'A; is for 'Agra Fort'. The Agra Fort is a 16th-century Mughal monument built alongside the Yamuna river and stretches almost 2.5 km. It consists of a wall built in red sandstone and several buildings inside. Hootnoodle writes that she visited the Fort last May. I think that Hootnoodle has many great cards of places I should visit. I want to be well-travelled like Hootnoodle! :)
Rome: Fontana di Trevi / Fountain of Trevi, the largest and most famous Baroque fountain in Rome. The legend of the fountain states that a foreigner launching three coins in the fountain behind his shoulders ensures his return to Rome.
Pamukkale means "cotton castle". It is Turkey's foremost mineral-bath spa because of its natural beauty: hot calcium-laden waters spring from the earth and cascade over a cliff. As they cool they form travertines of hard, brilliantly white calcium that form pools like shell-shaped basins. Pamukkale is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It looks spectacular to me and I wish to see it!
Text on Card: Sunken Cemetery, Barangay Bonbo, Catarman, Camiguin. A huge cross was installed in 1982 to mark the communities cemetery that sank during the eruption of Mount Vulcan Daan in 1871. Every November, a fluvial procession is held in honour of the watery graves of their forefathers and thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest.
I read that the whole of Camiguin, with its cemetery, was sunk under the sea and that the large cross was built on solidified lava to mark the site. Now, it is one of the world's most unique diving sites.
Cardsgoround sent this excellent ad-card for the Weird RR. At the back it's printed: You don't have to be a man to be a Firefighter. Thousands of women enjoy rich and varied careers in the Fire and Rescue Service. All you have to be is fit, healthy and looking for a challenge. Women make great firefighters.
Come to think of it, I've never seen women firefighters in my own locality. Or even featured in our local news. Maybe there aren't any. You have to be brave to be one, I'm sure. So, kudos to all women firefighters in the whole wide world. You are all awesome!!
That is so masterful, smack in the face of an oncoming armoured tank! Michelle writes that this will only happen in bad Hollywood movies. But this card brings to mind the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989.
Text on card: The Raccoon: A highly intelligent mammal that is primarily nocturnal.
I think the raccoon looks adorable all the more due to its natural "eye make-up". But if I try to look pretty by using excessive eye make-up to create the same "smokey effect", I'll only end up looking like a rabid raccoon! Unfair! :D
Sender: Sylvia & Dennis
Alphonse Mucha 1918 - 1928. Prague, 1928. 83.8 x 121 cm / 33 x 47 5/8 in.
My first Alphonse Mucha card! Yippee!! Alphonse Mucha was a Czech Art Nouveau painter. By the end of his career he had created advertisements, postcards, paintings, illustrations and designs. I'm now a fan and hope to get more of his cards!!