22 December 2009

Poland Christmas card 4

Christmas card 4

Spokojnych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
oraz wielu radosnych chwil
w nadchodzącym Nowym Roku!

21 December 2009

Poland Christmas card 3

 Christmas card 3

Radosnych i pogodnych
Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
oraz wielu szczęśliwych chwil
i wszelkiej pomyślności
w nadchodzącym Nowym Roku

20 December 2009

Poland Christmas card 2

Christmas card

Nadchodzące Święta niech przyniosą radość,
a Nowy Rok płynie w szczęćciu i pomyślności

Radosnych i pogodnych
Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
oraz wielu szczęśliwych chwil
i wszelkiej pomyślności
w nadchodzącym Nowym Roku

19 December 2009

Poland Christmas card 1

Christmas card

Radosnych i pogodnych
Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
oraz wielu szczęśliwych chwil
i wszelkiej pomyślności
w nadchodzącym Nowym Roku

17 December 2009

Moscow Metro - Kievskaya


Kievskaya metro station (Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line). 1953.

16 December 2009

Moscow Metro - Ploshchad' Revolyutsii


Ploshchad' Revolyutsii metro station. 1938.

15 December 2009

Moscow Metro - Arbatskaya


Arbatskaya metro station (Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line). 1953.

14 December 2009

Moscow Metro - Kropotkinskaya


Kropotkinskaya metro station. 1935.

13 December 2009

Moscow Metro - Prospekt Mira


Prospekt Mira metro station (Kol'tsevaya Line / Circle). 1951.

12 December 2009

Moscow Metro - Taganskaya


Taganskaya metro station (Kol'tsevaya Line / Circle). 1950.

11 December 2009

Moscow Metro - Komsomol'skaya


Komsomol'skaya metro station (Kol'tsevaya Line / Circle). 1951.

10 December 2009

Moscow Metro - Novoslobodskaya


Novoslobodskaya metro station. 1952.

09 December 2009

Moscow Metro - Novokuznetskaya


Novokuznetskaya metro station. 1943.

08 December 2009

Moscow Metro - Belorusskaya


Belorusskaya metro station (Kol'tsevaya Line / Circle). 1952.

07 December 2009

Moscow Metro - Mayakovskaya


Mayakovskaya metro station. 1938.

06 December 2009

Moscow Metro - Kievskaya


Kievskaya metro station (Kol'tsevaya Line / Circle). 1954.

05 December 2009

Moscow Metro

Moskovskoe Metro

The amazing world of the Moscow metro cannot but impress anyone, who gets there. Palace/like underground vstibules with their magnificent olumns, sparkling chandeliers, splendid mosaic panels, sculptures, stained glass pictures, and luxurious decor leave a long-lasting impression. Tranquil and majestic late in the evening yet full of ebullient life in the morning and in the afternoon, it is like a reflection of the capital's rapid and diverse life. One can find elements in classicism and baroque styles as well as ascetic forms here. Many stations commemorate significant events in the country life. Each of them is unique and bears an imprint of the time when it was built. Thousandas of brilliant painters, sculptors, architects and construction workers contributed their talent and soul to this underground ensemble. The first section of the metro was opened as earlz as in 1935 and was only 11.6 km long. Now it has 170 stations all in all and is 280 km long connecting the most distant areas of Moscow. It is the fastest, most convenient and, undoubtedly, most beautiful and favourite transport for the Muscovites and the guests of the capital. About 9 million people use it daily.

Welcome to this wonderful world!

02 December 2009

Berlin - Neue Synagoge

Neue Synagoge

Auf! Wir wollen nach Zion

01 December 2009

Berlin - Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin

Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin

Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Jadaicum
Die Neue Synagoge in der Oranienburger Straße, 1995

30 November 2009

Beijing 7 - Summer Palace

頤和園 Summer Palace

慈禧太后画像 Portrait of Empress Dowanger Cixi

The imperial concubine of Qing Emperor Xianfeng, was born
as one of the Manchu clan of Yehenala. In 1852, the second year
of Emperor Xianfeng's reign, she was selected as a Beauty of the
Yehenala clan, and then was appointed as the Honorable Lady Lan.

29 November 2009

Beijing 6 - Summer Palace

頤和園 Summer Palace
仁寿殿 Hall of Benevolence and Longevity

The Hall of Benevolence and Longevity was the most important hall for political
activities in the garden. Empress Dowager Cixi and Emperor Guangxu handled
state affairs and received foreign envoys here.

佛香閣 Tower of Buddhist Incense

The religious pagoda-style tower was first constructed in
1750, the 15th year of Emperor Qianlong's reign, but destroyed
by fire by Anglo-French troops. It was rebuilt in 1891.

28 November 2009

Beijing 5 - Summer Palace

頤和園 Summer Palace
知春亭 Heralding-Spring Pavilion

The pavilion is located on an isle on the eastern shore of Kunming Lake.
When the ice begins to thaw in earlz spring, willows around the pavilion
turn tender green, hence the name of the pavilion.

