From: LAS VEGAS, USA
From: SRI LANKA
From: INDIANAPOLIS, USA
(Left) American Bar Association, 1987
Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
(far right) Marina City, 1964
Architects: Bertrand Goldberg Associates
Photograph by Craig Dugan
The Kazan Cathedral
The famous hanging tomb cave of Tana Toraja.
Teacher Rena says:
Dong Ming says:
Below is the english translation as translated by a friend:
Maybe I will arrive at your country earlier than the arrival of this postcard. Because I love diving, I fly to Philipphines once or twice every year. I love it there so much, the way the sun shines. the vast blue ocean. I especially love the friendliness of the wonderful people there. I have been to (he includes the names in english) and on 5/22 to 31 I will be going to (names of places included in english). I read the books, travel the roads. and see the world.
Three of Amsterdam’s most famous churches.
From: PARIS FRANCE
The card represents a father with his grandchild. The father is reading a tibetan ascetic biography. And there is an artist that illustrates this biography.
This is a map card of Indonesia from an anesthesiologist named Andrea. The card was safely put inside a plastic. Now I have an idea on how to do my next outgoing cards.
Designed by British Architect A.C. Norman, Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia festures a 41-metre clock tower with a copper dome.
From: PARIS FRANCE
Shipyard cemetery in the area of Brittany
(You should check Louise’s blog at http://www.dropsofeverything.wordpress.com. She has an awesome blog.)
In the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site. Today, of the original 85, only 22 have survived the ravages of time. The temples are famous for their erotic sculptures. The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is the western complex of Khajuraho group is the largest and the most ornate Hindu temple in Khajuraho. The entire complex is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Maitreya Buddha, Nubra Valley:
Nubra VAlley is 150 kms from Leh town across the Khardung La Pass in the northern Jammu and Kashmir state of India. Like the rest of Tibetan plateau, Nubra is a high altitude cold desert with rare precipitation and scant vegetation except along river beds. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 feet. Majority of the inhabitants are Buddhists. To the west end of Nubra Valley near the Indo-park border, the inhabitants speak Balti and are Shia Muslims. In the picture is the 35 meter statue of Maitreya Buddha facing down the Shyok River towards Pakistan.
And of course, Vishwanath is very generous to send an Indian banknote which will be added to my banknote collection. I sent him a Philippine banknote as well (20-peso bill), but it was a used banknote. His was a new one. So I am thinking of sending him another. This time, it would be fresh from the bank and unused.
The cards below were sent by Jiri George Brestan from Czech Republic. Most are lighthouses which I personally collect. Only one card was left with a personal note. The other cards were blank. There was also no piece of information at the back about each of the lighthouse photo so I have to search by myself.
The Charles Bridge and the Little Quarter (Karlsbrucke und Kleinseite)
Beautiful lighthouses in Czech Republic
The Moon Beach and the Lighthouse
Anyone who is familiar with these lighthouses? Let me know about them if you do.
From Seattle USA
Elevation 6,852—as seen from Darrington, Washington and Snohomish County’s Mountain Loop Highway. Darrington, nestled near the foot of these rugged slopes, is the gateway to the Cascade Wilderness Area.
Ukraine Dniester Canyon
From Colorado USA
GS2—America The Beautiful
The panoramic view from the summit of Pikes Peak is said to have inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write “America The Beautiful” in 1893.