Six days from the last postcard received, came another interesting card from another country.


This came from Claudia of Vienna. It's the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel. Again, I searched on wikipedia, and found out that this is a surviving example of nineteenth century Ferris wheels, and is still in operation today. Erected in 1897, damaged during WWII and was rebuilt. WOW!

There is an undeniable joy in riding Ferris wheels, a thrill that sweeps over you as the vibrant carnival lights dance around, casting a magical glow. With each gentle ascent, a sense of wonder takes hold, and the world below seems to shrink as you ascend to new heights. The anticipation builds, heart racing, as the cabin reaches its zenith, offering breathtaking vistas that stretch far and wide. The feeling of weightlessness and the gentle sway of the wheel create an enchanting experience, leaving you utterly captivated and yearning for more. For those who love to ride Ferris wheels, it's an extraordinary journey where time stands still, and cherished memories are etched in the heart forever.

Just four days after receiving my first 2 postcards, here is another one. The sender forgot to include the Posctcard ID, good thing though, the card has her address. I managed to browse/search through profiles, and luckily found the sender resembling her name.

Rochester, New York

The arrival of spring heralds Lilac Time in Rochester usually in May, rarely in late April or early June. Highland Park in Rochester is the site of the world's largest public display of Lilacs spread over 15 acres. This magnificent collection of over 528 varieties includes more than 1500 shrubs.

This came from Lisa of Rochester, where all Kodak cameras came from. First postcard with a purple theme, I did mention on my postcrossing profile that I love that color. Great thanks to the sender, she really made me tremendously happy. My reaction made my third son (1 year 7 months old) so curious, so while I'm preoccupied, he grabbed the postcard. That explains why there's a little tear on lower part of the postcard :P.

I became a member of Postcrossing on December 18, 2008. Since that day, I've eagerly been checking my mailbox, filled with excitement, hoping to receive my first postcrossing postcard.

After almost two months, the long-awaited moment finally arrived, catching me off guard. To my pleasant surprise, not one, but two postcards were waiting for me in the mail. Both postcards were absolutely lovely, one from the Netherlands and the other from the United Kingdom. It was a delightful surprise that made my day!


The postcard, sent by Evelien, beautifully showcases the view of the town where she studies.


The postcard, sent by Agi (hope I spelled it right) of Croatia, features a captivating view of the sea. It's wonderful to receive a glimpse of this young European country through the postcard. Agi mentioned that he lives near the seaside, which is really cool!

Receiving postcards from both origins was a delightful surprise for me, as the places were entirely new and unfamiliar. Curiosity got the best of me, and I couldn't resist diving into more information about these locations on Wikipedia. This postcrossing idea is truly captivating, as it opens up a whole new world of discovery, allowing me to explore and learn about fascinating places I never knew existed before. I'm already falling in love with this wonderful journey of exploration!