Griefswald, Mecklenburg-Verpommern, Germany

Griefswald - officially, the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald (Polish: Gryfia). The town borders the Baltic Sea, and is crossed by a small river, the Ryck. It is also located near Germany's two largest islands, Rügen and Usedom as well as near three of the country's 14 national parks.

The population is about 55,000, including 12,500 students and 5,000 employees of the University of Greifswald. The town is internationally known due to the university and the Nord Stream gas pipeline project.

A card is from DDR times published by Planet-Verlag Berlin Publishing House 1974.


Jyväskylä, Finland

Jyväskylä is known as a city of schools, the Athens of Finland. It is also famous for its many buildings designed by Alvar Aalto. The city hosts Neste Oil Rally Finland, which is part of the World Rally Championship. It is also home of the annual Jyväskylä Arts Festival.
Source: Wikipedia-27.01.2011.

An official PC card from Heidi.

Eluanbi, Taiwan

Eluanbi Light(Chinese: 鵝鑾鼻燈塔) is a lighthouse located on the Cape Eluanbi, which is also the southernmost point of Taiwan, to the south of Hengchun in Pingtung County, Taiwan. The lighthouse is built between the Pacific Ocean and the Taiwan Strait, facing toward the Luzon Strait. Thus, the lighthouse has a splendid panorama. The lighthouse is open to the public all year around. Today, the Eluanbi Light is called "The Light of East Asia", because its intensity is the most powerful among Taiwan lighthouses.
Source: Wikipedia-27.1.2011.

The card is in Taiwan Island shape. 
A card I received from Billy via Postcrossing.

Essen, Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany

This is my next Essen card. This time I have received it from Black Cat - Fabi via RR The Netherlands x Other Countries for group No. 286.


Veitshöchheim, Bavaria, Germany

Veitshöchheim is a municipality in the district of Wurzburg. In the town is a castle (Schloss Veitshöchheim). It was built in 1680-82. It is famous for beautiful gardens and lakes.

A card from Michael.

Alupka, Crimea, Ukraine

Alupka (Ukrainian: Алупка, Crimean Tatar: Alupka) is a resort city located in Crimea,situated 17 km to the west of Jalta. It is famous for the Vorontsov's Palace (Воронвовський Палац), designed by English architect Edward Blore in an extravagant mixture of Scottish baronial and Neo-Moorish styles and built in 1828–1846 for prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov.
Based on Wikipedia-26.01.2011

A card from Aleksey.

Grenada-La Alhambra, Andalusia, Spain

La Alhambra (Arab: red tower) - is a palace and fortress complex constructed during the mid 14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city of Granada in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia.
Source: Wikipedia-26.01.2011

A card from Laura via official PC.


Arnhem - Trolley-bus, Holland

A card from Femkedorien via NL x OC RR group 286.

Sailing Ship "Dar Młodzieży"

Dar Młodzieży is a Polish sailing training ship launched in 1982 in Gdańsk.

A card from Aleksey.

Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Heidelberg - 146 000 people, having been a former residence of the Electoral Palatinate in the past — is the seat of the University of Heidelberg which is well-known far beyond Heidelberg's and Germany's borders. Furthermore, Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape's character including the Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town. The US Army has had a military base in Heidelberg since 1951.
Source: Wikipedia-24.01.2011

A card from Lachgas via Germany Tag.

Freiberg, Saxony, Germany

View from Freiberger District, Saxony.

An official PC card from Georg.

Syracuse, New York, USA

Syracuse - over 732 thousands of inhabitants town in New York State. It was established in 1820.The name is from Italian Siracusa. Both towns were famous for salt mining. Syracuse is born place of Tom Cruise.

A card via Multiviews Tag from Samantha.


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg a capital of Manitoba Province. Over 630 thousands of inhabitants. The name comes from the Cree for "muddy waters". The Winnipeg area was a trading centre for Aboriginals prior to the arrival of Europeans. The first fort was built there in 1738 by French traders.

The Neo-Classical  Manitoba Legislature, constructed between 1913-19.

A card from April - ABW92 via Canada Tag.

