Friday, July 25, 2014

Day One Hundred Forty-Seven

Poland PL-44892 received 11-02-2009

Sent by: Aestas
From: Poland
ID number: PL-44892
Notes: This is Old Town in Lublin, Poland.  The tower in the middle with the green top is the Cracow Gate.  You can't see it from this angle, but there is an archway at the base of the tower to allow people to pass through.  The white building with the black tower to the left of the gate is the town hall.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Day One Hundred Forty-Six

Netherlands NL-303536 received 03-15-2010

Sent by: sjoiis
From: Tiel, Netherlands
ID number: NL-303536
Notes: Meet Flipje, the mascot of the city of Tiel.  Tiel is located in central Netherlands, in an area that produces fruit such as apples, pears, plums and cherries.  The city was once  home to a large jam factory, and Flipje starred in the comic advertisements for the jam.  In addition to the statue, Flipje and his comic friends are also the subject of a museum in the city.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Day One Hundred Forty-Five

Poland PL-183220 Card 2

Sent by: cosmusibycwolne
From: Poland
ID number: PL-183220
Notes: Here you can see the library in Pszczyna Castle in Pszczyna, Poland.  The castle was built in the 12th century, and then reconstructed or remodeled four more times.  It has been owned by the Polish government since 1936, and a museum since 1946.  Many of the rooms still contain the original furnishings.  

This is actually the second card cosmusibycwolne sent to me.  The first took longer than expected to get to me, so she sent me a second one.  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Day One Hundred Forty-Four

Netherlands NL-921198 received 12-31-2011

Sent by: thaSushi
From: Netherlands
ID number: NL-921198
Notes: Breda is a city in southern Netherlands  with a population of about 180,000.  The tower behind the buildings along the canal belongs to the Grote Kerk, also known as the Church of Our Lady.  The tower is over 300 feet tall.

This card has a Postcrossing.com stamp on it, like this one.  Several other places, including the country of Belarus and the island of Guernsey have also issued Postcrossing stamps.  Hello, USPS?  Yeah right, like that would ever happen!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Day One Hundred Forty-Three

Poland PL-176292 received 02-22-2011

Sent by: AnnaMariaMagdalena
From: Poland
ID number: PL-176292
Notes: This is...a rocky shoreline.  No, but seriously, I have no idea.  There is no caption, and the sender didn't say whether this was a location near her or just a stock image.  I actually did a search for rocky shorelines in Poland, and while a saw a lot of pictures of lovely scenery, I didn't find anything like this particular scene.