sabato 22 settembre 2012

357 - Postcard from China (Thanks Huabin)

356 - Stamp from Hyderabad - INDIA


India - Hyderabad - Native Feudatory States 
AREA—82,313 sq. mi.  POP.—16,338,534 (1941)  CAPITAL—Hyderabad
This independent princely state was occupied and annexed by India in 1948.
Stamp of 1931-48, Scott # 41
The Char Minar Gate, Hyderabad, in 1880

Charminar (Telugu: చార్మినార్, Urdu: چارمینار), built in 1591 AD, is a landmark monument
located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The English name is a transliteration and combination of the Urdu words Chār and Minar, translating to "Four Towers"; the eponymous towers are ornate minarets attached and supported by four grand arches. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. The Charminar is on the east bank of Musi river. To the northeast lies the Laad Bazaar and in the west end lies the granite-made richly ornamented Makkah Masjid.(From


355 - Postcard from Russia (Thanks Lida)

Vincent van Gogh
Thatched Cottages in Jorgus   Painting, Oil on Canvas
Auvers-sur-Oise: June, 1890
Private collection

354 - Postcard from Japan (Thanks Ryo)

353 - Postcard from Finland (Thanks Tuovi)

Lempäälä - Finland

352 - Postcard from United Kingdom (Thanks Suzanne, Rita, Mony, Dorothy, David, Constanze, Jon and Raque)

Stately Suffolk
Kentwell Hall - Ickworth - Melford Hall
Helmingham Hall    -   Somerleyton Hall

351 - Postcard from Ukraine (thanks Dariya)

Taras Shevchenko
A Pleasant Family, 1843
Oil on canvas

350 - Postcard fro Spain (thanks Kali)

Oropesa Del Mar (Castellòn)
Fortified tower and light house

349 - Postcard from Colorado USA (Thanks Jennifer)

Colorado - Bear Lake reflects Stone Mountain and
Long Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

348 - Postcard from Russia (Thanks Ludmila)

Moscow - The St. Basil's Cathedral

347 - Postcard from Netherlands (Thanks Jennie)

346 - Postcard from Finland (Thanks Krista)

Finland - Country of thousands lakes

345 - Postcard from France (ThanksCorinne)

Matterhorn, 4505 m

venerdì 21 settembre 2012

344 - Postcard from Poland (thanks Marta)

Carynska Meadow (1297 meters)

343 - Postcard from Usa (Thanks Helen)

Jonathan Green (American, b. 1955)
Boat Ride in the Marshland, 1989
acrylic on canvas, 61x81.3 cm
Collection of  Louis and Marlene Osteen

342 - Postcard from Germany (thanks Stefan)

Cologne Cathedral
Begun in 1248, the construction of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several
stages and was not completed until 1880. Over seven centuries, successive builders were
inspired by the same faith and a spirit of absolute fidelity to the original plans.
Apart from its exceptional intrinsic value and the artistic masterpieces it contains,
Cologne Cathedral testifies to the enduring strength of European Christianity.

341 - Postcard from Singapore (Thanks Tinnybaby)

Tha Ladybird Book of Handwriting. 1968
(Series 684 - Handwriting) by Tom Guardie

340 - Postcard from Japan (thanks Tomoyuki)

339 - Postcard from Ukraine (Thanks Sergey)

The plan-scheme of a historical kernel of Kyiv

338 - Postcard from Ireland (Thanks Claudia)

Ireland is the Third-largest island in Europe and the
twentieth-largest island in the world. It lies to the
northwest of continental europe and is sorrounded by
hundreds of islands and islets. The populations of
Ireland is approximately 6.2 million people (4.5 million
live in the Republic of Ireland and just under 1.8 million
live in Northern Ireland)

337 - Postcard from Netherlands (Thanks Riky)

Salvador Dalì
Swans Reflecting Elephants, 1937
Oil on canvas 51x77 cm

336 - Postcard from Germany (Thanks Pia)

Carl Spitzweg (1805-1885)
The poor poet

335 - Postcard from Czech Republic (thanks Jitka)

Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile, 1987
Alphonse Mucha

334 - Postcard from Usa (Thanks Trish)

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
From The Lake No. 1 , 1924
Oil on canvas 37x31 in.

333 - Postcard from Russia (Thanks Alexandra)

332 - Postcard from Russia (Thanks Yulia)

The Samara Academic Drama Theatre of Maxim Gorky.  1886-1888
The Monument to V. Chapayev. 1932
The Monument to A. Pushkin. 1985