środa, 28 marca 2012

221. Salem

 Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 41,340 at the 2010 census. Salem and Lawrence are the county seats of Essex County. Home to Salem State University, the Salem Willows Park and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem is a residential and tourist area which includes the neighborhoods of Salem Neck, The Point, South Salem and North Salem, Witchcraft Heights, Pickering Wharf, and the McIntire Historic District (named after Salem's famous architect and carver, Samuel McIntire). Salem was one of the most significant seaports in early America

wtorek, 27 marca 2012

220. Herdubried

 Herðubreið is a tuya in north-east Iceland. It is situated in the Highlands of Iceland in the midst of the Ódáðahraun desert and close to Askja volcano. The desert is a large lava field originating from eruptions of Trölladyngja. Herðubreið was formed beneath the icesheet that covered Iceland during the last glacial period.Due to the mountain's steep and unstable sides, the first ascent was in 1908 despite centuries of knowledge of its existence. Near the mountain lies an oasis called Herðubreiðarlindir with a campground and hiking trails. In former times, outcasts who had been excluded from Icelandic society because of crimes they had committed lived at the oasis. One such outlaw was Fjalla-Eyvindur, who lived there during the winter of 1774–1775

219. Mitre Peak

 Mitre Peak is an iconic mountain in the South Island of New Zealand. It is one of the most photographed peaks in the country. The distinctive shape of the peak in southern New Zealand gives the mountain its name, after the mitre headwear of Christian bishops. It was named by a survey crew from the HMS Acheron. Part of the reason for its iconic status is its location. Close to the shore of Milford Sound, in the Fiordland National Park in the southwestern South Island, it is a stunning sight. Rising to 1,692 metres (i.e. just over a mile) from the water of the sound (more technically a fjord), it is actually a closely grouped set of five peaks, although from most easily accessible viewpoints it appears as a single point.

218. Taiwan

 Changhua Pakuashan Buddha Statue. The statue is 21.8 m high, and rests on a lotus-shaped pedestal 4.2 m high. In front of the statue are two lions playing balls.

Gongliao Nanya Mountain. This mountain is situated in the national park of the northeast coast of Taiwan. On the top of the mountain, visitors can overlook some superbly beautiful views, especially in the scene that the sea and the sky merge in one color.

poniedziałek, 26 marca 2012

217. Aurora

216. Bavaria

 Bavaria, formally the Free State of Bavaria  is a state of Germany, located in the southeast of Germany. With an area of 70,548 square kilometres, it is the largest state by area, forming almost 20% of the total land area of Germany. Bavaria is Germany's second most populous state (after North Rhine-Westphalia) with almost 12.5 million inhabitants, more than any of the three sovereign states on its borders. Bavaria's capital is Munich.

Moscow - Meeting up

 Card from Meeting up with russian postcrossers in Moscow

piątek, 23 marca 2012

215. Spitsbergen

 Spitsbergen is the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. Constituting the western-most bulk of the archipelago, it borders the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea and the Greenland Sea. Spitsbergen covers an area of 39,044 km2 , making it the largest island in Norway and the 36th-largest in the world. The administrative centre is Longyearbyen, and other settlements, in addition to research outposts, are the Russian mining community of Barentsburg, the research community of Ny-Ålesund and the mining outpost of Sveagruva.

214. Lake Veluwe

Lake Veluwe  is a bordering lake in The Netherlands, between the provinces of Flevoland on the west side and Gelderland on the east side. It is a narrow lake that stretches from south-west to north-east. South of Harderwijk the lake becomes het Wolderwijd and North of Elburg het Drontermeer. The name of the lake comes from the Veluwe region in Gelderland of which the lake is on the western boundary. The lake is not natural and is one of several lakes known as the randmeren formed in 1957 when the Flevopolder was created. It has a surface area of over 30 square kilometres and is fairly shallow with an average depth of 1.55 m. It is popular amongst tourists during the summer for recreation on the water or beach.

