Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dragon and Tiger Pagodas in Taiwan



Dragon and Tiger Pagodas

postmarked in 2009 with three Taiwan stamps

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the sender writes:
Dragon and Tiger Pagodas are located in Kaohsiung in Taiwan. Tourists can get into them from the Dragon's mouth and come out from the Tiger's mouth. Also, tourists can get to the seventh floors and see the beautiful scenery.



Thursday, May 28, 2009

Twin Towers of Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela

The Majestic Twin Towers of Simon Bolivar Center Can Be Seen From Almsot Any Part of The City, As Viewed From The "Silencio" District.

Photo Herbert E. Miller

This postcard is postmarked with a Venezuela 0,35 Jose Gilde Castro stamp.
Venezuela stamp 1967
Libertador Y Padre de la Patria
Jose Gilde Castro 1825
Simon Bolivar - 0,35 Aereo (Airmail)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Finland - Man with dirty face


Lappi, Lapland, Finland

Photo: Kuvasuomi Oy

postmarked in 2009 with a Finland moth stamp

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I love this picture! sure wish I knew what he was yelling about and why he is so dirty

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Traditional Embroider in Bahrain

Traditional Embroider for Woven Dress

postmarked in 2002 with a Bahrain stamp

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The typical Bahraini woman dresses conservatively, usually the daffah, a long loose-fitting black gown, is worn. However, there is no formal dress code in Bahrain, and foreigners as well as local women are seen wearing modern (but modest) outfits as well.
Bahraini men usually wear the Thobe and the traditional headdress which includes the Keffiyeh, Ghutra and Agal.

In some occasions, Bahrainis wear a Bisht, which is a cloak made of wool, over the thobe. Unlike the thobe, the Bisht is soft, and it is usually black, brown, or grey.

Monday, May 25, 2009

A Pagoda in Malaysia


Greetings from Malaysia

Pagoda - (Penang Kek Lok Si Temple)

Built in 1890 on a hill slope, it is the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. It consists of a maze of gardens, courts and passages and the seven tier "Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas". The 30 metre pagoda is a mixture of Chinese, Thai, and Burmese architecture. The octagonal base is Chinese, the middle tier is Thai and the spiral dome is Burmese design.

This is postmarked in 2009 with a Malaysia bird stamp.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Way of St. James in Spain


Camino de Santiago: (The Way of St. James, is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried)

Candanchu
San Juan De La Pena
Javier
Bergos
Leon
Astorga
Ponferrada
El Bierzo
Lugo
Santiano

Santiago de Compostela (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)

postmarked in 2009 with three Stamps from Spain, two from 1984 and one with a man's face

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Swallows


Kuvaario / Benjam Pontinen

postmarked in 2009 with a beach scene stamp from Finland

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what a great picture!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Let's Party! dog driving car


Bailuvaihde paalle ja Bilettamaan!

the sender wrote the translation as, "Let's Party!" I don't know, seems like an lot of writing for just, 'lets party!'

whatever it says, this is now one of my favorite dog postcards! Designed by Gail Marie for Travel Dogs. Love it!

postmarked in 2009 with a Finland stamp with a pink package and red flowers.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cowboy Mickey Mouse


Cowboy Mickey

The Walt Disney Company

postmarked with a USA 94 cent 'US Virgin Islands' stamp in 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Governor's Mansion in South Carolina

South Carolina Governor's Mansion
Columbia, South Carolina

Built in 1855 as officer's barracks of the Arsenal Academy, it is the only building of the school to escape Sherman's burning.  Landscaped and remodeled, the building is now a showplace for tourists.

Photo by Ernest Ferguson

This is postmarked in 2009 with a 27 cent star fruit stamp and a 1 cent American Kestrel stamp.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Buchara, Uzbekistan

Buxoro
Kalon masjidi. XV asr.

the sender writes that this is:

Buchara, Kalyan Mosque in Uzbekistan

postmarked in 2009 with a great Olympics stamp from O'zbekiston (Uzbekistan)

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Bukhara is the capital of the Bukhara Province of Uzbekistan. The nation's fifth-largest city, it has a population of 237,900 (1999 census estimate).

