2011-04-29

Porto, Portugal

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal.  Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a WHS by UNESCO in 1996. Its settlement dates back several centuries, when it was an outpost of theRoman Empire.
Based on Wikipedia-29.04.2011.


A card from Miceu via Slavic RR group 100.

Piacenza, Emilia-Romania, Italy

Piacenza (Placentia in Latin, Piasëinsa in the local dialect ) is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Piacenza. Modern forms of the name descend from Latin Placentia.

This card which shows a theatre I received from Paola via official way in Postcrossing.

Kamianets-Podilskiy, Ukraine

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle (Ukrainian: Кам'янець-Подільська фортеця; Polish: Stary Zamek w Kamieńcu Podolskim; Turkish: Kamaniçe Kalesi) is a former Ruthenian-Lithuanian castle that is one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.

A card from Aleksey.

Stockholm, Sweden

This beautiful night view of Stockholm I received from Marco.

2011-04-28

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh ), formerly named Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn) is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer sea port prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century.
Source: Wikipedia-28.04.2011



The scene of daily activities from JoInHanoi via Slavic RR group100. 

Hong Kong

Victoria Harbour . As was written on a card the picture frou up here need to be updating twice a year because land reclamation and the pace of building make the scene change so rapidly.


A card from Rainbo via Slavic RR group 100.

Капыстичи - Россия; Kapystichi - Russia.

This sunset in Kapystichi I received form ElSol via Slavic RR group 100. 


Manuta, Lombardy, Italy

Manuta- Italian: Mantova, a 48 000 inhabitants town in Lombardy.




The cards from Gio.

2011-04-27

Volga Gaz-21

It is hard to meet these cars on the streets now. This interesting Volga I received from Svetlana-SueSue via Slavic RR group 100.

The colors are really very live.

Hong Kong

Next card of Hong Kong to my collection. Ut shows a Murray House in Stanley. Now it houses the Maritime  Museum and restaurants.


A card from Panda1116 via Slavic RR group 93.

Bydgoszcz, Poland

A very nice postcard of Voivodship town Bydgoszcz.


A card from Mikis via Slavic RR group 100.

2011-04-25

Putrajaya, Malaysia

Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia's Federal Administrative Capital, showcases Turkestan, Kazakhstan and Moroccan design elements. The building was finished in 1999 year. In front of the mosque is a large square with flagpoles flying Malaysian states' flags.


A card from Newrule via Slavic RR group 100. 

Bochum, North Rhine-Westphania, Germany

Bochum is located in the Ruhr area ( Ruhrgeiets) and is surrounded by the cities of Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Herne, Castrop-Rauxel, Dortmund, Witten and Hattingen.


A card from Dennis.

2011-04-23

Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje (Macedonian: Скопје) is the capital and largest city in Macedonia with about a third of the total population(670 000). It is the country's political, cultural, economic, and academic centre. It was known in the Roman period under the name Scupi.

A card from Ana- Anagahan via Slavic RR, group 100.

Masserberg, Thuringia, Germany

Masserberg is a municipality in the district of Hildburghausen in Thuringia. Population: about 2600 inhabitants. It is famous as SPA resort.
This card is from GDR times and I received it from Dirk.

Bobruisk, Belarus

Bobruisk is a city in the Mahilyow Voblast on the Berezina river.It is a large city in Belarus with a population of approximately 227,000 people.

A card from Nadea.

Ochsenfurt, Bavaria, Germany

Ochsenfurt is a municipality in the district of Würzburg, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the River Main, here crossed by a stone bridge, 15 km south from Würzburg by the railway to Munich, and at the junction of a line to Röttingen. Pop. 11,600. Like Oxford, the town of Ochsenfurt is called after a ford where oxen crossed the river.
Source: Wikipedia-23.04.2011


A card from Michael.

2011-04-19

Budziszyn - Saksonia - Niemcy ; Budyšin - Sakska - Němska; Bautzen - Saxony - Germany

Bautzen (Upper Sorbian: Budyšin Lower Sorbian: Budyšyn, Polish: Budziszyn, Czech: Budyšín) is a hill-top town in eastern Saxony, Germany, and administrative center of the eponymous district. It is located on the Spree River. As of 2008, its population is 41,161. Asteroid 11580 Bautzen is named in honor of the city.
Bautzen is often regarded as the unofficial, but historical capital of Upper Lusatia, and it is the most important cultural center of the Sorbs, a Slavic people.

