Just some stuff which we have collected

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sangkhlaburi

Country: Thailand
from: Polish Ladies Abroad Club


Sangkhlaburi is a small town in Kanchanaburi province. The place is popular with Thais as a weekend destination spot. Known for its wooden bridge (400 meters high) and tranquil landscape/atmosphere.

Ania, dziekuję za kartkę i pozdrowienia!

Stamp





Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Berlin

Country: Germany
from: Polish Ladies Abroad Club


I have not been to Berlin so it is nice to get a postcard and dream about a visit in the city. It is the capital city of germany, it has about 3 million and 700,000 inhabitants. Berlin is situated by the banks of the Spree and Havers rivers.

Ania thank you very much for the card!

Stamp

Theme: car make


Those old Golfs used to be quite popular in Poland too.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tallinn, Estonia

Country: Estonia
from: Polish Ladies Abroad Club


Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia. It is situated by the Gulf of Finland. Tallinn was granted city rights in 1248. It used to be ruled by a Danish king, then other Scandinavians and Germans as well. It belonged to the Hanseatic League. Tallinn is the headquarters of the EU IT bureau. The city old town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Another place which would be nice to visit.

Aleksandra thank you for the card!

Stamp


I have tried to decipher what the words in the stamp say. Well, have no idea.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Jastarnia

Country: Poland
from: pen-pal


Jastarnia is a small place in the north of Poland, situated by the 'open' Baltic Sea, on Hel peninsula. It is a popular summer and holiday destination. There are great sandy beaches there.
Stamp

Theme: nature/flowers/lilly



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mers-les-Bains

Country: France
from: Polish Ladies Abroad Club


Mers-les-Bains is a commune in norther France, in the Hauts-de-France region. It has only around 3,500 inhabitants. The place seems really lovely. No wonder quite a few writers, including Verne and Hugo, used to work there. We would also love to visit the place one day, if it was possible.
Jolanta, thank you for the card and your invitation!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Greetings from Strasbourg

Country: France
from: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
year: 2017


Strasbourg is the capital of the Bas-Rhin department and the capital of Grand Est region in France.
It is also the seat of quite a few organizations such as European Parliament, Eurocorps, European Court of Human Rights, all related to European Union.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Polish School in Paris

Country: France
From: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
Year: 2017


The postcard was issued to commemorate the Polish School in Paris funding anniversary. The school consists of primary school and high school. Its part-time classes are run on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The School at Batignolles is situated at the Polish Embassy in Paris.


Ibiza

Country: Spain
From: pen-pal
Year: 2017


Ibiza is one of the Spanish Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea. The capital city of Ibiza is Ibiza Town. The population of the island is over 130,000 people. The official languages of Ibiza are Spanish and Catalan.


Correos - the name of Spanish national postal service which was founded in 1716.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nimes

Country: France
From: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
Year: 2017


Nimes is a city and the Gard department capital, situated in the south of France. The origin of the settlement dates back to 4000 - 3500 BC. Seems to be a lovely place with so many interesting things to see there!

Stamp
Theme: armistice anniversary


The stamp issued to commemorate the anniversary of the armistice in Algeria.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Rwanda

Country: Rwanda
From: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
Year: 2017



The Republic of Rwanda is one of the smallest African countries, situated in the east and center of the continent. Kigali is the capital of Rwanda and its largest city as well.

Stamp
Theme: Art
Year: 2010





Brussels Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

Country: Belgium
From: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
Year: 2017


The greenhouses were built in the 19th century. They are part of the Royal Park of Laeken, situated in Brussels. The complex (area: 270,000 square feet) is open for visitors in April and May. During that short period, the magnificent collection of flowers from Africa and other parts of the world bloom.

Vienna Palmenhaus

Country: Austria
From: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
Year: 2017


The Palm House is situated in the Schönbrunn palace park which is part of the Austrian Federal Gardens. There are over four thousand species of various plants to watch and admire. A must see when in Vienna.

