sábado, 31 de maio de 2014


A big surprise in my mail box. I only know this islands now. Postcards sended by Falkland Islands Government Office in London. Thanks a lot!
We can see 6 postcards
  - Stanley view sea.
  - Falkland Islands Government Office in Stanley.
  - 4 scenes
  - Stanley Areal View.
  - Christ Church Cathedral (Winter)
  - Christ Church Cathedral (Summer)
Predominantly of British descent, the Islands population also includes large Chilean and St Helenian communities.capital, Stanley, is home to 2115 people, with 194 across East Falkland, 477 at Mount Pleasant, 127 on West Falkland and 42 spread through the numerous outer islands that form our home. We are incredibly well connected, with a road network linking our remote communities, along with an internal air service and inter-island ferry.


Another country in my collection. This time 3 postcards from Perú - Central América.
I don´t know who send me this. Thanks a lot.
We can see:
  - Historic Santuary of Machu Pichu

  - Red Desert
  - Rings

quinta-feira, 29 de maio de 2014


Postcards sended from Slovenia - Frančiškanski samostan Kostanjevica. Thanks a lot!
Between Gorica and Nova Gorica, on the Slovenian side of the Slovenian-Italian border, there is a 143 m. (470 ft.) Hill on which stands the Church of the Annunciation of Mary along with its adjoining Franciscan monastery.
This sacred pilgramage shrine on Kostanjevica, or on "Kapela" (Chapel) as the local people call it, is rich in history and treasures of the past.For the people living on both sides of the border, this place is an oasis of greenery, peace and spirituality.

Visit: http://www.samostan-kostanjevica.si/

Žďár nad Sázavou - The Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk, UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Wednesday I received 8 postcards sended by Žďár nad Sázavou Tourism Office. Thanks a lot!

Žďár nad Sázavou is a city in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic. The city is a prominent centre of tourism, as a cross country ski resort in winter and a popular destination for cycling and bathing in the summer. It is also situated on a major rail link between Prague and Brno.

The Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk, one of the World Heritage Sites UNESCO  is situated there.

Visit: http://www.zdarns.cz/


Tuesday I received a postcard from St. Moritz. 150 years of winter Tourism.
I really like have a postcards from St. Moritz but a photo St. Moritz town.
It´s possible anyone send me a postcard show St. Moritz? I hope this. Send me by mail.


Tuesday I received a postcard sended by someone in Austrália.
I don´t know who send me this postcard. Thanks a lot!
We can see Lord Howe Island.
Standing a top Gower’s iconic peak, amongst its misty forest inhabited by the island’s famous woodhens, walkers experience breathtaking 360 degree views of the island and its crystal blue waters.
In 1982, The Lord Howe Island Group was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage property, in recognition of the global significance of the island’s beauty and biodiversity.
Lord Howe Island is widely regarded as the most beautiful island in the Pacific. Just a two hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane, you’ll find it situated off the East Coast of Australia.
600km (373 miles) east of the Australian mainland  -  31° 33′ S, 159° 05′ E

GERMANY - MARIA LAACH ABBEY - Benedictine Confederation

Monday I received 2 postcards. Came from Maria Laach Abbey in Germany. Thanks a lot!
Maria Laach Abbey is a Benedictine abbey situated on the southwestern shore of the Laacher See (Lake Laach), near Andernach, in the Eifel region of the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany.
It is a member of the Beuronese Congregation within the Benedictine Confederation.
The abbey was known for nearly 770 years as "Abtei Laach" ("Abbatia Lacensis" or "Laach Abbey", meaning the "Lake Abbey") until 1862 when the Jesuits added the name "Maria".

sábado, 24 de maio de 2014


    Winner - Real Madrid                   Vencedor - Real Madrid
La Décima!

I found this postcard in my collection. I bought last 2013 in Sport Lisboa e Benfica oficial store .

Today Lisbon Capital UEFA Champions League Final.

