Thursday, July 4, 2019

AUSTRIA - Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn

"From the 18th century to 1918, Schönbrunn was the residence of the Habsburg emperors. It was designed by the architects Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and Nicolaus Pacassi and is full of outstanding examples of decorative art. Together with its gardens, the site of the world’s first zoo in 1752, it is a remarkable Baroque ensemble and a perfect example of Gesamtkunstwerk" -

Postcard 1
Daniela, thank you so much for sending me this wonderful card!

Postcard 2

I really am amazed to see palaces...
And I wish to see one someday...
Thank you so much Zuzana for remembering me during your meet-up in Vienna!

Postcard 3
Thank you so much for remembering me during your trip to Austria,
dear Zuzana of Bratislava, Slovakia!

Monday, July 1, 2019

ITALY - Villa Adriana (Tivoli)

"The Villa Adriana (at Tivoli, near Rome) is an exceptional complex of classical buildings created in the 2nd century A.D. by the Roman emperor Hadrian. It combines the best elements of the architectural heritage of Egypt, Greece and Rome in the form of an 'ideal city'." -

"I visited this UNESCO Site when I went to Rome with my friends, shares Simonetta.
Thank you so much, Simonetta for sharing this postcard with me!

INDONESIA - Borobudur Temple Compounds

"This famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, is located in central Java. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha. The monument was restored with UNESCO's help in the 1970s." -

Postcard 1
Thank you so much Titish for this beautiful card with beautiful stamps as well! =)

Postcard 2
Thank you so much Jean Pierre of France for this beautiful postcard
sent from beautiful Central Java, Indonesia! =)

Postcard 3
Thank you so much, Jean Pierre for your never ending surprise postcards!
Very much appreciated!

NEW ZEALAND - Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand

"The landscape in this park, situated in south-west New Zealand, has been shaped by successive glaciations into fjords, rocky coasts, towering cliffs, lakes and waterfalls. Two-thirds of the park is covered with southern beech and podocarps, some of which are over 800 years old. The kea, the only alpine parrot in the world, lives in the park, as does the rare and endangered takahe, a large flightless bird." -

Postcard 1: Mitre Peak, Fiordland
"This is a famous place here in New Zealand - Milford Sound 
- the heart of the UNESCO Site Te Wahipounamu in the South Island.
The name means "the place where greenstone is in the waters"...", shares Adrienne.
Thank you so much Adrienne for this card!

Postcard 2: Milford Sound, Fiordland
A great card of Milford Sound of New Zealand with matching stamp issued in France.
Thank you so much for sharing with me this postcard, Jean Pierre!
The postmarks made me smile too!

Postcard 3: Wilmot Pass, Fiordland
Thank you so  much, Aaron for choosing this awesome postcard for me!

Postcard 4: Mount Cook

Another UNESCO postcard from Aaron with Year of the Pig stamp!
Thank you so much for this awesome card, Aaron!
It makes me wish again to experience snow one day!

This UNESCO Site includes 4 National Parks namely:

1. Aoraki/Mt Cook
2. Fiordland
3. Mt. Aspiring
4. Westland

Sunday, June 30, 2019

CANADA - Mistaken Point

"This fossil site is located at the south-eastern tip of the island of Newfoundland, in eastern Canada. It consists of a narrow, 17 km-long strip of rugged coastal cliffs. Of deep marine origin, these cliffs date to the Ediacaran Period (580-560 million years ago), representing the oldest known assemblages of large fossils anywhere. These fossils illustrate a watershed in the history of life on earth: the appearance of large, biologically complex organisms, after almost three billion years of micro-dominated evolution." -

"Mistaken Point takes its name from being mistaken by sailors for Cape Race
due to its typically foggy weather...",shares Justyna.
Thank you so much, Justyna for increasing my UNESCO postcards collection!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

GERMANY - Naumburg Cathedral

"Located in the eastern part of the Thuringian Basin, the Cathedral of Naumburg, whose construction began in 1028, is an outstanding testimony to medieval art and architecture. Its Romanesque structure, flanked by two Gothic choirs, demonstrates the stylistic transition from late Romanesque to early Gothic. The west choir, dating to the first half of the 13th century, reflects changes in religious practice and the appearance of science and nature in the figurative arts. The choir and life-size sculptures of the founders of the Cathedral are masterpieces of the workshop known as the ‘Naumburg Master’." -

Thank you so much Dustin for sending me the newest UNESCO Site
from your country!

Monday, April 15, 2019

TUNISIA - Kairouan

"Founded in 670, Kairouan flourished under the Aghlabid dynasty in the 9th century. Despite the transfer of the political capital to Tunis in the 12th century, Kairouan remained the Maghreb's principal holy city. Its rich architectural heritage includes the Great Mosque, with its marble and porphyry columns, and the 9th-century Mosque of the Three Gates." -

Yehey! So happy to have this!
Thank you so much Elloumi for increasing my UNESCO card collection!