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Farming Australia – Sugar

This is a bit boring postcard showing a sugar farm somewhere in Australia. You can see something like a stamp in the upper left corner of this postcard – on the other side there is a statement that it is postage pre-paid for posting in Australia and delivery worldwide.

Farming Australia - Sugar

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Crater Lake Lodge

Truly a grand northwest lodge, the historic 71-room Crater Lake Lodge originally opened in 1915 and is located on the edge of the caldera overlooking Crater Lake. The lodge was reopened after extensive renovation in 1995 and offers an atmosphere reminiscent of the 1920s and immerses visitors in its rustic charm.

Crater Lake Lodge

Crater Lake Lodge was built to encourage tourism to Crater Lake National Park and southwestern Oregon. It opened to guests during the summer of 1915. Its clientele has included people from all over the world. Most guests have had fond remembrances of their stays, even though the lodge was often in an unfinished state. Throughout its history the lodge lacked expected hotel standards for comfort, privacy, and service, and suffered from neglect.

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Seattle and Lake Union At Dusk

Sailboats drawn to the shimmery light of Lake Union. Seattle, Washington is nicknamed The Emerald City. It is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. Located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington in King County. Known for being the home of the Space Needle, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Boeing, Amazon.com, Nintendo of America, Starbucks, and the University of Washington, Seattle is also the home of a vibrant arts scene and an excellent park system.

Seattle and Lake Union At Dusk

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Seattle is often regarded as the birthplace of grunge music, and has a reputation for heavy coffee consumption; coffee companies founded or based in Seattle include Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee, and Tully’s. The city itself is hilly, though not uniformly so. Like Rome, the city is said to lie on seven hills; the lists vary, but typically include Capitol Hill, First Hill, West Seattle, Beacon Hill, Queen Anne, and the former Denny Hill. The rivers, forests, lakes, and fields were once rich enough to support one of the world’s few sedentary hunter-gatherer societies. Opportunities for sailing, skiing, bicycling, camping, and hiking are nearby and accessible almost year-round.

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Warsaw – an evening view of the Palace of Culture and Science, built in a Soviet architectural style in the 1950s. Warsaw – Poland’s capital is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. The investment boom is visible everywhere you look. The city has become one big construction and renovation site. In Warsaw, you can see the most clearly how the city is taking full advantage of the tremendous and unique opportunities arising from the emergence of free market and the development of democracy.

Warsaw - an evening view of the Palace of Culture and Science

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This postcard shows the Palace of Culture and Science (Polish: Pa³ac Kultury i Nauki, also abbreviated PKiN) in Warsaw, which is the tallest building in Poland and the world’s 187th tallest building. The building currently serves as an exhibition centre and office complex. It is also used for FM and TV broadcasting. It is 230.68 metres (757 ft) tall which includes the height of the spire of 43 metres. Construction started in 1952 and lasted until 1955. A gift from the Soviet Union to the people of Poland, the tower was constructed, using Soviet plans, almost entirely by 3500 workers from the Soviet Union.

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A view of Las Vegas’ famous Strip from the top of the Statosphere Tower. The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is a 4 mi part of Las Vegas Boulevard South, most of which has been designated an All-American Road. The Strip is America’s only nighttime Byway and possibly the most concentrated collection of neon and lights in the world. A trip down the Strip is an all-inclusive way to experience the heart of Las Vegas — an adventure that captures 75 years of history, glitz, and roadside charm.

The Las Vegas Strip from the top of the Statosphere Tower

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Most of the attractions and shows on the Strip are located on the hotel casino properties. Some of the more popular free attractions include the water fountains and the Conservatory at Bellagio, the Sirens of ti show at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, and the White Tiger Habitat at The Mirage. More than 31 million visitors from all around the world are drawn to the lights of the Strip each year to experience its unique blend of exciting entertainment, scenic beauty, and lavishly landscaped resorts.

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