Galveston Island, Texas, USA

Last but not least, a beautiful postcard from O’Neal.

It’s showing a cargo ship and pelicans at sunset. Wow, the sun looks huge. :D

Galveston Island is a barrier island on the Texas Gulf coast in the United States, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Houston. The entire island, with the exception of Jamaica Beach, is within the city limits of the City of Galveston.

The island is about 27 miles (43 kilometers) long and no more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) wide at its widest point. The island is oriented generally northeast-southwest, with the Gulf of Mexico on the east and south, West Bay on the west, and Galveston Bay on the north.

Thanks O’Neal, your postcards make me want to visit every single one of those places. :D And thanks for picking such awesome stamps!!! :D

Oglasi

two from the UK :)

I got these two postcards through a trade on Postcrossing forum. The first one is showing London through several pictures. I like it a lot, to be honset. :D

The second one is sort of a vintage postcard, showing Peasholm Lake, Scarborough, UK.

the Osborne bull, Spain

This is a cool postcard I got through a trade with Fabienne from Spain.

It shows the Osborne bull,  which is a 14 meters high black silhouetted image of a bull in semi-profile, and is regarded as the unofficial national symbol of Spain. The bull was created in 1956 by Manolo Prieto.

The Osborne sherry company (founded by Thomas Osborne Mann in 1772) erected large images of bulls starting in 1956 to advertise their Brandy de Jerez.

Nowadays the conservation of the bulls is handled by the family of Félix Tejada.

California, USA

I got these six postcards through a trade couple of years ago. They never got scanned before so I’m using this oportunity to upload them here.

I’m quite stunned to see how many people are there on this beach picture (third one on the left). I wonder how can anyone really enjoy going to the beach and trip over people whenever you try to do anything. O.o

Los Angeles by night. The lights look funny in this one. :)

The Hollywood sign – one of the typical LA views and probably one of the first things that cross everyone’s mind when someone says “Los Angeles”. :)

Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Apparently, the lights on the trees and little decorations are there because this is a Christmas shot of the street… but it doesn’t look that much like Christmas to me.

Anaheim, California. Actually, this postcard is showing the Adventure City, a theme park located in Anaheim.

RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed primarily in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line. Queen Mary was officially retired from service in 1967. She sailed to the port of Long Beach, California, United States, where she remains permanently moored. Much of her machinery including her propellers and boilers were removed, and the ship now serves as a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum, and hotel. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.