Monday, June 30, 2008

Half & Half Travelling RR Group 13

Lake Erie Lighthouses
Visitors travelling along the Lake Erie shoreline will find a unique variety of lighthouses along the southern coast. Pictured from west to east are some of the historic lighthouses in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.
Top row: Marblehead, Cleveland, Conneaut and Erie Land
Bottom row: Presque Isle, Barcelona, Dunkirk and Buffalo

The Charles River Basin and John Hancock Tower
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Boston's tallest building rises dramatically above the older landmarks of the Back Bay section. Tha 60-storey John Hancock Building is at the centre. The Hatch Shell, summer home of the Boston Pops Orchestra, may be seen among the trees of Esplanade.

Acadia National Park
Aerial views featuring Ocean Drive and Thunder Hole, Sand Beach, Cadillac Mountain Summit and view of Bar Harbor from Cadillac Mountain.

Crazy Horse Mountain Memorial
Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski's (1908-1982) Crazy Horse scale model shows how the 563 foot high mountain carving will look; beautiful Indian Museum of North America; sculptor's unusual log studio-home; Korczak's mahogany "Fighting Stallions" and marble "Pederwski".

Thanks Andy for the beautiful USA cards!

Half & Half Travelling RR Group 17

The world's largest stone circle, mystical Avebury stands at the centre of a vast prehistoric landsvape which is now designated a World Heritage Site.

An Ocean Village in Southampton, one of Britain's principal ports, there are moorings for pleasure craft as well as a Heritage Centre recording the city's maritime history.

Landscape of dorset

The Roman Forum, Rome

Thanks Andy and Francesca for the beautiful cards! :D

Transport RR Group 53 from New Zealand

Great card from David (1251ZM) with a beautiful Narnia stamp! Thank you so much! :D

JP-34569 Official card #155

Traditional Japanese house. Thanks Saeko for the card! :D

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June RR from the USA

Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Thanks Juliee for the card, I love waterfalls! :D

June RR from Slovenia

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Thanks Tina (tinkara) for the card! :D

June RR from the Netherlands

Nice cityview card from Sneek. Thanks Tjitske for the card! :D

June RR from Croatia

Beautiful unusual shape card showing Pula from Roberto (rlicul). Thanks so much! :D

June RR from the Czech Republic

St. Barbara's Cathedral in Kutna Hora. Thanks Adela (Adeleide) for the nice card! :D

June RR from Italy

Beautiful Verona multiview card from Fabio (pHabietto). Thanks, Grazie! :D

June RR from Estonia

Lake Puhajarv on midsummer night
Otepaa Nature Park, Valga County
Lake Puhajarv is the largest (286 ha) and the most picturesque of all lakes of the Otepaa Upland. It has scenic jagged shoreline and five islands covered with forests.

Thanks Jalutaja for the nice card! :D

June RR from Ukraine

Cute cat card from Irina (mindanao). Thanks for thew card! :D

June RR from Belarus

My 1st card from Belarus! It shows Nezalejnasti Square,, and the Government House of the Republic of Belarus.
Thanks Marina (felis) for the card! :D

June RR from Finland

Beautiful Finnish landscape. Thanks Johanna (Marnie) for the card! :D

Sunday, June 22, 2008

June RR from the USA

Kewaunee lighthouse, Wisconsin. stationed on the coast of Lake Michigan, the Kewaunee Pierhead Light has been operating since 1931.

I love lighthouses, thanks Julie for this card! :D

June RR from Belgium

Ieper in Belgium. Thanks Gilles for this nice card and beautiful stamps! :D

June RR from the USA

Yellowstone National Park
Minerva Terrace with its colourful variety of delicately crusted pools and runoffs is one of the major terrace attractions at Mammoth Hot Springs of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Dictated by the different water temperatures, the algae that thrive there give the terraces their colour.

Beautiful card from Mike (kew2424). Thank you! :D

June RR from Germany

Wuppertak in Germany. Thanks Steffelchen for the nice card! :D

June RR from Finland

Beautiful Finnish scenery card from Ari (AKS). Thanks do much! :D

Stamps and a card arrived with the Hawaii cards

Postcard Heaven :D

Friday, June 20, 2008

RAS Hawaii cards - Part 2

Lava flows into the sea

Snow-capped Mauna Kea framed by tropic palm fronds creates a contrasting landscape uniquely Hawaiian.

Kalalau Valley - Island of Kauai

Parker Ranch on the northern coast of the island of Hawaii is the largest ranch in the United States under single ownership. It covers approximately 200,000 acres.

Molikini Island - Outside Maui

Dead End Highway
The devastation area cerated by the Kilauea Iki volcano eruptions closed off this former highway and areas still smoulder.

Wailua Valley, Island of Maui
The picturesque Wailua Valley is one of the many natural landscapes which can be seen from the Hana Highway.

Three different views of sunsets

Summertime, Waimea Bay
Summertime transforms this majestic sandy bay on Oahu's North Shore from a world-class surf spot to a placid turquoise diving pool.

University of Hawaii
An aerial view of the University of Hawaii, located in lush Manoa Valley. In the distance is world famous Diamond Head.

White ginger
Similar to the yellow ginger but a little larger and with a more pleasing fragrance. It is a native of India, where it also grows wild, used in Hawaii as a perfume base besides its extensive use, in season, for leis.