Friday, June 1, 2012

Macau, China

Lighthouses of Maine

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse - The name “Pemaquid” is said to have had its origins in an Abenaki Indian word for “situated far out.” The fixed white light went into service on November 29, 1827.

Grindel Point Lighthouse -  After a Congressional appropriation of $3500 in March 1848, a light station was established at Grindle Point on South Islesboro's west coast in 1851.

Browns Head Lighthouse -  Jeremiah Berry of East Thomaston, Maine, built the original rubblestone tower -- about 22 feet tall to the base of the octagonal wrought iron lantern- -- and a rubblestone dwelling for $1800.

Marshall Point Lighthouse -  The first lighthouse at Marshall Point, made of rubblestone, was built in 1832. John Watts became the first Keeper. The round tower, made of the same material, was 20 feet high, 17 feet in diameter at the base, and 9 feet at the top. The base was 3 feet thick and the top 2 feet. The base of the lantern was made of soapstone, 4 inches thick. The “light” consisted of 7 separate lard oil lamps, each with a 14 inch reflector, 4 in one row, and 3 directly above. They all pointed out to sea. The cost of the tower and Keeper's house was $2,973.17.

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse - In the early years of the station, the fog signal was sounded as many as 900 hours during the year, or more than 10 percent of the time. A fog bell was later added as a backup.

Owls Head Lighthouse - Number 1 on Coastal Living magazines most haunted list.


Ireland Map Card

Lovely Map Card of Ireland

Czech Republic Susice

The town was founded by the Czech king Ottokar_II_of_Bohemia in 1273. In 1683, a baroque chapel was built on what is now the edge of the town. This chapel still stands and is somewhat fortress-like in its appearance with its outer walls set in a square formation and the chapel located in the centre.     

Czech Republic Rabi

Rabi Castle

Rabí or Rábí is ruined castle in Southwestern Bohemia, situated on a prominent hill by the central course of the River Otava, in the foothills of Sumava region, 130 km from Prague, Czech Republic. It is the largest castle (in terms of area) from all Czech castles. Its name might derive from the German word raben ("raven"), or it could be mangled Czech name vrab(č)í vrch ("sparrow's peak").
The Rabí Castle was proclaimed as National Cultural Monument in 1978.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Royal Family

Very sad that the post office ruined the look of the card by drawing a line across a bar code on the front.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


                                              Today's card comes from Singapore!

The Lion head fish tail animal is called the Merlion. It is one of Singapore's symbols and statues of it can be found at many places in Singapore. The Singapore Flyer is the World's Largest Ferris Wheel. Each ride takes 45 minutes!

Jurong Lake from the Reservoirs of Singapore Set issued March 22, 2012. Vanda Miss Joaquim, the national flower of Singapore, 1st Local 20th Century World Orchid Conference Set issued November 12, 2011