Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cards Full Of Life

A Message from "Cards Full Of Life" Campaign


UNICEF cards are full of life. Why? Because when you send a UNICEF card you change the lives of children all over the world!

Let’s celebrate Cards Full of Life 60th anniversary together and remind everyone how wonderful it is to send and receive a card from your loved ones and at the same time help the children in need.

On November the 26th we have sent 1.000 cards to travel around the world and spread the message - helping is easy with UNICEF cards!

Everyone can join us by registering a card on our website and sending it to his friend. Don’t keep the card to yourself! Send it forward and let it travel around the world.

We have made first move. Now it’s your turn! Get a card and join the chain! Learn more.

Don’t hesitate! Send a card full o life!


Dom Luís Bridge, Porto, Portugal

The Dom Luís 1st Bridge (Ponte Dom Luís I) is a metal arch bridge that spans the Douro River between the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal. At the time of construction its span of 172 m was the longest of its type in the world.


Monastery and D. Nuno Alvares Pereira equestrian statue, Batalha, Portugal

Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitória, more commonly known as the Batalha Monastery, is a Dominican convent in the Portuguese town of Batalha, in the District of Leiria, Portugal. It is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style. It amazes the onlooker with its profusion of gables, spires, pinnacles and buttresses. It has become a symbol of national pride.


Messel pit,Germany

Germany-46, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The Messel Pit is a disused quarry near the village of Messel, about 35 km southeast of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Bituminous shale was mined there. Because of its plethora of fossils, it has significant geological and scientific importance. After almost becoming a landfill, strong local resistance eventually stopped these plans, and the Messel Pit was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site on 9 December 1995. Significant scientific discoveries are still being made, and the site has become an increasing tourism site as well.


Frederik's Church, Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark-3, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Frederik's Church, popularly known as The Marble Church is a church in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The church was designed by the architect Nicolai Eigtved in 1740 and was along with the rest of Frederiksstaden, a district of Copenhagen, intended to commemorate the 300 years jubilee of the first coronation of a member of the House of Oldenburg.
Frederik's Church has the largest church dome in Scandinavia with a span of 31m. The dome rests on 12 columns. The inspiration was probably St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.


A Very Unique card sent by a friend in `Poland

Poland-19, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The Card shows:
Russian Pirozhki
Smoked Cheese made of slated sheep milk
A pickled cucumber


Cloister of Convento de las Dueñas, Salamanca, Spain

Spain-14, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Salamanca is a city in western Spain, the capital of the province of Salamanca, which belongs to the autonomous community of Castile and Leon (Castilla y León). The Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
Salamanca is considered one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. Through the centuries the sandstone buildings have gained an exquisite golden glow that has given Salamanca the nickname La Ciudad Dorada, the golden city.