Friday, September 16, 2011

Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei City, Taiwan.

The tower in the photo is Taipei 101, and 101-story skyscraper.

The back of the card. I don't usually include the entire back, but in this case I had to share. This handwriting is lovely, and almost looks like a font instead of handwriting. I love the Chinese writing!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I received my first postcard from Canada, a cute map card:

The Canadian coat-of-arms, as well as the coat-of-arms for each individual province, are all along the bottom of the postcard.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ebersberg, Germany

This card comes from Ebersberg, Germany. It is located in the southeastern portion of the country, near Munich.

Campanula. I don't know if this is a popular flower in Germany, but it seems I've received several postcards with this flower on the stamp from Germany, Netherlands, etc. 

Carcassonne, France

Carcassone is a fortified town in France and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I received this postcard from a postcrosser who had visited Carcassonne this past summer and loved it.

The stamp features Willem van Oranje, Prince of Orange.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Views from the Netherlands

I LOVE receiving postcards from the Netherlands! This one has scenes from Friesland, a province in the north.  

The dog in the upper right-hand corner is a Stabyhoun, a rare Frysian breed. "Staby" means "stand by me" in Dutch. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A moody card from Hong Kong

My sender says he hopes I enjoy this moody postcard he chose for me. It's from a Cafe in Hong Kong.

The stamp:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Queen's Carriage

Queen Elizabeth II traveling in Queen Victoria's 1842 ivory-mounted phaeton drawn by two Windsor Grey horses. The driver, or postillion, is dressed in full state postillion livery. 

Yes, this postcard came from New Zealand, and here's the proof!