2013-01-24

Boston, Massechusetts, USA

The "new" State Capitol Building with its golden dome was built on Beacon Hill in 1795 by Charles Bulfinch. Visitors may tour tfe State House and see the Hall of Flags, many paintings and monuments, and the Sacred Cod symbolic of the area's early livelihood.
 


From Eddie-Tumblecat via North America RR gr. 382.
 

Alpy Julijskie, Słowenia

Widok na górę Triglav w Alpach Julijskich w Słowenii.
 

Od Agaty-Pasażerki w ramach tagu krajobrazowego.
 

Segwun, Canada

Royal Mail Ship " Segwun"- North America's oldest operating steamship built in 1887.
 

From CJ23 via North America RR group 374.
 

2013-01-16

Boise, Idaho, USA

Idaho State Capitol in Boise. "The Place to go is Idaho".
Built in 1906-12 (Wings added 1920-22) of stone from Table Rock. 
 
 

The card from Ron-CaptainSoul via North America RR gr. 382.
 

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (English:  Basilica and  Expiatory Church of the Holy Fanily) commonly known as the Sagrada Família  is a large Roman Catholic church in  Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO WHS and in November 2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.
Based on Wikipedia-16.01.2013


From Yushechka- Julia via Balcan,Slavic countreis tag.

Kleine Scheideg, Switzerland

The last railway station called Kleine Scheidegg on 2061 m.
 



From Sonja via Postcrossing, CH-132857

2013-01-14

Sankt Petersburg, Russia

The Ice Palace on the Palace Square . The Winter Palace 1754-62.
 

 From Vera- Verarakhm.
 

Ontario, Canada

Buckhorn is situated on the famous Trent-Severn Waterway in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes region.



From Bayern7 via North America RR gr. 382.

Singapore

Sri Mariamman Temple - oldest hindu temple in Singapore.
 

From Kay- TaiYang via NDC RR gr. 244.
 
 

2013-01-06

Rajastha,India

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in the world. It is situated in Jaisalmer city in the state of Rajastha. It was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal, from where it derives it name. The fort stands proudly amidst the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill, and has been the scene of many battles. Its massive yellow sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, thereby camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert. For this reason, it is also known as the "Golden Fort".This fort, popularly known as the 'Sonar quila' by the locals, is located in the very heart the city, and is one of the most breathtaking monuments in the locality.
Source: Wikipedia- 06.01.2013


From Piyushbafra via RR Romania x OC gr. 22

Kropotkinskaya Metro Station in Moscow, Russia

Metro Station Kropotkinkaya, built in 1935.
 

From Alla1958 via RR Town by requst gr. 248.
 

Baikal Lake, Russia

The Unesco World Heritage Site- Lake Baikal in Russian Federation.
 

From Katya - Dver v leto via RR Town by request gr. 68. 
 

2013-01-04

Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in southwest Bavaria. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II Bavarian  as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and extensive borrowing, not with Bavarian public funds.
The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then over 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer.The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for  Disneyland's Sellping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures.
Based on: Wikipedia- 04.01.2013.


An official Postcrossing postcard from Christine, DE-1838941.

Мінск, Беларусь

Вуліца Леніна ў Мінску.
 
 
 
 
Поштоўка ад Аллы з Беларусі.

Ohrid, Macedonia

The church in Ohrid, Macedonia.
 


From Ana via RR Different Countries gr. 244

2013-01-02

Metro Station Ploshad Revolyucii and Metro Bridge in Moscow

Vestibule of the metro station "Ploshad Revolyucii"  in Moscow,built in 1938.
 


The first metro-bridge over Moscow-river in Moscow,built in 1937.
 
 
Both cards from Andrej- Optik63 via RR Town by request, groups 176 and 177.
 
 

Bran, Romania

Bran Castle  situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of  Brasov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and  Wallachia .Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle" .
Source: Wikipedia- 2.01.2013


From Pelin via RR Romania x OC, r. 22

Sankt Petersburg, Russia

Saint Nicolas Cathedral, 1753-62 in Petersbrg.
 

From Svetlana-slsl via Church tag.