Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Vychod Ceske Museum, Pardubice, Czech Republic

Sender: Jana, Sent on: 16 Jul, 2013, Received on: 22 Jul, 2013, Distance: 1,520 km, Travel time: 6 days

Pictorial Map of Ireland

Sender: Brain, Received on: 22 Jul, 2013, Distance: 2,958 km (1,838 miles), Travel time: 38 days
Sent from the Canary Islands, Spain

Saint-Omer Town Hall, France

Sender: Fleur, Sent on: 27 Jun, 2013, Received on: 22 Jul, 2013, Distance: 2,321 km, Travel time: 25 days

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia (UNESCO WH Site)


Lake Baikal
Situated in south-east Siberia, the 3.15-million-ha Lake Baikal is the oldest (25 million years) and deepest (1,700 m) lake in the world. It contains 20% of the world's total unfrozen freshwater reserve. Known as the 'Galapagos of Russia', its age and isolation have produced one of the world's richest and most unusual freshwater faunas, which is of exceptional value to evolutionary science.

Sender: Katya, Sent on: 17 Jun, 2013, Received on: 22 Jul, 2013, Distance: 5,624 km, Travel time: 35 days

Dresdner Bank, Germany

Sender: Reinhold, Received on: 22 Jul, 2013, Distance: 2,073 km (1,288 miles), Travel time: 26 days

Japanese Currency

Sender: Kozue, Received on: 22 Jul, 2013, Distance: 8,752 km (5,438 miles), Travel time: 22 days

Paris, Banks of the Seine (Louvre Museum) France (UNESCO WH Site)


From the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, from the Place de la Concorde to the Grand and Petit Palais, the evolution of Paris and its history can be seen from the River Seine. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and the Sainte Chapelle are architectural masterpieces while Haussmann's wide squares and boulevards influenced late 19th- and 20th-century town planning the world over.

Sender: Alexandra, Sent on: 9 Jul, 2013, Received on: 22 Jul, 2013, Travel time: 13 days

Times Square, New York, USA

Sender: Laura, Received on: 22 Jul, 2013, Distance: 8,087 km (5,025 miles), Travel time: 26 days

Ajax Amsterdam Arena, Netherlands

Sender: Marleen
Sent on: 29 Jun, 2013
Received on: 22 Jul, 2013
Distance: 2,215 km (1,376 miles)
Travel time: 23 days

Union Jack, London, UK

The Union Jack, also known as the Union Flag, is the national flag of the United Kingdom. The flag also has an official or semi-official status in some other Commonwealth realms; for example, it is known by law in Canada as the Royal Union Flag. Further, it is used as an official flag in some of the smaller British overseas territories. The Union Jack also appears in the canton (upper left-hand quarter) of the flags of several nations and territories that were former British possessions or dominions.
The claim that the term "Union Jack" properly refers only to naval usage has been disputed, following historical investigations by the Flag Institute in 2013.
The origins of the earlier flag of Great Britain date back to 1606. James VI of Scotland had inherited the English and Irish thrones in 1603 as James I, thereby uniting the crowns of England, Scotland, and Ireland in a personal union, although the three kingdoms remained separate states. On 12 April 1606, a new flag to represent this regal union between England and Scotland was specified in a royal decree, according to which the flag of England (a red cross on a white background, known as St George's Cross), and the flag of Scotland (a white saltire on a blue background, known as the Saltire or St Andrew's Cross), would be joined together, forming the flag of England and Scotland for maritime purposes. King James also began to refer to a "Kingdom of Great Britaine", although the Union remained a personal one.
The design of the Union Flag dates from a Royal Proclamation following the union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801. The flag combines aspects of three older national flags: the red cross of St George for England and Wales, the white saltire of St Andrew for Scotland (which two were united in the first Union Flag), and the red saltire of St Patrick to represent Ireland.

Sender: Eileen, Received on: 22 Jul, 2013, Distance: 2,737 km (1,701 miles), Travel time: 15 days

Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian, Croatia (UNESCO WH Site)


The palace was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD, and later served as the basis of the city of Split. A cathedral was built in the Middle Ages inside the ancient mausoleum, along with churches, fortifications, Gothic and Renaissance palaces. The Baroque style makes up the rest of the area.

