FI-1141171 - Sauna Maxicard

FI-1121171 sent by "Lilla"

"A sauna is a small room or house designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions, or an establishment with one or more of these and auxiliary facilities.
A sauna session can be a social affair in which the participants disrobe and sit or recline in temperatures typically between 70°C (158 °F) and 100°C (212 °F). This induces relaxation and promotes sweating.
Saunas can be divided into two basic styles: conventional saunas that warm the air or infrared saunas that warm objects. Infrared saunas may use various materials in their heating area such as charcoal, active carbon fibers, and other materials. [...] The word sauna is an ancient Finnish word referring to the traditional Finnish bath as well as to the bathhouse itself." In: Wikipedia


RU-475552 - Chick

RU-475552 sent by "Faina"

A few days ago,  I've posted a postcard with a chicken, today is this little chick .


GB-234025 - St Peter's Church in Wolverhampton

GB-234025 sent by "Pipey"

"St. Peter's Collegiate Church is located on the highest and the oldest developed site in central WolverhamptonEngland. It is Wolverhampton's parish church being the leading church of the Parish of Central Wolverhampton. The Grade I listed building, much of which dates from the 15th century, is of significant architectural and historical interest; although it is not a cathedral, it has a strong choral foundation with the Music at St Peter's in keeping with English Cathedral tradition. The Father Willis organ is of particular note: a campaign to raise £270,000 for its restoration was launched in 2008." In: Wikipedia


US-1175912 - Flatiron Building

US-1175912 sent by "carolreader"

"The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building, as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of ManhattanNew York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and the only skyscraper north of 14th Street. The building sits on a triangular island block formed by Fifth AvenueBroadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. It anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square, and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies' Mile Historic District.
The neighborhood around the building is called the Flatiron District after its signature building, which has become an icon of New York City. The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1966, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989." In: Wikipedia


RU-455050 - Penguin on a rope

RU-455050 sent by "Amika"

"Amika" bought this postcard on vacations in Japan.


US-1188646 - Bart Simpson: Bad boy of Springfield

US-1188646 sent by "Nnyla"

"Bartholomew JoJo "BartSimpson is a fictional main character in the animated television series The Simpsons and part of the eponymous family. He is voiced by actress Nancy Cartwright and first appeared on television in The Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night" on April 19, 1987. Bart was created and designed by cartoonist Matt Groening while he was waiting in the lobby of James L. Brooks' office. Groening had been called to pitch a series of shorts based on Life in Hell but instead decided to create a new set of characters. While the rest of the characters were named after Groening's family members, Bart's name was an anagram of the word brat. After appearing on The Tracey Ullman Show for three years, the Simpson family received their own series on Fox, which debuted December 17, 1989.
At ten years old, Bart is the eldest child and only son of Homer and Marge, and the brother of Lisa and Maggie. Bart's most prominent character traits are his mischievousness, rebelliousness and disrespect for authority." In: Wikipedia


Piodão - Portugal

unused, offer from "martinha"

"Buried deep in the Serra do Açor (a protected landscape area), which is full of breathtaking views, springs and pastureland, the historical village of Piódão is reminiscent of a crib because of the harmonious way in which its houses are arranged in the form of an amphitheatre. At night, when the village´s lights are turned on, this picture is particularly magnificent.

The distinctive feature of this mountain village with its narrow winding streets is schist, a stone found in great abundance in the region and used to build the houses and pavements, forming a large patch of uniform colour, interrupted by the vivid blue of the windows or doors of some houses. This note of dissonant colour owes its origin to a practical consideration, for it is said that the only shop in the village had nothing but blue paint to sell, and in view of the village´s isolation it was not easy for people to travel anywhere else. It has in fact been this isolation and the difficulties in travelling elsewhere that have helped to preserve many of the characteristics of this ancient village intact.

Amongst the group of small two-storey houses, the one building that particularly stands out is the parish church dedicated to Our Lady of the Conception, which is whitewashed and supported by some rather peculiar cylindrical buttresses. It was built by the local population in the early 19th century, with their gold and money.

