Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

India

Received from: India
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: November 2016
Distance: 7068 km
Time of travelling: 11 days

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Corinth

Received from: Greece
Category: from a friend
Date: October 2016

Corinth is a city and former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality of Corinth, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. It is the capital of Corinthia. It was founded as Nea Korinthos or New Corinth in 1858 after an earthquake destroyed the existing settlement of Corinth, which had developed in and around the site of ancient Corinth.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Gliwice

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: October 2016

Gliwice is a city in Upper Silesia, southern Poland, near Katowice. Gliwice is the west district of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union – a metropolis with a population of 2 million. The city is located in the Silesian Highlands, on the Kłodnica river (a tributary of the Oder).

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Vilnius

From: Lithuania
Category: collection
Date:  October 2016

The Old Town of Vilnius, one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Northern Europe, has an area of 3.59 square kilometres. It encompasses 74 quarters, with 70 streets and lanes numbering 1487 buildings with a total floor area of 1,497,000 square meters. The oldest part of the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, it has developed over the course of many centuries, and has been shaped by the city's history and a constantly changing cultural influence. It is a place where some of Europe's greatest architectural styles—gothic, renaissance, baroque and neoclassical—stand side by side and complement each other.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Seoul

Received from: South Korea
Category: swap
Date: September 2016

Changdeokgung (literally, "Prospering Virtue Palace"), also known as Changdeokgung Palace or Changdeok Palace, is set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). As it is located east of Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeokgung—along with Changgyeonggung—is also referred to as the "East Palace". Changdeokgung was the most favored palace of many Joseon princes and retained many elements dating from the Three Kingdoms of Korea period that were not incorporated in the more contemporary Gyeongbokgung. One such element is the fact that the buildings of Changdeokgung blend with the natural topography of the site instead of imposing themselves upon it. It, like the other Five Grand Palaces in Seoul, was heavily damaged during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910–1945). Currently, only about 30% of the pre-Japanese structures survive.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Vernazza

Received from: Italy
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: September 2016
Distance: 1768 km
Time of travelling: 19 days

Vernazza (Latin: Vulnetia) is a town and comune located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northwestern Italy. It is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre region. Vernazza is the fourth town heading north, has no car traffic, and remains one of the truest "fishing villages" on the Italian Riviera.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Vaxholm

From: Sweden
Category: collection
Date:  August 2016
Vaxholm is a locality and the seat of Vaxholm Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden. It is located in the Stockholm archipelago. The name Vaxholm comes from Vaxholm Castle, which was constructed in 1549 on an islet with this name on the inlet to Stockholm, for defense purposes, by King Gustav Vasa.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Kaunas

Received from: Lithuania
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: September 2016
Distance: 605 km
Time of travelling: 4 days

Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. Kaunas was the biggest city and the centre of a county in Trakai Municipality of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania since 1413. In the Russian Empire it was the capital of the Kaunas Governorate from 1843 to 1915. It became the only temporary capital city in Europe during the interwar period. Now it is the capital of Kaunas County, the seat of the Kaunas city municipality and the Kaunas District Municipality. It is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kaunas. Kaunas is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris, and near the Kaunas Reservoir, the largest body of water entirely in Lithuania.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

California

Received from: the USA
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: September 2016
Distance: 8391 km
Time of travelling: 16 days

Monday, September 12, 2016

Muszyna

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: August 2016

Muszyna is a town in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern Poland. Population: 4,989 (2006). It is a railroad junction, located near border with Slovakia, with trains going into three directions - towards Nowy Sącz, Krynica-Zdrój and southwards, to Slovakia. The distance to the border is 5 kilometres (3 miles).

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Moscow

Received from: Russia
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: March 2016
Distance: 1227 km
Time of travelling: 18 days

Friday, September 9, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Bardejov

Received from: Slovakia
Category: from family
Date: September 2016

Bardejov is a town in North-Eastern Slovakia. It is situated in the Šariš region on a floodplain terrace of the Topľa River, in the hills of the Beskyd Mountains. It exhibits numerous cultural monuments in its completely intact medieval town center. The town is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites and currently maintains a population of about 30,000 inhabitants.

Phuket

Received from: Thailand
Category: from a coworker
Date: August 2016

Phuket is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. It consists of the island of Phuket, the country's largest island, and another 32 smaller islands off its coast. It lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket Island is connected by the Sarasin Bridge to Phang Nga Province to the north. The next nearest province is Krabi, to the east across Phang Nga Bay.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Krynica-Zdrój

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: August 2016


Budapest

Received from: Hungary
Category: from family
Date: August 2016

The Saint Stephen Basilica has played an active role in the musical community since its consecration in 1905. The head organists of the church have always been very highly regarded musicians. In the past century the Basilica has been home to choral music, classical music as well as contemporary musical performances. The Basilica choir performs often in different parts of Europe as well as at home. In the summer months they perform every Sunday. During these months you can see performances from many distinguished Hungarian and foreign organ players alike.