May 12, 2009

Anniversary of the Wenchuan Earthquake

Let's keep the day in memory and pray for the survivers.





Apr 9, 2009

Tuantuan & Yuanyuan in Taiwan


The 2 lovely babies are our Tuantuan & Yuanyuan the giant panda in Taiwan!!
They seems to live a very happy life now in their new place:)
I got the nice free card from ya. She also helped to find these beautiful postmarks on it:D
Above is Dumping Festival.
And these marks are for the new issue of panda stamps.
Pandas celebrating Dumping Festival :P

Youth Travel in Taiwan

Wing sent it to me with a lot of other free postcards in an envelop from Taipei .  It's actualy much more beautiful than it looks as scanned.

Apr 7, 2009

Poor dog..

That's an interesting card from hadassan, Finland:D
It's a nice stamp issued for Valentine's day 2009, but my poor scanner didn't understand the color of love:(
The 2 postmark say the card was sent on Feb. 20 but arrived Shanghai on Apr. 1 !!

East Station, Budapest

This huge railway station is said to be the biggest one in Hungary! :D

Saaremaa, Estonia

Postcards showing lighthouse always look peaceful and calm. 
But this one seems to have a little blue mood, doesn't it? 

Great Ocean Road, Australia

Writing a postcard to Australia for "Other Continent RR" reminds me of this beautiful one I received 2 years ago.

Apr 6, 2009

Ireland


A lovely hello from Ireland. 
But I'm not sure who are the two short animal? Are they some kind of horses or mules or something else? 0_0

Apr 4, 2009

When women meet over coffee

MerJade sent me this cute card from Sweden. These swedish words says: When womem meet over coffee, they always have important things to talk about...
Thanks to Merjade, the 2 stamps are of coffee theme too! The left one says "Inrikes" which mean "home".

I am a big coffee fan myself too!

Semperoper, Dresden

The card shows one of the most beautiful opera house in the world: Semperofer in Dresden, Germany.

Semperoper was built in 1841. The acoustics and the orchestra, the Staatskapelle, are marvelous. Its history saw many operas of Wagner and Strauss having their first nights there. Nowadays productions are of lower quality and follow the German "Regietheater" fashion.
to visit: http://www.semperoper.de/

Pula, Croatia

My first postcard from Croatia:)
Pula is at the north of the country. The architecture here was built by Romans for gladiator fight, but now used for musical play.
The stamp on the left seems to show a traditional designed carpet?

Apr 1, 2009

Athens, Greece

This is my first official card form Athens! I have read of the gods or tragedies a lot since very young. The card really makes my day!


This amazing map & multiview card is a private swap with Sophia:)
The stamp must be issued for the Olympics.
And somebody I have no idea.

Stamps for outi

These are all my new stamps at hand:




Will you be interesed in this kind of postage pre-paid envelop? There is no real stamp, but a stamp-shaped picture on it.
I can find some for you if you'd like to. :)

It's easy for me to get some new, please tell me.

Mar 19, 2009

España

This cartoon map of spain is among my favourita collection!!! I love it so much!

Mar 18, 2009

Cape Elizabeth Light

Corinne sent me the card from Dallas, Texas.
It is a view of of Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse in Maine. Can you feel the peaceful air from this postcard?:)

The right 2 stamps show Bette Davis the actress and Edgar A Poe the writter. Pretty cool!

Furri the cockatiel

发件人 Paloma meets the world!
This is a cockatiel of Kati, a postcrosser from Bochum in Germany. She told me this cockatiel's name is Furri:D

发件人 Paloma meets the world!
The stamp on the left "für uns Kinder" means "for us kids".

Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale

This is an illustration for H C Andersen's fairytale "Nukku-Matti" (1940) drawn by Rudolf Koivu (1890-1946). Annamari wrote me this lovely card and told me Koivu is one of the best-loved illustrators in Finland:)

But unfortunately, I googled and googled but found nothing explaining Nukku-Matti in Chinese. Is it a name of a god??
But the card itself reminds me a traditional Chinese story of Mice's Wedding:D

Almaty, Kazakhstan

This calm view of lake came from russianbuby in Kazakhstan. It is my first postcard from this mysterious country!
It is a view of Almaty. Russianruby told me on the card that this is the biggest city, which means father of apples in Kazakh. What a lovely name:D

The stamps are really nice although I have no idea of those characters;)