Friday, August 31, 2012


Sender: Jassy-50
"I said STOP and I mean it!"

I have received this card before in February 2012 from another postcrosser. But the written words and viewpoints of the senders are different! That's the best part! :)

"To Victory!!"

Sender: Sandra
"They will win me the war!" (Winston Churchill)

Woot woot! A Dalek postcard and stamp!! Doctor Who!! Who amongst you readers, have grown up watching this British sci fi TV series? The Daleks are regarded by Doctor Who as his greatest enemies. So......"Exterminate!!"

Girl With Camera

Sender: Lia69
Girl with Camera

Lia writes that this girl is just like her with her camera. One week vacation and 500 photos! Err, Lia, I think I have the exact same syndrome!! :D

Hailey The Cat

Sender: Linda
Hailey the Cat - In dungarees. Woot woot!
But doesn't she look kind of stoned in it? Or is she fast asleep? :)

Rheingold, The Day Beer

Sender: Mandy
A vintage USA beer ad postcard bought by Mandy in China (China ID) but posted in the States. 

Mandy is an American home visiting her family in the States but she actually works and lives in Nanjing, China. Mandy has made her own envelope for the card, out of a 2006 Chinese calendar and inserted a Kellogs box cut-out of an Olympian, Rebecca Soni (swimmer). Now I wonder why our cereal boxes do not carry endorsements/photos of our own sportspersons! :)


Sender: Yvonne

Showing amongst all, RWE Tower (120 metres high skyscraper), the City Library, Westfalenpark.

Kutná Hora

Sender: Märchenfee
This is a unique card as the ID is Switzerland's. But the stamp is Germany's, posted from there. The card itself is of "Kutná Hora , the protected historical town area", a Czech Republic UNESCO site.

Märchenfee explained that she was on holiday in Czech Republic 2 months ago and bought this card there. Mmmm....but the German stamp and postal endorsement? Maybe Märchenfee also passed through Germany.

Warsaw. View of the Old Town

Sender: Agnieszha
Warsaw. View of the old town

Palac W Wojanowie

Sender: Piotvek
Palac W Wojanowie

Palace in Wojanów. Built in the 17th Century in the Renaissance style, it is now a hotel.

Fruit and Bird

Sender: Victoria
"Fruit and Bird" by a Belarusian painter, Ivan Khrutski.

Old Car

Sender: Ivanna
"Old Car"
Photo by Yurko Dyachyshyn

Gorodets Painting - Horse

Sender: Anastasia
Gorodets painting - Russian folk arts

Gorodets painting is one of the most famous folk arts and crafts of Russia. It developed in the mid-19th century near the town of Gorodets. Simple and characterized by contrasting colors, Gorodets painting in tempera was used to decorate homes (shutters, doors, and gates) and objects of daily life, including spinning wheel seats, furniture, and toys. Flowered designs surrounded figures of horses, roosters, imaginary beasts and birds, and scenes of strolls and tea parties, which were executed in broad, free brush strokes. The pictures were graphically outlined in black and white to stress their rhythm.

Art From Taiwan

Sender: Jules
Is this a train station? I can only guess as I can't read Chinese characters! :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Krabi, Thailand

Sender: Irani
Crystal clear seas of Krabi, Thailand

I've been to parts of Thailand, yes. But I've never been to any of its beach resorts including Krabi. The seawater looks divine! Okay, to be added to my bucket list of places to go to!
I've never seen/received a card with Malaysian Police stamp before. Awesome. Funnily, I think I used 50 sen stamp for Irani's card, forgetting that it is only 30 sen for domestic postcards!

Warm Evening Sun

Sender: Alienne
'D' is for 'Dreaming'

Warm evening sun by a little creek. Alienne is dreaming of being at this spot. Can you share the view with me, Alienne? Because I'm game to jump right in there in the dream too! :)

The 100 Batarangs of Batman

Sender: PumpkinEve
Detective Comics/DC Comics
June 1957 Artist: Sheldon Moldoff


Sender: Daliz
Text on card: Hey Ugly! Wedgehead has his eye on you....and he likes what he sees! Finally, someone who understands him! Wedgehead understands you too. He sees things the way you see them...OK, so he has to stand on his head to do so, but still! He understands exactly what you mean.

I don't know why but I laughed and teared when I read that text! Say whaaaaat? LOL!!! :D

Blue Bicycle and House

Sender: Petit Pilote
The Blue Bicycle
Colours of Bretagne

This is a very pretty card! <3   <3

Australian Wildlife

Sender: Crizle
'W' is for Wildlife

Text on card: Some of Australia's amazing wild creatures (L to R): A wary young Eastern Grey Kangaroo; the Common Brushtail Possum foraging at night; a young Koala sampling choice eucalypt leaves.

They are all adorable!!!

The Vulture Goddess Nekhbet

Sender: Monkeyflower
Treasures of Tutankhamun 1979-2009 Commemorating 30 Years

Text on card: Collar in the form of the Vulture Goddess Nekhbet, from the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun (ca. 1334-1325 B.C.). Gold inlaid with semi-precious stones. Egyptian National Museum, Cairo.

Whilst there exists a worldwide fascination with Egyptian tombs, and the treasures/jewelleries inside, I can't help but recall that the latter were created for the afterlife...I  leave it to the archeologists and experts to extract them and learn more about them. Because I wouldn't want to be the one disturbing the real it...a fear of the superstitions surrounding them??!!!

Tigerlily Rock

Sender: Daliz
"Tigerlily Rock" - 2006 Gama-Go
'V' is for high Volume!

Sacramento, California

Sender: Kairbear
'S' is for Sacramento, California!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Old Camera

Sender: Alienne
"Keep Looking"
An IKEA card from Alienne. 'O' is for 'Oldies". 

Alienne writes that she still remembers her first camera, a Praktica. I still remember "my" first one too. A bulky Yashica 35mm camera. Oops, it wasn't actually mine..but my dad's, on loan to me, for a considerable period of time. Had to give it back eventually, pffft! But it served me well and gave such good results. If the photos didn't turn out well, it was all because of my messed-up focusing or improper placement of the film (the latter gave no results at all! moan!).

Now we are all into digital cameras and can take hundreds or thousands of (useless) photos in one go and store them in memory cards, sometimes not even bothering to send any for printing! :D

Oliver, On Broadway!

Sender: Daliz
'O' is for 'Oliver' / 'On Broadway'

How many versions of "Oliver" have you seen? And have you read the original book "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens? 

This card is of the British musical by Lionel Bart. I have not seen this musical. But I have seen replays of the 1968 and 2005 movie versions on TV. And not to forget, "Oliver and Company", the Disney version of Oliver Twist. And yes, I have read the book, many times over. 

"Please, sir, I want some more."
"Oliver Twist has asked for more!"

On The Range, Australia

Sender: Crizle
On the Range, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Scenes of Montville and the nearby Glass House Mountains

At first glance I thought this card was from the United States!

Todaiji Temple

Sender: Cockie
A sunset view from the upper roof of Todaiji Temple, in Nara City, Japan.

Cockie writes that the temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.