Sunday, March 9, 2014
Notes: This is another of my purchases from my trip to Austria. We spent a little bit of time in this pretty village (or as their sign boasts, the most beautiful village in Austria). I remember going inside the church (see below), but not much else about it.
Notes: This is the interior of the Church of St. Oswald in Alpbach. This is unfortunately not a very good photo of it though. It looks very yellow here, but it wasn't.
As I have been going through my postcards, making sure that all of the descriptions and tags are as accurate as possible, I have done some research on the locations on the cards. Occasionally, I'll learn something that really interests me. In the case of researching more information on Alpbach and this church, I found out that Edwin Schrödinger is buried in the churchyard. Yes, the Schrödinger's cat guy. As a fan of The Big Bang Theory, I'm now upset that I didn't actually get a photo of his grave while I was there. Of course, in 1997, I had never heard of him. Oh well.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Sent by: MisterBen
ID number: AU-121872
Notes: This is the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, Australia. It is one of Australia's Big Things - tourist attractions that are basically large statues of ordinary things. We have oddities like that here in the U.S. You can find out if there is one near you by checking Roadside America.
Sent by: Bae
For: Private swap
Notes: This is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Australia - Uluru, aka Ayers Rock. It's a popular destination for climbers. I love how the rock changes colors depending on the lighting.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Notes: This is another card that I purchased when I was in Austria. I really don't remember why we went to this town. I'm fairly certain that it was just a day trip - we didn't actually stay there. But it certainly was beautiful. Seriously, look at that view! I would totally love to live in this area...except for the fact that I don't speak German.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
From: Around the World Traveling Envelope Round Robin - Group 55 (Churches/Cathedrals)
Notes: The reason I didn't list a sender on this one is that it doesn't have one. A traveling envelope round robin means that there is an envelope with (usually) 10 cards in it that travels from person to person in the group. Each person can take a few cards and then replace them with the same number of cards of their own. I'm sure there was some person from Australia in this particular group that added this card to the envelope. I just have no idea who it was.
FYI, this is the Trinity Garrison Church in Millers Point, Sydney, Australia.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Notes: I don't have any "Sent by" information on this card because it was never actually sent. I purchased this card myself when I was in Salzburg, Austria in 1997. This is the Cathedral of Salzburg. It was completed and consecrated in 1628. The interior is actually much more impressive than it looks in the photograph.
As you can see, I decided to take a break from Australia. I'll try to alternate more in the future instead of having so many posts from the same country in a row.