In view of its hidden setting in the foothills of the serra, Piódão was once an ideal location for fugitives from justice, and it is thought that one of the murderers of D. Inês de Castro went into hiding here, thus escaping the wrath of D. Pedro I (14th century).

A historical village that has never actually played a major part in the History of Portugal, Piódão has become famous more recently because of its scenographic setting in the heart of the Serra do Açor. Such beauty is more than sufficient reason for visiting the village." In: Visit Portugal



CZ-121572 - Kremilek a Vochomurka

CZ-121572 sent by "LLucka"

Kremilek a Vochomurka is LLucka's favourite child series. This serie was created by Václav Cafourek ( or Václav Čtvrtek).


DE-239746 - The Zittau Mountains

DE-239746 sent by "iddi"

"The Zittau Mountains (GermanZittauer Gebirge), formerly also called the Lusatian Ridge (Lausitzer Kamm, Czech. Žitavské hory) refers to the German part of the Lusatian Mountains that straddle the Saxon-Bohemian border in the extreme southeast of the German state of Saxony." In: Wikipedia

FI-1131419 - Here are we guarding

FI-1131419 sent by "plp"

Another great art work named "Here are we guarding" from 2008 by Kaj Stenvall.


FI-411921 - Landscape

FI-411921 sent by "sansku 10"

This was my first card from Finland, a nice nature view!


Child - Angola


I found this one on an antique store. On the front is a religious message "In your hands stands my days" Sat.31.15a. On the back says "Angola - Eliezer, son of nurses".


Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, Braga - Portugal

The postcard from the 5th Postcrossing Birthday Meeting in Braga - 17-07-2010. I sent this card to myself with the signature of all postcrossers that went to the dinner. It was my first postcrossing meeting and I loved it!

More info about the place on the postcard on Wikipedia.


CN-116370 - Mu'ao waterfall in Hu'nan Province

CN-116370 sent by kellyim

"Hunan is a province of China, located to the south of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting (hence the name Hunan, meaning "south of the lake"). Hunan is sometimes called and officially abbreviated as "" (pinyin: Xiāng) for short, after the Xiang River which runs through the province.
Hunan borders Hubei in the north, Jiangxi to the east, Guangdong to the south, Guangxi to the southwest, Guizhou to the west, and Chongqing to the northwest. The capital is Changsha." In: Wikipedia


Museu da Inconfidência, Ouro Preto - Brazil

sent by "studart"

"Ouro Preto (from Portuguese, Black Gold) is a city in the state of Minas GeraisBrazil, a former colonial mining town located in theSerra do Espinhaço mountains and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its outstanding Baroque architecture.
Museu da Inconfidência - In the former municipal palace on Tiradentes Plaza, traces the Inconfidencia independence movement." In: Wikipedia


AU-52937 - Alicante shoes

AU-52937 sent by "emblue"

An alicante shoe made by the postcrosser. Not bad!


Map made from cork - Portugal


A map card with some touristic spots of Portugal. A postcard made from Portuguese cork.


US-289657 - Bridgeport

US-289657 sent by "hipparchus"

This was my first card from California. This one shows the Mono County Courthouse located in Bridgeport.

"A courthouse (sometimes spelled court house) is a building that is home to a local court of law and often the regional county government as well, although this is not the case in some larger cities. The term is common in North America. In most other English speaking countries, buildings which house courts of law are simply called "courts" or "court buildings". In most of Continental Europe and former non-English speaking European colonies, the equivalent term is a palace of justice" In: Wikipedia

"Bridgeport is a census-designated place that is the county seat of Mono County, California. It lies at an elevation of 6463 feet (1970 m) in the middle of the Bridgeport Valley. Bridgeport is located at the intersection of highways US 395 and State Route 182. The population was 575 at the 2010 census." In: Wikipedia


St Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery - Ukraine

sent by "saint"

