Tuesday, 30 September 2014

#90 - King and Queen of Netherlands

The Monarchy of the Netherlands is constitutional and as such, the role and position of the monarch are defined and limited by the constitution of the Netherlands. Consequently a fairly large portion of the Dutch constitution is devoted to the monarch; roughly a third of the constitution describes the succession, mechanisms of accession and abdication to the throne, the roles and responsibilities of the monarch and the formalities of communication between the States-General of the Netherlands and the monarch in the creation of laws.

The constitution refers to the monarch of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as "The King", though the monarch may be a king as well as a queen.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has been an independent monarchy since 16 March 1815, but has been hereditarily "governed" by members of the House of Orange-Nassau since 1559, when Philip II of Spain appointed William of Orange as stadtholder. William became the leader of the Dutch Revolt and the independent Dutch Republic. As stadtholder, he was followed by several of his descendants, and during the 18th century, the function of stadtholder developed into a hereditary head of state of the thus "crowned" Dutch Republic. The last stadtholder, William V, was succeeded by his son, William I, who became the first king.

#89 - Ads Postcard from Yogyakarta


#88 - Twilight Postcard from Czech Republic


Twilight is a series of four vampire-themed fantasy romance novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. It charts a period in the life of Isabella "Bella" Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. The series is told primarily from Bella's point of view, with the epilogue of Eclipse and Part II of Breaking Dawn being told from the viewpoint of character Jacob Black, a werewolf. The unpublished Midnight Sun is a retelling of the first book, Twilight, from Edward Cullen's point of view. The novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, which tells the story of a newborn vampire who appeared in Eclipse, was published on June 5, 2010, as a hardcover book and on June 7 as a free online ebook. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, a definitive encyclopedic reference with nearly 100 full colour illustrations, was released in bookstores on April 12, 2011.

#87 - Gaudi Barcelona, Spain


#86 - Map Card from Germany



#85 - Finishing Touch


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

#83 - Oregon Beautiful Coast

I received this card from Ted (my Pottermore friend) looong time ago, and this is one of my favourite postcard, and also my first postcard from Oregon State. In the backside of postcard, he writes :
Hello Vivian!
I am Ted. I am also WalnutEye79, Mandrake. Greetings from the United States!
The picture is what the Pacific Ocean looks like, here, on a calm day.
I am pleased to meet a fellow Hufflepuff.

Ted

Thank you so much for your kindness, Ted :)

#82 - Map of Oregon State, USA




I received this card by Twitter Swap, from Briana, who live in Oregon. This card come to my mailbox loong tie ago, but till now, when I saw this card, I can't stop my face from smile.
It's another card from Oregon state. You can see another one by clicking this URL : #83 - Oregon Beautiful Coast. :)
And.. here is what she written at the backside of postcard :
Hello Vivian! I hope this card finds you well. My name is Briana and I am from Porland, Oregon in the USA. Oregon is a beautiful state to live in - beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers- lots to do all year round. Being outdoors is a way of live here. In Portlad, most people bicycle or take the MAX (the public lighrail) to work or school. It rains quite a lot here too, though no one ever uses an umbrella. You can tell who is a local by whether they're carrying a brolly or not.

Looking forward to your card.
Take care,
Briana

Well, after I read this message, I know that MAX Light Rail is public trasport and it's connects Portland City Center with Beaverton, Clackamas, Gresham, Hillsboro, North/Northeast Portland and the Portland International Airport. MAX stands for Metropolitan Area Express. If you want tknow more about it, you can visit their website : MAX Light Rail.

#81 - Postcards from PHILIPPINES


#80 - The National Parks of Indonesia



#79 - Brandenburger Tor, Landmark of Berlin


The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is an 18th century neoclassical triumphal arch in Berlin, one of the most well-known landmarks of Germany. It is built on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel.
It is located in the western part of the city centre of Berlin, at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstra├če, immediately west of the Pariser Platz. One block to the north stands the Reichstag building. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees, which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs.

#78 - Postcard from Berlin


BERLIN is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.5 million people. Berlin is Germany's largest city. It is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union. Located in northeastern Germany on the River Spree, it is the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has about 4.5 million residents from over 180 nations. Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Around one third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes.