an artist...the pictures are great!


Our next is from Norway!

The sender is from Fauske, a small town in Nordland County.  Fauske is known for several marble quarries that are located in the municipality. The marble is exported to many countries, where it can be observed in many monumental buildings, among them the United Nations Headquarters in New York City!  The fourth picture down on the left is a scene from Geiranger.  Geiranger is the crowing glory among Norway's fjord district's pearls of natural beauty. Majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, beautiful and wild waterfalls, lush, green vegetation and deep blue waters.


The next one is also from Norway!

It shows a scene from Skudeneshavn.  Skudeneshavn's old town, consisting of 225 wooden houses, is regarded as one of the best preserved in Europe. In 2004, it was voted Norway's "Summer Town" by listeners to NRK Radio. 


Next up......Poland!

This postcard is from Poland and shows the Renaissance Town Hall in Poznan.   It was used as the City's administration building until 1939.  The gothic town hall that preceded it on this site burnt down in 1536 and was replaced by the Italian architect Giovanni Battista Quadro with the present structure. 
The sender of this postcard also drew a cute picture for's a bumble bee!!  Another great artist!!


Our last postcard is from Germany!

It's of Lohr am Main....Lohr am Main (officially: Lohr a.Main) is a town in the Main-Spessart district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. 

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