Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Day Fifty-Four

Sent by: fuzhu
From: China
ID number: CN-333656
Notes:  According to the caption on the back of the card, this is a live water garden in Suminen.  I'd love to tell you more, but every search I do for Suminen only returns results for Suominen, which is Finnish.  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Day Fifty-Three

Sent by: Sarrinka20
From: Czech Republic
ID number: CZ-54556
Notes: This is the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.  As you can probably guess from the dates at the bottom, it was 700 years old in 2008.  It doesn't look like the area around the cathedral changed much in the century between 1908 and 2008 though!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Day Fifty-Two

Sent by: zeroro
From: Beijing, China
ID number: CN-688515
Notes: This is the Great Bell Temple in Beijing.  Yes, there actually is a great bell.  It weighs over 46 tons and is inscribed inside and out with Buddhist mantras (over 227,000 characters!).  I can imagine that it is quite loud when it rings.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Day Fifty-One

Sent by: ivetka-vrabcak
From: Czech Republic
ID number: CZ-102237
Notes: The is the Brevnov Abbey in Prague.  It is a working Benedictine abbey that was founded in 993 A.D.  It fell into disrepair during the communist era, but has since been restored.

Sent by: Gabolka
From: Czech Republic
ID number: CZ-45144
Notes: Hlubolká Castle is considered one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic, and is a National Culture Monument.  The first castle on the site was built in the 13th century.  This version came about in the 19th century when the owner had it reconstructed in the style of Windsor Castle in England.  

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day Fifty

Sent by: talkingheads
From: China
ID number: CN-544707
Notes: Here you can see a view of Xiamen, China.  There is no caption on the back.  Instead, it says "Hey! I'm swimming to you!" with a pictograph of a fish.  Not sure what that's about...

Sent by: Raikki
From: Guangzhou, China
ID number: CN-691048
Notes: This is the first Postcrossing postcard that Raikki sent.  It shows a Guangzhou building with a portico.  When a number of buildings in a row have these porticos, they form a pedestrian corridor.