Thursday, July 4, 2013

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located atPinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northwest of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawalla is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 37 males and 51 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala.
The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to many of the orphaned unweaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation(DWC).

They are such majestic creatures in my opinion


Lima , Peru

This card from Lima, Peru shows you some of the famous buildings in the capital city.  Lima is the largest city of Peru and is home to one of the oldest universities in the New World; The National University of San Marcos founded in 1551.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mount Tekoub

Finally a postcard from a  new African country and this time it is the Republic of Guinea.  The Republic of Guinea is a country in West Africa. Conakry is it's capital and largest city.


Savannah is the fifth largest city in Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War,  Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fifth largest city and third largest metropolitan area.

Cambodian traditional dancers

Well I'm back after taking a break and I'm starting off with this postcard from Cambodia which shows some traditional dancers.The name of the dance is called the apsara dance. This dance is not merely a dance but it also conveys a message or theme.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

It is always a pleasure to receive a postcard from my friend Chitra from Ethiopia. Ethiopia is full of history and relics of the past and I wouldn't mind visiting there some day.

Lalibela is a Unesco World Heritage site famous for it's 13 rock hewn churches like the one featured in the card.  The ruler King Lalibela in the late 12th century attempted to build a replica of Jerusalem in response to the capture of old Jerusalem by the Muslims in 1187. So amazing isn't it?

Marsh men from South Iraq

The marsh men of south Iraq live in reed houses that float on the water.  The weather in the south is very hot  and the people there mostly rely on fishing.