Thursday, 10 March 2011

Mount Cook, New Zealand

Things haven't been too great here recently... I don't want to go into details as I don't feel this is the right place. However, I thought I'd try to distract myself by posting some cards here.. starting with this gorgeous view of New Zealand, sent by Heather in Australia. It really is an amazing view, quite breathtaking. I'm really sad about the recent events in New Zealand, I wish all the best to everyone affected by the earthquake.

This is a view of Mount Cook (Aoraki) in the early morning, from Peter's Lookout on the road to Mount Cook village. Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand, reaching a height of 3,754 metres. It lies in the Southern Alps, the mountain range which runs the length of the South Island. A popular tourist destination, it is also a favourite challenge for mountain climbers. Mount Cook consists of three summits lying slightly south and east of the main divide, the Low Peak, Middle Peak and High Peak, with the Tasman Glacier to the east and the Hooker Glacier to the west.

I had read about the Australia Post's Premier's Flood Relief Appeal stamps and really liked the idea - stamps issued for charity is something that I will always support. It's something that's so easily accessible to everyone. It's a sheet of 10 stamps issued in January 2011, $2 donation from the sale of this stamp sheetlet will go directly to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal.


Heather said...

Yay, glad you liked it! :o) If postcards are cheering you up, I certainly can help! :o)

Nives said...

Wooow, this is amazingly beautiful. You're so lucky to receive so many AWESOME postcards!!! ::jealous again:: :D

Anu said...

Heather - I explained a bit more in the postcard I put in the mail for you on Friday. Your cards definitely cheer me up!

Nives - isn't it just gorgeous?! New Zealand looks like something out of this world! :)

Heather said...

Hi Anu,

I got that postcard today and hope things are improving?! Will send you something in reply soon, but wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you all.

As for 'out of this world', I guess that's why they chose my home country to make Lord of the rings!

Anu said...

Heather, thank you for your kind words. She seems to be doing alright at the moment but there's not much we can do apart from just wait and see what's going to happen next. I do hope she'll make it through this.

New Zealand definitely seemed like the perfect place to film the Lord of the Rings!

I received two cards from you today. They are both gorgeous!

The Autocrat said...

Hi postcard fans :-)

This image was made by my wife Sarah Sisson and is part of the sisson fresh New Zealand images souvenir range.

If you want to check out more premium cards visit:

You can follow me on G+ or flickr also - many more NZ images.

Cheers - Todd Sisson