Friday, October 31, 2008

Greenland 01

I received this beautiful postcard showing polar bear from Greenland. Mikkel sent me this nice postcard from Maniitsoq, Greenland. Date: 22 October, 2008.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mexico 02

One of the spectacular natural views in Mexico is the mass migration of monarch butterfly. The butterflies fly all the way down from Canada to Mexico annually for reproduction. Lius sent me this wonderful postcard from Mexico on 4 August, 1997.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Egypt 02

Stephen was in Eygpt for a short stay, and he sent me this nice postcard from Cairo, Egypt. The postcard shows the Sphinx with pyramids of Chephren and Mykerinos. Date: 15 February, 2003.

Friday, October 24, 2008

France 03

I visited to Louvre Musee, Paris on 11 October, 1998. It was my very first time visit to Paris, and I looked at the Mona Lisa (the painting of Leonardo da Vinci) in the muzeum..... honestly, I wasn't quite impressed by the small painting........ By the way, I sent myself this postcard from Paris showing the Pyramid entrance to the Louvre Musee. Postmark date: 12 October, 1998.

Cyprus 02

I received this postcard from Stephanie on 9 June, 2000. The postcard shows Ayia Napa Monastery.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Turkey 02

Nezihe sent me this postcard from Turkey on 4 August, 2000. The postcard shows the view of the Celsus Library in Ephesus city. Ephesus is an ancient city.

Israel 02

Ury sent me this postcard from Israel in 1997. Showing on the postcard is the aerial view of Eilat. Eilat is located at the southmost of Isreal and northern tip of the Red Sea.

United Kingdom - Wales 01

My Bahamian friend Ken visited to Wales, and he sent me (I was in the United Kingdom) this postcard from Wales. The postcard shows Aberystwyth town in Wales. The postcard was posted on 8 February, 2008 carrying the postmark of Shropshire-Wales. Click here to see another postcard sent by Ken.

United Kingdom - England 04

I was in Reading from 1995 to 1998........ I think Reading has changed much since my leaving back to Malaysia. However, the historic face of Reading is still unchanged..... The postcard below shows some historic sites of Reading. The postcard was posted on 14 October, 1998.

top left: the Sun and St. Mary's Chapel; top right: the ruins of Reading Abbey
bottom left: Hospitum; bottom right: Abbey Gateway

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Italy 02

Before I went to bed last night, I flipped through my sizeable postcard collection (hundreds of them; I started in the middle of 1990s)........ I noted this postcard sent to me from Rome, Italy by Leonardo on 3 October, 1996........ Time was suddenly frozen in 1996......... Yes, this postcard brings back my fading memory. The address on the postcard is of England....... Yes, I was in Reading, England (1995-1998) to pursue my postgraduate study. I met Leonardo at the Reading University in 1996 as he came to the university for his one-year European university exchange programme. He and I were crazy about photography, and we joined the Photography Society of the Students' Union. We learnt techniques to take good pictures, we learnt how to develop black-and-white photos...... It was real fun.

Leonardo went back home town to Rome for short visit during the exchange programme. His British ex-girlfriend Jazz (Leonardo met Jazz in the Reading University as well) went to visit him in Rome. Leonardo decided to send me a postcard from Rome, and he asked Jazz to put some message on the postcard. The message writen by Leonardo and Jazz on the postcard is so lovely....... A few years later, nevertheless, Leonardo got married to his beautiful wife Laura (a nice girl he met in Italy)..... and I attended their wedding in Sansepolcro, Italy. I flew all the way from Malaysia (I had since back to Malaysia from England after completion of my study) to Italy for his big day....... I met Leonardo's and Laura's parents.... they are very nice people, and it was my first time to meet Laura. She is so pretty. It was an amazing wedding ceremory, and I was the only oriental in his wedding...................

I really like the hand writing of Leonardo and Jazz...... so cute.

Ethiopia 02

Eskinda sent me another postcard in 1998......... The postcard portrays a beautiful lady of Ethiopia.

Puerto Rico 01

Carl sent me this postcard from San Juan, Puerto Rico on 18 December, 2000. Showing in the postcard is Old San Juan - the oldest settlement in Peurto Rico.

Trinidad and Tobago 01

Salisha sent me this postcard from Trinidad and Tobago on 12 October, 2007. The postcard shows Moruga Beach in Trinidad and Tobago.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Canada 03

I received a postcard a couple of days ago from Ontario, Canada from a person (Lillian) who just happened to visit my blog....... the postcard showing a photo of a dog named Phoenix..... but he passed away recently due to cancer. Lillian and her family miss the beloved dog so much. This posting on my blog is to pay tribute to Phoenix. Rest in peace.............

Cayman Islands 06

This another postcard from Cayman Islands dated on 29 September, 2008. The postcard showing aerial view of Georgetown Harbor.

Mauritius 03

I received another postcard from Mauritius showing some wildlife of Mauritius. A nice postcard indeed. Date: 7 October, 2008.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cayman Islands 05

Another postcard from Cayman Islands arrived at my doorstep recently. This postcard shows the view of Georgetown of Cayman Islands. Date: 29 September, 2008.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mauritius 02

Tasneem sent me another postcard from Mauritius on 17 September, 2008. This time the postcard shows some parrots and the Casela Bird Park in Mauritius.... I guess the parrots must be the residents of the bird park.

Thailand 05

I received a nice postcard from Terdsak sent from Bangkok, Thailand on 27 September, 2008. The postcard shows gorgeous forest in Thailand. The stamp used in the postcard is a overprint stamp. There are some Thai words in the slogan postmark, and I don't read Thai. Maybe someone could help me to translate.