Freitag, 27. Juni 2014

Postcards from around the World # 7 - India

Yesterday I received this lovely postcard from India. It depicts the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, also called the "Palace of the Wind". It was built in 1799 for women in the royal family, so that they could see the ceremonial processions on the street, but were in turn not visible to anybody while sitting behind the small windows. The building is five storeys high and built in pink sandstone. There are literally hundreds of screened windows and small balconies.
 I have never seen a building like this before (have you?) and loved learning about it!

The stamp shows J.R.D. Tata, the first licensed pilot of India and also founder of the first commercial airline in India.

Thanks Ankita for sending me this postcard!

Freitag, 6. Juni 2014

Great letter from Ireland

Do you check your PO-Box every day? I usually do so when going to university, since it's located about 1,5 kms away close to the train station, so I'm not getting my mail every day. Whenever my boyfriend has classes but I don't, he'll go and check my mail for me.
Today when he came home, he told me I had received a beautiful letter - and indeed it is!

Look at the pretty handwriting / calligraphy she used to write my address!

Also - aren't the Europa stamps fantastic?

And lastly - it's not a secret that I love airmail-labels from foreign countries!

Such a perfect piece of mail!

Alles Liebe,

Outgoing - two postcards and a short letter

Three outgoings of the past days - two postcards (to India and the US) and a short letter to my dearest cousin.

I just bought the notecards I used for her letter yesterday - love them!

I hope you are all doing good and are looking forward to a fantastic weekend - over here we're supposed to get more than 30°C, so that's great!

Alles Liebe,

Donnerstag, 5. Juni 2014

Flower doodle on an envelope

Do you often doodle on your envelopes? Yesterday we finished listening to an audiobook that was extremely long and I had some fun doodling these blue flowers on a pink envelope - I just had to add the stamp already :)

Alles Liebe!

(As you probably noticed, I'm not that much of a regular blogger any longer - but oh well, at least I'm still a regular letter writer :) )