Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Limoon Postcard

Sender: Rosalien
A postcard by Limoon. 

I read that Limoon is a French illustrator and graphic designer, and the creator of Limoon Land. I love this postcard and hope that I will get more of its kind! ♥ ♥ ♥

I Like You!

Sender: Raimonda
This sweet card seems to embody the phrase, "I like you!"

Belarusian Palesse

Sender: Veronika
Belarusian Palesse

Golden Gate Bridge

Sender: CardiffGal

Golden Gate Bridge View from South Tower
North of the narrow and turbulent Golden Gate, the Marin Headlands rise dramatically from the sea in this bird's eye view from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.


Sender: Manfred

Mönchengladbach, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Velké Losiny

Sender: Ivana
Velké Losiny, Czech Republic
Its most popular tourist sites are the château, the spa and the handmade paper mill, the oldest in Europe.

I tried to translate the text in Czech language on the card and I think this is a Baroque-style room showing a sculpture by Johann Joachim Kändler (1706 – 1775)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fish Soup

Sender: Annick
A fish soup recipe card from France! Yum yum!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Al-Attarine Madrasa

Sender: Me, Myself & I!

The Al-Attarine Madrasa is a madrasa (educational institution) in Fez, Morocco. It is located in the spiritual centre of Fez, near the Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin. The madrasa's location at the entrance to the spice and perfume market gives al-Attarine, the madrasa of the perfumers, its name. It was commissioned by the Marinid Sultan Uthman II b. Ya'qub, Abu Sa'id (r. 1310-31) in 1323/723 AH and completed in 1325/725 AH.

I was here with two other friends during our vacation in Morocco about 3 weeks ago. It is one of the most beautifully decorated buildings I've ever seen!

Town Street

Sender: Gurugurumaki
Town Street
Artist: Shu Kubo (b. 1951), Japanese paper cutting artist (kirie)

Glittery Flowers

Sender: Vladyslav
Pretty card with 3D effect stand out flowers and glitter on details.

Charles Burns, Self-portrait

Sender: Laura
Charles Burns
Self-portrait 2008

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Abstract Trees

Sender: Faithlouise
Abstract trees in Green

Horace Silver

Sender: epollard
Horace Siver (b. 1928), American jazz pianist and composer
Storeyville, Boston, Massachussets, 1958

Moon and Yagura

Sender: Gurugurumaki
From Four Seasons of The Imperial Palace - Moon and Yagura
Fujimi Yagura Imperial Palace, Japan

Holly Golightly and Cigarette Holder

Sender: nvpsv

Audrey Hepburn and Long Cigarette Holder, as Holly Golightly, the eccentric party girl in "Breakfast At Tiffany's".

Freak Out!

Sender: Faithlouise

A spoof on the KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON posters/cards!

Branches and Cotton Reels

Sender: SssharonL
I have no idea what these pictures mean to convey....but Sharon wrote a lovely message at the back :)

The Great Gatsby

Sender: SssharonL
The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan

I first read this book at school as it was part of our extensive English books reading list. I remember being puzzled about the plot and the main protagonists, thinking why did people outside school lead such complicated lives?! Haha!

Ahwahnee Hotel

Sender: SssharonL
The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, California

Text on card:-

The rustic and memorable Ahwahnee Hotel designed by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, was completed in 1927. Its rock face blends in with the valley's granite walls and lights of evening cast a warm glow. The Ahwahnee Hotel was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Hong Kong Momentos

Sender: SssharonL
How many momentos of Hong Kong can you spot?

Good Opinion Once lost

Sender: Emotis
A quote from one of my favourite books, "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

"I am perfectly convinced by it that Mr. Darcy has no defect. He owns it himself without disguise."

"No," said Darcy, "I have made no such pretension. I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding. My temper I dare not vouch for. It is, I believe, too little yielding- certainly too little for the convenience of the world. I cannot forget the follies and vices of other so soon as I ought, nor their offenses against myself. My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost is lost forever."

"That is a failing indeed!" cried Elizabeth. "Implacable resentment is a shade in a character. But you have chosen your fault well. I really cannot laugh at it. You are safe from me."

Kliban's Cats

Sender: Emotis
Kliban's Cats - Judith Kamman Kliban

Bernard "Hap" Kliban (January 1, 1935–August 12, 1990), was a cartoonist. In 1975, he published "Cat", the first book to feature his famous tabby cat character. Judith Kamman Kliban is his wife who has continued to expand and strengthen his legacy after his death in 1990. 

The Letters From No One

Sender: Emotis
A scene from "Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone".

      On Sunday morning, Uncle Vernon sat down at the breakfast table looking tired and rather ill, but happy. "No post on Sundays, " he reminded them cheerfully as he spread marmalade on his newspapers, "No damn letters today...."
     Something came whizzing down the kitchen chimney as he spoke and caught him sharply on the back of the head. 

     Next moment, thirty or forty letters came pelting out of the fireplace like bullets. The Dursleys ducked, but Harry leapt into the air trying to catch one. 

    "Out! OUT!" Uncle Vernon seized Harry around the waist and threw him into the hall.


Sender: Emotis

Text on card:-

Hagerstown, Maryland - Hagerstown is the county seat of Washington County and the largest city in Western Maryland. Despite its semi-rural setting, Hagerstown is the centre of transit and commerce. Interstates 81 and 70, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and the Winchester and Western Railroads, and Hagerstown Regional Airport form an extensive transportation network for the city. Hagerstown is also the chief commercial and industrial hub and has often been referred to as the Hub City.

Stahleck Castle, Bacharach

Sender: Apperveilchen
Stahleck Castle, Bacharach, a 12th-century fortified castle.
Currently it is used as a hostel.

Insel Reichenau

Sender: Apperveilchen

Reichenau is an inhabited island. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 because of its Monastery, the Abbey of Reichenau.