Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Italia in miniatura - cards from Yumi

I'd like to visit this place!!! :D :D :D Thanks Yumi for the cards! :D

tag card #257 - Cat tag from the Netherlands

Another cute cat from Marieke (Xiramkee). Thanks so much! :D

Tag card #256 - Cat tag from Italy

From Lamberto (micio). Thanks so much, I LOVE cats! :D

Singapore F1 ad cards

Singapore. Host city of the 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Grand Prix

Thanks so much Amanda (Eloriel) for the cards! :D

Travelling multiview RR Group 42

Venice Beach, California

Hollywood signs


Schleswig-Holstein, Germany mapcard

Travelling multiview RR Group 40

Las Vegas
The fashion, entertainment, dining, gaming, wedding, golfing and just plain goin' nuts Capital of the world.

It's a pirates life for me!! Every guest will agree after experiencing the swashbucking adventiures of "The Pirates of the Caribbean"

Mallorca mapcard

Braunfels, Germany

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Used Hawaii cards - Part 2

Diamond Head Twilight
A Diamond Head sunset creates an intriguing backdrop that welcomes the coming of another hot Hawaiian night.
(Postmarked in 2007)

World famous Waikiki Beach with the silhoutette of Diamond Head at dusk.
(Postmarked in 2007)

(Postmarked in 1999)

The perfect sunset at Chinaman's Hat, windward Oahu.
(Postmarked in 2007)

World-famous Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head
(Postmarked in 2003)

Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head
Beautiful Waikiki Beach with its crystal blue water make it a world favourite. Diamond Head, the famous Hawaiian landmark, dominates the skyline of Waikiki Beach.
(Postmarked in 1989)

A Hawaiian sunset
(Postmarked in 1996)

Aloha Tower, Honolulu
Late afternonn lights the Honolulu waterfront at the Aloha Tower Marketplace.
(Postmarked in 1997)

Waikiki Beach - Another beautiful day in Paradise :D :D :D
(Postmarked in 1994)

Used Hawaii cards - Part 1

Fire meets water, Kalapana, Hawaii
A fiery stream of molten lava from the Big Island's Kilauea volcano flows into the ocean, creating a dramatic show.
(Postmarked in 1998)

U.S.S. Ariona Memorial...
enshrines this famous battleship sunk by the Japanese, December 7, 1941. The structure is an enclosed bridge transversely spanning the hull which is resting on the bottom of Pearl Harbor. The end wall of the Memorial is inscribed with the names of the 1177 men who lost their lives when the ship went down.
(Postmarked in 1987)

A dramatic sky silhouettes legendary Diamond Head, Waikiki's notable landmark.

An aerial view of Honolulu, Waikiki and Magic Island with the Diamond Head on the background.
(Postmarked in 1996)

This view shows the beautiful hotels, including the famous Royal Hawaiian, lining Waikiki Beach on one side and Kalakaua Avenue on the other.
(Postmarked in 1993)

Wind Surfing
Hawaii's waters, from gentle swells to crashing surf lend themselves to wind surfers of all skills. The bright-hued sails and skillful riders are a colourful sight against the deep ocean waters.
(Postmarked in 1987)

An unusual aerial showing the inside of the extinct volcano, Diamond Head. The Waikiki district, surrounding areas, Honolulu and harbour are also clearly visible.
(Postmarked in 1979)

Hula dancing is exclusively Hawaiian and still delights visitors to these beautiful Islands in the Pacific... just as graceful performers have done for generations.
(Postmarked in 1987)

Red anthurium, giant tree ferns and wild banana thrive beneath the tall exotic trees of Hawaii's rain forests.
(Postmarked in 1975)

MANY beautiful cards from Andy! Thanks! :D

Thursday, September 25, 2008

RAS card from Ecuador

My first card from Ecuador written and stamped! Thanks so much Yukiko (yukikoyh) for thinking about me in your trip to South America! I hope you had a great time there! :D

Private swap #49 - From New Zealand

The spectacular Pohutu geyser plays for its audience at Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, Rotorua.

Cape Reinga Lighthouse: Located on the north-west extremity of New Zealand. The Cape Reinga lighthouse overlooks the meeting point of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

The Waitemata Harbour: From North Head, Devonport, looking back to the city centre through a maze of yachts cruising the harbour.

Coromandel Peninsula: Late afternoon sun on the Majestic Coromandel Harbour.

Rangitoto Island: This extinct volcano has become the major landmark of the Waitemata Harbour. 260 m high, the lava cone spreads over a 2,4 km radius.

Pirongia Range: Rolling hills lead into mountain ranges in the Waikato, 25 km southweat of Hamilton. This recreatinal area is popular with trampers, fishermen, hunters & campers.

Rotorua Bath House: Built in 1906-7 in a Tudor style as a bath house, the building is now an extensive art gallery and museum located at the Government Gardens, Rotorua.

BEAUTIFUL Andris Apse cards from Leon (swollib). Thanks so much for the swap! :D

From Yumi - Australian cards

Cute koala maxicard and a great Australia mapcard. Thanks Yumi! :D