Friday, March 31, 2006

Postcard 19 - Estonia - Sirtcu

My very first card from Estonia arrived after only seven travel days. The sender tells me that the picture shows the medieval Old Town of Tallinn, which has been a UNESCO site since 1997. What a wonderful picture.

Postcard 18 - Netherlands - Idunn

This lovely card of tulips reached me after twelve travel days from the Netherlands. I would love to one day visit the Netherlands in the spring and see the bulb fields.

Water Tag - Czech Republic - Martinas

This beautiful water tag card is my very first card from the Czech Republic. I love how the small island looks heart-shaped. A stunning landscape.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Postcard 17 - USA - denali

This fantastic postcard shows the Northern Lights (which the sender tells me are caused by magnetic storms) over Mt. Alyeska in Alaska, and reached me after ten travel days. I would love to see the Northern Lights.

Postcard 16 - New Zealand - babytears

Another wonderful card from New Zealand which reached me after seventeen travel days. The back of the postcard tells me that the picture shows Mount Tasman towering over the Fox Glacier valley on the West Coast of the South Island.

Postcard 15 - Germany - Sho

This card from Germany reached me after five travel days, and was sent by an ex-pat. I'd love to live abroad at some point in my life, to experience a different culture and way of life.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Postcard 14 - Brazil - mauriciounb

My very first postcard from Brazil took 28 travel days to reach me. The postcard shows the JK Bridge in Brasilia, which spans the Paranoa Lake. Spectacular.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Postcard 13 - New Zealand - eveynz

My first official card from New Zealand shows the Southern Lakes, and took just 8 days to arrive. Every time I see pictures of New Zealand I think how amazing and unspoilt a landscape it looks.

Postcard 12 - Spain - Mariadanz

My first card from Spain reached me after 21 travel days. The card shows the cathedral of Cadiz, the architecture is mainly baroque style with some other elements, due to it's construction over a 116 year period.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Church/Cathedral Tag - Finland - salikon

The Orthodox Church of Tampere shown in this card was built in 1896-99. What a beautiful and ornate building, unlike any church I have seen.

Special Reason Card - USA - barbarian

This card was sent to me for special reason - to share a stamp of a childhood favourite book. The card shows the Buckeye Tree, or as it's known to us Brits the Horse Chestnut Tree. This reminds me of autumn childhood days collecting conkers with my friends.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Traditional Clothing - New Zealand - kellyt

This postcard shows a Maori Warrior dressed to perform the Wero, or traditional challenge. What a striking and powerful image.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Postcard 11 - USA - freecards

This postcard of Prescott Park arrived after just four travel days. The tulips reminded me that spring is just around the corner, and how much I'm looking forward to the milder weather and seeing all the daffodils and tulips in bloom.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Postcard 10 - Finland - Saana

This interesting postcard reached me after eight travel days. It's fascinating, there are so many different things to see in this card. I shall spend time looking at this card very closely - it's lovely.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Postcard 09 - Portugal - sofiactx

The absolutely gorgeous postcard comes from Lisbon in Portugal, and reached me after six travel days. What can I say? This picture is simply lovely, I want to jump on the next flight to Lisbon to see this house. The sender tells me that the house is completely filled with glazed tiles, and dates from the 19th century.

Water Tag - Finland - Juxu

This beautiful tag card was sent to me from Finland. The light behind the darkness of the cloud is spectacular, especially with it being echoed in the reflection on the water.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Boat Tag - UK - beekeeper40

Here's my very first tag card, from the boat card tag game. I love all the various scenes on the card showing boats and windmills. The Norfolk Broads are Britian's largest protected wetland, and a National Park.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Postcard 08 - Germany - Sassenach

This beautiful postcard was sent from Bavaria in Germany and reached me after just three days travelling. Seeing all these lovely pictures makes me want to visit Germany - I've never been there before - it looks wonderful.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Postcard 07 - Finland - bluelady

My first postcard from Finland took five travel days to reach me. The snow covered landscape is exactly how I imagine Finland to look, a beautiful white winter scene. I love the two pictures of the birds, they look so delicate, you wonder how they survive such a harsh environment.

Thank You Card - Germany - Capricorn

A wonderful postcard of a tallship. There's something very romantic about the image of a traditional boat with it's sails billowing out as it cuts a path through the waves.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Private Swap - Hong Kong - ameko

This is my very first private swap card. The card is beautiful, a large size, depicting a vivid sunset over Causeway Bay.

Postcard 06 - USA - minnieflute

This fun homemade card came from an art student in New York, I love how very American it is - it took 6 days to arrive.

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