Bosnia & Herzegovina

I did a swap with Snježana (Snow84 on PC forum) and got her lovely postcards today. They only took two days to arrive, it was so quick! So, here they are:

a) two postcards showing a town called Tuzla

b) a town Mostar – this old bridge is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites

c) Sarajevo – a lovely night view

Oglasi

Łódź, Poland

This is a postcard from a city Łódź, in Poland. I got it through a trade with Kuba who lives there, also through Postcrossing.

Łódź is the third-largest city in Poland, located in the central part of the country. It is the capital of Łódź Voivodeship, and is approximately 135 kilometres (84 mi) south-west of Warsaw. The city’s coat of arms is an example of canting: depicting a boat, it alludes to the city’s name which translates literally as “boat”.

San Francisco, USA

This is a cute postcard from San Francisco that I got in a trade through Postcrossing forum. The San Francisco cable car system is the world’s last permanently operational manually operated cable car system, in the US sense of a tramway whose cars are pulled along by cables embedded in the street. It is an icon of San Francisco, California. Cable cars operate on two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf, and a third route along California Street.

They are among the most significant tourist sites in the city, along with Alcatraz Islandand Fisherman’s Wharf. It is the only transportation system listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dublin, Ireland

I really, really dig this postcard. It was a trade with Sarka from Dublin and it came in the mail this morning. :) I really would like to visit Dublin someday, it’s been on my list of places I want to visit for a long time. I would probably get killed crossing the road though, I would keep looking to the wrong side of the street to see if there’s a car coming. XD

Iceland

I did a trade with a person from Iceland a long, long time ago, and I got these five cards in return.

This postcard is showing the 40 meter high Seljalandsfoss waterfall.  It’s one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland, and apparently it’s possible to go behind the waterfall which is probably a cool thing to do, and a cool way to see it. And no, I cannot pronounce it’s name. ;)

The Aurora Borealis over the glacier lagoon (original name is “Jökulsárlón”). It’s the largest glacier lagoon on Iceland, and it’s located on Iceland’s south-east. The lagoon now stands 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away from the ocean’s edge and covers an area of about 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). It is the second deepest lake in Iceland at over 200 metres (660 ft) depth. The size of the lagoon has increased fourfold since the 1970s. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland.

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, around year 870. HERE is  a link to the cool panorama photo of the city.

The Goðafoss is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Mývatn district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters. It’s name comes from the heathen gods worshipped before Iceland adopted Christianity.

the view of the countryside in Eyjafjördur towards the jagged mountain peaks of Hraundrangar in Öxnadalur.

cute postcard from Russia

So okay, I kind of think this specific kind of postcard is well-known and all that (especially since I’ve heard a lot of people call it by its original name, “kotovasiya”). nd I googled it as well and there are a lot of links and pictures etc. But I’ve never heard it before. ::shrugs:: I saw an offer for some of those cards on Postcrossing forum, thought this specific card is REALLY cute and here it is now.

I’m still quite clueless about the origin and meaning of the card. Feel free to fill me in if you know more. :)

Colorado

This is a Colorado postcard I got in a trade with CaptainSoul from Postcrossing forum. Unfortunately, the back of the postcard got a bit scraped during its journey to my mailbox so I can’t read the original description of the postcard, but still I like it very much. :)