3/31/2011

NIGERIA

a friend at facebook ABBAS sent it to me at Nigeria, 11 March 2011, arrived 31 March 2011

3/30/2011

Hongkong

HONGKONG CHINAsent 22 March 2011, arrived Suzhou 30 March 2011

3/29/2011

COVER from LIBYA

LIBYA

they are old covers, sent to me 10 or 16 years ago

3/26/2011

Cover From Panama

Thanks Freddy in Panama sent to me
Sent 15 Jan 2011, arrived 26 March 2011

Ao Dai - Vietnamese Dress

VIETNAM POSTCARD
thanks my friend In Hue Vietnam sent it to me
8th March 2011 sent, arrived 26 March 2011


BUDAPEST

Thanks Josip From Croatia sent this postcard at Budapest
I have been to Budapest in 2009

3/24/2011

Snake FDC

Snake stamps issued by Algeria, 13 March 2011

thanks Zine sent it to me at 1st Day of Issue

arrived China 24 March 2011

RABBIT Srbija

SRBIJAYear of Rabbit 2011
sent 15 March 2011 arrived China 24 march 2011

3/23/2011

BD

BD
Bangladesh Postcard

postcard Arizona

my Mexican Friend Sent it at Arizona USA to me

Changi Airport

FDC sent at Changi Airport PO Thanks Terence

3/21/2011

BIGGEST FLOWER in THE WORLD



The titan arum or Amorphophallus titanum (from Ancient Greek amorphos, "without form, misshapen" + phallos, "phallus", and titan, "giant") is a flowering plant with the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. (The largest single flower is borne by the Rafflesia arnoldii; the largest branched inflorescence in the plant kingdom belongs to the Talipot palm, Corypha umbraculifera).

Due to its odor, which is reminiscent of the smell of a decomposing mammal,[1] the titan arum is also known as a carrion flower, the "Corpse flower", or "Corpse plant" (Indonesian: bunga bangkai – bunga means flower, while bangkai means corpse or cadaver; for the same reason, the same title is also attributed to Rafflesia which, like the titan arum, also grows in the rainforests of Sumatra).

MAXIMUM CARD from Malaysia

MAXIMUM CARD DAIRY FARM in KUNDASANG, SABAH
LANGKAWI

TEA PLANTATION in CAMERON HIGHLANDS

PENANG HILL
Thanks See Pei Lin sent them to me




3/20/2011

SRI LANKA

Registered airmail from Sri Lanka to China sent from Colombo but postmarks can not readable
arrived 20 March 2011 China


MISS SENT TO JAPAN

FROM MOROCCO miss sent to Japan, see backside with japanese Post Label
Sent 1 March 2011 to China
arriuved China 19 March 2011

3/15/2011

SUZUKI CUP

MALAYSIA AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 Champion
thanks KKKhor send me it

RABBIT from Indonesia

Small Cover, clean postmarks at Right Position
MS Rabbit Year only issued 30000pcs

POSTMAN IS MAD

POST OFFICE MAN IN SOUTH AFRICA IS MAD
SEE BELO COVER
with 2 clean Pmks and 4 poor Postmarks


3/14/2011

BIRDS 2010 UAE

Registered Letter to China from UAE

BEE


SWISS FDC BEE 3 MARCH 2011

arrived 14 March 2011 China

3/12/2011

WWF 59 Years

Swiss FDC
stamp issued 3 March 2011

3/11/2011

Eight Immortals

THAILAND

The Eight Immortals (Chinese: 八仙; pinyin: Bāxiān; Wade–Giles: Pa-hsien) are a group of legendary xian ("immortals; transcendents; fairies") in Chinese mythology. Each Immortal's power can be transferred to a power tool (法器) that can give life or destroy evil. Together, these eight tools are called "Covert Eight Immortals" (暗八仙 àn ~). Most of them are said to have been born in the Tang Dynasty or Song Dynasty. They are revered by the Taoists, and are also a popular element in the secular Chinese culture. They are said to live on a group of five islands in the Bohai Sea which includes Penglai Mountain-Island.

The Immortals are:

Immortal Woman He (He Xiangu),
Royal Uncle Cao (Cao Guojiu),
Iron-Crutch Li (Tieguai Li),
Lan Caihe,
Lü Dongbin, (leader)
Philosopher Han Xiang (Han Xiang Zi),
Elder Zhang Guo (Zhang Guo Lao), and
Han Zhongli (Zhongli Quan).
For their names in Chinese characters and Wade-Giles, see the individual pages in the list above.

In literature before the 1970s, they were sometimes translated as the Eight Genies. First described in the Yuan Dynasty, they were probably named after the Eight Immortal Scholars of the Han.

3/10/2011

tlemcen

TLEMCEN 20 fEB 2011 Sent
arrived 10 March 2011

Tlemcen (Arabic: تلمسان‎) is a town in Northwestern Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. It is located inland in the center of a region known for its olive plantations and vineyards. The city has developed leather, carpet, and textile industries, which it ships to the port of Rashgun for export.

Its population was 846,942 in the 2006 census, and had reached about 1,200,000 by 2011.

