Thursday, May 30, 2013

Old Sturbridge Village

Received from: the USA
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 7207 km
Time of travelling: 15 days

Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is a living museum located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in the United States, which re-creates life in rural New England during the 1790s through 1830s. It is the largest living museum in New England, covering more than 200 acres (80 hectares). The Village includes 59 antique buildings, three water-powered mills, and a working farm. The museum is a popular tourist and educational field trip destination. Costumed interpreters speaking in modern language help visitors understand 19th century life.

Friday, May 24, 2013


Received from: Finland
Category: Poland-rest of the world tag
Date: April 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Received from: China
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 7980 km
Time of travelling: 10 days

Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. The population as of 2012 was 20,693,000. The metropolis, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government, with 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


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

Dubrovnik, also known as Ragusa, is a city on the Adriatic Sea coast of Croatia, positioned at the terminal end of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations on the Adriatic, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva county. Its total population is 42,641 (census 2011). In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Received from: Russia
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 1152 km
Time of travelling: 15 days

The Kremlin stars (Russian: Кремлёвские звёзды) are the pentagonal luminescent ruby stars, installed in the 1930s on five towers of the Moscow Kremlin, replacing the gilded eagles that had symbolized Imperial Russia. The first Kremlin star was installed on top of the Spasskaya Tower on October 25, 1935. During the next week, another three stars were installed on the Troitskaya, Nikolskaya and Borovitskaya towers. These stars replaced the huge copper two-headed eagles, installed in pre-revolutionary times, which were a part of the Coat of Arms of Imperial Russia.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Received from: Taiwan
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 8498 km
Time of travelling: 10 days

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Received from: Italy
Category: from a friend
Date:  March 2012

The Grand Canal is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses (Italian: vaporetti) and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola. At one end, the canal leads into the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station and the other end leads into Saint Mark Basin; in between, it makes a large S-shape through the central districts (sestieri) of Venice. It is 3,800 m long, 30–90 m wide, with an average depth of five meters (16.5 ft).

Saturday, May 4, 2013


Received from: Czech Republic
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 387 km
Time of travelling: 6 days

Helfštýn is a castle 15 km east of Přerov, in the Olomouc region in Central Moravia, Czech Republic. The history of Helfštýn is closely related to the development of the nearby town of Lipník nad Bečvou, which has a number of valuable architectural monuments, among them the classical château and one of the oldest late-gothic synagogues in the Czech Republic. The ruins of the castle are perched on a high wooden knoll above the narrowest part of the Moravian Gate and above the left bank of the river Bečva. The complex is 187 meters long and up to 152 meters wide. It is one of the largest castles in terms of area in the Czech Republic.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Received from: the Netherlands
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 1120 km
Time of travelling: 15 days

The Rijksmuseum  (English: State Museum) is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw.