Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Germany

Received from: Germany
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: December 2016
Distance: 993 km
Time of travelling: 6 days

Monday, February 27, 2017

Kenya

Received from: Kenya
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: February 2017

Coast Province (Swahili: Pwani) of Kenya, along the Indian Ocean, was one of Kenya's eight provinces. It comprises the Indian Ocean coastal strip with the capital city at Mombasa and was inhabited by the Mijikenda and Swahili, among others. The province covered an area of 79,686.1 km² and would have had a population of 3,325,307 in 2009.

Zürich

Received from: Switzerland
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: December 2016
Distance: 1446 km
Time of travelling: 4 days

Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 400,028 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million, and the Zürich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Panama

Received from: Panama
Category: collection
Date: January 2017

Casco Viejo (Spanish for Old Quarter), also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe, is the historic district of Panama City. Completed and settled in 1673, it was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city, Panamá Viejo in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Zamość

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

Zamość was founded in 1580 by the Chancellor and Hetman (head of the army of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth), Jan Zamoyski, on the trade route linking western and northern Europe with the Black Sea. Modelled on Italian trading cities, and built during the late-renaissance period by the Padovani architect Bernardo Morando, Zamość remains a perfect example of a Renaissance town of the late 16th century. It retains its original street layout, fortifications (Zamość Fortress) and a large number of original buildings blending Italian and central European architectural traditions.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dubai

Received from: United Arab Emirated
Category: collection
Date: February 2017

 Dubai has emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East. It is also a major transport hub for passengers and cargo. By the 1960s, Dubai's economy was based on revenues from trade and, to a smaller extent, oil exploration concessions, but oil was not discovered until 1966. Oil revenue first started to flow in 1969. Dubai's oil revenue helped accelerate the early development of the city, but its reserves are limited and production levels are low: today, less than 5% of the emirate's revenue comes from oil.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Berlin

Received from: Germany
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: October 2016
Distance: 810 km
Time of travelling: 4 days

The Weißensee Cemetery is a Jewish cemetery located in the neighborhood of Weißensee in Berlin, Germany. It is the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. The cemetery covers approximately 42 ha (100 acres) and contains approximately 115,000 graves. It was dedicated in 1880.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Stary Sącz

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

Stary Sącz is a town in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland, seat of the municipality Stary Sącz. It is one of the oldest towns in Poland, founded in the 13th century. Stary Sącz is located in bottom of the valley called Kotlina Sądecka, between two rivers - Dunajec and Poprad, at an altitude of 320 metres above sea level.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Harz National Park

Received from: Germany
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: November 2016
Distance: 951 km
Time of travelling: 4 days

Harz National Park is a nature reserve in the German federal states of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. It comprises large portions of the western Harz mountain range, extending from Herzberg and Bad Lauterberg at the southern edge to Bad Harzburg and Ilsenburg on the northern slopes. 95% of the area is covered with forests, mainly with spruce and beech woods, including several bogs, granite rocks and creeks. The park is part of the Natura 2000 network of the European Union. Rare animals of the Harz National Park include the dipper, the black stork, peregrine falcon, the European wildcat and especially the Eurasian lynx. The last lynx in the Harz Mountains had been shot in 1818, but in 1999 a project for reintroducing was established. Since 2002 several wild lynxes gave birth. An attempt to return the capercaillie (Auerhuhn) however did not succeed.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Germany

Received from: Germany
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: December 2016
Distance: 1096 km
Time of travelling: 4 days

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saigon

Received from: Vietnam
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: February 2017

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named and still also referred to as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer seaport prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after revolutionary leader Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still unofficially widely used).

Friday, February 17, 2017

Barcelona

Received from: Spain
Category: from a friend
Date: November 2016

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in the Kingdom of Spain, as well as the country's second most populous municipality, with a population of 1.6 million within city limits. Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 4.7 million people, being the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres high.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Amsterdam

Received from: the Netherlands
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: December 2016
Distance: 1083 km
Time of travelling: 3 days

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Turin

From: Italy
Category: collection
Date: April 2016

Turin Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Turin, northern Italy. Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, it is the seat of the Archbishops of Turin. It was built during 1491–98 and is adjacent to an earlier campanile built in 1470. Designed by Guarino Guarini, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud (the current resting place of the Shroud of Turin) was added to the structure in 1668–94.