Friday, June 9, 2017

Spain - Camino de Santiago with Map

Camino de Santiago: (The Way of St. James, is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried)

San Juan De La Pena
El Bierzo

Santiago de Compostela (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)


Malaysia - Air Itam, Kek Lok Si Temple

Greetings from Malaysia

Pagoda - (Penang Kek Lok Si Temple)

Built in 1890 on a hill slope, it is the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.  It consists of a maze of gardens, courts and passages and the seven tier "Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas".  The 30 metre pagoda is a mixture of Chinese, Thai, and Burmese architecture.  The octagonal base is Chinese, the middle tier is Thai and the spiral dome is Burmese design.


Taiwan - Kaohsiung, Dragon and Tiger Pagodas

Dragon and Tiger Pagodas

The sender writes:
Dragon and Tiger Pagodas are located in Kaohsiung in Taiwan.  Tourists can get into them from the Dragon's mouth and come out from the Tiger's mouth.  Also, tourists can get to the seventh floors and see the beautiful scenery.


Wisconsin - Wisconsin Dells, Kalahari Resort and Conventions

Resorts and Conventions

The Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin
in Dells, Wisconsin was America's largest indoor water park, until 2005 when it was surpassed by its sister resort in Sandusky, Ohio.
Kalahari's newest Resort and Convention Center in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania recently took this title in 2015 giving Kalahari the title of the World's Coolest Waterparks according to Conde Nast.

The sender writes:
We are enjoying our little vacation at the Kalahari Resort.  The kids are having so much fun!  We are attending the Autism Society of Wisconsin Conference. We saw a postcard, and thought of you!

This postcard features a Lion, Elephant, Giraffe and more animals and is from 2017.

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The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is named after the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, hence the African theme at all the resorts. The lobbies have artificial fountains, trees, and animals that have been imported from local markets and shops in Africa.

Germany - Koln, Postcrossing Meet-up

Koln Meeting

South Dakota - Custer State Park, Legion Lake

Legion Lake - One of the delights of theLegion Lake area is paddling past the large granite boulders that form part of the dam for the lake, which was constructed in 1933.  The lake and adjoining cabins were named by the members of the American Legion who first managed the recreation area.  One of many attractive sights in Custer State Park, the lake offers good fishing, swimming and the nearby Badger Hole, home of the late South Dakota Poet Laureate Badger Clark.


Finland - Helsinki, Three Postcrossing Meet-up Postcards

 Summer Evening in Helsinki - Uspensky Cathedral
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Helsinki Cityscape and Helsinki Cathedral at Sunset
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Helsinki International Meeting 
6-7 August 2016

Greetings from Postcrossing Meeting!

Fortress of Suomenlinna - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Papua New Guinea - Madang, Aerial View

Aerial view of Madang, New Guinea

Photo:Robert Brown
Papua New Guinea

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Madang is the capital of Madang Province and is a town with a population of 27,420 (in 2005) on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. 

Ohio - Cleveland, Snail Statues

Slowly spreading the news: it's National Postcard Week!
May 7-13, 2017

I took this photo September 2016 at the Cleveland Public Library during the art installation "Flock," by CrackingArt, a group from Milan Italy.  There were over 300 recyclable plastic animal figures all over downtown.  I loved the snails!

This postcard is number 42 in a limited of 100.  It is from Christina Getrost. 

Ohio - Cleveland, Powerhouse and Bridge

National Postcard Week
May 7-13, 2017

Constructed in 1892 on the West Bank of the Cuyahoga River, the Powerhouse was used to provide power for streetcar lines.  The Powerhouse closed in 1920.  Today it is a National Historic Landmark.  Pictured is the Powerhouse, the hub of Nautical Entertainment Complex and houses the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

Created by Betty Kacirek, Parma, Ohio
50 cards printed

New Jersey - Long Beach Island, Aerial View

Cities at Sea - Long Beach Island

From beginning to end, Long Beach Island is filed its continuous activity for vacationing families.

Photo by Larry Witt

The sender writes:
We had a very nice time, water nice with big waves.  Renee was very very good except for awaking at 7 AM everyday.  She loved the sand and wading with assistance.  It was too rough to get her out as I did.


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Long Beach Island is a barrier island along the Atlantic Ocean coast in New Jersey, USA.

The island is home to about 20,000 people on a year-round basis. However, the island's population swells significantly during the summer months and reaches about 100,000 people, including part-time residents and tourists, who are often referred to as "shoobies".

Minnesota - State Flower, Showy Lady Slippers

Official State Flower
Showy Lady Slippers
In Habitat

The Showy Lady Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) is known as the "Orchid of the North".  It is found in cool and dense forests and swamps.  although becoming quite rare, it is found in secured places in Northern Minnesota.

Photo by John Pennoyer

The sender writes:  I found this postcard inside of a used book that I recently purchased.

Friday, May 19, 2017

South America - Map

Map of South America

South American countries and their capitals cities

Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Bolivia (La Paz / Sucre)
Brazil (Brasilia)
Chile (Santiago)
Colombia (Bogota)
Ecuador (Quito)
French Guiana (Cayenne ) France
Guyana (Georgetown)
Paraguay (Asuncion)
Peru (Lima)
Suriname (Paramaribo)
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Venezuela (Caracas)

This postcard is from 2012. 

French Polynesia - Huahine Island

Paysage de Huahine
Landscape of Huahine

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Huahine is an island located among the Society Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Leeward Islands group.

The island has a population of about 6,300.

France - Beaune, Hospices de Beaune

Au Pays Des Grands Crus
Beaune (Cote-d'Or).

Le toit de tuiles vernissees de la cour d'honneur de l'Hotel-Diu, de l'Hotel-Dieu, fonde en 1443 par Nicolas Rolin

The roof of glazed tiles of the courtyard of Hotel-Diu, Hotel-Dieu, founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin

This postcard is from 2017.

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The Hospices de Beaune or Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune is a former charitable almshouse in Beaune, France. It was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, as a hospital for the poor and needy. The original hospital building, the Hôtel-Dieu, is one of the finest examples of French fifteenth-century architecture and is now a museum.

An important charity wine auction is held here in November each year.