Now on to today's postcards. First card comes from the Island of Sri Lanka, a Land Like No Other. It gives us a look at Kandy Perahera, the grand festival of Esala held in Sri Lanka . It is very grand with elegant costumes. Happening in July or August in Kandy, it has become a unique symbol of Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist festival consisting of dances and colourfully decorated elephants. There are fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances. The elephants are usually adorned with lavish garments.
Ravindra used a current 2013 stamp that celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Swami Vivekanada.
Thailand is next. Actually, it's Tapu Island, Phang-Nga .Ko Tapu is a limestone rock about 20 metres (66 ft) tall with the diameter increasing from about 4 metres (13 ft) near the water level to about 8 metres (26 ft) at the top. It lies about 40 metres (130 ft) to the west from the northern part of Khao Phing Kan.
Ratinan , a Postcrosser in Thailand, used a 2012 stamp, 1 of 10 in a set of Coastal landscapes.
Karina from Minsk, Belarus sent this next card. It is the Niesvizh Palace and Park. The castle was a residential castle of the Radziwill family from 1533-1939. UNESCO listed the estate as a World Heritage Site in 2005.
Katina sent her card with a 2013 M
rate stamp featuring a Gypsy Mushroom.
This next card gives us a look at a castle in Bergisches Land , a low mountain range region within the state of North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany, east of the Rhine River south of the Ruhr. The landscape is shaped by woods, meadows, rivers and creeks and contains over 20 artificial lakes. It also shows an old mail carriage. These days it works as a tourist attraction and ride.
Lars used a very nice old time locomotive stamp. It is 1 of a set of 3 Historic Locomotives issued in 2012. A very nice set.
My last card for this time is from Louisiana, U.S.A. Looks like a great place to wet your line, down south on the bayou.
Cindy used 3 stamps on her card. On the left is the Silver Coffeepot issue from 2007. In the middle is 1 of 5 from the Muscle Cars 2013 set. This one shows the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. Finally, the stamp on the right , is the 2013 Johnny Cash Forever stamp.He's The Man In Black.
So ends another postcard update. Thanks for dropping by, leave a comment if you have one. Hope you have enjoyed seeing these cards . Thanks for cards to Cindy, Lars, Karina, Ratinan, and Ravindra.