segunda-feira, 30 de junho de 2014

Bridges

Hello! Today I bring you one more round robin. This one is made between portuguese speakers and the theme was bridges. First one is the bridge "25 de Abril" that links Lisbon - our capital - to Almada, a beautiful city surrounded by the Tagus river and the Atlantic Ocean. This bridge is similar to the Golden Gate Bridge in S. Francisco.



This one is the bridge over the Mondego river, in Coimbra:




The last one is the roman bridge of Redinha, a village near Pombal, in the center of Portugal. It is the oldest one and probably the most beautiful! Today the road still crosses the bridge as in the roman era:




domingo, 29 de junho de 2014

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Hi! This lovely illustration is the interpretation of Rapunzel, the fairy tale of Grimm Brothers made by Daniela Drescher, and it came from Germany. When it came to Portugal, the card was sent to the wrong post office and they put a postmark in the front of the card :(


sábado, 28 de junho de 2014

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Good Afternoon! This postcard was sent from Germany and has the Holsby Chapel that is in Holsbybrunn, Smaland. It was built in 1924 and is used today as a lecture hall by Torchbearers Sweden. The stamps are beautiful carnations:



sexta-feira, 27 de junho de 2014

Water Scenes

Hello! Today the theme is water scenes: this cards were sent through All about your country round robin and are amazing, don't you agree? First one came from Japan, I don't know what city it is:


This one came from China and shows a bridge and a river in the old village of Honcun. The village is arranged in the shape of an ox with the nearby hill (Leigang Hill) interpreted as the head, and two trees standing on it as the horns. Together with Xidi (other village), the village became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000




This one came from Russia and shows the Altai Mountains and the seven lakes. The Altai Mountains (Altay Mountains) are a mountain range in East-Central Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together. A vast area of 16,178 km²—Altai and Katun Natural Reserves, Lake Teletskoye, Mount Belukha and the Ukok Plateau—comprise a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site entitled Golden Mountains of Altai




quinta-feira, 26 de junho de 2014

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Hi! Today I bring a card from China with a traditional clothe on Han dynasty. It is called Hanfu and I think it is beautiful!




quarta-feira, 25 de junho de 2014

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Hello! This lovely card came from Lithuania (the sender and I have both the same name!) and shows the steps of the constrution of Eiffel Tower. It is the most important symbol of Paris, I think. You can find more information on aunt Wiki :)
The stamps are also great, don't you think?




terça-feira, 24 de junho de 2014

Portuguese Round Robin - Maps

Hi there! Today I bring you another round robin, this one on maps. First one has a map of Portugal and some pictures of iconic places like the Torre de Belém or Mosteiro da Batalha, both UNESCO sites:


Next we have this card from Aveiro, a city in the north of Portugal, famous for its tradicional sweets, Ovos Moles de Aveiro, made with eggs and sugar. Delicious! Aveiro is also known as "The Portuguese Venice", due to its system of canals and boats similar to the Italian city of Venice:



In the end, this very nice card of Iberian Peninsula with Portugal and Spain:





sábado, 21 de junho de 2014

sexta-feira, 20 de junho de 2014

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Roelof sent me this card from The Netherlands. It is an illustration of Alice in Wonderland by the artist Angel Dominguez. Angel Domínguez was born in the Basque Country in 1953. He is a children’s and wildlife illustrator with a special fondness for children’s books. Beside the nice card Roelof choose beautiful stamps:



quinta-feira, 19 de junho de 2014

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This card came from Finland but the illustration belong to Angie Pickman, a north-american crafter that owns a beautiful shop in etsy. This stamp is  a great one dedicated to postcrossing!




quarta-feira, 18 de junho de 2014

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Tanya sent me this card from Scranton, Pensilvânia and told me post offices guarantees delivery through all types of wheather, as we can see!




terça-feira, 17 de junho de 2014

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This is Palace of Culture in Warsow, illustration of Grzegorz Chudy, who has beautiful illustrations you can check here. The card was sent by 13 years old Julia:




domingo, 15 de junho de 2014

black and white portraits

This time I've participated in a round robin under the b&w portraits theme. I received this picture of Jack Kerouac from Malaysia, the girls from Netherlands and the one and only George Clooney from Belgium:







sábado, 14 de junho de 2014

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Eltz Castle is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Germany and is owned for the same family that lived there in the 12 century, 33 generations ago! Krissan was there for vacancies and sent me this card.




sexta-feira, 13 de junho de 2014

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This card was sent by Aline, a russian girl that studied in Greece. The card shows the Paros island that is in the central Aegean Sea




quinta-feira, 12 de junho de 2014

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The Hall of Supreme Harmony is one of the largest wooden structures within China. It was the location where Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty Emperors hosted their enthronement and wedding ceremonies. It is in the UNESCO World Heritage List: