Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Five Postcard day

Well, as I mentioned in yesterday's blog, the mail lady left 5 postcards, from Malaysia, Tonga, Finland, Great Britain and Republic of China. The first card today , from Malaysia shows 2 views, 1 of the Asy-Syakirin Mosque while the other shows a night view of downtown Kuala Lumpur. The mosque , known as the ''Jewel in the Park'' is situated within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and right next to The Petronas Twin Towers. Kuala Lumpur transforms into a veritable wonderland of loghts at night, earning its name '' garden City of Lights''. The card was sent by Khor Kok Keong who also has a stamp, postcard, cover blog called KKKhor Stamp Collection. Be sure to visit it at . The stamp used is a 1999 issue, 1 of a set of 3 featuring the Petronas Twin Towers and modern architecture.

The next card is from Tonga. This is my second postcard from The Kingdom of Tonga in just 2 days. Of course they were both sent by the same person, Sarah LaRosa. The card shows some lovely Tongan women from The Port of Refuge area performing a traditional Tongan dance. Sarah used a wonderful 1998 stamp featuring the Friendly Ground Dove. It is from a set of 15 definitives , all showing birds.

Next up is the card from Jyvaskyla, Finland. It was sent by Postcrosser Anu. Jyvaskyla is located in Central Finland. The city was founded on 22 March 1837 by Czar Nicholas I of Russia.
Anu used a new 2008 stamp with Braille script on the stamp to indicate the value , I think.

The card from London, England was sent by Scott,a Postcrosser, who also operates . It's another good one to have a look at. The card shows a number of the traditional tourist sites around London. I saw and visited some of these back in 1976. The tourist sites may not have changed but I'm sure London itself has changed since then. I guess it's time to go back again. Scott used a number of stamps on the card including a Union Jack stamp, a Machin and 3 commemoratives, honouring the 50th anniversary of The British Legion, the 100th anniversary of The Rugby Football Union and the 1900th anniversary of The City of York.

And finally, the card from the Republic of China. Sent by frequent postcard contributor Wu Wei Yi. The card shows a large bamboo raft that was most likely used as a ferry. This would have been during the Japanese occupation period.

That is all for today. Many thanks to Khor, Sarah, Anu, Scott and Wei Yi.
As always, your comments are welcome.


Scott said...

Hi there Glen,
Many thanks for showing my postcard on your blog. Just to say that my website address is as follows I will see what other cards I can get sent off to you soon. Best wishes from the U.K. Scott.

william charles said...

You have shared postcard, they are really wonderful.
Thank you so much for this


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