We can see
- My postcard of the Estádio da Luz or Sport Lisboa e Benfica Stadium. Amazing and Beauty World Stadium!
- UEFA Champions League Final Cup! Photo in Champions Place.
- Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid Final 2014. Photo
- A Star Advertising Final 2014. Photo

Estádio da Luz, officially named Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Lisbon, Portugal. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of S.L. Benfica. It is also called A Catedral (The Cathedral) by Benfica supporters. It was opened on 25 October 2003.
It is a UEFA category four stadium and the twenty-first biggest stadium by capacity in Europe. The Estádio da Luz hosted several matches in the UEFA Euro 2004 including the final and it will host the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final. The previous Benfica stadium with 120,000 seats, also called Estádio da Luz, was demolished in 2003 and the new one was built with a maximum capacity of 65,647 making it the 21st largest stadium in Europe in terms of capacity. HOK Sport Venue Event (now Populous) designed the stadium to use as much natural light as possible. 
The architect Damon Lavelle designed the stadium to focus on light and transparency, offering an incentive to name the stadium "Estádio da Luz" as the original stadium had the same name. The polycarbonate roof of the stadium allows the rays of sunlight to penetrate it, lighting the stadium. The roof, which is supported by tie-beams of four steel arches, seems to float on the underlying tribunes. The arches measure 43 metres in height and help to define the look of the stadium after having been shaped to be similar to the wavy profile of the three tiers of the stadium.


Yesterday I received 4 postcards from Norway sended by Statens vegvesen in Lillehammer, Norway!
We can show
 - National Tourist Route Geiranger-Trollstigen, platform at the top of Trollstigen. Amazing!
 - National Tourist Route Senja. Tungeneset rest area, view towards the Okshornan peaks, Ersfjord on Senja Island. Let´s go swim?
 - National Torist Route Varanger, Steilneset, Vardo. Memorial to the 91 persons convicted of sorcery and burnt at the stake in Finnmark County. Beautiful flame!
 - National Tourist Route Aurlandsfjellet. View over Aurlandsfjord. Radical site!

ROMENIA - Marginea Black Ceramics - a Dacian heritage

Postcard sent by Sinaia Town Tourism Office. Thanks a lot!
We can see 4 scenes. Pottery, Monument, Town Hall and Etnografic Museum.
Can find the ethnographic museum, placed in an 100 hundred years old house, where travelers can halt. Once you enter the house, you can admire the traditional costumes from Bucovina, especially the ones in Radauti, traditional costumes used by the villagers at the most important events. The tourists have the possibility to purchase these great treasures of Bucovina.
Also, you can encounter in the museum ceramics, wefts, knitting, birch baskets, bead necklaces, painted eggs, beaded eggs.  The architecture specific to the area is completed by the linen carpets, manually made by the women in the village.

sexta-feira, 23 de maio de 2014


This a collection 9 postcards about Memorial House George Enescu edited by Centrul European de Cultura Sinaia sented by Sinaia Tourism Information. We can see 6.
The beauty of the place and the proximity of the Peles Castle made the musician building a house here, in 1923-1926, with the money he had earned during his first tour in America; the house followed the plan designed by the musician himself, with the aid of architect Radu Dudescu and it was named “Luminiş” Villa (“Glade” Villa).
The following 20 years, until 1946 when he definitively left Romania, the musician constantly return to Sinaia, to spend a least one month a year – a time dedicated to composition, between his tours in Europe and North America. In 1947, Enescu, who was living in Paris, donated the villa to the Romanian state, to be used as a place of creation and recreation for artists.
In 1995, the villa was opened as “George Enescu” Memorial House and since 2007 it has become a department of “George Enescu” National Museum.


Today I receive 9 postcards with diferente scenes of Romania.
Postcards sent by Sinaia Town Tourism Office. Thanks a lot!
We can see here Schitul Vovidenia.
This church was built in 1790. It is the site of the burial tomb of Smaranda Cuza, the mother of Alexandru Ioan Cuza. The original church was burned in the unrest of 1821 then renovated in 1851. Above the nave, a dome is supported by arches crossed in the traditional Moldovan style. There is a bell tower above the main dome, a smaller one above the altar and another above the porch added in 1901.

