Auckland, New Zealand (NZ-86199)

This wonderful postcard arrived a few days ago – from New Zealand! Really nice sunset photo!

Based on the printed description on the postcard’s back, the island in the picture is Rangitoto Island, near Auckland. It is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf. It’s the most recent and the largest of the approximate 50 volcanos of the Auckland volcanic field. [Thank you, Wikipedia! XD]

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USA, New Zealand & Australia

I’ve been so lazy lately, I haven’t made an update here in so long. Or should I say, “I’ve been so busy lately writing my thesis”… but why lie. :D Here are some of the postcards I got.

Sacramento, USA – I like interesting night views! This postcard is showing the Tower Bridge, which is one of Sacramento’s landmarks. It was comopleted in 1935 and spans the Sacramento River. The Bridge’s towers are over 160 feet high.

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The second postcard is from Brisbane, Australia. My pal Janelle went there and she sent me this postcard. It’s a nice multiview showing different locations / views of the city. I like it a lot.

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All of the following postcards are also from Janelle. :) This one is showing Waitakere Ranges, West Auckland, NZ.

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And the last one, showing One Tree Hill, New Zealand. It’s an extinct volcanic hill, sount of Auckland City. [btw. One Tree Hill, you know the US  series?? I used to watch it all the time… not so much anymore.]

New Zealand

Today I got these two lovely postcards from my pen pal Janelle from New Zealand.

This postcard is showing “View of views” – Mt. Tasman and Mt.Cook from Lake Matheson, Westland. Such an amazing view!!!

 

The second postcard is from Western Springs in Auckland, which is a park with plenty of birds. It is very close to downtown Auckland, and adjacent to the zoo. The black and blue bird (bottom left) is the Pukeko, a semi-national bird, and (according to Janelle :) ) – also kind of a pest! :)

Auckland, New Zealand

I got this beautiful panorama postcard from my pal Janelle.

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city. It’s also called “City of Sails” because it has the largest number of sailing boats per capita. The city lies on the Waitemata Harbour. The Sky Tower is New Zealand’s tallest building at 328 meters.

New Zealand, UK, The Netherlands

I’m kind of behind with posting stuff here. Busy times… Luckily there’s not much to show.

First, I got this cool postcard from Auckland, New Zealand. It was sent to me by my postcard pal Janelle. I think it’s my 2nd card from New Zealand ever. :)

Then I did a swap through Postcrossing forum and got this cool postcard of Harlech Castle. I like the color of the sky here! What I don’t like is that hidious white line in the middle. I hate those sorting machines that made scraps like that. Hate them! But alright, the postcard is cool and I like it, that’s all that matters.

And just this morning I found this awesome postcard in my mailbox. It’s from my newest postcard pal Chantal. I kind of have a soft spot for windmills. I think I have at least ten postcards with windmills in my favorites on Postcrossing site, haha. :)

Postcrossing has been funny lately. I have exactly 4 expired cards (all of them to China or Taiwan) and 4 cards that are traveling way too long. ::annoyed:: I want some more mail…..

Hamilton Lake, New Zealand

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As the back of the postcard says:

Situated within the city of Hamilton, this popular venue for yachting, boating and picknicking is officially named Lake Rotora, but is known localy as Hamilton Lake.

Naaah, I don’t care if it has seven names… It’s still pretty! Plus, it’s my first postcard from New Zealand – ever!! – so wee for that! :)