Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mountains surrounding Grenoble, France


Grenoble, France
Panorama de Grenoble et ses massifs

Postmarked in 2009 with two of the Masterpieces of Art stamps for 20g

I would love to visit Grenoble and see all the mountains surrounding it! I bet it is beautiful.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida

Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Florida

Did you know?
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is the world's longest cable-stayed bridge (A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge that consists of one or more pillars, with cables supporting the roadbed), with a length of 29,040 feet or nearly 5.6 miles.

It is constructed of steel and concrete.  Its longest span is 1200 feet (366 m), which is 190 feet (58 m) over the water.

Construction of the current bridge began in 1982 and was completed in 1987, at a cost of $245 million.

This unused postcard is from 2009.

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This bridge connects the Florida cities of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Elephant and man doing acrobatics


Acrobaties
Acrobatics

postmarked in 2009 with a Finland dog (collie) stamp

great postcard! - printed in France - John Drysdale

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky

The Kentucky Horse Park

Lexington Kentucky
The Kentucky Horse Park is a twelve-acre educational theme park.  It was created to honor the animal whose name has become synonymous with the Bluegrass.  The International Museum of the Horse is located here - the most comprehensive equestrian museum in the world.

Photo: James Blank

This is postmarked in 2009 with a 42 cent stamp.
USA stamp 2008
Edgar Allen Poe 42 cent 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Koala

Jiggs Immages

Koala
Australia

The koala is a nocturnal, tree-dwelling marsupial mammal, which feeds almost exclusively on the leaves of a few species of eucalypt.  It consumes up to 1 kg of leaves daily, peak feeding being at sunset.

This has writing on it but was never mailed.  It was bought in 2009.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saratov, Russia

Capatob

Night Saratov

This is postmarked in 2009 with two Russia bear stamps.

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Saratov is a major city in southern Russia

Population: 873,055 (2002 Census)  904,643 (1989 Census).

In addition to ethnic Russians, the city also has many Tatar, Ukrainian, Jewish and German residents.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Durban City Hall in South Africa

Durban City Hall
Surrounded by office buildings and hotels, the City Hall reflects the elegant architecture of the early 1900's.

This is postmarked in 2009 with three stamps from South Africa.
 
 

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Never To Many Books - Poland


Prawo Natury NR 13 - Ksiazek nigdy za duzo...
(True law of nature No. 13 - It's never too much books)

Harold's Planet - Created by Lisa Swerling & Ralph Lazas

postmarked with two Polska (Poland) stamps in 2008


Friday, April 17, 2009

Beograd (Belgrade) Serbia


Beograd (Belgrade) Serbia

postmarked in 2009 with a Serbia 50 stamp

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the sender writes:
Belgrade is our capital. Its Serbian name (Beograd) means "the white city". The central photos show the City Hall and the park behind it. It's one of the most beautiful buildings in the city and it was a Royal Palace in the 19th century. In the left corner is the church of St Sara - the biggest orthodox church in Serbia and one of the biggest in the world. In the upper right corner is the hotel "Moscow", built in the beginning of the 20th century.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Titanic: The Largest Ship in the World

The S.S. "Titanic"; 882 ft. long; the largest ship in the word; sunk April 15, 1912, at 2:20 A.M.; on her maiden trip; with a loss of about 1635 passengers.

postmarked on June 1, 1912 with a one cent stamp

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A

Top of the Finger-Food Chain.

Memo Frum Tha Boss
Our Ajenda:

1. You Eat Chikin Stripz

the back has coupons for free food - (I love their food, but I'd rather have the postcard ;-)

postmarked in 2009 with a machine stamp

for those of you who don't have Chick-Fil-A in your area - They have the best advertising ever! They only sell chicken, I mean, delicious chicken, and cows who spell everything wrong are their spokes'men'.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!


Be of good cheer
I have overcome the world.
St. John 16:33

A Holy Easter

postmarked in 1910 with one cent stamp

All the flowers are embossed.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mount Song in China

Mont Song

This postcard is postmarked in 2009 with a China stamp with the same photo you see here for 420.

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Mount Song, is one of the Five Sacred Mountains of Taoism and is located in Henan province on the south bank of the Yellow River in China. Its summit is 1,500 meters above sea level.

The Historic Monuments of Mount Song are listed with UNESCO.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

USPS Baseball Sluggers postcards 2006

From the USPS (United States Postal Service) 'Baseball Sluggers - Stamped Postcard Cards' set ......


Synonymous with the New York Yankees for nearly two decades, switch-hitter Mickey Mantle (1931-1995) hit 536 homers, including a record 18 home runs in World Series play. A three-time American League MVP, he won the Triple Crown in 1956.



Nicknamed "Campy," Roy Campanella (1921-1993) hit 242 home runs during his ten-year career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, the famous "Boys of Summer." A three-time National League MVP, he was also the first black catcher in the history of Major League Baseball.



Hank Greenberg (1911-1986) is remembered as one of the all-time greatest right-handed batters. During his time with the Detroit Tigers, "Hammerin' Hank" led the American League in home runs and in RBIs four times each, and he was twice named Most Valuable Player.



Known for his unusual but powerful high-leg-kick batting stance, Mel Ott (1909-1958) distinguished himself with the New York Giants for 22 seasons. Ott was the first National League player to hit 500 home runs, and he led the league in homers six times.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Girl Dressed in Traditional Cloths and Rugs from Algeria

Algerie - Ghardaia
Fete traditionnelle du Tapis artisanal de Ghardaia

This is postmarked in 2009 with a stamp from Algeria (the stamp has water damage).

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The sender writes that this girl is dressed traditionally and the carpets you see show many specific signs of berbers, each one has a meaning.
Algeria (Algerie) stamp from 2009 
Fragment de Broche en Argent
(Fragment Brooch Silver) 20,00

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Lake Balaton and Tihany in Hungary

Udvozlet a Balatronol
Greetings from Balaton

This is postmarked in 2009 with a machine stamp from Magyarorszag (Hungary).

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Balaton is actually the name of the lake.  The township that is shown is Tihany. The large building you see with the two towers is The Tihany Abbey.  It is a Benedictine monastery that was established in the Kingdom of Hungary in 1055. 

Friday, April 3, 2009

Temple of Hephaestos and Church of the Holy Apostles in Athens Greece

Athens: The temple of Hephaestos (Theseion)

This is postmarked in 1979 from Greece.

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The Temple of Hephaestus (shown in the upper left of the postcard), is a well-preserved Greek temple; it remains standing largely as built.  From the 7th century until 1834, it served as the Greek Orthodox church of St. George Akamates.

The church in the front of the card is:
The Church of the Holy Apostles, also known as Holy Apostles of Solaki, is located in the Ancient Agora of Athens, Greece, and can be dated to around the late 10th century.
Greece (Hellas) stamp 1979
Souliot Freedom Fighters - 10

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Indonesia - Bali - Legong dance


Bali
The Legong, most famous of courtly Balinese dances.

postmarked in 2009 with two Indonesia stamps






Here is a video of the dance...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Temple of Poseidon in Sounion, Greece


Sounion - The Temple of Poseidon

postmarked in 2009 with a Hellas (Greece) stamp

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Cape Sounion is a promontory located 69 km (43 mi, by road) SSE of Athens, at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula in Greece.

Cape Sounion is noted as the site of ruins of the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea.