Tuesday, 20 October 2020

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 20 Oct 2020 - T for

 Good morning lovely people. It's Tuesday again and time to join the T-Party hosted by Bluebeard and Elizabeth. My entry to this famous and fun party will come later, but first I would like to share a postcard with you that I received at the end of August. It comes from the Czech Republic and was sent by Adele, who is 14 years old and likes to play basketball.

The card is from Litomysl, and it shows the famous castle that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Litomyšl  is a town in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 10,000 inhabitants. It is former bishopric and Latin Catholic titular see. It lies 136 kilometres (85 mi) east of Prague.

The château-type castle complex in the town centre is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This monumental Renaissance castle built in the years 1568–81. The buildings of the castle precincts are exceptional not only for their architectural refinement, but have also as the birthplace of the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana.

Statue of Bedřich Smetana in Smetana Square.

The stamp is a regular Czech stamp, but nevertheless very pretty with a dandelion (Taraxacum) on it. I like the name in Czech: 'pampeliska' for obvious reasons.

Now, what can I show you that has a drink in it? 

Again it is a photo of me having breakfast at a bar. I go walking with my friend on a regular basis, and once a week we stop at the bar to have freshly squeezed orange juice and a 'tostada' (toasted bread) with olive oil and tomato mash. This is a typical breakfast around here. Of course I took my mask off for the photo and to eat my breakfast.

Now for the last series of photos from our little holiday a few weeks ago. These photos are from the 1st of October when we went to see El Torcal mountain, near Antequera. 

They say that Torcal de Antequera is a magical place, with whimsical and almost unique shapes, to say that it is one of the most impressive karst landscapes in Europe. In addition, the Torcal de Antequera has a huge colony of birds and invertebrates and a viewpoint that on clear days you can see even the African continent. Don't you want to visit it?

 This characteristic  karst landscape , has limestone formations molded by water and which give this place a singular and unique landscape. This landscape is full of nooks and crannies, depressions, long corridors, alleys and whimsical shapes that open the doors to the imagination of each traveler who visits it.

We saw the famous mountain goats (photo above. Hubby took this one with his phone).
An attempt to do a selfie. After about 8 attempts we finally got one! (No masks. We were quite alone)

We had seen some mountain goats, but here are mountain sheep!

That is all from me today.
Wishing everyone and all a happy T-Day and a lovely rest of the week.
Stay safe,


  1. Fabulous postcards and your breakfast looks delicious - yum! It looks like you had a wonderful time on your travels too, such lovely photos 😁. Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  2. Your photos of the landscape look wonderful. You asked: "Don't you want to visit it?" ... YES I WANT TO VISIT!

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  3. Hi Lisca-Wow I really enjoyed these trip photos allot-with those rocks and sheep and goats. In the facebook yellowstone park photo groups I have seen large white goats so different than this one. Fresh squeezed orange juice sounds amazing-love those tall glasses too-Happy T wishes and good week ahead Kathy

  4. I love getting a bit of a history lesson each time you share a postcard:)
    Your landscape photos are beautiful- looks like a lovely and airy place to visit. Great job with the selfie too! I think it would take me some getting used to a breakfast like yours - that would be a lunch for me. Looks good nonetheless. Happy T day!

  5. I know you've shown us this breakfast before, but it so different from what we have here. I bet it would taste good though. And I would love to visit this karst landscape. I reminds me in some ways of parts of the western US. I am glad you got see the mountain sheep and goats. Those same animals are in these parts of the US also, and it is fascinating that these animals are in both places. You look like you had a fabulous trip. Thanks for sharing it with us;it was much enjoyed by me. Happy T day Lisca. hugs-Erika

  6. It appears no one else had trouble visiting your site, but when I clicked on your link in the list, I got a forbidden site notification. Firefox wouldn't let me go there. However, since you didn't specify the exact blog post, I was able to find you directly from my left sidebar. I'm hoping no one else has that problem, but it may be because you put the .es after your blog name, not your direct link, which is much longer.

    Regardless, I was truly fascinated by that postcard. I really enjoyed the history lesson and the lovely architecture. Thanks for sharing it.

    Your trip is wonderful. Like Erika, I have seen similar areas to Torcal de Antequera in several of our western states, as well as in the Badlands of the Dakotas. However, I was still impressed with the rocky landscape and up close views. That is SO not like taking photos from a speeding car on a highway. Your up close and personal shots are great.

    Your breakfast looks so different from what we are used to in the states, but I think I would enjoy the toast with tomato mash. It sure looks good. And I LOVE orange juice. Do you have any idea what a large glass like that would cost here in the states? I wouldn't want to guess, because a tiny glass is about $4.00 (USD).

    Thanks for sharing the rest of your trip, including to Torcal de Antequera, your postcard, and your breakfast with orange juice with us for T this Tuesday, dear Lisca.

  7. Lovely postcard, and thanks for the extra explanations. You had a fantastic trip, it looks so craggy and wonderful, and even mountain goats. I haven't seen them since I was in Israel. Your fresh orange juice and tomato toast looks wonderful, yummy! Have a good week, take care, hugs, Valerie

  8. Hmmm, that juice looks yummy (much yummier than mine for the next days, huhhh)
    Fun pic of you two! and ohhhhh, mountain sheep!
    A happy T-day to you, hugs!

  9. You create the most beautiful post. The card from C.R. is amazing. Thank you again for taking us along on your trip. I miss this type of terrain. Yummm with the juice and bread at the bar. Enjoy, your day.

  10. I love tostada for breakfast, but not my husband.

  11. That breakfast would suit me well, yummmm :) That stunning landscape! Yes, I'd definitely enjoy that, but I'm enjoying virtual trip, too, thank you :) Happy T Tuesday!

  12. Terrific postcard and stamp. The rocks, mountains, and sheep are really pretty, it sounds like it was a very enjoyable trip. Enjoy your week!

  13. Wonderful postcard and stamp. I love dandelions. Wow, the scenery. Nothing like that around here. the mountain sheep and goats look like they're posing for you. Happy T Day

  14. those pics could be from here in Colorado! Your breakfast looks great and so do you with your loving husband!

  15. Pampeliska - lol. Pretty stamp.

    Boy you get a tall glass of fresh OJ there. Our restaurants serve an 8 oz. glass - also freshly squeezed.

    I had to look up karst landscape. I've never seen anything like that. I learn so much on your blog! To see the coast of Africa from Spain would be amazing.

    Happy T-Day. Stay safe and well. Hugs, Eileen

  16. Loved reading a little bit about your postcard and the composer. I have never heard of Bedřich Smetana but maybe I have heard some of his music.
    I loved seeing more pictures from your visit to El Torcal de Antequera. I also really love those juice glasses. They are taller than the average beverage glass that we have here in the states.
    Happy Tea Day,

  17. It looks like a lovely place to take a walk and view birds and wildlife.
    The breakfast drink looks good. Happy T Day!

  18. Wow, beautiful vacation photos! And how fun to get such nice postcards. This castle looks fantastic and I can see why it is an Unesco heritage site. Thanks for visitng my blog and leaving such a nice comment. A poly tunnel sounds like a great idea for winter gardening!

  19. The postcard is fabulous, Czechia architechture is beautiful! Your breakfast really does look delicious - I keep meaning to make something like that myself for breakfast! love the photos of your holiday - it looks as though that area should be in a cowboy film! The goats and sheep are so nimble - we watched some in the Cheddar Gorge here a few years ago. Sorry to be so abominably late! Hugs, Chrisx