長廊 Long Corridor

The Long Corridor twists and turns its way. It is a colorful
gallerz. On the beams and crossbeams, there are traditional
Chinese paintings. Most of the human figures some from
Chinese literary classics such as "A Dream of the Red Mansions",
"Journey to the West", "Romance of the Three Kingdom",
and so on.

南湖島 South Lake Island

The South Lake Island, largest of its kind on the Kunming Lake, is linked
with the East Dike by 17-Arch Bridge. Surrounded by water on four sides
and with a wide field of vision, it is the best place to enjoy the charming
scenery of the Summer Palace in the Kunming Lake. 

27 November 2009

Beijing 4 - Summer Palace

頤和園 Summer Palace
鳥瞰后山 Serene Scenes of Rear Hill Slopes

On the axis line of the rear slopes of Longevity Hill is a group of
magnificent Buddhist buildings, a replica of the Samyai Monastery
in Tibet featuring both Tibetan and Han architectural styles.

宝雲閣 Pavilion of Precious Clouds

Also known as the Bronze Pavilion, the Pavilion of Precious Clouds
is 7.55 meters high and weighs 207 tons, with exquisite decorative
patterns on its walls. Sitting on a white marble base, the pavilion
looks extremely solemn. Lamas used to chant scriptures and pray
for emperor and empress here.

26 November 2009

Beijing 3 - Summer Palace

頤和園 Summer Palace
東宮門 Eastern Palace Gate

As the front entrance to the Summer Palace, it is
composed of three gateways, and the middle one,
also called Imperial Gateway, was reserved for
emperor and empress.

25 November 2009

Beijing 2



24 November 2009

Beijing 1


22 November 2009

Ulaanbaatar - postcard set - 2


Modern Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia.

The Sukhbaatar Square with Chinggis Khaan sitting on his
throne in the center of the House of Parliament.

Gandan Monastery is a Tibetan-style monastery in the Mongolian
capital of Ulaanbaatar that was restored in 1990. The Tibetan
name translates to the "Great Place of Complete Joy."
It features a 25-meter-high statue of Migjid Janraisig, a Buddhist
bodhisattva also known as Avalokitesvara.
The monastery was established in 1835 by the Fifth Jebtsundamba,
then Mongolia's highest reincarnated lama. It became the principal
center of Buddhist learning in Mongolia.
The towering 25 meter high peace Buddha statue is one of
the main attractions of the Gandan Monastery.
A young monk of the Gandan Monastery. It currently has over 150 monks
in residence.

A full moon over the Choijin Lama museum. The monastery was built in the
early 20th century and is now a museum.

This Statue is located in the north garden of the Government Building
and its four sides show four different time periods of the State Seal.

The Chinggis khan statue complex is located 54 km
from Ulaanbaatar among beautiful natural scenery on the
bank of the River Tuul, in the place called "Tsonjin Boldog",
a memorial place connected with historic events.
The statue in total is 40m high from the ground and is on
a 10m high foundation, which is surrounded by columns.
Chinggis Khaan holds a golden whip in his right hand.

Performing "Atga Noj", a play about Chinggis Khaan's life.

The National Ballet at The Opera and Dance Academic Theater.

A modern Mongolian rock opera called "Chinggis Khaan".

Night time in Ulaanbaatar.

21 November 2009

Ulaanbaatar - postcard set - 1

The capital city of Mongolia
Collection of 12 postcards



Ulaanbaatar is the capital and largest city of Mongolia. The city is an independent municipality not part of any province, and its population as of 2008 is just over 1 million. Located in the north central part of the country, the city lies at an elevation of about 1,310 meters (4,300 ft) in a valley on the Tuul River, a sub tributary of the Selenge, in a valley at the foot of the nountain Bogd Khan Uul. It is the cultural, industrial, and financial heart of the country. The city was founded in 1639 initially as a nomandic Buddhist monastic center. Since 1778, it has been located in the Tuul river vallesy. In the 20th century, Ulaanbaatar has had numerous names in its history. When the city became the capital of the new Mongolian People's Republic in 1924, its name was changed to Ulaanbaatar. Due to its high elevation, relatively high latitude, and location hundreds of kilometers from any coast, Ulaanbaatar is the coldest national capital in the world, with a monsoon-influenced sub-arctic climate with brief, warm summers and long, very cold and dry winters. Precipitation is heavily concentrated in the warmer months. It has an average annual temperature of -1.3 °C (29.7 °F).

20 November 2009

Mongolia 5

Greetings from Mongolia

In summer the nomands like to live near each other in order to have social
gatherings and to be able to support each other.

19 November 2009

Mongolia 4



Win the public Naadam / National festival of Mongolia /
under the State Emblem

18 November 2009

Mongolia 3


Designed by Ch. Bayarmaa

17 November 2009

Mongolia 2


Bazanyurkh mountain, Kharkhorin, Uvurkhangai province