martes, 10 de febrero de 2009


This week I've begun to receive postcards on Tuesday, but I love the two cards from soniasadin and nancy.
From Pamplona, soniasadin has sent me one of my favourite paintings, Guernica, by Picasso, became in symbol of the horrors of war. Picasso painted it in 1937 at the height of the Spanish Civil War. The town of Guernica was bombed on April 26th, 1937.

Nancy from China has sent me a beautiful UNESCO Site for the "Spain to the Rest of the World" tag. It is the traditional village of Xidi. The Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui, Xidi and Hongcun, were declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000, because they "preserve to a remarkable extent the appearance of non-urban settlements of a type that largely disappeared or was transformed during the last century. Their street plan, their architecture and decoration, and the integration of houses with comprehensive water systems are unique surviving examples.

The villages of Xidi and Hongcun are graphic illustrations of a type of human settlement created during a feudal period and based on a prosperous trading economy. In their buildings and their street patterns, the two villages of southern Anhui reflect the socio-economic structure of a long-lived settled period of Chinese history. The traditional non-urban settlements of China, which have to a very large extent disappeared during the past century, are exceptionally well preserved in the villages of Xidi and Hongcun.

viernes, 6 de febrero de 2009

Views from Japan

For my collection I've received from Japan five official postcard since I began in Postcrossing.

Two days ago, amenote wrote me because she sent me a postcard last December 18th and I had not registered it... and today I received it, after travelling 50 days. It's a nice painting of Japanese art, showing sumo wrestlers in the ring before a match.

But my first Japanese postcard was this one, that I received in May from Non: the Nijo Castle, in Kyoto.

Last summer, Yukimi sent me the third postcard, this time of Miyajima, in Hiroshima. It's registered as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

This multiview of Tokyo was sent by misuzu. Some views of Akihabara Shopping Square - Main Gate of "Senso Ji" Temple Imperial Palace "Chiyoda-Jo" Castle - Tokyo Station.

And finally basketwork sent me in Christmas this postcard with something typical in her region, Japanese green tea.

jueves, 5 de febrero de 2009

Lithuanian Black and White and Paris

Last days I won some postcards in Forum and today I received this lovely B&W view:

"Pasidalinkime džiaugsmu" "Share the joy"... from WavyCactus.

And my 150th official postcard received, The Arc de Triomphe, Paris, from pupsi

miércoles, 4 de febrero de 2009

Lithuania and North Spain

My 149th official postcard arrived from Lithuania. I had one postcard from Vilnius, and other one from Klaipedia. This time RamuneLt sent me this nice multiview from the second city of the country, Kaunas.
The postcard shows the Church of Vytautas the Great. Town Hall Square. The Pažaislis Church of Visitation of our Lady and the Monastery. The Cathedral-Basilica. City Fountain in the Freedom Boulevard. St Michael the Archangel Church.

I won a lottery of soniasadin, and she has sent me two postcards from North Spain. In the first we can see the city of Estella, in Navarra. San Francisco de Asis Square, Estella Coat arms, De la Cárcel Bridge and general view.

And I liked a lot this night view of la Concha Beach, from San Sebastian, in Pais Vasco.

martes, 3 de febrero de 2009

North, Central and South America

This day I received a bit from all America!

From North America, I've received two postcard.

This really nice view is the interior of Missouri Historical Society's Library, in St. Louis. A spectacular dome crowns the Margaret B. Grigg Oberheide Reading Room. Originally it was synagogue built in 1921. This is a kind postcard in return from JEM, for the official I sent her.

And mcbuchanan sent me from New Orleans this official postcard showing a painting of one of the streetcars go downtown in the older areas of the city.

From Central America shirleycr sent me this beautiful postcard for the "Ofrezco" Tag, in Spanish Forum, showing three views of Caribbean in Costa Rica (Cahuita and Puerto Viejo).

And from South America, I liked this multiview sent by muchachita. She gave some postcards to celebrate one special moment in her life. This is an Historical Monument of Chile.

The Civic District of the Nitrate's Office of Maria Elena (Oficina salitrera), the last office in operation for over two hundred that existed in the 19th and 20th centuries, founded in 1926. They are buildings like the Metro Theater, the old neighborhood store, the market, the church of San Rafael Arcangel, the square, the old Consolidated School of Testing, and the head office of the Sports and Social Association.

lunes, 2 de febrero de 2009

From Russia with Love...and from Brazil, Italy, Spain...

Love, much love I received today!

I won the prize for the best Avatar 2008 in Spanish Forum, so kana sent me these four wonderful cards:

Night view of the Castle of Calafell (12th century) in Tarragona (Northeast Spain).

General view of Villafamés, Castellón de la Plana (East Spain). The castle stands at the top, whose oldest remains are from the 14th century, although it is of Arabic origin.

The Favaritx lighthouse is located on the Spanish island of Menorca, Balearic Islands, at Cape Favaritx which is part of the Albufera des Grau Natural Park with Colom Island.

And finally, this aerial view of the St. Stephen's Cathedral of Vienna (Austria). Romanesque and Gothic form, consecrated in 1147, but completed in 1160.

From Italy I received this beautiful bookmark of "Firenze 2008. Un anno ad arte", from CatWoman.

Savissivik from Brazil surprised me with the Series Cultural Heritage of Humanity (1999). Three stamps showing the cities of Ouro Preto, Olinda e Saô Luis (also known as the tiles city).

And today I received this official postcard from mzk:

"Russia map and flag card. The left part is Saint Petersburgh; and the right part is Suzdal, Museum of Wooden Architecture and City of Golden Ring of Russia".

jueves, 29 de enero de 2009

UNESCO Library and Night Multiview

Today I received two official postcards from Europe.

One view of the historical Library in the Monastery of St. Gallen, in Switzerland. The whole monastery area has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Thanks to zasa.

And from Germany this night multiview of Stuttgart, from Guilty. Thank you: