Friday, 21 March 2014

Cheery Photography and Post..

Last year I took this  photo
and this is the card
I  received this week from my lovely friend
Barbara who lives in
Sceaux in the suburbs of Paris .
Barbara went for a walk and was passing
a card shop  and picked this one out.
(Saw it and thought of me)
A lovely thought and wonderful to receive.
BIG thank you to Barbara

Monday, 17 March 2014

Two wonderful postcards from California ...

Huge thanks   to
Jackie of
 who is still on her
fantastic trip .
I have been so lucky
that she has sent me  super cards
from lots of places..
This time we are in California .
This is  one of
 It was founded on All Saints' Day November 1, 1776, by Spanish Catholics of the Franciscan Order. It  is  home to the oldest building in California still in use, a chapel built in 1782.

The Great Stone Church had bells hung in the tower and when the church collapsed in a massive earthquake in 1812, the four original bells survived and were hung in a bell wall the following year. The two largest bells were cast in 1796, the others in 1804.

In 2000 the bells were removed from the bell wall and used for molds to make copies. They were saved after the copies were made, then  placed in their current location in 2004. The two large bells on display within the Great Stone Church are now the original bells. The large bells in the bell wall are copies.

The view of the Botanical Building with the Lily Pond in the foreground is one of the most photographed scenes in Balboa Park and a "must-see" destination in San Diego.
Built for the 1915-16 Exposition, this historic building is one of the largest lath structures in the world.
Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego, California. As well as open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo
Jackie's blog has special themed day posts ..
.Monday Murals, Time Travel Thursdays and
Weekend Reflections just to name a few
and of course her fascinating travel stories ...
You will certainly find something of interest and a great read .
Big thank you to you Jackie

Friday, 14 March 2014

At last the Sun Shone ... A little trip to Oxford.

I went and met my lovely
friend Laura, who I have not
seen since before Christmas ..
So we met for coffee and a short walk round
Oxford , we didn't have long , but that is fine with us!

This tree is in the High street outside The University Church Of St. Mary The Virgin  , I am not sure how old it is , but the truck is huge and as you can see below , they have had to erect a cradle to rest it on before it breaks .

Love this view of the Radcliffe Camera and The Spires

We were unsure what to do , not much time and having
fun just chatting and walking in the sun ,
but decided to take look a look
the history is in the link above.

Exeter is Oxford's fourth oldest college.
It has occupied much of its present site since 1314

This is just amazing , how did they do it??

Last week I went to another college , which was free to look around,
I have been quite slow on blogging , lost mojo a bit , but slowly coming back.
And my postcard collection has grown again today ,, more to come.
Thank you for returning to have a read ♥
Happy Weekend to you all.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

ALL my postcards .... ♥♥♥

Just thought I would show you all of them in one post ..
If you click on the photo below, you should
get a close up and a slide show ,,