Breast cancer awareness - Portugal

© Sociedade Portuguesa de Senologia / Bloom Up

Sent by Cristina

In Portuguese:
 "Ignorar / Detetar
Faça a escolha acertada!
Por ano, um em cada três novos casos de cancro diagnosticado na mulher é de mama."

In English:

"Ignore / Detect
Do the right choice!
Every year, one in three new cases of cancer diagnosed in women is breast."


Maritime Greenwich, England - United Kingdom (UNESCO WHS)

UNESCO#795; © Photos: Colin Nutt

Unused, sent by "joana122"

It shows: Canary Wharf viewed from Greenwich Park; The Royal Observatory; The Old Royal Naval College; Greenwich Park.

"The ensemble of buildings at Greenwich, an outlying district of London, and the park in which they are set, symbolize English artistic and scientific endeavour in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Queen's House (by Inigo Jones) was the first Palladian building in England, while the complex that was until recently the Royal Naval College was designed by Christopher Wren. The park, laid out on the basis of an original design by André Le Nôtre, contains the Old Royal Observatory, the work of Wren and the scientist Robert Hooke." In: UNESCO


Sangiran Early Man Site - Indonesia (UNESCO WHS)

UNESCO #593; © Jaya Postcard

RR portugal x World, G41 sent by "jennifermuliadi"

"Excavations here from 1936 to 1941 led to the discovery of the first hominid fossil at this site. Later, 50 fossils of Meganthropus palaeo and Pithecanthropus erectus/Homo erectus were found – half of all the world's known hominid fossils. Inhabited for the past one and a half million years, Sangiran is one of the key sites for the understanding of human evolution." In: UNESCO


Sea otter - Portugal

© panthermedia

Unused, sent by "Sapic12"

"The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. Adult sea otters typically weigh between 14 and 45 kg (31 and 99 lb), making them the heaviest members of the weasel family, but among the smallest marine mammals. Unlike most marine mammals, the sea otter's primary form of insulation is an exceptionally thick coat of fur, the densest in the animal kingdom. Although it can walk on land, the sea otter lives mostly in the ocean." In: Wikipedia


Waterfall of lime wood, Auvergne - France

© Éditions & Clichés

Unused, sent by "geminiscp"

Such a great photo and postcard!

In French "Le cascade du bois de chaux"


Abbey of St Gall - Switzerland (UNESCO WHS)

UNESCO#268; © Foto Gross

Unused, sent by "joana122"

"The Convent of St Gall, a perfect example of a great Carolingian monastery, was, from the 8th century to its secularization in 1805, one of the most important in Europe. Its library is one of the richest and oldest in the world and contains precious manuscripts such as the earliest-known architectural plan drawn on parchment. From 1755 to 1768, the conventual area was rebuilt in Baroque style. The cathedral and the library are the main features of this remarkable architectural complex, reflecting 12 centuries of continuous activity." In: UNESCO


Postcrossing Meeting in Aveiro - Portugal (July 2013)

This month, Postcrossing celebrated its 8th anniversary! To celebrate with gathered in Aveiro for a great a big meeting! From there I sent two cards.

© Joan Martin Will (photo), Gutsch Verlag (design)
 Emperor penguins, card offered by "geminiscp"

© Forways
Aveiro's Train Station


Moon Embracing pavilion at Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang - China (UNESCO WHS)

UNESCO#811; © Yang Xiuyun (photo)

RR Portugal x World, G32. "Huaxiaoan" sent a great view of the Moon Embracing pavilion at Black Dragon Pool and the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the background. It belongs to the UNESCO WHS "Old Town of Lijiang"

"The Black Dragon Pool is a charming and tranquil park and pool system in the north east of Lijinag on the northern edge of Lijiang’s famous Old Town. The Black Dragon Pool is the head waters of the Yushui River that provides water for the Old Town.

The park is one of Lijiang’s most famous and attractive tourist destinations and has been visited by famous Chinese leaders such as Jiang Zemin, Li Peng and Zu Rongji. If you are visiting Lijiang’s Old Town, the Black Dragon Pool is a must see and a great way to relax and enjoy beautiful natural scenery after the hustle and bustle of the Old Town. If the weather is good, you will also have stunning views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountains." In: China Travel


Emperor Penguins - Portugal

© Editions Dalix; Photo: J. Oetzen/Comstock

Sent by Catarina

The Emperor Penguins are my favourite penguins! So this card was a great surprise!

"The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 122 cm (48 in) in height and weighing anywhere from 22 to 45 kg (49 to 99 lb). The dorsal side and head are black and sharply delineated from the white belly, pale-yellow breast and bright-yellow ear patches. Like all penguins it is flightless, with a streamlined body, and wings stiffened and flattened into flippers for a marine habitat." In: Wikipedia


Young seal - Germany

© ?
Used, sent by Sapic12

So pretty this young seal!