The region around Bukhara has been inhabited for at least five millennia and the city itself has existed for half that time. Located on the Silk Road, the city has long been a center of trade, scholarship, culture, and religion.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Kremsmunster, Austria

Kremsmunster
Benediktinerkloster Kremsmunster,
gegrundett 777

I received the following translation:
Kremsmünster is the name of the town. It means Münster an der Krems, cloister at the river Krems. Benediktinerkloster is cloister of the benedictine monks and gegründet 777 means founded in the year 777.

postmarked in 2009 with an Osterreich (Austria) flower stamp

Monday, May 11, 2009

Recuerdos De (Regards from) Colombia

Recuerdos De (Regards from) Colombia, Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena, Cali

Bogota - Partial Air View of the city.
Cartagena -  Pegasus Harbor.
Medellin - Bolivar Park an Coltejer Building.
Cali - La Ermita.

This is postmarked in 1986.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Courthouse in Santa Ana, California

Orange County Courthouse, Santa Ana, California.  Erected with Arizona red sandstone in 1901 and now protected by stately palm trees, this historic building has witnessed the growth of Anaheim, Fullerton, Orange, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and other Orange Empire communities.

This is postmarked in 1955 with a 2 cent John Adams stamp.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Funny Armadillo Road Kill Recipe


Rules of the Road Kill
1. Freshness is always the rule (if it's still there on your way home, it's too late)
2. Semi-squashed is much better than squashed; anything clobbered by an 18-wheeler is absolutely undesirable
3. Blacktop surfaces are much preferred over dirt roads; concrete is a gourmet's delight
4. Remember the early bird catches the...ah, worm!

Road Kill Recipes
Florida Chicken

- one, 4 lb. Armadillo (boned & cubed)
- one, large onion
- two cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- four, medium chile peppers
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 tbs. chile powder
- 1 can beer
- 2 beef bullion cubes

Saute Armadillo until tender. Add onions, cook until onion is translucent. Add the rest of the seasonings, mix well and add beer and bullion cubes. Cook 10-12 minutes on medium heat.

Roadside Recipes - Photo by Alexander productions
- postmarked in 2000 with 20 cent Virginia Apgar stamp

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ermelo, Gerderland, Netherlands

Ermelo, Gelderland

This postcard is postmarked in 2009 with a Netherlands 95 stamp.

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Ermelo is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland in the Veluwe area.
Netherlands (Nederland) stamp 2009
Environmental Protection
Globe in the shape of a heart - 95

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Boyero in Costa Rica with similar stamp

Boyero Con Carreta Tipica
Farmer with Ox-Cart

Foto - Jean Mercier

postmarked in 2009 with a Boyero (ox-cart worker) stamp for 135 Correos!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Arnold Schwarzenegger made with UPC symbols


Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator

UPC art by Scott Blake

www.barcodeart.com

the back of the postcard also has a UPC temporary tattoo on it!

postmarked in 2009 with a 27 cent Pomegranate stamp

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Beaver


North American Wildlife
Beaver (Castor canadensis).
A beaver that lives along the river will make an underwater entrance into the riverbank. Those that live along streams, lakes, and ponds will build dams that incorporated a lodge with living quarters and several underwater entrances. It has webbed hind feet and a broad flat tail that serves as a rudder when swimming. It fells trees by gnawing around them and biting out chips in deep grooves.

Photographer - Daniel J. Cox

unmailed, but attached is a 2006 Florida Everglades Mink stamp from 2006

Friday, May 1, 2009

Saraia El Hamra Castle (The Red Castle) in Libya


View of Saraia El Hamra Castle (The Red Castle)
Tripoli - Libya

This is postmarked in 2009 with two great Libya stamps about the total Eclipse of 2006.

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The Red Castle Museum or Assaraya Alhamra Museum is Libya's national museum. It is located in the historic building known as the "Red Castle" or "Red Saraya".

Designed in conjunction with UNESCO, the museum covers 5,000 years from prehistory to the independence revolution (1953) era. It is located in Tripoli's Assaria al-Hamra or Red Castle fortress, on the promontory above and adjacent to the old-town district with medina Ghadema.