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Melbourne by night

This is a quite ordinary postcard but still I have received it from the other side of the globe ;). It says only “Greetings from Melbourne” and shows a city view by night.

melbourne by night

Melbourne, a relatively modern city which is less than 200 years old, never sits still. New futuristic designs add to the fascinating mix of architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing. Melbourne is very much about lifestyle. It is no huge surprise to residents that their city has been named in an international poll as the world’s most liveable city.

View satellite map of Melbourne. Read more about this city.

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Columbus, Ohio

This nice postcard (not wery well scanned..) says that Columbus is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Columbus is the capital of the Ohio state in U.S.A. The city was founded in 1812 and named for the famed explorer Christopher Columbus.

Columbus, Ohio

Columbus earned its nickname “The Arch City” because of the dozens of metal (formerly wooden) arches that spanned High Street at the turn of the twentieth century. The arches illuminated the thoroughfare and eventually became the means by which electric power was provided to the new streetcars.

Satelitte view of Columbus, OH. Read more about this location.

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Nyhavn – Copenhagen, Denmark

This is a night view of Copenhagen, Denmark. The postcard says “Aftenstemning i Nyahvn” what means “Nyhavn by night”. Nyhavn, the recreational center Of Copenhagen is part of the original Copenhagen Harbor all the way back to the founding of Haven, as Copenhagen was then called, in the 12th century.

copenhagen. denmark

Nyhavn docks were constructed in 1670 as an encouragement to trade and shipping, with a new canal going from the harbour of Copenhagen to Kongens Nytorv. Today, this side of Nyhavn has become fashionable. The quay has been turned into a pedestrian street and the harbour basin has been opened for old sailing ships. Excellent restaurants and cafes have opened; and especially in the summer, the quay is crowded with people having a good time.

Satellite view of Copenhagen. Read more about this location.

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Red Fort – Delhi, India

Built during the reign of Shah Jahan, the Lal Qila (or Red Fort) has been a mute witness to innumerable conspiracies, scandals and battles. Completed in a span of nine years, it cost about ten million rupees , with about half the sum going towards the building of palaces.

red fort, delhi

The fort is octagonal in shape, like most Islamic buildings in India. The north of the fort is connected to the smaller Salimgarh fort. The Red Fort is an intimidating structure. It measures 900m by 550m, with its rampart walls covering a perimeter of 2.41km. It towers at a height of 33.5m.

View map of Delhi, India. Read more about Red Fort.

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The “new” Busch Stadium in St. Louis, with grass field and “state of the art” hand operated scoreboard occupying the upper check in center field.

busch stadium

View map of this area. Read more about this location.

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