Thursday

Newbury, Massachusetts




Nathan sent me this wonderful card from his homwtown of Newburyport, Massachusetts.  He lives in a beautiful town.

Wednesday

UNESCO - Brugge




Beautiful UNESCO card from Amina in Belgium showing the Civiele Griffie which is situated on De Burg and part of the Historic center of Brugge. 

UNESCO - Niesvizch Palace




Another UNESCO card for my collection, thanks Pauline!  Here you can see Niescizch Palace which is the residence of Radzivill family who are famous magnates of the Great Duchy of Lithuania (so I'm told on the back). 

Sunday

UNESCO - Kizhi Pogost



What a wonderful building!  It is the Church of Transfiuration and part of the UNESCO site 'Kizhi Pogost' in Russia.  Natalia, who sent this to me, has used great stamps too which also show the wooden structures.

UNESCO - La Sainte Chapelle



Another UNESCO card that I almost missed.  I thought it was just a great card showing inside of La Sainte Chapelle in Paris but when I googled it I find that it's included in the site 'Paris, Banks of the Seine' and there is a photo of the inside (like my postcard) on the UNESCO page.  Wonderful card sent from Chleo.

UNESCO - Yellowstone National Park



A buffalo and calf on this Yellowstone national park card and a great addition to my UNESCO collection.  Thanks Laurence in Ohio for sending it.

Texas



One for my USA State/City/Flag/Map card collection.  This time Texas - also known as The Lonestar State - which was sent by Marg. Since there's a little photo of the Alamo on this multiview card I could count it as one for my UNESCO collection too, but I'm sure there are plenty more Alamo postcards out there so I'll wait to get one of those and keep this for my US State collection.

UNESCO - Historic city of Toledo



Another great UNESCO card for my collection, this time it's the Historic City of Toledo.  Sent from Spain by Fabienne.

UNESCO - Old Town of Dubrovnik



A great view of this UNESCO site, The Old Town of Dubrovnik.  The colours of the buildings seem very uniform, even if the styles are not - It all looks red and pink.  Thank you Agi.

UNESCO - Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, India



Another UNESCO swap with Anaita from India and this time she sent me a card showing the Shore Temple which is part of the group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.  She tells me that scores of people from all over India go to visit it every year because it is so holy.

UNESCO, St Isaac's Cathedral, St Petersburg



This is a UNESCO card and although I already have this site I'm always happy to have multiples if they're different views.  It comes from Igor in St Petersburg and shows St Isaac's Catherdral which was built between 1818 - 1858 and is the largest orthodox basilica in the world.

Saturday

UNESCO -Town of Goslar


Very nice MultiView showing various scenes from the town of Goslar.  Niklas sent this to me from Germany and it's a nice addition to my UNESCO collection.  This one covers 'Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System'.  He tells me that if you want to get your Doctors degree from the city's old and famous university you have to kiss the bronze statue "Ganseliesel" which stands in the middle of a fountain (bottom middle pic on postcard).  I wonder how many times that gentleman has been kissed?!

Takeshi Kaneshiro - House of Flying Daggers



One of my favourite movies is House of Flying Daggers and I just adore Takeshi Kaneshiro in it so I'm all over this card!  Thanks go to Amanda in Singapore for sending it.

Tsar Cannon



A marvelous card showing the Tsar Cannon which was built in 1586 and located in the Kremlin in Moscow.  It is in the Guinness book of records as the largest caliber gun.

I hate to think of the noise that thing made when it went off! 

Thanks Natalia!

Ranua Zoo




Great card showing some of the animals at Ranua Zoo which was sent by Minna from Finland.  She tells me it is the Arctic zoo of Lapland and Wiki tells me it's the Northermost zoo in the world.

Jetoy



A great Jetoy card for my collection from Karli in Canada.

Art - Anna Hollerer



A great black cat card which is actually a painting by Anna Hollerer.  Sent by Marit in the Netherlands

Bike



A great bike card from Karen in Taiwan.

UNESCO - Sydney, Austrailia. Multiview



Yvy sent this great MultiView card from Australia and since the Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO site I'm counting this as a score!

Girl in the Pearl earring with telephone



This 'Girl in the Pearl Earring' card comes from Vic in the Netherlands.  He tells me this spoof of a painting by Dutch artist Vermeer is used to tell people when you change your telephone number.  Hence the phone in the picture.  It says at the bottom of the postcard in tiny writing, 'Mun Nieuwe Telefoonnummer' which means 'My new telephone number' Dutch.

Eiffel Tower



This beautiful Eiffel Tower postcard in a Lomo/Cross Processed style and complete with bokeh effect actually arrived from China. It was sent by Christy as she really liked the card. I like it too.  Although it is actually a UNESCO site I'm not counting it as part of my collection as it hasn't been sent from the site country.

Memorial Complex, Brest, Belarus



A very fierce looking card from Katya in Minsk shows the 'Memorial Complex "Brest Fortress Hero"'.  The inscription on the back says, 'Guard of Honor'.

Nurnberg, Germany



A lovely card from Ismene in Germany showing (if I've understood the message correctly) James Hospital in the middle of Nuremberg. What a lovely setting for a hospital, the people in the wards that have windows overlooking the river have lovely views.

Watercolour



A great card from Natasha in Russia showing a picture of a watercolour by Danevich. G and shows 'View to the Bank Bridge'.

Collard Dove



 Lovely card of a collared dove, part of the Fauna of Belarus card series comes from Lucia.  We have a couple of these birds visit our garden most days but they're really skinny things compared to the one on this card!
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