Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bucharest, Romania

RO-10684, my first card from Romania, showing the old part of Bucharest. I love this card mainly because it has an accordion player on it. :) Apparently this area of Bucharest serves many purposes - it's the financial center of the city, like Wall Street; the Patriarchal Palace of the Romanian Orthodox Church is also located here, along with a "quaint" covered shopping street frequented by locals and tourists. I couldn't find much more information about it than that, though.

The Danubian Falcon (Falco cherrug), from a set of 5 stamps issued in 2009 on "Birds of the Danube Delta."

Cappadocia, Turkey

From Pinar for the June 2010 RR. This card shows the rock formations of Cappadocia, a UNESCO world heritage site. The formations are called "fairy chimneys" or "hoodoos," created from volcanic eruption followed by water and wind erosion. Early Christians sheltered here from persecution by the Roman Empire, building entire underground cities complete with ventilation chimneys, toilets, food storage rooms, and churches!

The stamp is from May 2010, one of a set of four celebrating Labor and Solidarity Day.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Offers: Oregon Coast

I spent last weekend at a music festival in a tiny town called Yachats on the Oregon coast. It's a gorgeous place and naturally they have lovely viewcards of the scenery. Naturally, I bought a ton of them. You can see all my offers in my Flickr album. Here are a few of my favorites:

This is only one of several sunset views.

This is a map of the state of Oregon, and the card is actually cut in the shape of the state.

This one is from the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. I got a whole set from there: jellyfish, sea lions, leopard shark, sea otter, beach landscape, and beach sunset with kites.

I have loads of other lighthouse cards, too.

If you're interested, take a look at my album, and shoot me a comment if you want to trade.