maanantai 26. syyskuuta 2016

Brunei Darussalam


The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
With its soaring minarets and golden dome, the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is an oasis of tranquility within the bustle of downtown Bandae.

This card comes from Maria in Kuala Belait, Brunei, wich is a quite "rare country" on Postcrossing,  only 67 members and about ten of them are active.

Distance: 9,669 km
Travel time: 30 days

Brunei or Brunei Darussalam is sultanate located on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is surrounded by the South China Sea and Malaysia. Brunei has 400 000 inhabitants and it is a wealthy oil state, which is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is dominated by autocratic sultan, whose family has been in power for centuries. 

Brunei eli Brunei Darussalamin valtio on 400 000 asukkaan sulttaanikunta, joka sijaitsee Borneon saarella Kaakkois-Aasiassa. Sitä ympäröivät Etelä-Kiinan meri ja Malesia. Brunei on varakas öljyvaltio, joka kuuluu Brittiläiseen kansainyhteisöön. Sitä hallitsee itsevaltainen sulttaani, jonka suku on ollut vallassa jo vuosisatojen ajan.




lauantai 24. syyskuuta 2016

Fall Colors


Fall is upon us. The air is turning crisp and foliage is taking on beautiful golden, red  and orange hues. 

 Autumn in a misty valley
This beautiful autumn card comes from Maria in Hannover, Germany
Distance: 1,359 km
Travel time: 8 days


 Colorful Schwarzwald comes from Gisella in Hof, Germany
Distance: 1,503 km
Travel time: 4 days

" A Rye Field"  1878 by Ivan Shiskin comes from Alina in Moscow, Russia
Distance: 1,171 km
Travel time: 31 days


And then finally this super exquisite, my favorite! - Autumn Light, Photo: Bernhard Bügging
This beautiful card comes from Verena in Hannover, Germany
Distance: 1,355 km
Travel time: 6 days


This is my entry to Maria's  "Postcards for The Weekend" on her "Connections to the World-blog" and the theme for this week is Fall.

perjantai 23. syyskuuta 2016

Beaches and Hula Skirts


This card comes from Simon. 
He lives in California and had a short holiday in Hawaii -  the weather was perfect!

Distance: 8,692 km
Travel time: 10 days


Helen  Mellor poses in  a Hawaiian grass skirt, a gift from husband FC Donald Mellor upon his return home from the Pacific in 1945.
Reprint of a vintage card.

From Eliza Illinois, U.S.A.
Distance: 6,832 km
Travel time: 6 days

torstai 22. syyskuuta 2016

Casinos and Skyscrapers


Atlantic City is a resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, known for its casinos, boardwalk and beach. The city was the inspiration for the American version of the board game Monopoly, especially the street names.

From Patricia, Maryland, U.S.A.
Distance: 6,674 km
Travel time: 9 days

Peachtree Plaza hotel, Atlanta 

Atlanta, the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Georgia, is home to at least 37 skyscrapers over 400 feet (122 m) tall.  The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta is a skyscraper hotel on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. At 220.37 m (723.0 ft) and 73 stories and a 57 m (187 ft) diameter, the tower is the second-tallest all-hotel skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, and the 17th tallest all-hotel building in the world.

From Agnieszka in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
Distance: 7,527 km
Travel time: 13 days

keskiviikko 21. syyskuuta 2016

Bridges andr Rivers

 Chesapeake & Delaware Canal (C&D Canal)  connects the Delaware River with the Chesapeake Bay in the states of Delaware and Maryland in the United States. Considered one of the world's busiest canals - over 22,000 vessels sail through each year.

From Gabriela, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Distance: 6,433 km
Travel time: 6 days

Clements Stone Arch Bridge over Cottonwood River.  The bridge was built in 1887 of native limestone and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge is now open only to pedestrians. 

From Marty, South-Carolina, U.S.A.
Distance: 7,381 km
Travel time: 12 days

tiistai 20. syyskuuta 2016

Balloons


Balloons over Bristol, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Connecticut's premier Hot Air Balloon Festival in Bristol

The annual Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by the town’s fire company, attracts thousands of spectators to what organizers consider one of the biggest and last remaining balloon festivals in the Northeast.

From Carol in Bristol, Connecticut
Distance: 6,232 km
Travel time: 7 days


Washington Balloons and Balloonist Prayer
Expanding around the world, hot-air ballooning is a fast growing sport.

From Becky in Seattle, Washington
Distance: 7,392 km
Travel time: 11 days

maanantai 19. syyskuuta 2016

Greetings and statues


Postallove, Greetings from U.S.A.

From Nicole, Cologne, Germany
Distance: 1,595 km
Travel time: 9 days

The Statue of Liberty  is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. 

View of Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A

 Direct swap from Redonna in Birmingham, Alabama

The Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham, 
Alabama, reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry. The 56-foot (17 m) tall statue depicts the Roman god Vulcan, god of the fire and forge. It was created as Birmingham's entry for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 World's Fair) in St. Louis, Missouri. 

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