Bruxelles, Belgium

Bruxelles (Brussel) a capital of Belgium and headquarters of Europenian Union, NATO and Euratom. One of main centrers in Europe and the world.Bruxelles has over 1440 thousands of people.

Market Place-Corporation Houses.

An official PC card from Krista.


Brest, Belarus

Brest- Belarusian: Брэст; Polish: Brześć nad Bugiem is a town of 310000 inhabitants at Polish border. The first information about a city was from 1019.

An official PC card from Aleksandra.

Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Halberstadt is 42 thousands inhabitants town and capital of Harz district. The town was severely damaged in WW II, but retains many important historic buildings and much of its ancient townscape.Town is the site of the first documented large, permanent pipe organ installation in 1361.

A card from Dirk.

Truskavec, Ukraine

Truskavec (Ukrainian: Трускавець; Polish: Truskawiec) is famous for its mineral springs, which have made it one of Ukraine's great resorts. For most visitors the primary goal is consuming the various 'local waters.' The most famous is the sulfur-scented, slightly saline 'Naftusia.' 

St. Nicolas Church.

An official PC card from Anastasia.

Kirchhundem, Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany

Kirchhundem is a community in Ople district. Population:  about 12000 people.

An official PC card from Michael. 

Leavenworth, Kansas, USA

Leavenworth is the oldest city in Kansas State. It was founded in 1854. Leavenworth is the home of many detention centers and prisons, including the federal one for which the city is most famous, and several smaller jails and prisons. Popultion: 35000 people.

These 3 postcards I received from Opitz_97 via "3 postcards from your hometown tag".


Filey, England

Filey is a small town and port in on The North Sea coast in England. Although it started out as a fishing village, it has a large beach and is a popular tourist resort.

A card from Nigel.



These interesting kangaroos I have received from Kanga via Poland Tag.

A stamp is also very cool :)

Lapland, Finland

An aurora is a natural light display in the sky, particularly in the polar teritories, caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth's magnetic field. An aurora is usually observed at night and typically occurs in the ionosphere. It is also referred to as a polar aurora or, collectively, as polar lights (Polish: zorza polarna). This card shows the auroras in Lapland, Finland.
Based on Wikipedia: 12.01.2011.

An official PC card from Ulla-Maija.

Boise, Idaho, USA

Bronco Stadium is located on Boise State University. A Boise football team is one of the best in USA.
An official PC postcard from Celeste.


Essen, Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany

Essen is a city in the central part of the Ruhr area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Located on the River Ruhr, its population of approximately 579,000  makes it the 9th-largest city in Germany. For the year 2010, Essen was the European Capital of Culture on behalf of the whole Ruhr area.
Source: Wikipedia-11.01.2011.

An official PC card from Steffi.

Kyiv, Ukraine

Saint Panteleimon Cathedral ( Пантелеймонiвський Собор) in Feofani, built in the beginning of XX century.

A card from Alexey.

Songzanlin Temple, Yunnan Province, China

Songzanlin Monastery built in 1679, the monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province and is sometimes referred to as the Little Potala Palace. Located in the capital of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, it is also the most important monastery in southwest China.
Source: Wikipedia-11.01.2011.

An official PC card  from Junxin.

Bad Zwischenahn, Lower Saxony, Germany

Bad Zwischenahn is about 27000 inhabitants touristic village in Ammerland district, 70 km from North Sea. During World War II it was the home base of the largest Luftwaffe airbase in northern Germany.After the war an airbase was converted into a golf course.

All cards from Martin.


Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Dresden - beautiful historical town in Saxony. I have written here about this city, for example here:

This card from GDR times shows Leningrader Street (now St. Petersburger Street) and new live buildings characteristic for socialistics times in all countries of the East Block.

Publishing-House: Bruck and Sohn, Meissen.


Kansas City, Missouri, USA

The Giralda Tower was added in 1991 to the lighted towers of the Country Club Plaza at Christmas. Hundreds of thousands flock to the Plaza on Thanksgiving night each year when the lights are turned on for the holiday season.
Text from a card.
Publishing-House: Avery Postcards.

A card from Ron -  Captain Soul via tag.