Jalta, Ukraine

One of the postcards from serie "Lighthouses of Ukraine"- lighthouse in Jalta on Black Sea.

From Lida via Postcrossing, UA-184161.

Samovar, Moldova

This samovar is an example of production in Batashov factory in Russia in the end of 19 c. This one is kept in The National Museum of Archeologie and History of Moldova in Chisinau.  

From Marina via Postcrossing, MD-8312.

Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany

The Christmas market organied every year in December in many German towns. Here is postcard from Augsburg. A very good idea to make greeting season card from your own town.

From Doris



Banf National Park, Alberta, Canada

Banff Springs Hotel is a former railway hotel constructed in Scottish Baronial style located in Banff National Park in  Alberta. The original hotel, designed by American architect Bruce Price, was built between spring of 1887 and 1888 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, at the instigation of its President, William Cornelius Van Horne. The hotel was publicly opened on June 1, 1888. Starting in 1911, a wholly new hotel was built in stages to replace the 1888 structure. The new hotel was designed by another American architect, Walter S. Painter. Compared with Price's Shingle style-influenced wooden structure, Painter's new hotel was built of concrete and faced with stone.
Based on Wikipedia-26.12.2011

From Kelly

Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Leipzig ( Polish: Lipsk)  has always been a trade city, situated during the time of the Holy Roman Empire at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, two important trade routes. At one time, Leipzig was one of the major European centres of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing. After World War II, Leipzig became a major urban centre in German Democratic Republic.
Based on Wikipedia-26.12.2011

From Uwe

West Wirginia, USA

Statehood: June 20, 1863 the 35th state. Capital: Charleston. 

From Erin

Bavaria, Germany

Bavaria, formally the Free State of Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern) is a state of Germany, located in the southeast of Germany. With an area of 70,548 square kilometres , it is the largest state by area, forming almost 20% of the total land area of Germany. Bavaria is Germany's second most populous state (after North Rhine-Westphalia) with almost 12.5 million inhabitants, more than any of the three sovereign states on its borders. Bavaria's capital is Munich.
Source: Wikipedia-26.12.2011

Bavaria in winter from Hexentrio-Simone. 


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear All!

The Blessings of Peace
The Beauty of Hope
The Spirit of Love
The Comfort of Faith
May these be your gifts this Christmas Season .
From: kartkireligijne.eu
Warmest wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year !
And many new superb postcards to you all!




Stolberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Stolberg- established as a settlement for miners in the year 1000. It is situated in the southern part of the Harz mountains, approx. 27 kilometers  west of Sangerhausen. Since 1 September 2010, it is part of the municipality Südharz. The town has been a health resort since 1946.
On a card- Town Hall.

From Uwe.


Lake Michigan, USA

A summer storm flirts with clear-blue Lake Michigan, tossing waves and chasing pink clouds a quiet beach.
Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within a single country, USA. It is the second largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third largest by surface area, after Lake Superior and Huron.

From Erin.

Prague, Czech Republic

The National museum (Czech: Národní muzeum) is a Czech museum institution intended to systematically establish, prepare and publicly exhibit natural scientific and historical collections. It was founded 1818 in Prague by Kašpar Maria Šternberg. Historian František Palacký was also strongly involved.
At present the National Museum houses almost 14 million items from the area of natural history, history, arts, music and librarianship, located in tens of buildings

An official Postcrossing card from Lucie, CZ-152499.

Sangerhausen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The town was mentioned in documents in 991. Now there are about 31000 inhabitants. In the vicinity are the famous Kyffhauser Monument and the so-called Barbarossa Cave, the only anhydrite cave in Europe which can be visited by tourists. Sangerhausen is also home to the Europa-Rosarium, the largest collection of roses in the world, created in 1903.

A card from Dirk. 


Longleat, England, Great Britain

Longleat is an English stately home, currently the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. It is noted for its Elizabethan country house, maze, landscape parkland and safari park. It was the first stately home to open to the public, and also claims the first safari park outside Africa.

From Gilly.


Moritzburg, Saxony, Germany

The castle of  Moritzburg is a Baroque castle in Moritzburg in Saxony, about 13 km from Saxon capital, Dresden. The castle has four round towers and lies on a symmetrical artificial island. It is named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had a hunting lodge built there between 1542 and 1546. The surrounding woodlands and lakes have been a favourite hunting area of the electors and kings of Saxony and after election August II the Strong- kings of Poland.
Based on:Wikipedia-12.12.2011

From Sandramr via Germany tag.


Wuzhen, Zhejiang Privince, China

Wuzhen is a historic scenic town, part of Tongxiang, located in northern Zhejiang Province. It lies within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Shanghai. Covering an area of 71.19 square kilometres,  Wuzhen has a total population is 60,000 of which 12,000 are permanent residents.
Based on Wikipedia-11.12.2011

From Boboz via North America RR group 177.

Mackinac Bridge, Michigan USA

The next card of Mackinac Bridge which spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the non-contiguous  Upper and Lower peninsulas of the Michgan, opened in 1957.

From Erin.

Kyiv, Ukraine

A view at Kyievo-Pecherska Lavra (monastery) and the Left bank's new buildings from Big monastery belfry.

From Aleksey.

Bucaresti, Romania

Cotroceni Palace is a palace in Bucharest which is the residence of the President of Romania.

On Cotroceni Hill, in 1679, Şerban Cantacuzino built a monastery. This was the place where a palace was built by French architect Paul Gottereau for King Carol I of the Romanians in 1888.
Source:Wikipedia- 11.12.2011

From Daniela via Postcrossing Request.


Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

The small town of Gettysburg was the site of the Civil War battle. Gettysburg National Military Park displays and preserves over 1400 monuments and memorials in honor of those who fought and fell here. In 3 days of fighting, over 51000 people were killed.
Text from a card.

From Erin.

Minsk, Belarus

The Troicki Suburb and Pobediteley Avenue in Minsk.

From Nadya.


Charleston, West Virginia

West Virginia joined the Union on June 20th 1863 following a procamation by Abraham Lincoln. The statue "Lincoln Walks at Midnight" stands prominently at the state capitol in rememberance of that.
Text from a card.

From Erin.

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Latin Quarter.

The official Postcrossing card from Daria.

Amsterdam, Holland

Beautiful aeral view of capital of The Netherlands. 

From Martina.


Braunlage, Lower Saxony, Germany

Braunlage is a famous tourist town in Harz, Lower Saxony.
This card I have received from Uwe.

Florence, Italy

Some nice views of Florence (Firenze).

All the postcards from Gio.

Missouri "The Show Me State"

From Laura

Round Island, Michigan, USA

The Round Island Light, also known as the "Old Round Island Point Lighthouse" is a lighthouse  located on the west shore of Round Island in the shipping lanes of the Straits of Mackinac which connect Lake Michigan and Huron. It was deemed necessary because the island is a significant hazard to navigation in the straits, and was seen as an effective complement to the other lights in the area. Because of its color scheme and form - red stone base and wood tower - it has been likened to an old-fashioned schoolhouse.Ferries regularly pass it on their way to (and from) Mackinac Island, and it is a recognizable icon of the upper Great Lakes.
Source: Wikipedia-28.11.2011

From Emotis via North America RRgroup 177.

Blankenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Blankenburg (Harz) is a town and health resort in the district of Harz, in Saxony-Anhalt, at the north foot of the Harz Mountains, 19 km southwest of Halberstadt.

From Uwe

Arizona, USA

Arizona- 48th state oh 14th February 1912. Phoenix is a state capital since 1889 and also a largest city. Arizona has more national monuments than any other state like Indians ruins, canyons and deserts.

From Laura