Visit: http://www.schitulvovidenia.com/home


Today I received that postacards. they came from Switzerland. Sended by Pontresina Tourist Information. Thanks a lot!
We can see San Niculò Reformed Church  and Congress Center and Alps scenes,
This historic Engadin mountain village charms you as soon as you arrive. Traditional Engadin houses, genuine luxury and a breathtaking Alpine world that affords tranquillity as well as an exquisite mountain and health and beauty experience, complete with real culinary delicacies.



We can see a scene of Berlin Wall.
This postcard - the same collection send me by German Embassy in UK. Thanks a lot.
The Berlin Wall was a massive cement wall built after World War II (August 1961) between West and East Europe. The tense situation lasted long, and finally in November 1989, the wall, and its entire symbolic halo, was taken down.

quinta-feira, 22 de maio de 2014


Today in my mailbox I had this surprise.

I received 5 postcards from Hong Kong. Yes directly from this beauty land.
We can see in this 4 postcards a scene of Airport, a map T1 and T2, a cultural scene and a children playground zone.
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is located less than five flying hours from half of the world's population. We are the world's busiest cargo gateway and one of the world's busiest passenger airports.

Visit: http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/index.html

quarta-feira, 21 de maio de 2014

BERLIN - City Views

We can see a Berlin city view. TV-Tower at Alexanderplatz.

We can see a Berlin Playground!

BERLIN - Floating Arena Badeschiff Swimming Pool

We can see in this postcard a wonderful idea. Berlin don´t have beaches. No problem. Built a swimming pool along the river. An idea maybe for Lisbon and other world cities.
Moored in the river Spree in Berlin, you'll find one of the most unique swimming pools in all of Germany: The Badeschiff, a floating pool which was created from a huge cargo container.
What started as an art project in 2004 is now the coolest place to be on hot summer days.
The open-air pool gets packed with families and young people, so if you want to swim laps, come early in the morning.
While the kids play in the sand, you can relax on a sun chair, grab a drink at the open-air bar, or take a yoga class on the banks of the river. After it gets dark, the illuminated pool turns into a popular hang out for Berlin's night owls - parties, concerts, and open air screenings last long into the summer night.
4 euros adults, 1.50 euros kids 14 and under
Opening Hours:
Open May-September, 8 am-midnight.
Eichenstrasse 4 (U-Bahnhof: Schlesisches Tor), Kreuzberg, Berlin
Phone 030 533-2030. 
This collection was sent me by German Embassy in London. Thanks a lot!
A new collection of postcards of Modern city of Berlin.


We can see one more postcard I received sent by Nigeria Embassy in Lisbon.

Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, KBE, OBE, CBE (December 1912 – January 15, 1966) was a Nigerian politician, and the only prime minister of an independent Nigeria.  He was described as a ‘cool figure’ who pre-occupied himself with holding together Nigeria’s more than 250 ethnic groups when duty was entrusted to him to became Nigeria`s independent prime minister for the federation.

terça-feira, 20 de maio de 2014


We can see a scene of Ofala Festival.

The Ofala festival is an occasion where the Natives/Indigenes of Anambra join together for dancing, singing, meeting old friends and making new ones.

Ofala Festival is a unique colourful tradition that celebrates coronation anniversaries of the kings and commemorate important events in order to create life-giving stories, hope, and a sense of purpose.


In this postcard we can see Argungu fishing festival at Kebbi State.

Is the culmination of a four-day cultural event in the north-western Nigerian state of Kebbi.
Thousands of fishermen line up like an ancient army, carrying their traditional nets and gourds. At the sound of a gun, they pound towards the narrow river and leap into the water.   
They have just one hour to catch the biggest fish.

segunda-feira, 19 de maio de 2014

NIGERIA - Water Park, Obudu - The Most Exciting Mountain Resort to Visit

Summer coming soon.
We can see a Water Park in Obudu, Calabar.
Obudu Mountain Resort is one of the finest tourist destinations in the world.Deep in the tropical rain forest of Cross River State,Nigeria.
It is located on a plateau of about 1,575.76 metres above sea level.
The 11km of unwinding road with its 22 bends make driving into the ranch quite exhilarating.
One of the most exciting bends is the “devils elbow” which is half way through the stretch.
Although Obudu welcomes visitors all year round; the much best time to visit is October to February, when the flowers are in bloom, the sky is clear and the air is cool.
This is ideal weather for trekking over the high ground and enjoy the extensive views that stretch out across the plateau.

domingo, 18 de maio de 2014


We can see Assop Waterfalls.

