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I think I need to write and send out more postcards again as I only received one card today. It came from Northern Germany and depicts the Westerheversand lighthouse.

Vielen Dank für die Karte Evalotta!

I received quite a mix of cards today: two map cards,  another elephant card 😉 and a UNESCO WHS card; three from Germany and one from the US .

 

This fabulous map of Southern California is a new card for my collection.

Thanks so much for the card emotis!

 

Another new addition to my map card collection arrived from Germany. It’s this great map of Iceland. Here are some facts about Iceland from the back of the card:  “Iceland – 103.000 km², 39.768 square miles. Coast line 4.970 km, 3.750 miles. Population ca. 283.000”

Vielen Dank für die Karte midnatsol!

 

My elephant  collection just keeps growing and growing. 😉 Here’s another gorgeous card to add to it.

Vielen Dank für die Karte Mausbaer47!

 

And last but not least, I received this card of the mines of Rammelsberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.

Vielen Dank für die Karte Helga_Ni!

 

Today’s post brought four cards from four countries, namely Austria , Germany , USA  and Russia .

My elephant card collection keeps growing. I received this lovely card from Austria today. I already have the card actually but unwritten to send out so I’m happy that it was sent to me. The card came with a fabulous Madagascar stamp.

Vielen Dank für die Karte erlkoenigstochter!

This Berlin bear card also arrived today. The bear has been Berlin’s heraldic animal since 1280.

Vielen Dank für die Karte michigirl!

Also among today’s post was this lovely card from Mississipi depicting live oak trees. The back of the card reads “Two Golden Eagles – Live oak trees in the median of U.S. Highway 90 (Beach Blvd.) in Biloxi, MS that died as a result of Hurricane Katrina received new life from award winning sculptor Martin Miller. Miller, a Ft. Walton Beach artist, carved the two golden eagles located near the entrance of The University of Southern Mississippi in Long Beach.” Those trees remind me a little bit of the Owl tree in Cassiobury Park in the UK.

Thanks so much for the card TeamBearCat!

The last of today’s cards comes from Russia. It’s certainly not your typical viewcard as it depicts building sites. There’s some text on the back about a construction company so I’d say that explains the pictures. 😉

Spasibo galina-shvarova!

I received a couple more cards from Germany today, as well as one card from Belarus .

The Belarusian card isn’t a postcard exactly. The back has descriptions in Belarusian and English of the image on the front with no space for a personal message or the receiver’s address. It’s oversized as well. It does feel like a postcard though.

The picture on the front shows the National Library of Belarus in Minsk, the country’s capital city. There’s too much text on the back to type up. If you’re interested in the “diamond” as the building is nicknamed, you can read up on it over at Wikipedia. Just click on the link and it’ll take you straight there.

National Library of Belarus in Minsk, Belarus

Dziakuju Vixit!

This card depicts Würzburg Residenz, which is a palace in Würzburg, Germany. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1981.

Vielen Dank für die Karte moonwalker!

 

Another German multiview, this card depicts the town of Bernkastel-Kues, which is a well-known winemaking centre on the Moselle river.

Vielen Dank für die Karte Kugusch!

 

Today was a good post day. A multicultural at that. I received six cards from six countries: Austria , China , Germany , Poland , Russia and Ukraine . I love post days like that. Who wouldn’t?!

 

From Austria, I received a lovely view of the Belvedere Castle in Vienna.

Vielen Dank für die Karte oldieoma!

 

A rabbit card arrived from China. Quite fitting as 2011 is the year of the rabbit.

Xie xie julia_jery!

 

This is a somewhat unusual and rather cool card of Berlin. It is certainly very different to the typical viewcards of Germany’s capital city.

Berlin, Germany

Vielen Dank für die Karte Linus58!

Back to typical viewcards. 😉 This nice view shows the old town square of Wodzisław Śląski in Poland.

Wodzisław Śląski, Poland

Bardzo dziękuję za śliczną widokówkę romanek!

What looks like a fairytale view is a card depicting the Vydubychi Monastery as seen from the Botanical Gardens. The historic monastery is located in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

Vydubychi Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine

Diakuyu tobi dlia lystivka Bebekka!

My multicultural post day ends in Russia with a view of the cupolas of the Kremlin in Moscow, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1990.

