My first ever postcard from the former Portuguese colony of Macau comes from Kunn. I have to say that I was quite excited getting this postcard as I have been looking for this island for quite some time. The postcard shows Senado Square, which is part of the “Historic Centre of Macau” UNESCO World Heritage Site. Senado Square is a paved area that is surrounded by buildings such as Leal Senado, the General Post Office and St. Dominic’s Church. I’ve never known much about Macau but it really seems like a place worth knowing. Thanks Kunn!
Not once have I ever looked at a postcard showing an aerial view of Hong Kong and not wished I’d been there. The magnificent beauty that is Hong Kong’s skyline has always tickled my fancy. This postcard comes from Kun Hu, who is from this stunning place. I have blogged quite a number of times about Hong Kong, so for now, I will not add to those previous posts and just let you enjoy the beauty of this postcard. I can never have enough postcards of the great cities of the world!
This postcard comes from Danloo, who is from China. I have absolutely no idea which building this is but it does look rather official, so if someone out there may be so kind as to tell me which building it is and what it serves as, I’d be most happy. Yes I did Google “Wenhua Qiangguo” but I cannot find anything that is not written in Chinese. So, read, set, help!
Yet another beautiful map card from Taiwan has come my way. This one is from Tina. I absolutely adore these old-looking map postcards. Furthermore, I only realise now that I should have scanned the postcard vertically and not horizontally like this. Oh well, I’m sure you’ll find it in your hearts to forgive me. Like with some previous posts, since I have already written about the topic of Formosa, I am merely going to refer you to the previous post for information on the subject. Thank you Tina!
This absolutely stunning postcard from Taiwan comes from Hsiang Yi. This is a scene in Hualien County, which apparently attracts a great number of tourists each year, as the hill is covered in orange day lilies during August. This scene is also apparently the reason that the Portuguese originally named the country Formosa, which means “beautiful.” Boy were they right. The area was originally called “Kilai,” which the Japanese immediately changed, as it sounded like “I hate it” in Japanese. I’d have changed the name too if I were them. Thanks a bunch for this great postcard, a true contender for my Top 10.
This postcard was a surprise from Yiting Hong. I must say that I have no idea what it is about or what it shows but it sure is a pretty painting! She also did a great job on decorating the back of the postcard and it is quite delightful to get such postcards. At the back of the postcard it says “Each youth will be old, but I hope that your memories have been good.” Definitely a very nice sentiment. Thank you so much!
I asked Shang-Hong if he had wood and he simply replied that he did. I then sent him two postcards and he sent me this very unique wooden postcard. It’s a special addition to my collection and as the shape suggests, the postcard is from Taiwan. Love it to bits! Thank you so much Shang-Hong!