Sunday, September 15, 2013

Szczecin

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: July 2013

Szczecin is the capital city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. In the vicinity of the Baltic Sea, it is the country's seventh-largest city and a major seaport in Poland. As of June 2011 the population was 407,811.

Kamień Pomorski

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: July 2013

Kamień Pomorski  is a town in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship of northwestern Poland. The capital of Kamień County, the town had 9,129 inhabitants as of June 30, 2008.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wuzhen

Received from: China
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: July 2013
Distance: 7976 km
Time of travelling: 18 days

Wuzhen (simplified Chinese: 乌镇; traditional Chinese: 烏鎮; pinyin: Wūzhèn) is a historic scenic town, part of Tongxiang, located in northern Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China. It lies within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai. Covering an area of 71.19 km2 (27.49 sq mi), Wuzhen has a total population of 60,000, of which 12,000 are permanent residents.

Hamburg

Received from: Germany
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: July 2013
Distance: 758 km
Time of travelling: 13 days

Hamburg's official name, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, reflects Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, and that Hamburg is a city-state and one of the sixteen States of Germany. Before the 1871 Unification of Germany, Hamburg was a fully sovereign state of its own. Prior to the constitutional changes in 1919, the stringent civic republic was ruled by a class of hereditary grand burghers or Hanseaten.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Luxembourg

From: Luxembourg
Category: My collection
Date: April 2013

Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. It has two principal regions: the Oesling in the north as part of the Ardennes massif, and the Gutland ("good country") in the south. Luxembourg has a population of 524,853 (as of October 2012) in an area of 2,586 square kilometres (998 sq mi).

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Panambi

Received from: Brazil
Category: private swap
Date: May 2013

Panambi is a municipality in the state Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ukraine

Received from: Ukraine
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: July 2013
Distance: 669 km
Time of travelling: 18 days

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Turku

Received from: Finland
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: May 2013
Distance: 951 km
Time of travelling: 10 days

Turku Castle is a medieval building in the city of Turku in Finland. Together with Turku Cathedral, the castle is one of the oldest buildings still in use in Finland. Turku Castle is the largest surviving medieval building in Finland. It was founded in the late 13th century and stands on the banks of the Aura River.

Latvia

Received from: Latvia
Category: Fast favourities tag
Date: May 2013


Banknotes and coins.
Latvia, 20th-21st century.

National History Museum of Latvia.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Winnipeg

Received from: Canada
Category: Poland - rest of the world tag
Date: May 2013


Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of Manitoba, Canada, with a metropolitan population of 730,018 in the Canada 2011 Census. It is located near the longitudinal centre of North America, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. The city is found on the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies. The name "Winnipeg" comes from the Cree for "muddy waters". The Winnipeg area was a trading centre for Aboriginal peoples prior to the arrival of Europeans. The first fort was built there in 1738 by French traders. A settlement was later founded by the Selkirk settlers in 1812, the nucleus of which was incorporated as the City of Winnipeg in 1873 with a population of 1,869. Winnipeg is the seventh-largest municipality in Canada, and is the primary municipality of the Winnipeg Capital Region (population of 730,305), with more than half of Manitoba's population.

The Netherlands

Received from: the Netherlands
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 1097 km
Time of travelling: 4 days

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The USA

Received from: the USA
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: May 2013
Distance: 7779 km
Time of travelling: 10 days


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Tenerife

Received from: Germany
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: May 2013
Distance: 1021 km
Time of travelling:  10 days


Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands; it is also the most populated island of Spain, with a land area of 2,034.38 km²  and 898,680 inhabitants, 43% of the total population of the Canary Islands. About five million tourists visit Tenerife each year, the most of any Canary Islands. Tenerife hosts one of the world's largest carnivals and the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is attempting to become a World Heritage Site. Tenerife is serviced by two airports, Tenerife North Airport and Tenerife South Airport, and is the tourism and economic centre of the archipelago.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Minsk

Received from: Belarus
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 474 km
Time of travelling:  7 days


Victory Square - square in the centre of the City of Minsk located at the crossing of Independence Avenue and Zakharau Street. The square is located in the historic centre of Minsk nearby with the museum of the 1st Congress of RSDRP, Main offices of National State TV and Radio and City House of Marriages. A green park stretches from the Victory Square to the river of Svislach and to the entrance to the M. Gorky Park. Victory square is the key landmark of Minsk. Holiday parades go through the square. The newly married traditionally take their picutre at the square.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Texel

Received from: The Netherlands
Category: Tag within Europe
Date: May 2013


Texel includes the seven villages De Cocksdorp, De Koog, De Waal, Den Burg, Den Hoorn, Oosterend, and Oudeschild, and the small townships of Bargen, De Nes, Dijkmanshuizen, Driehuizen, Harkebuurt, 't Horntje, Midden-Eierland, Molenbuurt, Nieuweschild, Noorderbuurt, Ongeren, Oost, Spang, Spijkdorp, Tienhoven, Westermient, Zevenhuizen, and Zuid-Eierland.
The municipality also includes the uninhabited sand bar of Noorderhaaks. The island of Texel, which received city rights in 1415, originally was made up of two islands, Texel proper to the south and Eierland to the northwest, which were connected by shoals. In the seventeenth century, the islands were poldered together. Today, Texel forms the largest natural barrier between the North Sea and the Wadden Sea.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Received from: Germany
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 827 km
Time of travelling:  5 days


Rothenburg ob der Tauber  is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany, well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world.
Rothenburg was a Free Imperial City from the late Middle Ages to 1803.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Russia

Received from: Russia
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 2649 km
Time of travelling: 13 days



Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Taipei

Received from: Taiwan
Category: Europe - rest of the world tag
Date: April 2013


The Presidential Office Building stands within walking distance of 228 Memorial Park, the National Taiwan Museum, the original hospital of the National Taiwan University, the original East Gate of the City of Taipei, the Chang Yung Fa Foundation Building (formerly Kuomintang Party Headquarters) and the National Theater and Concert Hall at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. A few blocks to the west is Taipei's popular Ximending shopping district with its historic cinema and Jhongshan Concert Hall. A few blocks to the north is Taipei Main Station and Shin Kong Life Tower.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Zagreb

Received from: Croatia
Category: private swap
Date: April 2013

Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. It is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies at an elevation of approximately 122 m (400 ft) above sea level. In the last official census of 2011, the population of the settlement of Zagreb was 792,875. The wider Zagreb metropolitan area includes the City of Zagreb and the separate Zagreb County bringing the total metropolitan area population up to 1,210,517. It is the only metropolitan area in Croatia with a population of over one million.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

North Brabant

Received from: the Netherlands
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: May 2013
Distance: 1118 km
Time of travelling: 10 days


North Brabant (Dutch: Noord-Brabant), since 2001 Brabant is also unofficially used, is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country, bordered by Belgium's Antwerp and Limburg provinces in the south, the Meuse River (Maas) in the north, and Limburg in the east and Zeeland in the west.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wetterstein

Received from: Austria
Category: Mountain tag
Date: April 2013


The Wetterstein, is a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps. It is a compact range between Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, Seefeld in Tirol and Ehrwald; partially in Bavaria, Germany and partially in Tyrol, Austria. In the Wetterstein is the highest peak in Germany, the Zugspitze.