29 Sep 2009

Kyoto Garden

Flower garden in Kyoto (Japan) bookmarks.



The Kyoto Botanical Garden is a major botanical garden with conservatory located next to the Kamo River, Hangi-cho Simogamo, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It contains about 120,000 plants representing some 12,000 species, and is organized into the following major areas: Bamboo Garden; Bonsai Exhibit; Camelia Garden; Cherry Trees; European Style Garden; Flower Bed; Hydrangea Garden; Japanese Iris Garden; Japanese Native Plants; Lotus Pond; Nakaragi-no-mori Pond; Peony Garden; Perennial and Useful Plants Garden; Sunken Garden; and the Uma Grove.

25 Sep 2009

Museum treasure




The metallic bookmark from the state memorial museum "St. Isaac's Cathedral" in St. Petersburg, in Russia.



Saint Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor in Saint Petersburg, Russia is the largest cathedral (sobor) in the city and was the largest church in Russia when it was built (101.5 meters high). It is dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great who had been born on the feast day of that saint.

22 Sep 2009

Visit Poland

Three bookmarks from Poland advertising the region of Gniezno.

Gniezno County (Polish: powiat gnieźnieński) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Greater Poland Voivodeship, west-central Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms. Its administrative seat and largest town is Gniezno, which lies 49 kilometres east of the regional capital Poznań. The county contains four other towns: Witkowo, Trzemeszno, Kłecko, and Czerniejewo.

21 Sep 2009

The Castle for Sleeping Beauty

The bookmark with the beautiful castle from Germany.



Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Bavarian palace on a rugged hill near Hohenschwangau and Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner, the King's inspiring muse. It is the most photographed building in Germany and is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

Ludwig did not allow visitors to his castles, but after his death in 1886 the castle was opened to the public. Since that time over 50 million people have visited the Neuschwanstein Castle. The palace has appeared in several movies, and was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty Castle at both Disneyland Park and Hong Kong Disneyland.

17 Sep 2009

Heart of Metal



A metallic bookmark with red heart from Germany.

Lovely Dogs



Two paper bookmarks with dogs from the USA. There was a time when I had the sharpei dog named Bugo, and I can say he was really stubborn and not so cute as in photos:) I put the photo of my dog below.

7 Sep 2009

American Flag

A magnetic bookmark with the American flag. You clip it over a page and the opposed magnets keep it from falling. Also, it doesn't stick out of the book, if you prefer. Maybe the most inobtrusive type of bookmark.

2 Sep 2009

George Eliot

A metallic bookmark with a great quote from the English writer George Eliot. I want to thank Dorin from the USA for this bookmark!





Some information about G. Eliot:
Mary Anne Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight.

She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes.

1 Sep 2009

Egypt

I bought these papyrus bookmarks during my holidays in Egypt!



Egyptian hieroglyphs ("sacred carving") was a formal writing system used by the ancient Egyptians that contained a combination of logographic and alphabetic elements. Egyptians used cursive hieroglyphs for religious literature on papyrus and wood.

Cute Animals



Here we are - four cute fluffy animals! Reading with us is a more entertaining activity.





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