понедельник, 13 июня 2011 г.

The last Russian Emperor Nikolay II



The last Russian Emperor Nikolay II, czarina Alexandra Fedorovna and her sister Great Princess Elisabeth

Windsor Castle


Raggedy Ann and Andy

Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and has a triangle nose. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stories. A doll was also marketed along with the book to great success. A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories (1920) introduced the character of her brother, Raggedy Andy, dressed in sailor suit and hat.
  

суббота, 14 мая 2011 г.

Kokorin Castle


Schwerin castle


Riga


Knitted knee socks from Latvia


Inge Look card


Zagreb. Croatia


среда, 4 мая 2011 г.

Islas Canarias

Fuerteventura. Jandia. Mountain Tindaya. Betancuria
Jandía is an area and a peninsula covering the whole southwestern part of the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands forming the westernmost and the southernmost points on the island. It is mainly mountainous and rocky /
Betancuria is a Canarian municipality in the northern portion of the island of Fuerteventura 

Golden Gate Bridge


California and Disneyland

signatures of all Disneyland cartoon characters:
 Thank You very much, Michelle!



New York map card

Thank You very much for this swap, Sam!

суббота, 30 апреля 2011 г.

Slovenia

Great cards from private swap with Kristijan
1. The Franciscan Church of the Annunciation with the monument to France Prešeren (Slovene national poet)
 2.Open market
3. Triple Bridge 
4. Dragon (the symbol of city) on the Dragon bridge
5. Old town and Ljubljana Castle

Warsaw

Łazienki Palace, "Syrenka" (little mermaid) statue on Old Town Market square in Warsaw, Carmelite Church (Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and of St. Joseph).

In 1980 Warsaw's historic Old Town was inscribed into UNESCO's World Heritage list

Thank You very much, Dominik!

среда, 27 апреля 2011 г.

Great Indian cards

Great Indian cards from the private swap with Cathy

Most all Native American Indian Peoples attach special significance to the Eagle and its feathers.
Eagle feathers were awarded to Indian Braves, warriors and Chieftains for extreme acts of valor and bravery. These feathers were difficult to come by, and were earned one at a time..

Both Bald and Golden Eagles (and their feathers) are highly revered and considered sacred within American Indian traditions, culture and religion
U.S. laws are very strict regarding the possession of eagle feathers. It is illegal to possess eagle feathers in any form unless you are an authorized American Indian. Possession of eagle feathers may lead to steep fines and prison.
The Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel was a copper-nickel five-cent piece struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. It was designed by sculptor James Earle Fraser.
Models for this coin were Indians: Iron Tail, a Sioux, Big Tree, a Kiowa, and Two Moons, a Cheyenne, and Two Gun White Calf.
Sitting Bull  was a  Lakota Sioux holy man who led his people as a war chief during years of resistance to United States government policies. He was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him in 1890

Minnesota map

Thank You for the great swap, dear Cathy!

South Dakota map


Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji in Hyōgo Prefecture (1333)
 Himeji Castle is the largest and most visited castle in Japan, and it was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country

The Beatles card

It was printed in Turkey, but was sent by Anouk from Netherlands

Viseu. Portugal

The District of Viseu is located in the Central Inland of Portugal, the District Capital is the city of Viseu.

Lida Castle, Belarus

Lida Castle  was one of several citadels erected by Grand Duke Gediminas of Lithuania in the early 14th century to defend his lands against the expansion of the Teutonic Knights

Map of The North Holland


Shangri-la

The Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve, in Yunnan province, Southwest China.
Baima Snow Mountain in Shangri-la is world-known. The 20 peaks, which have the altitudes of at least 5,000 meters, the highest peak in a mountain range is an altitude of 5,430 meters.

суббота, 16 апреля 2011 г.

La Ville de Quebec

Quebec.  St. Lawrence River, Le Château Frontenac.
    The Château Frontenac is a grand hotel in Quebec City. Prior to the building of the hotel, the site was occupied by the Chateau Haldimand, residence of the British colonial governors of Lower Canada and Quebec. 
     The Château Frontenac, designed by the American architect Bruce Price, was one of a series of "château" style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The hotel began operation during 1893 
    The Château Frontenac was named in honor of Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who was governor of the colony of New France from 1672 . The Château was built near the historic Citadelle, the construction of which Frontenac had begun at the end of the 17th century. The Quebec Conference of 1943, at which Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt discussed strategy for World War II, was performed at the Citadelle while much of the staff stayed nearby in the Château Frontenac. 

Merci beaucoup, Isabelle!