Located some 62 kilometers along the Jos- Akwanga road, is Assop Falls. Another of nature's gift to Plateau State inhabitants and visitors. Located in a picturesque environment, the water fall has provided an ideal spot for shooting popular T.V. soap operas, and advertisements.
It is an ideal spot for picnicking, rock climbing and even swimming.
The peaceful environment provides atmosphere in which one can relax while in awe of nature's wonder.
Anyone have any postcard from Nigeria Capital - Abuja? Yes, please tell me and send me an e-mail.

sexta-feira, 16 de maio de 2014

NIGERIA - Idanre Hills - The City of Caves and Inselbergs

We can show in this postcard Idanre Hills.

Idanre Town, the location of these hills is about 24 kilometres southwest of Akure the state capital.
The town is divided into viz, the new settlement which is at the foot of the hills and Oke- Idanre the old settlements on the top of the hills.

There is the hill top sanctuary of Idanre, which consists of about 640 steps. These had necessitated, in addition, the construction of five resting posts along the steps to the top. At the top of the hill, there is an intriguing footprint, which is widely believed to enlarge or contract to accommodate every foot. It is as well believed that anybody whose foot does not exactly fit into the footprint is considered to be a witch or a wizard.

The cultural relics in term of gods, goddesses and traditional arts can still be seen in addition to the old palace built around the 17th century.
The panoramic view of the new Idanre never fails to fascinate first time visitors.

quinta-feira, 15 de maio de 2014


Here we have Kano Dye Pit.

Founded in 1498, the Kofar Mata pits are said to be the oldest in Africa and are the only survivor of Kano's dye trade -- which once included 13 pit complexes. Close to the royal palace, its colors have adorned the fabrics of Kano's traditional rulers for centuries.

For 500 years the dyers of Kano have crouched over circular pits near the mud city wall, plunging fabrics into water infused with indigo.

Another amazing picture. This is story and knoledge.


Yesterday I received a special offer.
I received 10 postcards about Nigeria. My first ones from this amazing country. I put all along the time. Starts Now!

In this picture we can see a Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Unesco Tentative List!
A little beat of history:
Olumo rock is located in Abeokuta the Ogun state capital. The rock dates back to the  days when songs of war dominated the airwaves in Yoruba land, that’s was in the first quarter of 19th century when Oyo empire was falling apart from pressure of Fulani attacks from outside and fraternal conflicts from within.

In 1830, shoeke, a hunter and leader of Egba refugees from Ibadan area founded the town of Abeokuta which means “beneath the rock”. The rock was later named “Olumo” which had two levels of meaning. The first is “Olu” (God) “Mo” (Molded) the second is “Oluwa fi mo” (God has put an end to our wandering and suffering).

Thanks a lot to Nigeria Embassy.
Visit: http://www.nigeriaemblisbon.org/

Uma oferta muito especial. Muito Obrigado!

segunda-feira, 12 de maio de 2014


Another surprise in my mailbox today.
New country in my postcards collection - Romania.

I received 8 beauty postcards. Here 6 in my blog.
We can see Castle Bran with snow, in Spring, old age picture and specialy night vision (soberb).
Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle" (although it is one among several locations linked to the Dracula legend, including Poenari Castle and Hunyad Castle), it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Visit: http://www.bran-castle.com/

Um novo pais na minha colecção de postais. A Roménia é um pais com inúmeros monumentos dos quais se destaca aquele que é designado como CASTELO DE DRÁCULA!

sábado, 10 de maio de 2014


A big surprise today in my mailbox.
Postcard sent by Nathalya Korolkova from Russia with a view of Khersonesus in Ukraine / Russia. In future story decides.
Located in present day Sevastopol, Khersones is the site of an ancient Greek city dating back to the 5th century BC. Protected as a state archeological park, tourists can walk the grounds and view ancient building from the Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods.


