Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Breclav, Czech Republic

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Břeclav is a town in the South Moravian Region,Czech Republic, approximately 55 km southeast of Brno. It is located at the border with Lower Austria on the Dyje River. The nearest town on Austrian territory is Hohenau an der March. Břeclav also lies 10 km northwest of the Slovak border at Kúty.


Zlin, Czech Republic

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Zlín  is a city in the Zlín Region, southeastern MoraviaCzech Republic, on the Dřevnice River. The development of the modern city is closely connected to the Bata Shoes company and its social scheme, developed after the First World War.


Pula Arena (Roman amphitheatre) Croatia



The Pula Arena is the name of the amphitheatre located in PulaCroatia. The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. It was constructed in 27 BC – 68 AD and is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the World. A rare example among the 200 Roman surviving amphitheatres, it is also the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia. The amphitheatre is depicted on the reverse of the Croatian 10 kuna banknote, issued in 1993, 1995, 2001 and 2004



The Prukljan lake in the Krka river in Croatia



Skradin Falls, Krka National Park, Croatia

Skradinski Buk was one of two main waterfalls (or waterfall networks) featured in Krka National Park. Similar to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, the waterfalls found in Krka were karstic with numerous segments and tiers of cascades and waterfalls weaving their way between ponds, vegetation, mini-islands, and even a tiny (albeit made-for-tourists) village.


Krka Monastery, Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka Monastery  is a Serbian Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Archangel Michael, located near the river Krka, 3 km east of Kistanje, in central DalmatiaCroatia. It is the best known monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia and it is officially protected as part of the Krka National Park.


Slavonska Avenue-longest street in Zagreb, Croatia

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Slavonska Avenue  is a controlled-access avenue in ZagrebCroatia. It is the longest street in Zagreb, being 18 km (11 mi) long. It mostly has a 70 km/h (43 mph) speed limit, although the speed is limited to 100 km/h (62 mph) on a short section near the Ivanja Reka interchange with the Zagreb bypass and to 130 km/h (81 mph) on the section between the Ivanja Reka interchange and Zagreb city limits. In 2007 the avenue was proclaimed to be the most accident-prone road in Zagreb. The avenue is an important east-west arterial road. Starting at the interchange with Savska Road, it intersects, featuring mainly two and three-level interchanges, several other main Zagreb thoroughfares (sorted eastbound): Croatian Fraternal Union Avenue,Marin Držić AvenueVjekoslav Heinzel Avenue, Gospić Road, Ljudevit Posavski Road and the Zagreb bypass. Slavonska Avenue does not have any tram lines, although most lines in Zagreb pass over or under the avenue.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Croatian mapcard


Croatia , officially the Republic of Croatia  is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central EuropeSoutheast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb, which forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with its twenty counties. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles) and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. The country's population is 4.28 million, most of whom are Croats, with the most common religious denomination being Roman Catholicism.


Istria map, Croatia

Istria, is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is shared by three countries: CroatiaSlovenia, and Italy.



Map of China received in postcrossing

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is asingle-party state governed by the Chinese Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, TianjinShanghai and Chongqing), and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau). The PRC also claims the territories governed by the Republic of China (ROC), a separate political entity commonly known as Taiwan, as a part of its territory, which includes the island of Taiwan as Taiwan ProvinceKinmen and Matsu as a part of Fujian Province and islands the ROC controls in the South China Sea as a part of Hainan Province. These claims are controversial due to the complex political status of Taiwan.


Chinese new year postcrossing card

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Flag of China


The flag was designed by Zeng Liansong, a citizen from WenzhouZhejiang. He designed it in response to a circular distributed by the Preparatory Committee of the New Political Consultative Conference in July 1949, shortly after they came to power following the Chinese Civil War. The design competition received 2,992 entries, and Zeng's design was put into a pool of 38 finalists. After several meetings and slight modifications, Zeng's design was chosen as the national flag. The first flag was hoisted by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on a pole overlooking Beijing's Tiananmen Square on October 1, 1949, at a ceremony announcing the founding of the People's Republic.


Taihao Mausoleum

Lies in the bank of the ancient bank of Caihe River, Taihao Mausoleum is a resplendent and magnificent palace-style ancient architectural complex, the constructions in the mausoleum are grand and the palaces are lofty. The ancient cypresses are reaching the sky and the pine trees are evergreen.
Taihao Fuxi is one of the earliest legendary rulers of keen intelligence and excellent judgment. He is “The Top of The Hundreds of Emperors”, among the Three Emperors and in the top position of the Five Sovereigns. Thanks to his intelligence and wisdom, he has made great contributions to the transition of matriarchy to patriarchal society, the transition of barbarism to civilization. Thus, the offspring call him “Primogenitor”,” Originator of Civilization”.


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Great Wall of Tianjin, China

Tianjin  is a metropolis in northern China and one of the five national central cities of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is governed as one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the PRC, and is thus under direct administration of the central government. Tianjin borders Hebei Province and Beijing Municipality, bounded to the east by the Bohai Gulf portion of the Yellow Sea. Part of the Bohai Economic Rim, it is the largest coastal city in northern China.


Map of Old Shanghai, China




EXPO 2010 Shanghai Philatelic Corporation



Another China postcrossing card

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Ziyang Bridge, China




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Originally called Shoumin Bridge, built in the Ming Dynasty,

Wulingyuan Southern Gate, China

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Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Hunan ProvinceChina designated in 1992.[1] It's noted for more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks across most of the site, many over 200 metres (660 ft) in height, along with many ravines and gorges with attractive streams, pools and waterfalls.[1] It features 40 caves, many with large calcite deposits, and two natural bridges, Xianrenqiao (Bridge of the Immortals) and Tianqiashengkong (Bridge Across the Sky).



A china postcrossing card

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Lijiang, China

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 Lìjiāng  is a prefecture-level city in the northwest of Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. It has an area of 21,219 square kilometres (8,193 sq mi) and had a population of 1,244,769 at the 2010 census. Lijiang is famous for its UNESCO Heritage Site, the Old Town of Lijiang.

Lugu Lake, Yunnan Province, China

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Lugu Lake is located in the North West Yunnan plateau in the centre of Ningliang Yi Autonomous County in the People's Republic of China. The middle of the lake forms the border between the Ninglang County of Yunnan Province and the Yanyuan County of Sichuan province. The formation of the lake is thought to have occurred in a geological fault belonging to the geological age of the Late Cenozoic. It is an alpine lake at an elevation of 2,685 metres (8,809 ft) and is the highest lake in the Yunnan Province. The lake is surrounded by mountains and has five islands, four peninsulas, fourteenbays and seventeen beaches.


A postcrossing card from China

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Map of China

China,  officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is asingle-party state governed by the Chinese Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, TianjinShanghaiand Chongqing), and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau). The PRC also claims the territories governed by the Republic of China (ROC), a separate political entity commonly known as Taiwan, as a part of its territory, which includes the island of Taiwan as Taiwan ProvinceKinmen and Matsu as a part of Fujian Province and islands the ROC controls in the South China Sea as a part of Hainan Provice. These claims are controversial due to the complex political status of Taiwan.