Friday, 26 June 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday 015: That's hot!

Arizona Chili Peppers
US344705_Arizona, USA
Sent by Jenna
Postmarked Tucson, Arizona
Dated 13 February, 2009

Written at the back of the postcard:
Add a little spice to your life - explore the zestful land of Arizona.

Arizona, one of the four corner states, located in the southwestern region of the United States. Arizona is the 48th and the last of the contiguous states admitted to the Union in 1912. It shares 389miles of international border with the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California.

Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, one of the 7 natural wonders, and to the most well-preserved meteorite impact sites in the world known as the Barringer meteorite crater.

The colorful chili peppers, abundantly growing in the Southwest of the United States, is an iconic symbol that represents the warmth and friendliness of the people there. People hang clusters of chili peppers as a welcome to their Southwest homes.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Wordless Wednesday 007: Vasilyevski Island, Russia

Vasilyevsky, Russia
Sent by Karmanovsky
Postmarked РОССИЯ
Dated 22 February 2009

A panoramic view of the Spit of the Vasilyevsky Island

Written at the back of the postcard:

ИМНИЙ ПЕТЕРБУРГ (St. Petersburg in Winter)

Thanks, Karmanovsky!

Friday, 12 June 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday 014: Gin and Tonic diet,

I am so sad that I could not join PFF as much as I used to. But here, I am sneaking this PFF entry before I start working:

Postcard_Friendship_Friday014_Gin and Tonic

It's my Mum-and-Dad-in-law's card sent on my birthday to poke fun at me and my husband's pathetic attempt at dieting! *lol* You see, we gained a lot after the Christmas holidays, thus, our dieting.

Yeah, yeah, yeah... at least we gotta try something, right?

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Wordless Wednesday 006: Predjamski Grad, Slovenia

Predjamski, Slovenia
Sent by Klemen
Postmarked Adjovscina, Slovenia
Date 16 March 2009

This is a photograph, perhaps taken by the sender, that was turned into a postcard.

Predjamski Grad is perhaps the most famous cave castle in the world. The castle is located in a 123 m high limestone cliff, in the entrance of a cave. This extraordinary and romanic location made it well known.

The cave behind the castle is called Erazmova Jama, after a knight living in the castle, and has 4 levels. The deepest level is water filled, the river flowing through is called Lovka. The castle is built into the huge entrance of the middle level.

An exit from the top level to the plateau was used as secret entrance in the middle ages, today it is filled with rocks. The story goes, that the castle was besieged, but the people in the castle had the secret entrance, and so they had enough to eat. They loughed on the besieger and threw down fresh fruit, to discourage them.

- Showcaves of Slovenia

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Wordless Wednesday 005: The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Blue Mosque, Turkey
Sent by Nopi
Dated 22 May 2009

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, more popularly known as the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque is arguably the most famous landmark in Turkey and the only mosque with six minarets. It is called the Blue Mosque because of its beautifully hand-painted Iznik tiles inside the mosque. Built in 1609, and completed in 1617, by architect Sedefkar Mehmet Agha. A truly exceptional traditional Islamic architecture and considered to be the last great mosque in the classical period.
Images by Freepik