dinsdag 30 november 2010

Rogier International Centre in Brussels, Belgium. (1983)

Dick in Drachten sold me one card and as a surprise he enclosed 4 other cards... You can see them all here!
So nice of him, there are still friendly people around! :-)

I just fell in love with this card, the 'Grand Place' in Brussels, Belgium.... So beautiful!
Did I tell you that I lived in Belgium and worked in Brussels? Just standing in the middle of this square was amazing, time and time again! :-)

Thanks Dick in Drachten, you made my day!

Market Place, "the Star", "the Swan" and "the Golden Tree" in Brussels, Belgium. (in 1976)

Main attractions in Brussels include the Grand Place, since 1988 a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Gothic town hall in the old centre, the St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral and the Laken Castle with its large greenhouses. (wikipedia)

Thanks Dick in Drachten for another 'surprise-card'!

Grand Square and Cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium.

Antwerp is a city and municipality in Belgium and the capital of the Antwerp province in Flanders, one of Belgium's three regions. Antwerp's total population is 472,071 (as of 1 January 2008) and its total area is 204.51 km2 (78.96 sq mi), giving a population density of 2,308 inhabitants per km². The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,449 km (559 sq mi) with a total of 1,190,769 inhabitants as of 1 January 2008. The nickname of inhabitants of Antwerp is Sinjoren, after the Spanish word señor, which means 'mister' or 'gent'. It refers to the leading Spanish noble-men who ruled the city during the 17th century.
Antwerp has long been an important city in the nations of the Benelux both economically and culturally, especially before the Spanish Fury of the Dutch Revolt. It is located on the right bank of the river Scheldt, which is linked to the North Sea by the estuary Westerschelde. (wikipedia)

Thanks Dick in Drachten for giving me this card as a surprise! :-)

The lighthouse at 'Schiermonnikoog' by night. (in 1977)

Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Schiermonnikoog is one of the West Frisian Islands, and is part of the province of Friesland.
The island is only 16 km long and 4 km wide and is the site of the Netherlands' first national park. The only village on the island is also called Schiermonnikoog. Just under 1,000 people permanently reside on the island, making the municipality the least densely populated in the Netherlands. Because the island is small and flat, only 200 islanders have taken out the special licence allowing them to keep their own car, which the result that the few streets are virtually car-free.
Up to 300,000 people visit the island every year, staying in the 5,500 beds available in holiday homes, apartments and hotels. Most visitors, however, are day trippers (about 4,000/day in July and August alone), with the result that after the last ferry leaves at 6.30pm, calm returns to Langestreek, the village high street.

Thanks Dick in Drachten for selling me this card!

I had a private swap with Jim in Hong Kong. He sent me this card. Here you can see: 'Nightview towards Wanchai District'.

The Wan Chai District (literally "Cove District") is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, located in the north of Hong Kong Island. It had a population of 167,146 in 2001. The district has the second most educated residents with the highest income, the second lowest population and the third oldest residents, and is also the only district without any public housing estates. It is also affluent, with one in five persons having liquid assets of more than 1 million HKD.

zondag 28 november 2010

Kazimierz by night, the old Jewish quarter in Krakow, Poland.

La Mole Antonelliana in Torino, Italy. It's the symbol of Torino, and designed by Alessandro Antonelli. The building is 167 meters high. Since 2000 you can find "Museo Nazionale del Cinema" in La Mole.
Thanks Sofia!

dinsdag 23 november 2010

Trakai Island Castle (Lithuania)
Beautiful view, thanks Kamile!

Another oldie today, unfortunately I cannot find any date...  Bought it somewhere at a second hand store although it hasn't been used...
Paris (France), Le Moulin Rouge!

zaterdag 20 november 2010

I received this beauty through 'postcrossing' today!

Northern Lights, Brittish Columbia, Canada.
Those of us who chance to see them know that there is something magical about the Northern Lights. On a clear night in Northern Brittish Columbia there is always the possibility that you just might be treated to a great performance by those celestial dancers.

dinsdag 16 november 2010

Because the Dutch mailmen are on strike today Iam gonna put some 'oldies' here! :-)

                                      Bangkok, Thailand
                                  'Wat Arun' (Temple of Dawn)
                             Sent to me on 20/01/1996 by my dad!

Hong Kong night scene!
Also sent to me by my dad on 07/11/1993

Hong Kong by night glimmers like stars
Sent to me on 19/06/1995
Thanks again dad!

And last but not least:
New York skyline at night (USA)
Sent to me by Dick on 09/09/1998

This brings back sweet memories!!!!

zaterdag 13 november 2010

What a beautiful view of Oslo! Thanks Signe in Norway for this private swap.

donderdag 11 november 2010

Just received this postcard,  a nightview of Minsk. Thanks Lera in Belarus!

zaterdag 6 november 2010

While shopping this afternoon I suddenly saw this card, isn't it an amazing view? Wanted to share with you!

The Kremlin at night, Moscow (Russia).
Received it this morning, I love it!! Thanks Marina for this private swap!

vrijdag 5 november 2010

Nightview of Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). This hotel opened 1 dec 1999.
The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب‎,"Arab Tower", also known as "Arab Sail") is a seven-star hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure whose shape mimics the sail of a ship.

What a great card and the first I received from the United Arab Emirates. Thanks Inna!

donderdag 4 november 2010

Reims (France)
The Notre Dame cathedral.
Thanks Benjamin for this great card (via postcrossing.com)

Memories of Hawaii. Pahoehoe lava consumes vegetation near Pali Uli, Big Island.
Thanks Lauren in the USA! What an amazing view!!
You can find Lauren at: http://www.pc4l.blogspot.com/

woensdag 3 november 2010