Thursday 25 November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Although this hollyday doesn't exist in Portugal, I still think its a wonderful way to celebrate what we've achieved and the people that we love.
So, just to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

List West lighthouse

This wonderful card sent by maffia77 shows the List West Lighthouse, located in the german island of Sylt. It was established in 1852 and it was the first german lighthouse built in cast iron. It was commissioned by the government of the Kingdom of Denmark, when Sylt was still under danish sovereignty.
Nowdays, Sylt is a well known touristic destination, with its sandy beaches and resorts. It is specially attended by the high society and famous personalities.

Source: Wikipedia

Sunday 21 November 2010

Coruripe Lighthouse

Coruripe Lighthouse is a light located in the city of Coruripe, in the state of Alagoas, in the Northeast Region of Brazil. It is well known for its sugar cane, coconuts, passion fruit growing and its artisanry. I liked this cards, sent by newton. I specially enjoyed seing the goats near the lighthouse. So interesting.
I know many people who keep telling me that the northeast of Brazil is a beautiful region, worth visiting. It has many well known beaches with bright-water natural pools and historical cities. I would like to visit one day...
Source: Wikipedia

Saturday 20 November 2010

Swallowtail Lighthouse

This great card, sent by kristen marriner, shows the Swallowtail Lighthouse, located in Grand Manan Island, in Canada. The lighthouse was estabilished in 1860 and still works to this day.
Grand Manan is the largest island in the Bay of Fundy,a bay on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. This bay is well known for its high tidal range, having one of the highest vertical tidal ranges in the world.

This a beautiful aerial view of the site.

Source: Wikipedia

Friday 19 November 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday - Bridge of St. Roch

This beautiful bridge located in Poznan, Poland, spans over the Warta river and is named after a catholic saint: Bridge of St. Roch. It is located near St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, as you can see in the photo.

I've never made a secret of my passion for bridges. That is why I collect cards with this particular theme. This card, sent by mikis, hit the right spot with me. It is beautiful, with the twillight in the background. The bridge, with all those light, looks almost ephemeral. I truly loved it.

Poland is also one of my dream destinies: so much history and beauty. I hope I get to go there some day.

Tuesday 16 November 2010


This was an interesting card to receive. It was sent by joaninha and martinha, on their trip to Rome in June. In September I was also here, taking beautiful pictures of this same monument.
Rome is filled with breathtaking views and landmarks. I loved this city - it is full of life and history. Seeing the Coliseum or the Fountain of Trevi for the first time is something I woun't forget soon. It was an amazing trip.
The card shows the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of unified Italy. It is located between Piazza Venezia and Capitoline Hill. It's made of pure white marble and was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi. It's a controverse building: it stands out from the generally brownish buildings surrounding it and it's often regarded as pompous and too large. The romans nicknamed it the "typewriter" and (my favourite!) "the wedding cake". I still tought it was quite beautiful.

Monday 15 November 2010

North Carolina and an explanation

I've been away for quite a while, haven't I? Well, it wasn't by choice, trust me. I've been away from Postcrossing, and cards in general, due to health issues. You see, I've developed a tendinitis on my right wrist. It's a nasty thing: it hurts a lot and it makes it hard to do... well... anything. And forget about writing. It hurts like someone has set my hand on fire. Quite horrible. But I am feeling a little better, at least enough to go back to blogging about postcards. Slowly, mind you, but still going.

So, this wonderful card was sent by Monica and it shows several landmark of North Carolina, one of the southern american states. It was one of the original 13 states to form the United States of America. The card shows the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Piedmont plateau, the Outer Banks and its state bird, the cardinal.

When this card reached my hands, it made me smile. I loved the colours and the pictures, it seemed like a place where I could relax and enjoy myself. I specially loved the autumn colours in the trees. So beautiful! Maybe one day, who knows...
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