Sender: Janet, Sent on: 30 Jun, 2013, Received on: 22 Jul, 2013, Travel time: 23 days

Chamundeswari Temple, Mysore, India

The Chamundeshwari Temple is located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India. The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas.

Sender: Parul, Sent on: 20 Jun, 2013, Received on: 22 Jul, 2013, Travel time: 32 days

From Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sender: Palm, Sent on: 12 Jun, 2013, Received on: 22 Jul, 2013, Travel time: 40 days

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Mam-Goz Attitude Postcard, Flag of Brittany, France

Sender: Jerome, Received on: 01 Jul, 2013, Distance: 2,079 km, Travel time: 19 days

The 150th Anniversary of Stamp Issuance in Hong Kong

Sender: Alexias, Received on: 01 Jul, 2013, Distance: 8,031 km (4,990 miles), Travel time: 21 days

Helsinki, Finland

Sender: Silja, Sent on: 14 Jun, 2013, Received on: 01 Jul, 2013, Distance: 2,584 km, Travel time: 17 days

Flag of The Nederlands

Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and blue; similar to the flag of Luxembourg, which uses a lighter blue and is longer; the colors were those of WILLIAM I, Prince of Orange, who led the Dutch Revolt against Spanish sovereignty in the latter half of the 16th century; originally the upper band was orange, but because it tended to fade to red over time, the red shade was eventually made the permanent color; the banner is perhaps the oldest tricolor in continuous use.

Sender: Damian, Sent on: 12 Jun, 2013, Received on: 01 Jul, 2013, Distance: 2,121 km (1,318 miles), Travel time: 19 days

Vaclav's Monument, Historic Centre of Prague, Czech Republic UNESCO WH Site)


Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. The many magnificent monuments, such as Hradcani Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and numerous churches and palaces, built mostly in the 14th century under the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV.

Sender: Sarka, Sent on: 19 Jun, 2013, Received on: 01 Jul, 2013, Distance: 1,564 km, Travel time: 12 days

Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities), Japan (UNESCO)

Built in A.D. 794 on the model of the capitals of ancient China, Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from its foundation until the middle of the 19th century. As the centre of Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto illustrates the development of Japanese wooden architecture, particularly religious architecture, and the art of Japanese gardens, which has influenced landscape gardening the world over.
1) Kiyomizudera Temple
2) Kinkakuji - Rokuonji Temple
3) Ginkakuji - Jishoji Temple
4) Ryoanji Temple
5) Hongwanji Temple
6) Nijo Castle
7) Ninnaji Temple
8) Toji - Kyoogokokuji Temple
9) Kamigamo - Kamowakeikazuchi Jinja
10) Shimogamo - Kamomioya Jinja
11) Daigoji Temple
12) Kozanji Temple
13) Kokedera - Saihoji Temple
14) Tenryuji Temple

 15) Byodoin Temple
 16) Ujigami Jinja

OTSU 17) Enryakuji Temple
Postcard 1 : Nijo Castle, Kyoto
Sender: y12315259, Sent on: 6 May, 2014, Received on: 14 Mar, 2014, Travel time: 8 days

Postcard 2 : Moss Garden of Saiho-ji, Kyoto

Saihō-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyō Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple, which is famed for its moss garden, is commonly referred to as "Koke-dera", meaning "moss temple", while the formal name is "Kōinzan Saihō-ji". The temple, primarily constructed to honor Amitabha, was first founded by Gyōki and was later restored by Musō Soseki.

Sender: Hiroshi, Sent on: 19 Feb, 2014, Received on: 27 Feb, 2014, Travel time: 8 days
Postcard 3 : The Buddhist temple of Byodo-in

Byōdō-in is a Buddhist temple in the city of Uji in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is jointly a temple of the Jōdo-shū (Pure Land) and Tendai-shū sects.

Sender: Sawa, Sent on: 17 Jun, 2013, Received on: 01 Jul, 2013, Travel time: 15 days