viernes, 28 de octubre de 2016

Yawning kitty


Today I want to show you my first postcard from Belarus. It shows a cute yawning kitty into a beach bucket. This card made me smile with tenderness. I don't know if the cat was put there for the photo, but as a cat owner i know how much they love getting inside things and i have many memories of my kitties playing inside empty flowerpots.

The postcard came with three beautiful stamps. One from Bird Life International with an Eurasian curlew, a bird that breeds across Europe and Asia. It's easily recognizable by its shape, with a large curved beak and by its beautiful chirp.
The other two stamps have flower illustrations, garden tulips and narcissus.

Thank you very much, Irina!

lunes, 24 de octubre de 2016

Matryoshka dolls


Today I want to show you a postcard with matryoshka dolls that came from Russia. I loved it so much because matryoshkas bring me rememberings of my childhood. My mother had one set of dolls and I loved playing with them.

A matryoshka is a set of traditional russian dolls. They are made of wood, have different sizes and they are hollow inside, so each doll you open you find a smaller one inside it. Matryoshka sets use to have a minimum os 5 dolls, they can have more pieces but always odd numbered. The most common set represents a woman dressed in a traditional russian dress, but you can also find other representations, as the animals or Father Christmas you can see in the postcard, russian politicians, celebrities and even movie or tv show inspired ones. The largest known matryoshka set goes up to 75 dolls!

The postcard came with six stamps, two from Moscow Kremlin and four with a hare.

Thank you very much, Egor!

viernes, 21 de octubre de 2016

Komodo dragon


Today I want to show you a postcard that came from Indonesia with a gorgeous Komodo dragon.

Komodo National Park was declared a UNESCO WHS in 1991. It includes the islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinka and 26 smaller islands. It's original purpose was to protect the Komodo Dragon, the world's largest lizard, and nowadays it protects the biodiversity of the area.  
Komodo dragons can grow to a maximum length of 3 meters, weigh around 70 kg and their life expectancy is around 30 years. They are a survivor species of very large lizards that once lived in Indonesia and Australia. They are carnivorous and venomous, and as a result of their size, they dominate the ecosystems in which they live.
Komodo dragons are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and protected under indonesian law. Komodo National Park was founded to help their protection.

The stamps were awesome too, pictures of indonesian animals and plants. One with the Malayan bear and and a Titan arum, a plant with the largest flowers in the world. The second one with a Twelve-wired bird of paradise and a Pometia pinnata, a tropical fruit tree. And the last one with a Blue crowned hanging parrot and an Oncosperma tigillarium, a palm tree species.

Thank you very much, Shinta!

lunes, 17 de octubre de 2016

European Shorthair cat


Today I want to show you one of the postcards I've received recently. It came from Czech Republic and it shows a gorgeous European Shorthair black and white cat.

I've loved it so much because it looks almost like my Sheldon, not only by it's colours but by it's proud appearance. Have a look and compare :)

The postcard came with a stamp from the timber cottages and houses from Bohemia and with two stickers, one a cute kitty and the other a happy smiley.


Thank you very much, Alena!

viernes, 30 de septiembre de 2016

Wadden Sea National Park


Today i want to show you a postcard i received this week. It's from Germany and it shows Wadden Sea National Park's beautiful landscapes, animals and plants.

Located along the coast of three different countries (Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands), Wadden Sea's National Parks have the purpose of  protecting the unique ecology of the area. German and dutch areas of the Wadden Sea have been part of UNESCO WHS since 2009, and the danish one was included in 2014. Wadden Sea is well known for his fauna and flora's richness, specially for it's birds, that use the area as a migration stopover or wintering site.

The card came with two stamps, one shows the painting "The last supper" by Lucas Cranach the Younger, a german renaissance painter and portraitist. The other one shows Staberhuk's lighthouse, the oldest one in Fehmarn island, built in 1903.


Thank you very much, Renate!

jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2016

Gerbera and cupcakes


Today i want to show you a colorful card that came from the U.S.A, with a big red gerbera and a bunch of yummy cupcakes. I don't use to eat cupcakes often, but from time to time they are always a delicious guilty pleasure ;)

I enjoyed the card as much as the stamps and cupcake stickers that came with it, it was all so sweet and adorable!

An american banjo clock, a lovely christmas ornament and Buzz Lightyear with little green men from Pixar's Toy Story. I'm a huge fan of Pixar's movies, and that stamp was a great surprise! 


Thank you very much, Michaela!

miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2016

Black and white


Today i want to show you a card i received from two different postcrossers. One came from Germany, and the other one from the Netherlands.

It's a black and white scene from New York's Grand Central Station, the train station that has more platforms in the world. I've seen it in some movies and it seems an elegant and a very huge place!

Both cards came beautifully stamped. The one from the Netherlands came with three stamps, the first one from St. John's gothic cathedral in Hertogenbosch, the second with Jacob's staff, formerly used in astronomy and navigation to measure angles and nowadays used mainly as a tripod; and the third one from a series of road safety education.


The card from Germany came with two stamps, one of a tagetes flower and the other with an angel bringing good wishes.

Thank you very much, Elonie and Verena!
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