Sunday 8 February 2009


This amazing view of Bali in Indonesia was sent by Kemz, from Indonesia. It shows a wonderful twillight scene in Candi Dasa, a seaside town in Eastern Bali.

Bali Island is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, a group of Indonesian islands in the middle-south part of the Malay Archipelago. It has a population of over 3000000 people and it's home to most of Indonesia's small Hindu minority. It's also the largest touristic destination in the country. Bali is well known for its luxourious beaches, its culture and arts and its nightlife.

Source: Wikipedia.

Tuesday 3 February 2009

Kul-Shariff Mosque

The Kull-Shariff Mosque is located inside the Kazan Kremlin, the chief historic citadel of Tatarstan, situated in the city of Kazan.

It is the biggest mosque in Europe and it was opened in June 2005. It was built on the site of a previous mosque that was destryed in 1552, during the siege of Kazan.

The siege of Kazan was the final battle of Russo-Kazan Wars. It led to the lose of Tatarstan's independence, the total destruction of Kazan city and the massacre of its population. Ivan the Terrible sacked Kazan to pay his men and the city's survivors were massacred or enslaved. The city was buried to ashes.

Nowdays, the mosque's look is modern and elegant an it serves mostly as a Museum of Islam, although it also helds all the major Muslim celebrations.

Besides the main building, there is also a library, a publishing house and Imam's Office.

This gorgeous card was sent by bo-lg, from Tatarstan Republic of Russia.

Source: Wikipedia.

Monday 2 February 2009


I must confess I would love to visit Scotland one day. I love History and Scotland has such a rich background. Also, all the Scottish cards I have are breathtakingly beautiful. But to tell you the truth, my love affair with Scotland began a long time ago, on the day I first watched Braveheart. Yes, I know it's pathetic but I can't help it. I can only blame the accent. That rich, hipnotizing, sexy Scottish accent...

Anyway, this amazing card, sent by Lynn from Scotland, shows Stirling, a city located in Scotland, United Kingdom. It was the setting for several battles in the Wars of Scottish Independence during the 13th and 14th centuries. It was also in its centre that the Battle of Stirling was fought, in 1648. It was a part of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, a series of conflicts that took place in Scotland, Ireland and England between 1639 and 1651, as the result of tensions between the King and subjects over religious and civil issues.

Some sources suggest that Stirling's name originates in either a Scots or Gaelic term meaning "the place of battle, struggle or strife".

Stirling is famous for its historic relevance but also for some peculiar facts: it's also well known for its many hautings, like the Green Lady in Stirling's Castle and the "Settle Inn", located near the castle and considered the most haunted place in Scotland.

Source: Wikipedia
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