Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bright Lights

New Zealand - One Tree Hill, Auc

Sent by: karryan
From: Invercargill, New Zealand
For: North America Meets the World Round Robin - Group 608
Notes: Have you heard of the television show One Tree Hill?  Well, card shows an actual location called One Tree Hill.  I think you can guess how it got that name.  Unfortunately, the tree was attacked several times by Maori activists who felt the New Zealand government was treating them unfairly, and the tree had to be removed.  The activists felt the tree was an appropriate target because it was not a species native to New Zealand.  The obelisk on the right stands over the grave of Sir John Logan Campbell, who is known as the "Father of Auckland".  

Hong Kong - Nathan Road

Sent by: FloridaFour
From: Palm Harbor, Florida, USA
Notes: FloridaFour took a trip to Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore, and they were nice enough to send me a postcard. This card shows Nathan Road, which is the main thoroughfare through the Kowloon area of Hong Kong.  All of those signs certainly keep the neon manufacturers in business.  Wow!!

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