31 Mar 2010

FDC from Hong Kong: The East Asian Games

The East Asian Games is a multi-sport event organised by the East Asian Games Association (EAGA) and held every four years since 1993 among athletes from East Asian countries and territories, as well as the pacific island of Guam. Kazakhstan, a Central Asian country, was a former participant.

From Dec.05 to Dec.13 the 5th East Asian Games was held in Hong Kong.

30 Mar 2010

Cover from France

A nice cover sent by Eric from Lyon, France. Unfortunately Eric said that he had got for two weeks long no covers at all.
I just hope that everything would be fine soon.

29 Mar 2010

Central Business District

The Beijing Central Business District, or Beijing CBD, is the primary area of finance, media, and business services in Beijing. Beijing CBD occupies 3.99 km2 of the Chaoyang District on the east side of the city. The Beijing CBD is currently undergoing large-scale development.

As Beijing is becoming one of the most important international financial centres in China, Beijing CBD was recently positioned as the secondary core area in Beijing's International Financial Center Development strategic plan published in May, 2008. The new CCTV Headquarters is soon to be completed by the end of 2008.

In the eight years since the government decided to speed up construction of the district, the Beijing CBD has attracted 117 Fortune 500 businesses in the financial, media, information technology, consulting and service industries. More than 60 percent of overseas-funded companies in Beijing are in the CBD. A majority of foreign embassies in Beijing - the No 1, No 2 and No 3 embassy districts are now concentrated in the Beijing CBD and its neighboring areas.

28 Mar 2010

Cover from Greenland

An official cover sent by the Greenlandic postal administrtion in Tasilaq, east part of the biggest island of the world. Post Greenland always affixe beautiful stamps on the official covers, and those are really fond by stamp collectors.

The Blue Mosque

My Belgian friend Manuel sent this card from the largest city of Turkey- Istanbul, when he made a travel there. And it's also my first one from Turkey.

It shows The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, a historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.

It was built between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction.

27 Mar 2010

Golub-Dobrzyń Castle

I was glad to get this nice card with both lovely sides.

Golub-Dobrzyń is a town in central Poland, located on the both sides of the Drweca River.

This card shows the Golub-Dobrzyń Castle, built at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries, later rebuilt and extended in the 15th century. Between 1616 and 1623 it was a residence of Anna of Finland; during this period a Renaissance attic was added. The castle was destroyed during the The Deluge. In the 19th century, it was neglected and a gale caused the collapse of its attic. After 1945 the castle was rebuilt and renovated.

Halifax, Canada

The City of Halifax (est. 1841) was the capital of the province of Nova Scotia and shire town of Halifax County, and was the largest city in Atlantic Canada until it was amalgamated into Halifax Regional Municipality in 1996. It is no longer an incorporated city and is a community of HRM.

On April 1, 1996, the government of Nova Scotia dissolved the City of Halifax, and amalgamated the four municipalities within Halifax County and formed Halifax Regional Municipality, a single-tier regional government covering that whole area.

Today the area of the former City of Halifax is now referred to as an unincorporated "provincial metropolitian area" by the provincial government's place name website and the area is referred to as "Halifax, Nova Scotia" for civic addressing and as a placename.

Many thanks to Nichole for this nice card from Canada!

26 Mar 2010

FDC from Japan: Year of the Tiger

Just after 9 days of the New Year Issue's releasing, Japan Post issued another sheet on 20.November.2009 to welcome the coming Chinese Year of the Tiger.

In this sheet there are 10 stamps, whose face value is 800 Yen totally.

I got this FDC by the end of November, which was in a good condition.

25 Mar 2010

FDC from Japan: 2010 New Year Issue

On 11.November.2009 Japan Post issued a set of 4 stamps on 2010 New Year. A friend of my friend's was so kind that he sent me this self-made FDC from Aichi.

On the cover you may see other 2 definitives and the four stamps. Very beautiful, isn't it?

22 Mar 2010

Helsinki, Finland

A special card from the capital city of Finland. Does it show the port of the city? It looks really nice.

21 Mar 2010

Constantine, Algeria

This my first card from Algeria.

Constantine is the capital of Constantine Province in north-eastern Algeria. Slightly inland, it is about 80 kilometers from the Mediterranean coast.

Regarded as the capital of eastern Algeria and the centre of its region, Constantine has a population of over 750,000 (1 000,000 with the agglomeration), making it the third largest city in the country after Algiers and Oran.

Constantine is situated on a plateau at 640 metres (2,100 ft) above sea level. The city is framed by a deep ravine and has a dramatic appearance. The city is very picturesque with a number of bridges and a viaduct crossing the ravine. The ravine is crossed by four bridges, including Pont Sidi M'Cid.

Constantine has one university, the University of Constantine, which was founded in 1969. There are museums and important historical sites around the city.


This is a second one sent by Liu Qian there.

Xitang is an ancient scenic town. Its history dates back to at least the Sring and Autumn Period when it was located at the border of the State of Yue and Wu.

Xitang is a water town crisscrossed by nine rivers. The town stretches across eight sections, linked by old-fashioned stone bridges. In the older parts of town, the buildings are set along the banks of the canals, which serve as the main transportation thoroughfares in the area.

Xitang also contains numerous antique residences and temples, such as the Temple of the Seven Masters. The town keeps a tranquil ambience and scenic beauty, making it a very popular tourist attraction. It is frequently depicted in Chinese landscape paintin

20 Mar 2010


Right, this card was sent by one of my best friends Liu Qian from the traditioanl water county called Xitang(西塘) in Zhengjiang Province, the southeast of China. She visited this old town last summer and sent this nice card to me from there.

Cover from Croatia

Many thanks to Mr. Koric for this nice cover with beautiful stamps of Croatia.