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Saturday, November 26, 2016

AUSTRIA - City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg

"The City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg bear witness to an exemplary model of the living heritage of a central European urban complex influenced by the secular presence of the Habsburgs and the cultural and artistic role played by the main aristocratic families. They are a harmonious blend of the architectural styles and artistic movements that have succeeded each other from the Middle Ages until the 18th century, from the many neighbouring regions of Central and Mediterranean Europe. They embody a diversified and highly comprehensive ensemble of architectural, decorative and landscape examples of these interchanges of influence." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: Historic Centre



Thank you so much Andrea for sharing with me this wonderful card!


Postcard 2: Historic Centre



12-12-12 postmarked from Graz!
"Welcome to my hometown Graz, Austria. Our landmark is the Clock Tower which is situated on a hill called "Schlossberg" (Castle Mountain)", shares Anita.
Thank you so much Anita for sending me my wish card!
Nice view of Graz indeed...


Postcard 3: Schloss Eggenberg



Anita shared so much information about this castle!

"Schloss Eggenberg relies on the Gregorian Calendar as a basis for this universe.
The palace has 365 windows, one for each day of the the year, 52 are on the 24 rooms representing the weeks of the year.
The 2nd storey contains 24 state rooms which symbolize the hours in a single day.
Every floor bares exactly 31 rooms, counting the number of days in a month."

So unique! Brilliant people behind the construction of the palace...
Thank you so much, Anita!


Postcard 4: Multi View



A token from my dear friend Zuzana from Slovakia during her trip to Austria!
The cute stamp wasn't postmarked though... =(
But it was written on 12-12-12!
Thank you so much Zuzana!


Postcard 5: Historic Centre



A postcrossing meet-up card!
Thank you so much dear Zuzana of Slovakia who attended the Meet-Up
at Graz, Austria on October 8, 2016.
You are so thoughtful!
I am sooo happy to have this card cause it also has a matching stamp!
Praying for your good health always!

AUSTRIA - City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg

"The City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg bear witness to an exemplary model of the living heritage of a central European urban complex influenced by the secular presence of the Habsburgs and the cultural and artistic role played by the main aristocratic families. They are a harmonious blend of the architectural styles and artistic movements that have succeeded each other from the Middle Ages until the 18th century, from the many neighbouring regions of Central and Mediterranean Europe. They embody a diversified and highly comprehensive ensemble of architectural, decorative and landscape examples of these interchanges of influence." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: Historic Centre



Thank you so much Andrea for sharing with me this wonderful card!


Postcard 2: Historic Centre



12-12-12 postmarked from Graz!
"Welcome to my hometown Graz, Austria. Our landmark is the Clock Tower which is situated on a hill called "Schlossberg" (Castle Mountain)", shares Anita.
Thank you so much Anita for sending me my wish card!
Nice view of Graz indeed...


Postcard 3: Schloss Eggenberg



Anita shared so much information about this castle!

"Schloss Eggenberg relies on the Gregorian Calendar as a basis for this universe.
The palace has 365 windows, one for each day of the the year, 52 are on the 24 rooms representing the weeks of the year.
The 2nd storey contains 24 state rooms which symbolize the hours in a single day.
Every floor bares exactly 31 rooms, counting the number of days in a month."

So unique! Brilliant people behind the construction of the palace...
Thank you so much, Anita!


Postcard 4: Multi View



A token from my dear friend Zuzana from Slovakia during her trip to Austria!
The cute stamp wasn't postmarked though... =(
But it was written on 12-12-12!
Thank you so much Zuzana!


Postcard 5: Historic Centre



A postcrossing meet-up card!
Thank you so much dear Zuzana of Slovakia who attended the Meet-Up
at Graz, Austria on October 8, 2016.
You are so thoughtful!
I am sooo happy to have this card cause it also has a matching stamp!
Praying for your good health always!

CZECH REPUBLIC - Historic Centre of Prague

"Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. The many magnificent monuments, such as Hradcani Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and numerous churches and palaces, built mostly in the 14th century under the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: Old Town Square



Thank you so much "mailianne" for this card of Old Town Square in Prague!