" St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery  is a functioning monastery in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The monastery is located on the right bank of the Dnieper River on the edge of a bluff northeast of the Saint Sophia Cathedral. The site is located in the historic administrative Uppertown and overlooks the city's historical commercial and merchant quarter, the Podil neighbourhood.
Originally built in the Middle Ages by Sviatopolk II Iziaslavych, the monastery comprises the Cathedral itself, the Refectory of St. John the Divine, built in 1713, the Economic Gates, constructed in 1760 and the monastery's bell tower, which was added circa 1716–1719. The exterior of the structure was rebuilt in the Ukrainian Baroque style in the 18th century while the interior remained in its original Byzantine style. The original cathedral was demolished by the Soviet authorities in the 1930s, but was reconstructed and opened in 1999 following Ukrainian independence." In: Wikipedia



Marrakech - Morocco

Jemaa el Fna square in Marrakech sent by "celini"

"Jamaa el Fna is a square and market place in Marrakesh's medina quarter (old city). The origin of its name is unclear: Jemaa means "congregational mosque" in Arabic, probably referring to a destroyed Almoravid mosque. "Fanâʼ" or "finâ'" can mean "death" or "a courtyard, space in front of a building." Thus one meaning could be "the mosque or assembly of death," or "The Mosque at the End of the World". A more likely explanation is that it refers to a mosque with a distinctive courtyard or square in front of it." In: Wikipedia


Shrek Forever After Movie - Israel

sent by "cherity"

Puss in Boots is saying "I eat the ones like you for breakfast" 

" Puss in Boots is a fictional cat and a main protagonist of the Shrek film series, as well as the primary protagonist of the Puss in Boots film. He is voiced in English and both Spanish versions by Antonio Banderas. He is based loosely on the fairy tale character of the same name, and is the main "other fairy tale character" in the three sequels. He was introduced in Shrek 2.
In the fourth film, Puss is seen as a regular guest at Shrek's home, eating dinner with Shrek's family and telling the children of the tale of how Shrek met Fiona. He is not properly seen again until Shrek has entered the alternate reality made by Rumpelstiltskin. Here, he has retired from swordsmanship and has become obese and lazy, and Fiona's pet as well. He befriends Shrek when he realizes there was a spark of romantic interest between Shrek and Fiona. Puss takes part in the ambush on Rumplestiltskin's ogre hunt, but Fiona's army of ogres are captured by the Pied Piper. Puss and Donkey rescue Fiona and Shrek from the Piper, but Fiona leaves in anger when she thought Puss told Shrek everything about her.
Puss and Donkey later lead the ogres in the battle against Rumpelstiltskin's forces, and helps save Fiona and Shrek from Dragon. Puss eventually disappears with everything else when Fiona's curse is broken and reality is restored. In the real world, Puss also celebrates the ogre babies' first birthday with everyone else." In: Wikipedia


JP-55820 - Kobe by night

JP-55820 sent by Yukimi

"Kobe  is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, approximately 500 km (311 mi) west of Tokyo. Kobe is a prominent port city with a population of about 1.5 million. The city is located in the Kansai region of Japan and is part of the Keihanshin (Keihanshin) metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto. Keihanshin in turn is part of the Taiheiyō Belt, a megalopolis.
The earliest written records regarding the region come from the Nihon Shoki, which describes the founding of the Ikuta Shrine by Empress Jingū in AD 201. For most of its history the area was never a single political entity, even during the Tokugawa Period, when the port was controlled directly by the Tokugawa Shogunate. Kobe did not exist in its current form until its founding in 1889. Its name comes from "kanbe" , an archaic title for supporters of the city's Ikuta Shrine. Kobe became one of Japan's 17 designated cities in 1956." In: Wikipedia


SI-34766 - Ljubljana

SI-34766 sent by Majci

"Ljubljana  is the capital of Slovenia and its largest city. It is the centre of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. It is located in the centre of the country in the Ljubljana Basin, and is a mid-sized city of some 270,000 inhabitants. Throughout its history, it has been influenced by its geographic position at the crossroads of the Slavic world with the Germanic and Latin cultures.

