Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Aim For the Moon

Sender: Emiliya
"Aim for the moon: Even if you miss, you'll be amongst the stars".

Omsk. The Drama Theater

Sender: Anna
Omsk. The Drama Theater. 1904

Veronica Veronese

Sender: Daniela_dmp
Veronica Veronese by Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882

Suddenly leaning forward, the Lady Veronica rapidly wrote the first notes on the virgin page. Then she took the bow of her violin to make her dream reality; but before commencing to play the instrument hanging from her hand, she remained quiet a few moments, listening to the inspiring bird, while her left hand strayed over the strings searching for the supreme melody, still elusive. It was the marriage of the voices of nature and the soul—the dawn of a mystic creation

Royal Exhibition Building

Sender: Joko61
Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia
A World Heritage Site, it hosted the first opening of the Parliament of Australia in 1901.

A Rocky Beach, Taiwan

Sender: Hsin Tung
A rocky beach somewhere in Taiwan...


Sender: Marzena
Mniejsza Basilica in Strzegom. A small town near the village Marzena lives. 
It is amongst the oldest settlements in Poland. 

Loyalist College

Sender: Liz
Aerial view of the Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Canada has some real itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny stamps!

Green Island

Sender: Yi Ting Yeh
Green Island, 33km in the sea, east of Taitung, Taiwan. A place to snorkel or scuba-dive. Wonder if my scuba-diving mad diva pal has heard of this place? :)

Egmond Aan Zee

Sender: Subbota-v

Jacob Isaaksz van Ruisdael 1628/29-1682
Dutch School
View of Egmond aan Zee. ca. 1649
Oil on panel 45 x 37 cm

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Dobby The House Elf

Sender: Emotis
Dobby the house elf. (Love this card, TQ Emotis!)

"Harry Potter!" said the creature in a high-pitched voice Harry was sure would carry down the stairs. "So long has Dobby wanted to meet you, sir ... Such an honour it is ... "

"Th-thank you," said Harry, edging along the wall and sinking into his desk chair, next to Hedwig, who was asleep in her large cage. He wanted to ask, "What are you?" but thought it would sound too rude, so instead he said, "Who are you?"

"Dobby, sir. Just Dobby. Dobby the house-elf," said the creature.

Portrait of A Man

Sender: Alesssandra
A portrait of a man painted on wood. I can't read the info at the back of the card since it is in cyrillic.

Red Barn, Connecticut

Sender: Tumblecat
Red Barn, Parmalee Hill Road, Durham, Connecticut

Barns are needed in wintry climates for the animals to shelter from the cold, but this barn sure is big enough to house several families, animals and humans alike! :)

Historic Taunton

Sender: Lucy156
Taunton, Somerset

Taunton Castle, Taunton Bridge, Hammet Street & St. Mary Magdalene Church
The Queen at her First Christmas TV Broadcast

Spring Festival

Sender: Heather780207
Alphonse Mucha. Spring Festival of Song and Music.
Prague, 1914
71 x 143 cm  / 28 x 56 1/4 in.

Surprise! It's Donald!!

Sender: Regina
A very happy Donald Duck springing a surprise in the post!

Thunder God

Sender: Toki
From "Wind God and Thunder God" by the Japanese artist, Tawaraya Sotatsu
Edo Period, 17th Century, Kennin-ji, Kyoto

This is Thunder God (Raijin), often depicted as a demon beating drums to create thunder.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hermione & Ron

Sender: Hannah
Hermione & Ron in "The Deathly Hallows -Part 1"
A part of me feels very sad that the book series (and the movies based on them) have ended. 
I want more of Harry & his friends/frenemies!! 
Lovely stamp of the Queen!

Laputa, Castle In The Sky

Sender: Yalm
Text on card: Wake me up when your postcard comes

I am a real fan of Studio Ghibli animated movies (have seen all of them!!) and I've longed for a Studio Ghibli card since forever. Happy to receive it finally! This cards shows a scene from "Laputa, Castle In The Sky".

It tells of a couple of kids searching for the mythical flying castle. It's a sweet whimsical magical story....
Studio Ghibli movies do bring out the child in me........................ :-)

A Shark With Evil Thoughts

Sender: Kate

I don't know what the words on the card states, but I know for sure that shark is having some evil thoughts!! :D

When I Met You

Sender: mint_candy
A colourful folk art card, like naive art, it really made my day! 
I'll entitle it "A First Meeting By The Well!!"

Singing Men

Sender: Seropi
"Singing Men" by Annukka Grönlund
So cute!!

The Blue Robe

Sender: JoBeth
The Blue Robe, 1962
Oil on canvas, 127 x 137.2cm (50 x 54 in)
Reminds me of the old Hawaii Five-O TV series where the floral Hawaiian shirts got lots of airtime! I wonder if Steve McGarret ever wore any on the series? I can't recall though! :)

Roundup Gang Lineup

Sender: Laurel
Concept Art: Roundup Gang Lineup, Toy Story 2
Pete Docter, Marker, 1998
I've seen the two kids' movies & loved them!

Evening Star by Alphonse Mucha

Sender: Mindanao
Evening Star by Alphonse Mucha, 1902
Ukrainian stamps are such works of art!

Wartburg Castle

Sender: Jira
Wartburg Castle
From left to right: Knights, Sanger Hall, Lutherstube (Luther's Room),12th Century Palas,