September 28, 2012

The Church of Transfiguration



The Church of Transfiguration in Lviv, located in the city's Old Town, just north of the market square.

Distance: 1,510 km (938 miles)
Travel time: 13 days

September 27, 2012

Koala



aaahhh what a cutie! I've always been crazy about Koalas!
In the wild, koalas are found exclusively in the large eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia, where they spend almost their entire lives in trees.

Thanks a lot for this extra card Sharon!

Jacob's Ladder



I normally only collect cards sent from country of origin but I made an exception for this special card. This card was sent to me from Australia but Saint Helena is an island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic Ocean, Africa. It is part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

The card shows Jacob's Ladder,built to transport materials to and from town via a system of carts on rails. It is now a short-cut from Jamestown to Ladder Hill for those who are fit enough to climb the 699 steps.

Thanks a lot for the swap Sharon!

From Kleve



A card with views from from Cleves, a town in the Lower Rhine region of northwestern Germany near the Dutch border and the River Rhine. Built in the 11th century, Schwanenburg Castle is symbolic of the town of Cleves. Sitting on a hilltop, it dominates the town. The view from the top of the Swan Tower looks out over the Netherlands, a short distance to the west. The castle currently plays host to a geological museum.

Distance: 166 km (103 miles)
Travel time: 7 days

September 26, 2012

The Marble Boat



The Marble Boat, also known as the Boat of Purity and Ease (Qing Yan Fǎng) is a lakeside pavilion on the grounds of the Summer Palace in Beijing, China.
The Summer Palace (Gardens of Nurtured Harmony) is a palace in Beijing, China mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water. UNESCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List in 1998. It declared the Summer Palace "a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design". The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value." It is a popular tourist destination but also serves as a recreational park.

Thanks to Edwiny for this amazing and interesting card!

Tag: Show the card you offer - Tag
Date: Aug, 8

Mir Castle Complex



The Mirsky Castle Complex is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Belarus located in the town of Mir, situated on the bank of a small lake at the confluence of the Miryanka river and a small tributary. The region in which Mir Castle stands has a long history of political and cultural confrontation and coalescence, which is graphically represented in the form and appearance of the ensemble.

Distance: 1,588 km (987 miles)
Travel time: 5 days

September 25, 2012

From Twente



Twente is a non-administrative region in the eastern Netherlands. Although Twente is the most urbane part of the province of Overijssel, it is renowned for its scenic countryside. This is sometimes typefied as a bocage landscape, attracting many tourists from other parts of the country, with popular sights such as the Lutterzand on the meandering Dinkel, or the wide heather fields on the Frezenbaarg near Markelo.

Distance: 199 km (124 miles)
Travel time: 4 days