Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spring Festival, China

Stunning postcard that depicts a singing performance during Spring Festival.

Castle of the Moors, Sintra, Portugal

The Castle of the Moors is an UNESCO World Heritage Site
The castle was constructed during the 8th to 9th century, during the period of Arab occupation of the Iberian peninsula, as the central place in an territory that was immeniently agricultural, and which was necessary to protect its population.

Londrina, Parana, Brazil

Londrina was named after the British entrepreneurs who launched railroad stations in the region to ease the transportation of coffee grains from northern ParanĂ¡ and southern Sao Paulo states to the port of Santos. The Londrina name pays homage to the English capital London (Londres in Portuguese), since an English cotton company made the original investment to settle in this area. The city's population consists of descendants of those settlers, Brazilians from other cities or states, Portuguese, English, Japanese, Italian, German, Polish, African, Spanish, Native, Arabian and Bulgarian Brazilians.

Bali, Indonesia

Pura Ulun Danu
Pura Ulun Danu is a Shivaite and water temple located on the edge of Lake Bratan. Built in 1663 this temple is used for offering ceremonies to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu.

Russian Giraffe

Little Giraffe - Ksenia Belyaeva
Today seems to be the day for beautiful Russian postcards with equally beautiful stamps!

Flower Tag

Beautiful postcard featuring Morning Glories from a flower tag in the forums at Postcrossing