Postcards sent me by Helene. "It would be nice to see them on your site, along with the impressive collection you have!" - Thanks a lot.
We can see 2 hotels near Disneyland Paris in Magni le Hongre.

The Magic Circus Hotel is situated just 10 minutes from Disneyland Paris and 4 km from Val d'Europe RER Station and shopping centre. It offers a swimming pool, fitness room, a beauty spa, a games room with video games, and free Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Rooms have a circus theme and views of the garden or the lake.

The Dream Castle  offering a free shuttle service to Disneyland Paris, is surrounded by a lake and gardens and its facilities include an indoor pool, and a Spa.
Decorated in the style of Musketeer and Potsdam Castle, the guest rooms and suites are equipped with a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi access, a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.

Visit www.magiccircus-hotel.com


My first postcard received by Kutná Hora. A different postcard we can see a camping park in Czech Republic. Thanks a lot. 
The car-camp is located in the proximity of a train station, so it is easy to get to us even for those who do not have a car. The town Kutná Hora, which is on the UNESCO heritage list, will fascinate you with its architecture, especially its majestic church of St. Barbara.


Postcards sent by Ufficio Turistico - Tarvisio. Tks a lot!

We can see one detail  of Conca Prevala and Altopiano del Montasio.

Conca Prevala - is a mountain in the Julian Alps on the border of Slovenia and Italy. Its highest summit (Visoki Kanin, or Monte Canin Alto) is at 2,587 m above sea level. It separates the upper Soča valley in Slovenia from the Resia valley in Italy.

Altopiano del Montasio - The Montasio is a beautiful plateau, 6 Km away from Sella Nevea.
It is a well known pastoral area, famous for the Montasio cheese, sold in the whole Italy. During the summer, it is possible to enjoy the untouched nature, the rocks emerging from the greens pastures like apparently inaccessible walls, and the fresh dairy products, sold on the spot.

Postais enviados pela Oficina de Turismo de Travisio. 
Visit www.turismofvg.it


Another byg surprise! In my mail box 16 postcards from this huge national monument in South Africa, Pretoria.
We can see the majestic Voortrekker Monument at night. Situated in the northern part of South Africa in the Pretoria (Tshwane) region in a nature reserve.
It is a unique Monument which commemorates the Pioneer history of Southern Africa and the history of the Afrikaner and is situated in a beautiful setting.
Today it is the most visited heritage site of its kind in Gauteng and one of the top ten cultural historical visitor attractions in the country.
Uma grande surpresa na minha caixa de correio. Recebi 16 postais dos quais mostro 2 referentes a este monumento nacional da Africa do Sul.

quinta-feira, 8 de maio de 2014


I received this postcard sended by The Jamaica Tourist Board in UK. I received more 3 importante gifts. Thanks a lot!
In this postcard we can see a Bobsled Ride in Ocho Rios. Rated as one of the top attractions in Jamaica, come and experience the exhilarating bobsled ride down the famed Mystic Mountain!
This is one of the most famous Jamaica tourist destinations in one of the coolest destinations in the Caribbean

quarta-feira, 7 de maio de 2014


Postcard received last December 2013 sent by AdriaTravel. Thanks a lot.

Sveti Stefan is a small islet and hotel resort in Montenegro, approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southeast of Budva.
The resort includes the islet of Sveti Stefan and part of the mainland, where the Villa Miločer part of the resort is located. An Adriatic playground for the rich and famous from the 1960s to the 1980s, the hotel is now a 5-star. Formerly an island, Sveti Stefan is now connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. The resort in total contains 50 rooms, cottages and suites on the island and 8 grand suites at the Villa Miločer.
Visit: http://www.adriatravel.me/

Postal enviado pela agencia de viagens AdriaTravel de Budva.

quinta-feira, 1 de maio de 2014


Hello everybody.
I´m return with new and fantastic postcards received since August 2011 until today. I like it!

Lisbon it´s a youngest 3000 year old city.
Benfica in Europa League final!