For centuries, Ljubljana was the capital of the historical region of Carniola, and in the 20th century it became the cultural, educational, economic, political and administrative centre of Slovenia, independent since 1991. Its transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific and research institutions and cultural tradition are contributing factors to its leading position." In: Wikipedia


Traditional Costume - Taiwan

unused, sent by Chiu-Chiu

This is an advertising card (add-card) showing a traditional costume of Taiwan.


The New Cathedral of Salamanca - Spain

The New Cathedral of Salamanca (UNESCO), sent by Paula "geminiscp"

"The New Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral Nueva) is, together with the Old Cathedral, one of the two cathedrals of Salamanca, Spain. It was constructed between the 16th in and 18th centuries in two styles: late Gothic and Baroque. Building began in 1513 and the cathedral was consecrated in 1733. It was commissioned by Ferdinand V of Castile of Spain. It was declared a national monument by royal decree in 1887." In: Wikipedia


US-288938 - Albuquerque, New Mexico

US-288938 sent by JdTall, a multiview card showing the Old Town District in Albuquerque, New Mexico

"Old Town is a historic district in Albuquerque, New Mexico, dating back to the founding of the city by the Spanish in 1706. Today it is a popular shopping and tourist destination. Old Town comprises about ten blocks of historic adobe buildings grouped around a central plaza (a common feature of Spanish colonial towns). Many of the buildings in Old Town are houses that have been converted into restaurants and small art and souvenir shops. On the north side of the Plaza is San Felipe de Neri Church, which was built in 1793. The Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and ¡Explora! Science Center and Children's Museum are located just to the east of Old Town. Old Town did not become a part of the City of Albuquerque ("New Town") until the 1940s.
Guided walking tours of Old Town are available. Around Christmas, thousands of luminarias line the streets and walkways." In: Wikipedia


CA-132853 - Agawa Canyon

CA-132853 sent by TBay_JAE

At the back of the card you may read : " One of the many spectacula​r sights seen from on board the train as it makes its way through the Agawa Canyon". It seems a really great railway travel!

"The Agawa Canyon is a shallow canyon located deep in the sparsely populated Algoma District in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created 1.2 billion years ago by faulting along the Canadian Shield and then enlarged by the erosive action of the Agawa River. The Agawa Canyon Wilderness Park is only accessible by hiking trail or the Algoma Central Railway, and is located 114 rail miles north west of Sault Ste. Marie." In: Wikipedia


BY-90193 - Mount Koshka and Swan Wing cliff

BY-90193 sent by sannychka

"Mount Koshka is a mountain in the Crimean Mountains near the settlement of Simeiz within the Greater Yalta metropolitan area. The original name in the Crimean Tatar language means "double rock", while the Russian name means "cat" in Russian, as the shape of the mountain resembles a sitting cat. The height is 254 metres.
At Koshka mountain is situated Simeiz observatory at the level of 360m above sea level at southern mountainside of the Crimean mountains." In: Wikipedia


Bunny Suicides - Australia

sent in 2011 by hmassese

I love this postcard :D It's a cartoon from "The Book Of Bunny Suicides". Each cartoon shows one or more rabbits attempting to end their lives, in a creative way. It's black humor at it's best :D


Map of Discoveries - Portugal


This is a reprodution of the Discoveries Map in exibition at the Navy Museum, Lisbon.

"Portuguese discoveries is the name given to the intensive maritime exploration by the Portuguese during the 15th and 16th centuries. Portuguese sailors were at the vanguard of European overseas exploration, discovering and mapping the coasts of Africa, Asia and Brazil, in what become known as the Age of Discovery. Methodical expeditions started in 1419 along West Africa's coast under the sponsorship of prince Henry the Navigator, reaching the Cape of Good Hope and entering the Indian Ocean in 1488. Ten years later, Vasco da Gama led the first fleet around Africa to India, arriving in Calicut and starting a maritime route from Portugal to India. Soon, after reaching Brazil, explorations proceed to southeast Asia, having reached Japan in 1542" In: Wikipedia
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