Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground surrounding it were designated officially as a military cemetery June 15, 1864, by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. More than 260,000 people are buried at Arlington Cemetery. Veterans from all the nation's wars are buried in the cemetery, from the American Revolution through the Persian Gulf War and Somalia. Pre-Civil War dead were reinterred after 1900.
In 1864, Private William Christman, 67th Pennsylvania Infantry, was the first person to be buried on the grounds of the estate. Later that year the cemetery was officially commissioned a military cemetery.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse on the Dumbo ride at Walt Disney World. One of my favorite places to vacation in the USA. My older twins have been several times. Bowen and Kayleigh haven't been yet. But Bowen has been begging to go and at almost 4 they are just the right age. It's truly a magical place to share with your kids. I can't wait to make new Disney memories with these two.
Benedictine Abbey located on the southwestern shore of Laacher Sea in Germany. Founded in 1093 as a priory Laach became independent in 1127. The abbey became a center of study in the 12th century. The Maria Laach Abbey has been at the center of a controversy over its relations with the Nazi regime between 1933-1945.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The last private owner was Lady Olive Baillie. Lady Baillie bought the castle in 1926. During the early part of WWII Leeds was used as a hospital. Upon her death in 1974 she left the castle to the Leeds Castle Foundation, a private charitable trust whose aim is to preserve the castle and grounds for the benefit of the public.
Postcrossing. The person I traded with had visited Leeds Castle last year.
The Hieronymites Monastery is located near the shore of the parish of Belem, in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. The monastery is one of the most prominent monuments of the Manueline-style architecture in Lisbon, classified in 1983 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There have also been Moomin tv series, films and there is even a Moomin theme park in Finland.
The postcard is made even cooler by the matching postage stamp!
|Absolutely stunning painting by Alexander Chen.|
Alexander Chen, an ordinary man with an extraordinary vision and talent, was born in Canton China in 1952. Alexander began drawing as a child developing his craft as he moved through the many changes that came into his life. At age 16, he moved to the countryside where for the next four years he worked as a farmer, all the while continuing to record in his art the world as it evolved before him. Then for six years he worked for an on the road theater, painting stage backgrounds.
|Beautiful postcard of The Colosseum in Rome sent by Coey from a Facebook trade.|
I received this card from Roly in a sticker tag exchange in the Postcrossing forums.