Thursday, September 15, 2016

Luxembourg - Map, Bonjour

Map of Luxembourg

Bonjour de Gr. Duche

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Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. It has a population of just over half a million people in an area of 2,586 square kilometres (998 sq mi).

The people of Luxembourg are called Luxembourgers.

Three languages are recognised as official in Luxembourg: French, German, and Luxembourgish, a Franconian language of the Moselle region that is also spoken in neighbouring parts of France and Germany. Though Luxembourgish is part of the West Central German group of High German languages, more than 5,000 words in the Luxembourgish have their origin in the French language. The first printed sentences in Luxembourgish were released by the weekly journal the 'Luxemburger Wochenblatt' in the second edition of 14 April 1821.

Monaco - Monte -Carlo, The Casino

Le Casino
Monaco - Monte-Carlo

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The inside of this casino is amazing!  

Monaco - Multiview with Interior Casino

Principaute De Monaco (Principality of Monaco)

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In the top right hand corner is a little bit of the inside of their famous casino.  I wish I would have found a postcard showing more of the details. 

Taiwan - Taipei, Movie Screen Postcard

I don't usually post what the people write, but here I had no choice.  This is the front of the card, the other side has my address and the stamps.

This is the first Screen Postcard I've ever scene, and I LOVE IT!!!  The photo of Taipei 101 is on a cell, like for movies and is glued inside the cardboard to make the postcard. There is also a pull out stand incase you want to sit the card up on a desk.  This postcard made it from Taiwan to the USA with with only a few minor bends and scratches in 2009. 

Washington D.C. - Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Post Office

New Post Office, Washington D.C.

National Postal Museum

Reproduction postcard of the DC city post office after its construction in 1914. Souvenir postcards like this highlighted community landmarks.

This is postmarked in 2016. 

Washington D.C. - Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Mailboxes

National Postal Museum

Beginning in the 1950s, many cities offered separate mailboxes for local and out-of-town mail to speed processing.  Marketing photo's like this promoted their use to increase efficiency.

The sender writes:
How adorable is this postcard displaying the old Post Boxes here in D.C.?!  I might just frame this one, I love it so much!

Virginia - Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery
Our nation's most hallowed ground was officially designated as a military cemetery in June 15, 1846 on the grounds of the Arlington House, once house of Robert E. Lee and occupied by Union soldiers during the Civil War.  One of the most visited places at the cemetery is the eternal flame and state marker identifying the grave of President John F. Kennedy. The sign directs also to the Tomb of Unknown, that contains the remains of unknown American soldiers from World Wars I and II the Korean Conflict and (until 1998) the Vietnam War.

Photos by Eduardo Arrossi

Virginia - Arlington Cemetery, Women In Military Service Memorial

Women in Military Service Memorial

At the end of Memorial Drive in Arlington National Cemetery is the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.  The Memorial features exhibits of Women in all branches of Military Service.

Photos by E. David Luria

The sender writes:
Today we saw this memorial at Arlington Cemetery.  It is so neat to see a memorial specifically for women who served!

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This structure was dedicated on October 18, 1997.

Sweden - Stockholm, Skogskyrkogården, The Granite Cross, UNESCO

World Heritage

Varldsarvet Skogskyrkogarden
Granitkorset med Almhojden till vanster och Minneslunden till hoger.
The Granite Cross

Granite Cross with Almhojden left and memorial garden to the right.

Foto: Susanne Fesse

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Almhöjden, or meditation grove, is the umbrella elms meditation place in Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm. 

Philippines - Jeepney, Public Utility Vehicle

Jeepney, public utility vehicle in the Philippines.

The sender writes:
Hello from Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines.

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Jeepneys are known for their crowded seating and kitsch decorations and have become a symbol of Philippine culture and art.  They were originally made from U.S. military jeeps left over from World War II.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Indonesia - Jawa Tengah, The Post Office

Post Office Cirebon 45100 Jawa Tengah (Central Java) - Indonesia

National Postcard Week, 3 - 9 May 2015
Lukman Hgeem 2015

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Cirebon (formerly referred to as Cheribon in English) is a port city on the north coast of the Indonesian island of Java. It is located in the province of West Java near the provincial border with Central Java.

Ohio - Wauseon, Fulton County Courthouse

National Post Card Week
3 - 9 May 2015
William Marquart, (I 'erased' the address) Bucyrus, Ohio, 44820

Fulton County Courthouse
Wauseon, Ohio

Photo: WAM August 2009

Missouri - St. Louis, Bevo Mill

National Postcard Week
May 3 - 9, 2015

Mary Ellen Bertram
Belleville, Illinois

Beto Mill, St. Louis Missouri

New Jersey - Seaside Heights, Hurricane Sandy Aftermath on a Roller Coaster

National Post Card Week
May 3 - 9, 2015

Bob Concur, Piscataway, New Jersey

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy 10/29/12
Roller Coaster, Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Largest Atlantic Hurricane on Record
68 Billion in Damage - 293 Dead
1100 Mile Diameter

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To give you and idea of how big 'Superstorm Sandy' was, in the United States it affected 24 states of the 50 states. This includes the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine and west across the Appalachian Mountains to Michigan and Wisconsin, with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York. 

Japan - Hiroshima, Map of UNESCO Shrines

Miyajima Itsukushima Shrines

In December 1996, Miyajima Itsukushima Shrines was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

This postcard features a map of the shrines, and was printed in 2012.