Friday, October 2, 2009

Cards of The Great Wall of China and of Building The Empire State Building

Well I have no excuse for not updating this blog since Sept 24th. Just pure laziness, I guess. Hopefully next week will be better, of course that depends on the cards. Anyway I want to start off today with a card from Martha, a Postcrosser living in State College, PA, U.S.A. The card is a really nice picture of one of the Empire State Building photographs from the construction era. It's entitled , putting a beam in place. It took a lot of guts to hang out at 80 or 90 stories . I have seen other pictures of these guys laying on a bean, resting or sitting on a beam , eating lunch. Just amazing.
Thanks Martha for this great card.

The next two cards are from Republic of China. The first one is from Wu Wei Yi, a somewhat regular contributor to this blog and my postcard collection. His card shows a calligraphy exhibition at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung. Two nice stamps used on the card.

The other card from Republic of China was sent by Postcrosser Mavis from Kaohsiung, a city in the south of Taiwan. It shows one of the old steam locomotives of the Ailshan Forest Railway. This railway is a 86 km network of narrow gauge track. It's a great picture though with the steam engine just chugging along. It was constructed in 1912 and today mostly carries tourists. Mavis used a couple of neat stamps, including a Chinese zodiac stamp featuring the popular horse and two stamps showing a characteristic bird of Taiwan, the titmouse with red abdomen.

The next card is from Beijing , People's Republic of China. Sent by Postcrosser Zhang, it shows The Great Wall of China at Jiankou. That's something I would love to see. Two stamps used included a beautiful tiger stamp from a set of two issued in 2004. I would love to have the other one from this set. Just a wonderful set.

This label was stuck to this postcard . Can anyone out there tell me what it means ? Appreciate hearing from you on it.

And finally , this beautiful jet image was received from Elisa in Tampere, Finland. Unfortunately it's not a postcard , but some sort of fold over postal note. But a beautiful picture just the same and it would have made a great postcard.

I want to take another moment to tally up the postcards for September. In total I received 35 postcards , of which 26 were through Postcrossing. I mailed out 31 postcards , all 31 went to Postcrossers. I added 1 new country or entity to my quest for a postcard from all countries . So all in all , not a bad month

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Hanoï d'antan said...

Bonjour, j'aime bien votre revue des cartes postales.
Hello, I like your postcards review very much.

Gone with postcrads said...

on the lable it is written that the address of the receiver is not in right way.