Protectors of the Treasures!

I received this Official Postcrossing card from Taiwan! This cool building is the National Palace Museum of Taipei, Taiwan’s capital. What kinds of bangin’ stuff can you find here? Only over 700,000 artifacts spanning the course of 5,000 years of Chinese history! That includes things paintings, ceramics, jade/bronze items, and […]

Kazan Cathedral, a Restored Wonder!

Here’s a pretty neat Official Postcrossing card from the United Kingdom! This is a look at a landmark in Russia’s capital, Moscow. This is Kazan Cathedral, an Orthodox church located in Red Square. As reference, Red Square is like the center square of the city, and it’s where you can […]

Kotovasiya Cats!

This Official Postcrossing card comes from Russia! This is from a series known as “Kotovasiya”, which features cartoon cats. Not to be confused with the Blue Cat series, this series depicts very simple but hard-to-not-adore cats in their daily lives. I think? Thing is, I can’t seem to find much […]

Life Guard on Duty!

Here’s another Official Postcrossing card from Germany! This one was bought during the sender’s trip to Denmark, which is a country I haven’t talked about in a long time! What you see here is the Royal Guard of Amalienborg Palace, located in the country’s capital of Copenhagen (western Denmark). This […]

A Monument for the Fallen

This is an Official Postcrossing card from Germany! This card comes from Leipzig, a city in the state of Saxony (eastern Germany). I recently talked about Dresden, which is the capital of that state; Leipzig is the most populous city in it. This enshrouded landmark here is known as the […]

Fan Favorites!

One last card from the China series! Now we feature one of the most well-recognized icons of Chinese culture – the fan! You can check out a bit more on fans in one of my previous posts: I’d like to point out, though, that the history of the fan […]

Lying in the Shadows!

Here’s card #2 from the China bundle! Today we’re gonna talk a bit about the ancient art of Chinese shadow puppetry! This card explains how it originated – which I think is super neat. Of course, I had to watch some YouTube to get a good idea of how this […]

“Peking” My Interest!

An old pen pal of mine sent me a set of three lovely postcards from China! I’ll be featuring them these next few days. They all come equipped with an explanation of what’s shown on the card, so my words will be ancillary to the ones on the card. In […]

Dresden, the Great Restoration!

We’re heading over now to the other side of Germany! This postcard was among my first Official Postcrossing cards received. It features Dresden, the capital city of the state of Saxony in eastern Germany. Like Düsseldorf, Dresden sits at the bank of a river – the Elbe River, which runs […]