Postcard 2: Old Town Square



A postcard that brightened up my day.
Thank you so much, Zuzana! ^-^


Postcard 3: Old Town Square



Another surprise postcard from dear Zuzana of Bratislava, Slovakia!
She went to Prague with her cousin who was visiting.
"The City is beautiful. I was many times here but I like it always...", shares Zuzana.
Thank you so much Zuzana for this postcard with a unique circle-shaped stamp!
Advance Merry Christmas! ^-^

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ITALY - Historic Centre of the City of Pienza

"It was in this Tuscan town that Renaissance town-planning concepts were first put into practice after Pope Pius II decided, in 1459, to transform the look of his birthplace. He chose the architect Bernardo Rossellino, who applied the principles of his mentor, Leon Battista Alberti. This new vision of urban space was realized in the superb square known as Piazza Pio II and the buildings around it: the Piccolomini Palace, the Borgia Palace and the cathedral with its pure Renaissance exterior and an interior in the late Gothic style of south German churches." -http://whc.unesco.org



This is an awesome postcard, Gian Luca!
Thank you so much for sharing with me!

BRAZIL - Pampulha Modern Ensemble

"The Pampulha Modern Ensemble was the centre of a visionary garden city project created in 1940 at Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais State. Designed around an artificial lake, this cultural and leisure centre included a casino, a ballroom, the Golf Yacht Club and the São Francisco de Assis church. The buildings were designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in collaboration with innovative artists. The Ensemble comprises bold forms that exploit the plastic potential of concrete, while fusing architecture, landscape design, sculpture and painting into a harmonious whole. It reflects the influence of local traditions, the Brazilian climate and natural surroundings on the principles of modern architecture." -http://whc.unesco.org



Thank you so much Marta of Portugal for sharing with me this UNESCO postcard!

HUNGARY / SLOVAKIA - Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst

"The variety of formations and the fact that they are concentrated in a restricted area means that the 712 caves currently identified make up a typical temperate-zone karstic system. Because they display an extremely rare combination of tropical and glacial climatic effects, they make it possible to study geological history over tens of millions of years." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: Slovakia - Dobšinská Ice Cave



Yey! Finally! Another new UNESCO Site for my collection!
Thank you so much dear Zuzana for sending this card!
She shared "this is one of the caves that belong to the Slovak Karst"


Postcard 2: Slovakia - Dobšinská Ice Cave



A very nice postcard with cute stamps from Zuzana
who wished me a happy Christmas 2015!
Thank you dear Zuzana... 
Yes, I had a great Christmas holidays spent with family...


Postcard 3: Slovakia - Dobšinská Ice Cave



Thank you so much Zuzana for this great New Year postcard!
Thank you also for the many wishes! ^-^


Postcard 4:  Slovakia - Domica Cave



Great view inside the cave!
Thank you so much dear Zuzana for this wonderful card! =)


Postcard 5:  Slovakia - Domica Cave



Another great card from Zuzana of Slovakia!
Thank you so much for always thinking and helping me increase my UNESCO collection!


Postcard 6:  Slovakia - Ochtinská Aragonite Cave 




Thank you so much Zuzana for sharing this very nice postcard!
I can't imagine how these beautiful formations look like inside the cave!
And I like the colorful stamps! ^-^


Postcard 7:  Slovakia - Ochtinská Aragonite Cave 



I like the stamps as much as I like the postcard, Zuzana!
Thanks for sharing these postcard with me.
The cave must really be beautiful inside!


Postcard 8:  Slovakia - Ochtinská Aragonite Cave 




Amazing view! Nature at its best!
Thank you again Zuzana for always sending beautiful postcards! ^-^


Postcard 9:  Slovakia - Gombasecká Jaskyňa Cave




Another surprise postcard from dear Zuzana!
Thank you so much for sharing with me this great postcard with great stamps!


Postcard 10:  Slovakia - Krásnohorská Jaskyňa (Slovak Karst)



A surprise postcard form dear Zuzana!
Thank you so much for making my blog beautiful with your postcards!



Postcard 11:  Slovakia - Silická Ladnica Ice Cave



Seems that the stalactites and stalagmites are in form of ice!
So nice to have this postcard, dear Zuzana! Thank you so much!


Postcard 12:  Hungary - Baradla Cave



"The Baradla Cave is the biggest and the most beautiful cave in Hungary", shares Julia who's been to this cave.
Thank you so much Julia for this wonderful card! =)


7 Components included are:

- Aggtelek
- Szendrő-Rudabánya Hill
- Esztramos Hill in Hungary, 
Dobšinská Ice Cave
- Koniar plateau
- Plešivec plateau
- neighbourhood of Silica and Jasov in Slovakia.

Some of 712 Caves included are:
> Baradla (Hungary) and Domica Cave (Slovakia)
> Gombasecka Cave
> Silicka Ladnica Ice Cave
> Dobšinská Ice Cave
> Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
> Jasovská Cave