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.
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-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.
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.
The scene of daily activities from JoInHanoi via Slavic RR group100.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This card I received from Uwe.
The town is know from bilingual names of the streets and institutions.
"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.
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.
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.
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.