Monday, August 31, 2009
Thank you to Sabrina who lives in small city of Switzerland. She is only 16 years.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This is famous character from Looney Tunes, called Sylvester the Cat. Thank you to Barbara from Switzerland who sent this to me, it is very cute card.
His brief is here, Sylvester J. Pussycat, Sr., or simply, Sylvester the Cat, or Sylvester, or Puddy Tat (as in I tawt I taw a puddy tat, a sentence often repeated by his arch-nemesis Tweety Bird) or gringo pussy-gato (a sobriquet attached by another antagonist, Speedy Gonzales), is a fictional character, a three-time Academy Award-winning anthropomorphic tuxedo cat in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies repertory, often chasing Tweety Bird, Speedy Gonzales, or Hippety Hopper. The name "Sylvester" is a play on felis silvestris, the scientific name for the wild cat species (domestic cats like Sylvester, though, are actually felis catus). The character debuted in Friz Freleng's Life With Feathers (1945). Freleng's 1947 cartoon Tweetie Pie was the first pairing of Tweety with Sylvester, and the Bob Clampett-directed Kitty Kornered (1946) was Sylvester's first pairing with Porky Pig. Sylvester appeared in 96 cartoons in the golden age.
Sylvester was #33 on TV Guide's list of top 50 best cartoon characters, together with Tweety
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Remains of the town wall are popular, but the biggest attraction in Krems is the town's late-Gothic Piarist Churce. The steiner Tor, erected in 1480, is the only remaining medieval gate.
Thank you to Kangkung, who sent this lovely card to me. Beautiful stamps too.
Toronto is the most popular city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario. As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial centres in the world.
Here is her quick brief "SEND A POSTCARD. SAVE A LIFE. A postcard challenge to receive one postcard from every country in the world. For each postcard I receive, I will donate $5 to my favorite charity, Nothing But Nets which distributes mosquito nets to prevent malaria transmission in Africa. Each family in need receives one mosquito net which costs only $10. 263 territories of the world. 263 postcards. $1315. 132 mosquito nets. 132 families saved.She is interesting, don't you think?
Friday, August 28, 2009
Ambroise Tezenas, born in Paris in 1972, Ambroise graduated from the Applied Arts School of Vevey, Switzerland in 1994. First based in London and then in Paris, he was a member of Editing agency from 2000 until 2002. From 2002, Ambroise Tezenas has essentially devoted his time to the creation of a personal work on landscapes. In 2004, he co-founded the association of independent photographers Think Pictures. His work produced in Beijing from 2001 to 2005, witnessing the changes happening in Beijing before hosting the Olympics, won the Leica European Publishers Award for Photography 2006. It was published in five languages and is now in its second edition.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
During Spencer's lifetime it was his landscapes that were in demand. His dealer would press him to turn out more. Many of his best landscapes are views of his beloved Cookham. Thank you to Pamela from Canada, who sent this lovely card with beautiful quote of love.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
The landmark of Mechelen is the huge St. Rumbold's tower (in Dutch : St. Romboutstoren). This impressive late-medieval tower can be seen from far away. Standing close to the tower it is immediately clear that the tower was designed to become very high. The construction was stopped in the 16th century because the town of Mechelen had financial problems.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
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Thursday, August 20, 2009
The most famous part of the Dutch costume is the wooden shoes. In the past, leather shoes were a luxury that only the rich could afford. These days, 3 million pairs of clogs are still produced in Holland annually. Nowadays, clogs are mostly worn in the countryside, as they are warmer and dryer than rubber boots.
You can tell where people came from by the shape and look of the clogs. Not too long ago clogs were approved for industrial use by European Community regulations, something Dutch farmers have known for centuries of course! Wooden shoes are therefore not only abundant in souvenir shops, but are also still worn by many farmers and bulb growers as cheap, long-lasting and save working shoes.
Thank to Rickster, who sent this so cute one to me with absolutely stunning handwriting.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Most famous for its corkscrew spire with an external winding staircase that can be climbed to the top, offering extensive views over central Copenhagen. It is also noted for its carillon, which is the largest in northern Europe and plays melodies every hour from 8 am to midnight
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Thanks to Tyve @ Taichung who sent this beautiful with lovely stamps on.