213. Easter Angry Birds

 Eastern Card with Angry Birds ;)

czwartek, 22 marca 2012

Kartki otrzymane 12-18.03.2012

Kartki otrzymane 12-18.03.2012

Kartki otrzymane 05-11.03.2012

Kartki otrzymane 05-11.03.2012

Kartki otrzymane 27.02-04.03.2012

Kartki otrzymane 27.02-04.03.2012

Kartki otrzymane 20-26.02.2012

Kartki otrzymane 20-26.02.2012

Kartki otrzymane 13-19.02.2012

Kartki otrzymane 13-19.02.2012

Kartki otrzymane 6-12.02.2012

Kartki otrzymane 6-12.02.2012

Kartki otrzymane 30.01-5.02.2012

Kartki otrzymane 30.01-5.02.2012

środa, 21 marca 2012

212. Mount Fuji

 Sunshine near Mt. Fuji

211. Camphor tree

 Old Camphor tree, in Wuyuan ( China ),  is nearly 1.000 years old

210. Orchid Island

 Orchid Island  is a 45 km² volcanic island off the southeastern coast of Taiwan Island and separated from the Batanes of the Philippines by the Bashi Channel of the Luzon Strait. It is governed as Lanyu Township of Taitung County.

209. Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes is a municipality (općina) in central Croatia, in the eastern part of the Lika-Senj county, that lies in and near the eponymous Plitvice Lakes National Park, bisected by the D1 main road (Zagreb–Split). Its total area is 539.08 km². The main town and seat of the municipality is Korenica.

208. Manatees

 Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. There are three accepted living species of Trichechidae, representing three of the four living species in the order Sirenia: the Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis), the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus), and the West African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis). They measure up to 4.0 m long, weigh as much as 590 kg and have paddle-like flippers. The name manatí comes from the Taíno, a pre-Columbian people of the Caribbean, meaning "breast"

207. Cape Arkona

 Cape Arkona (German: Kap Arkona) is a cape on the island of Rügen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Cape Arkona is the tip of the Wittow peninsula, just a few kilometres north of the Jasmund National Park.

206. Black white nature

 Black-white view of pure nature from Holland

205. Kaunas

 Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. Kaunas was the biggest city and the center of a powiat in Trakai Voivodeship of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania since 1413. During Russian Empire occupation it was the capital of the Kovno Governorate from 1843 to 1915. It became the only temporary capital city in Europe during the Interwar period. Now it is the capital of Kaunas County, the seat of the Kaunas city municipality and the Kaunas district municipality. It is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kaunas. Kaunas is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris, and near the Kaunas Reservoir, the largest body of water entirely in Lithuania

piątek, 16 marca 2012

203. The Hamburg Rathaus

 The Hamburg Rathaus is the Rathaus—the city hall or town hall—of Hamburg, Germany. It is the seat of the government of Hamburg, located in the Altstadt quarter in the city centre, near the lake Binnenalster and the central station. Constructed from 1886 to 1897, the city hall still houses its original governmental functions with the office of the First Mayor of Hamburg and the meeting rooms for Hamburg's parliament and senate (the city's executive). The Hamburg Rathaus got one room more, than The Buckingham Palace in London.

202. Fantasy Forest

 Fantasy Forest Nantou County, Taiwan "The most beautiful barrier lake in Taiwan where appeared after 921 earth quake, full of withered beauty.

201. Naarden

Naarden is a municipality and a town in the Gooi region in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. Naarden is an example of a star fort, complete with fortified walls and a moat. The walls and the moat have been restored and are in a very good state. Naarden was granted its city rights in 1300 (the only town in Het Gooi to have been done so) and later developed into a fortressed garrison town with a textile industry. Naarden is the home of the Netherlands Fortress Museum (Nederlands Vestingmuseum). Every year Naarden hosts the national photograph festival and, on Good Friday, a performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion in the local church, which is called the Great Church or St. Vitus Church. Despite its earlier importance, Naarden population size was surpassed by Hilversum in the 18th century and today is smaller than its neighbour Bussum.