特莱姆森(阿拉伯语:تلمسان)位于阿尔及利亚西北部,是特莱姆森省的首府,人口约130,000人。特莱姆森以橄榄树种植园和葡萄园而闻名。

lefkara

cyprus

Lefkara (Greek: Λεύκαρα) is a village on the island of Cyprus famous for its lace, known as lefkaritika in (Greek: λευκαρίτικα) and silver handicrafts. The village takes its name from the white of its silica and limestone: Lefkara is derived from a combination of the Greek words "lefka" (Greek: λευκά, Translation: white) and "ori" (Greek: όροι, Translation: mountains, hills).

It is located on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, off the main Nicosia-Limassol highway. It features cobbled streets and picturesque architecture. The village is split into two administrative regions: upper and lower Lefkara (Greek: Πάνω & Κάτω Λεύκαρα) with around 1,100 inhabitants.

A common sight is groups of women who sit in the narrow village streets working on their fine embroidery, as they have for centuries. The village is also known for its skilled silversmiths who produce fine filigree work, and there is a small Turkish Delight factory. A folklore museum in the town shows visitors what life was like in Cyprus a hundred years ago. The museum is located in a restored house and exhibits the furniture and effects of a wealthy family, local costumes and examples of the Lefkara lacework.

According to legend, Leonardo da Vinci visited the village in 1481, and purchased a lace cloth for the main altar of the Duomo di Milano. The lefkaritika style was probably imported to the village from antiquity from Assyria. Much later, the Venetians took it home, and set up their own lace industry on the island of Burano. In 1889 a local lace school was opened, and Lefkara lace regained much of its ancient renown.

3/08/2011

Penang

PENANG MALAYSIA I have been to Penang 2 times I like it very much
Thanks KKKhor send me it

ITALY SS

ITALY S/S



S. Maria di Collemaggio is a large medieval church in L'Aquila, central Italy. It was the site of the original Papal Jubilee, a penitential observation devised by Pope Celestine V, who is buried here. The church, which therefore ranks as a basilica because of its importance in religious history, sits in isolation at the end of a long rectangular sward of grass at the SW edge of town.

The church is a masterpiece of Abruzzese Romanesque and Gothic architecture and one of the chief sights of L'Aquila. The striking jewel-box effect of the exterior is due to a pattern of blocks of alternating pink and white stone; the interior, on the other hand, is massive and austere. Outbuildings include a colonnaded cloister, with the central fountain typical of many other similar Italian cloisters, and the former monastic refectory.

Parts of the structure were significantly damaged in the 2009 earthquake in l'Aquila. While the church's front is intact, its cupola, transept vaults and the triumphal arches have collapsed

BUTTERFLY

SINGAPORE thanks Francis Chan sent it to me

MS UK London 1980

UK Thanks Laura

3/04/2011

Year of Rabbit FRANCE

FRANCE Year of Rabbit

Yongmiri Standing Stone Buddha

KOREAN POSTMARK
yongmiri standing stone buddha is placed on the left top side of yongam temple located in jangji mountain, yongmi-ri gwangtan-myeon. this standing stone buddha which deemed to be produced in goryeo dynasty is the two rocks' huge buddha with a neck, head and hat on the main body rock by using the natural rock wall. this shows the folk characteristic. the huge natural stone is threatened. because of a restriction of rock, the body is not balanced.
according to the oral tradition, wonribbul is the statue of the man and bangribbul is the statue of the woman. in goryeo dynasty, king seonjong didn't have a child, so that he married wonsingungju. but, she was unable to have the prince. she was worried, and one day, she dreamed. in her dream, two buddhist priests said "we are living in a crevice of the rock in the southern foot of jangji mountain. we are hungry. give us the food" and then disappeared. the princess awaking from the dream told the king and the king sent the man to jangji mountain. that man reported "two huge rocks stand in a row below jangji mountain". the king commanded people to carve two buddhist priests on the rock immediately and built the temple to offer the buddhist service. then, in that day, the prince han sanhu was born. such the myth was satirized but the period of building the standing stone buddha can be estimated because of a definite king's name was mentioned. also, on the side wall of the buddha, 200 letters' sentences are carved faintly, but it is difficult to read because it is defaced. it seems to be the word of mouth contents. many women who are unable to have a baby come to this place to offer the buddhist service.

3/01/2011

HIGHLANDS TOURISM SPOT Malaysia FDC


FDC
thanks SEE Peilin (Penang) and KKK sent it to me (IPOH)
21 Feb 2011
arrived China 1st March 2011

HIGHLANDS ...TEA

tea plantation in Cameron Highland Pahang Malaysia
First Day Card
Thanks See Pei Lin sent it to me

高陽西五陵 PMK KOREA

高陽西五陵 KOREAN POSTMARKS FIVE TOMBS
高陽西五陵(서오릉)位於韓國京畿道的高陽市德陽區,由敬陵(경릉)、昌陵(창릉)、翼陵(익릉)、明陵(명릉)、弘陵(홍릉)五個王陵和兩個墓園,共七個部份組成。

BUTTERFLY 2011 Spain

SPAIN 2011 BUTTERFLY 18 Feb 2011 sent
1st March 2011 Arrived
Thanks Antonio Chueca Aguado

Papa John Paul II

Postcard from Poland
thanks Antoni sent it to me

TERESA

COVER FROM POLAND
sent 21 Feb 2011 arrived 1st march 2011
thanks antoni M Wisnicki sent me it