Colonial houses of Pelourinho, Salvador, Bahia - Brazil (UNESCO WHS)

UNESCO#309; © Pau Brasilis, Cristian Fehr (photo)

RR Portugal x World, G32, sent by "Trisk"

Colorfull view of the historic center of Salvador.

"As the first capital of Brazil, from 1549 to 1763, Salvador de Bahia witnessed the blending of European, African and Amerindian cultures. It was also, from 1558, the first slave market in the New World, with slaves arriving to work on the sugar plantations. The city has managed to preserve many outstanding Renaissance buildings. A special feature of the old town are the brightly coloured houses, often decorated with fine stucco-work." In: UNESCO


Tavira - Portugal

© Photo: Michael Howard

© Al-Garbdistri
Both sent by Mónica Castro

"Tavira is a Portuguese city, situated at 37°07' north, 7°39' west in the east of the Algarve on the south coast of Portugal. It is 30 km east of Faro and 160 km west of Seville in Spain. The Gilão River meets the Atlantic Ocean in Tavira." In: Wikipedia


Santiago de Compostela - Spain (UNESCO WHS)

UNESCO#347; © Ediciones Arribas
 View over the Cathedral, sent by Claúdia Ferreira

UNESCO#347; © Ediciones Arribas
Plaza de las Platerías, sent by Cláudia Ferreira

"This famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain became a symbol in the Spanish Christians' struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century. With its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings, the Old Town of Santiago is one of the world's most beautiful urban areas. The oldest monuments are grouped around the tomb of St James and the cathedral, which contains the remarkable Pórtico de la Gloria." In: UNESCO


Edinburgh Castle, Scotland - United Kingdom (UNESCO WHS)

UNESCO #728; © Photo: Ian Mills
 Sent by "joana122"

UNESCO #728; © Photo: Colin Baxter

"Edinburgh has been the Scottish capital since the 15th century. It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neoclassical New Town, whose development from the 18th century onwards had a far-reaching influence on European urban planning. The harmonious juxtaposition of these two contrasting historic areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives the city its unique character." In: UNESCO


Berlin Wall - Germany

© Photo: Burmeister

Sent from Portugal by "gracinha" an amazing piece of history!

"The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which circumscribed a wide area (later known as the "death strip") that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany. In practice, the Wall served to prevent the massive emigration and defection that marked Germany and the communist Eastern Bloc during the post-World War II period." In: Wikipedia


Köln Cathedral - Germany (UNESCO WHS)

UNESCO #292; © Citysights, Photo: Webb Aviation

UNESCO #292; © Citysights, Photo: W. Scheuer


"Begun in 1248, the construction of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several stages and was not completed until 1880. Over seven centuries, successive builders were inspired by the same faith and a spirit of absolute fidelity to the original plans. Apart from its exceptional intrinsic value and the artistic masterpieces it contains, Cologne Cathedral testifies to the enduring strength of European Christianity." In: UNESCO


FI-587471 - Reindeer

© Papperix AB

FI-587471 sent by "Huppu68"

"The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also known as the caribou in North America, is a species of deer native to Arctic and Subarctic regions. This includes both resident and migratory populations. While overall widespread and numerous, some of its subspecies are rare and at least one has already gone extinct.

Reindeer vary considerably in color and size. Both sexes grow antlers, though they are typically larger in males. However, there are a few populations in which females lack antlers completely." In: Wikipedia


The Mosque of Córdoba - Spain (UNESCO WHS)


Unused, sent by "caracolinho"

"The Historic Centre of Cordoba now comprises the streets surrounding the monument and all the parcels of land opening on to these, together with all the blocks of houses around the mosque-cathedral. To the south this area extends to the further bank of the River GuadaIquivir (to include the Roman bridge and the Calahorra), to the east to the Calle San Fernando, to the north to the boundary of the commercial centre, and to the west to incorporate the AIcázar des los Reyes Cristianos and the San Basilio quarter. The city, by virtue of its extent and plan, its historical significance as a living expression of the different cultures that have existed there, and its relationship with the river, is a historical ensemble of extraordinary value." In: UNESCO


DE-426293 - Art work by Joan M. Giroux

Dinag format

DE-426293 sent by "misoklau"

Information on the card: ""a meeting of two instruments... or... just the other day when terrorists hit the marionette factory" an installation work-in-progress by Joan M. Giroux"


Harrods Hampers and Gifts 2010 - United Kingdom

© Harrods

This card has a few years... It was sent directly from the Harrolds Company before the Christmas time of 2010.


