Friday, April 06, 2007

Qashqaei Nomads, Iran

Qashqaei Nomads, Iran, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

love this card; the women dancing in their native attire--beautiful! Thanks to Hamid in Iran.

Brasil, Brazil

Brasil, Brazil, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

I can't read anything on this card. But I love it :) Beautiful Brazil! From my penpal Claudia :)

Dawn on Green Island, Taiwan

Dawn on Green Island, Taiwan, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

This beautiful card comes from my postcard pal Andrea; it shows dawn over Hai Shan Ping's Ocean View Pavilion of Green Island, Taiwan.

San Diego, California

San Diego, California, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

San Diego harbor and skyline. I've never been to the west coast--it looks lovely! From my postcard pal Amy--thanks!

South Harbour, Market Square, Helsinki

This lovely, busy view comes from my penpal Marji in Finland! She said that the red and white ships come and go, and that their next stop from here is Tallinn, Estonia or Stockholm, Sweden. Even more fascinating is just the busy life going on there--all the shoppers and vendors...everyone going about their business :)

Arlanda International Airport, Sweden

This looks so much like Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina!

The Royal Chapel, Dreux

The Royal Chapel, Dreux, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

Beautiful! From my penpal Marie in France. I would love to visit these awesome churches!

Dreux, France

Dreux, France, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

This pretty card is from my penpal Marie in France. The city looks so different from where I live!

Stanford University

Stanford University, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

Printed in Korea? :) Stanford is in California.

Michigan State University

Michigan State University, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

love universities :) I imagine walking through the campus...studying...learning!

The Kurhaus & Statue, Estonia

The Kurhaus & Statue, Estonia, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

This lovely card comes from Merike! It shows a nice street scene and lovely public art--a sculpture of Estonian composer Raimond Valgre. Very unique!

Gate to the City of Estremoz, Portugal

Thanks to Fernando for this lovely view, which shows one of four gates in the historic walls of the city of Estremoz, Portugal.

Jena, Germany

Jena, Germany, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

This very pretty card is from Beale, who sent it through a postcrossing round robin. I love the old style buildings and the colorful nice!

Munich Airport

Munich Airport, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

Downtown Helsinki

Downtown Helsinki, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

LOVE THIS! Thanks to Annamari again - I can almost imagine what it would be like to be here seeing this card :)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Awesome museum card from Annamari for an organized swap! I am now collecting museum cards like this :)

Trevi Fountain, Rome

Trevi Fountain, Rome, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

This fountain has a HUGE history if you look it up online! But what is amazing to me is how it looks packed in there--the streets are so small and the other buildings so close! Perhaps it is a trick of the camera. Either that, or life just popped right up all around the fountain :) From a round robin :)

Riquewihr, France

Riquewihr, France, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

According to the info I found online, Riquewihr today is just about the same as it was in the middle ages! The town is surrounded by its medieval fortifications and is overlooked by a castle from the same period that is today a museum. Lovely!

Medieval Tower, Mulhouse, France

This is the remnant of the old town wall and one of its towers in Mulhouse (pronounced meh-LOOZ), France. Beautiful! Thanks to a Mr. Tom Galvin for the info I found on his site, and to Doumik for the lovely card!

Tugboat, Gulfport, Mississippi

The sender of this card tells me that this little tugboat was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. It was a reminder of a previous hurricane--Camille, which hit the area in 1969.

Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island, Australia

Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island, Australia
I cannot believe how beautiful this is. I had always thought of Australia as dusty and "red" -- not lush and blue! Thanks to Christine for such a beautiful card!

Eilat, Israel

Eilat, Israel, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

Eilat is Israel's southernmost city; this is one of the hotels on the beach. Lovely card from Leeba! Thank you!

Puffing Billy on the Dandenong Ranges

Look at these people sitting on the window! It looks like they're about to fall right out! :) Another lovely card from Alison in Australia!

Lygon Street, Melbourne, Australia

Nice street scene; can't you imagine yourself sitting here, enjoying the day? Melbourne's finest restaurants are on Lygon Street. Thanks to Alison for this!

Kai Tak Airport, Kowloon City

Kai Tak Airport, Kowloon City, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

Coming in for a landing at the old airport in Hong Kong; another nice one for my airport/airplane collections--thanks again to Alison!

Japan Airlines Dream Express

Japan Airlines Dream Express, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

Love this card -- they're headed to Walt Disney World! Thanks to Alison for it! :)

Delaware Water Gap

Delaware Water Gap, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

Thanks to Melissa for this very nice card; brings back memories of many summers spent in the Poconos as a child. :)

Filho Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

Filho Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

I love this city view! We here in the states tend to think of naked people and beaches when we think of Rio! So it is nice to see here a dense city view! Thanks to Ana, who also shared that the World Cup was held in this stadium years ago! Lovely! Thank you!

South Putuo Temple, China

South Putuo Temple, China, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

This beautiful card comes from Selena as an official postcrossing card! She is from JiMei University, in the English Department of Foreign Language. Very lovely, thank you! :)

Beautiful Brazil!

Beautiful Brazil!, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

Handmade Paper

Handmade Paper, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

While not a postcard, this card sent to me by my penpal Satu is lovely enough to keep in my card album! I believe it is rice paper; it has a very nice linen texture to it. And the art on the front is adorable :) The artist is Nina Haiko. Lovely!

The Iron Bridge, Iran

The Iron Bridge, Iran, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

Persepolis, Iran

Persepolis, Iran, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

Ruins of Persepolis, an ancient ceremonial capital of the second Iranian dynasty.

Nasir-Ol Molk Mosque, Iran

Nasir-Ol Molk Mosque, Iran, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

Beautiful stained glass; thanks to Hamid in Iran.