Budyšin je stolica Hornjeje Łužicy a kulturelne srjedźišćo Serbow.
Source: Wikipedia-19.04.2011.

This card I received from Uwe.



The town is know from bilingual names of the streets and institutions.
Photos from: Wikipedia-19.04.2011.

Castles along the Rhine, Germany

"Artists, musicians, writers, and poets from all over Europe have immortalized the Rhine’s unadulterated natural beauty in their songs, art, stories, and poetry. Byron, Dumas, Hugo, and Heine celebrated it in their writing. Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Schubert, and Wagner idolized it in their music, and Turner captured it in his paintings. And even today, the Rhine continues to inspire those who visit—especially Germany’s Upper Middle Rhine Valley, spanning approximately 40 miles between Rüdesheim and Koblenz. This area has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 40 castles gracing its shores, along with vineyard terraced landscapes and breathtaking countryside."
Source: www. uniword.com- 19.04.2011.




A card from Uwe.

Aue, Saxony, Germany

Aue is a small town in Germany at the outlet of the river Schwarzwasser into the river Mulde in the Ore Mountains, and has roughly 18,000 inhabitants. Aue was the administrative seat of the former district of Aue-Schwarzenberg in Saxony, and is part of the Erzgebirgskreis since August 2008. It belongs to the Silberberg Town League (Städtebund Silberberg).
Based on Wikipedia-19.04.2011.



A card from Uwe.

2011-04-15

Beograd - Srbija; Belgrade - Serbia

The Temple of Saint Sava.The biggest Orthodox church in Serbia.





A card from BraveJ via Slavic RR group 100.

Астрахань - Россия; Astrakhan - Russia

Астраханьский Кремль. Площадь Иоанна Богослова.
Astrakhan Kremlin. Square of John the Teologian.

A card from Lovesnooker - Anna via Slavic RR group 93.

2011-04-13

Kyiv, Ukraine

Saint Michael Cathedral of the Golden Domes from XII-XVII cc. Recreated in 2000.
 A card from Helen_Orlova via RR Slavic Countries, group 100.

Хабаровск - Россия; Khabarovsk - Russia

Соборная и Комсомольская площади в центре города и Собор Успения Божей Матери.
Дальневосточная государственная научная библиотека.

Cathedral and Komsomolskaya squares in the centre of the town and the Repose if the Virgin Cathedral.
The Far East Steat Research Library.

A card via Russia Tag from Elena.

Cologne, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

This card was written on International Postcrossing Meet-Up in Cologne at 9th April 2011. It was signed by about 30 members from different countries.

A card was sent via RR Meet-Up Cologne by Hexentrio. 

Боголюбово - Россия; Bogolyubovo - Russia

Свято-Боголюбовский монастырь и Церковь Покрова на Нерли.
Svyato-Bogolyubovsky Monastery and Church of Intercession on the Nerl. 

An official PC card from Evgeniya.

Mogilev, Belarus

The next card of Mogilev shows Regional Executive Committee built in 1939.

I received this card from Torie via Slavic RR group 93.

2011-04-12

Ankara, Turkey

Ankara (previously Angora) is the capital of Turkey and the country's 2nd largest city after  Instanbul. The city has a mean elevation of 938 metres and has a population of 4,500,000.
On a card: Kocatepe -largest mosque in Ankara, designed to imitate the style of The Blue Mosque in Istanbul.

A card from Cterkoza via Slavic RR group 100.

Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany

Bamberg  is located in Upper Franconia on the river Regnitz, close to its confluence with the river Main. Bamberg is one of the few cities in Germany that was not destroyed by World War II bombings because of a nearby Artillery Factory that prevented planes from getting near to Bamberg. Bamberg is home to nearly 7,000 foreign nationals, including over 4,100 members of the United States Army and their dependents. The name Bamberg is supposed to have its origin in the House of Babenberg.
Source: Wikipedia- 12.04.2011



A big size card from Joerg-Gerschjg via Slavic RR group 100.

2011-04-11

Huang-he River, China

The card shows Hukou waterfall of Huang-he (Yellow River). The Chinese called it mother River of China. The name is from a lot of sands in the water.


A card from DongEr.