Cagliari, Sardegna - Italy

© Italo Innocenti

Sent by "zepombal"

"An ancient city with a long history, Cagliari has seen the rule of several civilizations. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia (which in 1861 became the Kingdom of Italy) from 1324 to 1848, when Turin became the formal capital of the kingdom. Seat of the University of Cagliari from 1607 and the Primate Roman Catholic archdiocese of Sardinia, from the 5th century AD, the city is a regional cultural, educational, political and artistic centre, known for its diverse Art Nouveau architecture and several monuments. It is also Sardinia's economic and industrial hub, having one of the biggest ports in the Mediterranean sea, an international airport, and the 28th highest income rate in Italy, comparable to several Northern cities, such as Turin, Vicenza and Genoa. Under the buildings of the modern city there is a continuous stratification of human settlements of about five thousands years, from the Neolithic to today. There are some domus de janas, very damaged by cave activity, a large Carthaginian era necropolis, a Roman era amphitheater, a Byzantine basilica, two Pisan-era towers, a strong system of fortification that made the town the core of the Spanish Habsburg imperial power in the western Mediterranean sea. Its natural resources have always been its sheltered harbor, the oft-powerfully fortified hill of Monti Castru, the modern Casteddu, the salt from its lagoons, and, from inland, the Campidanian plain wheat and the Iglesiente mines." In: Wikipedia


Sunset - Netherlands

© Uitgeverij van der Meulen

RR Portugal x Europe, sent by Tjiske

Very relaxing photo!


Grande Hotel do Luso, Luso - Portugal

© Oswaldo Santos (photo)
Unused, sent by Cláudia Ferreira

"Situated on the slopes of Buçaco, the Grande Hotel de Luso is an emblematic hotel, which has for almost 70 years. Remains the privileged meeting point for all occasions. The building designed by architect Cassiano Branco, dominates the landscape of the town of Luso, rightly famous for its excellent water quality that is born here." In: Hotel Luso


Map of railway "Suchdol nad Odrou - Nový Jičín" - Czech Republic

© Jirí Besták
Unused, sent by "Sapic12"

This map shows the area between Fulnek and Nového Jičína and the railway line of Suchdol nad Odrou to Nový Jičín.


Vila Real - Portugal

© Forways
Sent by "PilotOne"

"Vila Real is a municipality and the capital and largest city of the Vila Real District, northern Portugal. According to the 2001 census, the city had a total of 49,897 inhabitants.

The municipality is composed of 30 parishes (freguesias) and has a total area of 378.8 km² and a total population of 50,499 inhabitants in the municipality. The city proper (includes 3 parishes) has a population of 24,481." In: Wikipedia


Plat a Barbe waterfall, Bourboule - France

© Éditions Valoire-Estel-Blois

Unused, sent by "geminiscp"

I only found that this fall is 17m high.


Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island, Azores - Portugal (UNESCO WHS)

© Maurício Abreu (photo)
Unused, sent by "gracinha"

"Situated on one of the islands in the Azores archipelago, this was an obligatory port of call from the 15th century until the advent of the steamship in the 19th century. The 400-year-old San Sebastião and San João Baptista fortifications are unique examples of military architecture. Damaged by an earthquake in 1980, Angra is now being restored." In: UNESCO


Nest with Partridges, mosaic detail of the Basilica-Cripta, Aquileia - Italy (UNESCO WHS)

UNESCO #825,© Foto Ghedina

Unused, sent by "gracinha"

"Aquileia (in Friuli-Venezia Giulia), one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Early Roman Empire, was destroyed by Attila in the mid-5th century. Most of it still lies unexcavated beneath the fields, and as such it constitutes the greatest archaeological reserve of its kind. The patriarchal basilica, an outstanding building with an exceptional mosaic pavement, played a key role in the evangelization of a large region of central Europe." In: UNESCO


Queureuilh waterfall, Le Mont-Dore - France

© P. Viard (photo)

Unused, sent by "geminiscp"

The Queureuilh waterfall has 20 metres high. I've found a short video on Youtube:


The Wadden Sea - Netherlands (UNESCO WHS)

UNESCO #1314, © ?

RR Portugal x World, G32 sent by "Nordseekrabbe"

"The Wadden Sea comprises the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area and the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. It is a large temperate, relatively flat coastal wetland environment, formed by the intricate interactions between physical and biological factors that have given rise to a multitude of transitional habitats with tidal channels, sandy shoals, sea-grass meadows, mussel beds, sandbars, mudflats, salt marshes, estuaries, beaches and dunes. The inscribed site represents over 66% of the whole Wadden Sea and is home to numerous plant and animal species, including marine mammals such as the harbour seal, grey seal and harbour porpoise. It is also a breeding and wintering area for up to 12 millions birds per annum and it supports more than 10 percent of 29 species. The site is one of the last remaining natural, large-scale, intertidal ecosystems where natural processes continue to function largely undisturbed." In: UNESCO


Winter views - Switzerland

The cold winter is now gone, but still time to received some cold, snowy views from Switzerland!

© Photo: ML/RG Collomb

© Photo: Olivier Collomb

Both unused, sent by "dannyozzy".

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