Maps on postcards: Paris Métropolitain

20 06 2009

The Paris Métro or Métropolitain, in French: Métro de Paris, is a metro system in Paris, France. It is a symbol of the city and its station architecture is influenced by Art Nouveau. It has 16 lines, mostly underground, and a total length of 214 km. There are 300 stations.

I guess that everyone who has been to Paris has also been in the Paris Métro. Well, I have travelled by Paris Métro quite often.

I received two different postcards, both showing Paris Métropolitain. Here’s the first card:

Here’s a bigger picture of the first card.

And here’s the second:

Here’s a bigger picture of the second card.


Maps on postcards: Hawaiian Islands

15 05 2009

Another cool postcard subject, maps! This card shows a map of the islands of Hawaii. Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States of America and is situated in the Pacific Ocean, Honolulu is the capital of the state.

Hawaii is an archipelago. There are eight main islands and many small islands, they are the tops of underwater volcanoes. The main islands are Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui and Hawaii. The island Niihau is owned by one family and not governed by the local state government.

Interesting places to visit are, amongst some others, Waikiki Beach, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (I’ll feature this site in another blog entry soon) and the Pearl Harbor memorial.

The postcard! 😉

Hawaii in Google Maps