Chongqing City

Chongqing is a major city in Southwest China and is also a major manufacturing center and transportation hub. It has also been named as one of China’s emerging cities.

Chongqing City, China

 

This lovely postcard, which depicts the night time view of the city, is from Wu, a Postcrossing member from China. According to him, ‘Chongqing is built on mountains and river; modern buildings make the city more beautiful’. I have to agree that the city does look beautiful; I won’t be surprised if it is one of the major tourist destinations in China. Tourists will not run out of exciting things to do or interesting places to visit while they’re in  Chongqing. They can even try the local specialty dishes or shop for souvenirs at any of the museums that they have. I bet they won’t run out of interesting items to buy (they may even find a store where they can find the best place to find a gabor wig here). It truly is an interesting city; it should be included in every travelers’ ‘must-visit’ list.

Countryside View

A countryside view taken east of Hamburg

The countryside is one of the most favorite vacation destinations among tourists who would like to escape their fast-paced city life. A couple of days spent in the countryside are enough to make them feel refreshed and energized. Whether they prefer to roam around and experience country living or they simply want to spend most of their day on a cozy chair as they watch the world go by, tourists will never run out of things to do during their countryside vacation. They can even go around and take photos of the beautiful scenery around them such as the cliffs, hills and rivers. Who knows, they may even get to take breathtaking photos that they can turn into customized postcards which they can send to friends and family back home. They just need to find a printing company that can provide them with various printing services such as envelope printing and customized postcard printing.

*Postcrossing Postcard #73. This postcard is from Gerald of Hamburg, Germany.

Cathedral de Santa Maria of Ciudad Rodrigo

Cathedral de Santa Maria

 

The Cathedral de Santa Maria can be found at Ciudad Rodrigo, a small cathedral city in the province of Salamanca in western Spain. The construction of the cathedral was likely to have begun during the reign of King Fernando II at the end of the 12th century. It is comprised of different structures including chapels such as the Christ Chapel of the East, the Chapel of Our Lady of the Gaza and the Chapel of Sorrows. It also has memorials such as the Tomb of Don Pedro Diaz, who was a medieval bishop, and the Altar of San Miguel.

If you would like to see some photos of the different structures inside the cathedral, they have an official website which features important info about it. I’m sure that like me, you will also be amazed by the different chapels that they have (I can almost hear the different musical instruments that they use for the various religious activities that they have there such as the ones that we normally see at those elegant chapels and churches in different parts of the world similar to the keyboards and gibson electric bass at Musicians Friend that we see online). 

This postcard was sent by Teresa from Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain. Thank you, Teresa, for the lovely postcard.

Postcrossing Postcard # 72