Wednesday, August 27, 2008

PERU - Arequipa / Festivities of la Virgen de la Candelaria in Ichupampa, valley of Colca

Sent by my friend Henry

SPAIN - Alcázar of Segovia

Spain to the rest of the world Tag, by Penelopi

ENGLAND - Thatcham / St. Mary's Church

GB-45359, by sky5508

JAPAN - Lake Akimoto

Asia meets the world RR, by evitayueh

PERU - Cuzco / Nocturnal view of the Hatun Rumiyok

Sent by my friend Henry

SINGAPORE - Skyline at the waterfront with Marina City and Millenia Complex in the backround

Asia meets the World RR, by eerehs

GERMANY - Berlin

DE-196132, by kabisch

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

PERU - Ear ornament made of gold and peruvian turqoise

Sent by my friend Henry

TAIWAN - Tainan

Taiwan x Other Countries RR, by shui

USA - Arizona / Gilded Flicker at a hole in a Giant Saguaro actus

Taiwan x Other Countries RR, by adobe

ITALY - Torcello / Santa Fosca Church

Italy to the rest of the world Tag, by Lady_Keyras

PERU - Trujillo / Colonial facades in the Main Plaza

Sent by my friend Henry

UKRAINE / Drogobych

Panoramic card RR, by mindanao

PORTUGAL - Algarve / Altura beach

Private swap, by ferro

Sunday, August 24, 2008

ESTONIA - Tallinn

Estonian national song festival. Monument of Gustav Ernesaks (1908-1993), legendary Estonian choir conductor and composer, at the Song Festival Crounch

ESTONIA - Tallinn

Toompea Castle and Alexander Nevski Cathedral

ESTONIA - Tallinn

The Toompea Castle and The Tower of Tall Hermann

ESTONIA - Tallinn

Kadriorg (Kathrienthal, Catherine's Dale). Kadriorg Palace. Estonian Art Museum

ESTONIA - Tallinn


ESTONIA - Tallinn

(Left, from the top) Town flag and gargoyle on the Town Hall facade. Clock on the wall of the Holy Ghost Church. Town Hall Prison. (Center) Town Hall. (Right, from the top) Town Hall Pharmacy. Saiakang Street.

ESTONIA - Tallinn

(From the left) Kiek in de Kök. Stout Margaret. Town Wall

ESTONIA - Tallinn

St. Catherine's Passage and Dominican Monastery

ESTONIA - Tallinn

Stenbock's House (seat of the Government) and viewing platforms of the Dome Hill

ESTONIA - Harjumaa

Keila-Joa. Keila Waterfall

ESTONIA - Võrumaa

Singa Village. Karula Upland

ESTONIA - Pakri Peninsula

Pakri Peninsula ends in the sea with a limestone cliff up to 25 metres high. Pakri lighthouse is the highest (52 m) lighthouse in Estonia.

ESTONIA - Palmse Manor

The former distillery which has been rebuilt to the hotel, lake and a garden pavilion.

ESTONIA - Palmse Manor

In the Middle Ages, this manor, which was first mentioned in 1510, belonged to Tallinn Cistercian Nunnery. Later, it was associated with the von der Pahlen noble family for a long time. The two-storey main building was completed in 1697; its current look originates from rebuilding in the 18th century. There is a magnificent park on the grounds of the manor and numerous valuable outbuildings.

ESTONIA - Rakvere

Rakvere (German: Wesenberg or Wesenbergh) is a town in northern Estonia and the county seat of Lääne-Viru County, 20 km south of the Gulf of Finland.

ESTONIA - Saaremaa

Kuressaare Bishop Castle
The most important tourist sight in the only town of the county, Kuressaare (up to 1917 Arensburg) is the bishopric castle. Among the medieval castles in the Baltic countries this is the one that has survived best. The castle was built of chiselled dolomite blocks in the late 14th century. The basic plan of the building is a square with sides 43 metres. There are two towers on the northen side of the building: The Watch Tower, also called Tall Herman, and the Defence Tower or Sturvolt. The entrance to the castle is also situated on the northen side. In the centre of the building there is a quadrangular courtyard, surrounded by a vaulted gallery, so called cloister on the first and second floors.

ESTONIA - Saaremaa

Viki village, Mihkli Farm Museum
Mihkli farm depicts a typical West Saaremaa farm. Most of the buildings date to the middle of the 18th century. Almost all of the items on display have been made by the six generations of family who lived here. The farm consists of a family dwelling (the log house with no foundation), a threshing barn/dwelling, a "wheel house" where woodowrk was carried on and the farm's wheeled wagons were stored, a smithy, a summer kitchen, two storage barns, and a smoke sauna. A windmill is located a few hundred meters distant.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

MALTA - Hagar Qim Temple

Private swap, by mediterranean_pearl

AUSTRIA - Graz / Uhrturm am Schlossberg

Austria meets world Tag, by June_

SWITZERLAND - Schloss Rapperswil

Switzerland to the rest of the world, bu Bonaire