 Stamp

Year: 2012
Theme: map/Europe/Austria


The Republic of Austria has been a member of the European Union (since 1995) and NATO (since 1955). Some of the major Austrian cities are Gratz, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Linz. Vienna, the capital, is the largest one. It would be nice to visit the country one day.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A Surprise from Corsica

Country: France
From: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
Year: 2017

The card came as a total surprise (so very nice!) from a friend whom I do not know and had never met personally. She is one of my distant friends, a co-member of The Polish Ladies Abroad Club. Such an amazing group it is! Thank you Martyna!


Corsica is a French island situated in the Mediterranean Sea, not far from Italian Sardinia.
Napoleon was born in Corsica 1769. The capital of Corsica is Ajaccio.

Stamp

Marianna - a symbol of France, freedom and mother of the land.


Easter Greetings

The five cards we got this year from family and friends.






Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Belgian Characters

Country: Belgium
From: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
Year: 2017

This card was issued last year to commemorate the terrorist attack (and pay tribute to its victims) in Belgium.
All the characters depicted on the card are of Belgian origin. Unfortunately, I recognize only two of them - the blue Smurf and Lucky Luke. Can you name all the other ones?


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

South Africa

Country: South Africa, Cape Town
From: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
Year: 2017

This is my first ever postcard from Africa. Thank you Marianna!


Cape Town is the second biggest and most populated city in South Africa. The harbor reminds me of quite a different city, in a totally different part of the world - I mean my home city which also has a nice marina.

Stamp

Theme: nature / animals
Year: 2014


The African lion is one of the largest living cats in the world (it weighs even more than 250kg). Only the tiger is bigger than the African lion.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Brussels, Belgium

Country: Brussels, Belgium
From: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
Year: 2017

The peeing boy is the symbol of the city. According to the legend he saved Brussels just peeing on the fuse of the explosives. The monument was founded in 1619.


Stamp




Gdynia, Poland

Country: Poland
Theme:  tall sailing ship Dar Pomorza
Year: 2016

Gdynia - a city in Poland by the Baltic Bay will always be a special place on Earth to me.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Frankenberg Town Hall

Country: Germany
Theme:  buildings / castle
Year: 2009


Frankenberg (by the Edder River) is a town and the center of the Hasse region in Germany.
The Town Hall in Frankenberg  was build over 500 years ago, in 1509.

   

Oxford

Country: Great Britain, Oxford
From: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
Year: 2017


Oxford was founded in the 8th century. It was granted the city rights in 1542. Oxford is situated in the southeast of England. It is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking part of the world.

Stamp

Theme: drawing / Mr. Happy
Year: 2017


Thank you, Viola :-)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Danish Christmas Stamps

It is high time I added the Christmas stamps - before next Easter and spring comes...

Country: Denmark
Theme: winter/Christmas/holly
Year: 2016

Postcard from Paris

Country: France, Paris
From: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
Year: 2017



Moulin Rouge (Red Mill) is a well-known cabaret in Paris. Founded by Joseph Oller and Chris Zidler, the Moulin Rouge was opened on Oct. 6, 1889.


Stamp
Theme: heart
Year: 2017

Thank you, Nika. :-)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Another Very Snail Mail Card

It seems the snail mail service really deserves its name these days. After almost a month we got another Christmas card (which was posted by air mail a week before Christmas). Although my relatives paid for fast delivery, we got such a slow service in exchange. Disappointing.


Country: Poland
from: family
by Passion Cards

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Slow Christmas Mail

Country: Poland
from: family
by: Pan Dragon

This card came after Christmas due to the very slow postal service. Sent by airmail on Dec. 11, 2016, arrived here on Jan. 10, 2017. It should have been in our mail box within 7-8 days only, not after a month time.


Stamp

Country: Poland
Theme: nature/flowers
Design: M. Dąbrowska
Year: 2016


The iris belongs to the family of Iridaceae plants. 'Iris' means 'rainbow' in Greek. There are over 200 kinds of irises, they grow in the wild in Northern hemisphere zones.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Surprise Card from Malta

Country: Malta / France - guess why ;-)
from: Polish Lady Abroad Club
issued by: ?


Stamp

Country: Malta
Theme: seasons/summer
Year: 2016


Republic of Malta - country (a group of islands) in southern Europe, in the central Mediterranean Sea. Malta is part of EU (admitted in 2004).
Area: 122 square miles
Capital: Valetta
Language: Maltese

We have never been there. It would be nice to visit one day...