Kremlin in Moscow, Russia

Spasibo So_nata!

I received three postcards today, two from Germany and one from the US . Funnily enough all three cards are animal cards.

 

As you probably know by now, my favourite animals are elephants. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that I absolutely love this “little rebel” card.

Vielen Dank für die Karte mesalina!

 

A sweet baby brown bear with his mummy adorn this card. So nice to look at but I wouldn’t want to bump into them…

Vielen Dank für die Karte moonwalker!

 

This pretty multiview of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (what a fabulous name!) depicts (from left to right) Grotto Falls, sunset near Charlies Bunion and an American Black Bear.

Thanks so much for the card CaptainSoul!

Seems like most of the cards I receive these days come from the USA , Finland  and Germany . Just like the cards that arrived today. 😉

This is a lovely view of Philadelphia, PA. The back of the card reads “The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center (foreground) opened its doors in 2003 as Philadelphia’s premier eco-tourism attraction. The overall theme of this environmental education center nestled beside the Schuylkill River is ‘Water In Our World.’ The exhibits for this world-class project focus on the urban watershed and the incredible history of this site. The Philadelphia Museum of Art (background) features an impressive collection of European art housed in a stately, neoclassical building.”

Thanks so much for the card Dar!

This  fab map card shows Northern Scandinavia, comprising Finland , Norway and Sweden . One can just make out Russia in the East.

Map of Northern Scandinavia

Kiitos paljon Helena_of_Troy!

I also received a card of Sweden from a Danish lady living in Germany . Not bad, huh? By the way, Hälsningar is not the name of the village on the card. It’s Swedish for greetings.

Vielen Dank für die Karte LoneMatz!

Three more cards from Germany arrived today.

The first is a lovely multiview of Hamburg. It’s been so long since I visited Hamburg but seeing this card makes me want to go again. Perhaps I will…

Vielen Dank für die Karte Mondfalke!

 

Staying in Northern Germany, the next card depicts a UNESCO World Heritage Site, namely the statue of Roland in Bremen.

Roland in Bremen, Germany

Vielen Dank für die nephrotranz!

 

And last but not least, I received my second Ocho Loco Press card – I should upload the first card at some point. It is printed on brown cardboard,  which gives the card a somewhat green and eco feel to it, and the artwork is retro-themed. Both very much my cup of tea. 😉

Vielen Dank für die Karte nordbaer!

I signed up for a couple of round robin groups in the German community on the Postcrossing Forum so I will be receiving quite a few cards from Germany this month. The first two arrived today.

This card depicts the Reichstag dome, a glass dome on top of the Reichstag building in Berlin.

Reichstag dome in Berlin, Germany

Vielen Dank für die Karte mesalina!

The second card depicts a gold bracelet, which belonged to the Prince of Rodenbach. It is dated around 400 BC. The bracelet is part of an exhibition about Celts at the Völklingen Ironworks, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Völklinger Ironworks

Vielen Dank für die Karte Linus58!

There were six cards waiting for me when I opened our letterbox today. Yay! 🙂 And it’s just as well because there’s a bank holiday here tomorrow and we won’t get any post.

The cards came from five different countries, two from Germany and one each from USA , Belarus , Finland  and Norway .

The first card from Germany shows the Common Archduke, a beautiful butterfly that is found in the Indomalaya ecozone.

Common Archduke

Vielen Dank für die Karte TimeGypsy!

And here’s a lovely view of the Regensburg Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2006.

Regensburg Cathedral, Germany

Vielen Dank für die Karte Abendstern!

From the US, I received a new addition for my map cards collection: a state map of New Hampshire.

Map of New Hampshire, USA

Thanks so much for the card maryellie!

This grand building is the General Post Office in Minsk, Belarus. It was opened in 1955. Looks more like a concert hall or a theatre to me. I wouldn’t mind buying my stamps there. 😉

General Post Office in Minsk, Belarus

Dziakuju podshapnik!

The Finnish card depicts doors of Turku. Funny how doors in different countries look so  different.

Doors of Turku, Finland

Kiitos paljon mirmar!

Although not a postcard, this greeting card of Edvard Munch‘s (1863–1944) The Scream (1893) is just fab! I’ve always liked this painting.

Edvard Munch: The Scream, 1893

Tusen takk for postkort kunstmeyer!

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