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Friday, February 22, 2019

CHINA - Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System

"Construction of the Dujiangyan irrigation system began in the 3rd century B.C. This system still controls the waters of the Minjiang River and distributes it to the fertile farmland of the Chengdu plains. Mount Qingcheng was the birthplace of Taoism, which is celebrated in a series of ancient temples." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1
Thank you so much Guxinran for sharing with me this card!
Truly appreciate it...


Postcard 2
 
Thank you so much Lily for sharing with me this UNESCO postcard with awesome stamps!
I also find the stickers you used very cute! ^-^


Postcard 3
"This is the marker of Dujiangyan River System", shares the sender.
Thank you so much for this postcard, Zhang Baoxing!
I like the stamps too! Specially the one showing 2 happy adventurers!

POLAND - Old City of Zamość

"Zamosc was founded in the 16th century by the chancellor Jan Zamoysky on the trade route linking western and northern Europe with the Black Sea. Modelled on Italian theories of the 'ideal city' and built by the architect Bernando Morando, a native of Padua, Zamosc is a perfect example of a late-16th-century Renaissance town. It has retained its original layout and fortifications and a large number of buildings that combine Italian and central European architectural traditions." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1
Thank you so much Boguslaw for this card!


Postcard 2: Mapcard of the Old City of Zamosc

Thank you so much Gosia for choosing this postcard for me!
And I just love the stamps! Sunflowers and roses are my favorites!
I know you had a great time in this City last summer though it's too far from your place...


Postcard 3
Thank you so much, Gosia for this UNESCO postcard!
I like the stamps too! A croissant! Yum! ^-^
And for the special postmark!

GREECE - Meteora

"In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these 'columns of the sky' from the 11th century onwards. Twenty-four of these monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century. Their 16th-century frescoes mark a key stage in the development of post-Byzantine painting." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1
Permission to post the back of the card, Zuzana!
I believe this is a happy postcard worth sharing
 because this is a proof of your happy memories with your grandson!
Hope he will one day read this and will tell the whole world 
what an amazing grandma he 's got!
Thank you so much for always remembering to send me great postcards!

Postcard 2
A postcard from Craciun of Romania who visited Greece.
Thank you so much for sharing with me this card!

ITALY - Residences of the Royal House of Savoy

"When Emmanuel-Philibert, Duke of Savoy, moved his capital to Turin in 1562, he began a vast series of building projects (continued by his successors) to demonstrate the power of the ruling house. This outstanding complex of buildings, designed and embellished by the leading architects and artists of the time, radiates out into the surrounding countryside from the Royal Palace in the 'Command Area' of Turin to include many country residences and hunting lodges." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: Palazzo Reale
"The card shows the Royal Palace.
The square is beautiful, open and elegant.
The entire City is polished", shares Marta who visits the site
at least once a year.
So fortunate of you Marta to always witness this magnificent place.
Thank you so much for sharing this card with me!


Postcard 2: Palazzo Madama

Thank you so much Jean Pierre for this surprise postcard!
Great view and great stamps as well!
Take care on your travels!

Postcard 3: Palazzo Carignano
Postcards 3 and 4 are both surprise postcards from a fellow postcrosser 
who likes UNESCO postcards too. 
Thank you so much for these amazing postcards, Federico!
Please wait for my postcards to come!


Postcard 4: Castello del Valentino
Postcards 3 and 4 are both surprise postcards from a fellow postcrosser 
who likes UNESCO postcards too. 
Thank you so much for these amazing postcards, Federico!
Please wait for my postcards to come!


Postcard 5: Multi View

Thank you so much Jean Pierre for this surprise postcard!
Great view and great stamps as well!
Take care on your travels!


Postcard 6: Reggia di Venaria Reale
Thank you so much, Chiara for sharing with me this UNESCO postcard!


List of Residences:

In Turin:  

1. Palazzo Reale 
2. Palazzo Madama 
3. Palazzo Carignano 
4. Castello del Valentino 
5. Villa della Regina

 In Piedmont, near Turin 
1. Palazzina di Stupinigi 
2. Reggia di Venaria Reale 
3. Castle of La Mandria 
4. Castle of Rivoli 
5. Castle of Agliè 
6. Castle of Moncalieri 
7. Castle of Racconigi 
8. Pollenzo Estate 
9. Castle of Govone

Monday, October 15, 2018

BRAZIL - Brasilia

"Brasilia, a capital created ex nihilo in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. Urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer intended that every element – from the layout of the residential and administrative districts (often compared to the shape of a bird in flight) to the symmetry of the buildings themselves – should be in harmony with the city’s overall design. The official buildings, in particular, are innovative and imaginative." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1
Thank you so much Nathan for night view card of Brasilia!


Postcard 2: Palace of the National Congress
Thank you so much Carla for this awesome postcard!
The stamps are cute too! ^-^

HUNGARY - Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue

"This site has the remains of monuments such as the Roman city of Aquincum and the Gothic castle of Buda, which have had a considerable influence on the architecture of various periods. It is one of the world's outstanding urban landscapes and illustrates the great periods in the history of the Hungarian capital." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1
Thank you so much for this card, Klari!


Postcard 2


Thank you so much Zuzana for remembering me
during your trip to Budapest last December 2011!


Postcard 3


Thank you so much Jean Pierre for another surprise postcard
during your trip to Budapest showing the Hungarian Parliament Building!


Postcard 4
Thank you so much, Bernadett for this awesome postcard!
The view looks romatic!

INDONESIA - Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy

"The cultural landscape of Bali consists of five rice terraces and their water temples that cover 19,500 ha. The temples are the focus of a cooperative water management system of canals and weirs, known as subak, that dates back to the 9th century. Included in the landscape is the 18th-century Royal Water Temple of Pura Taman Ayun, the largest and most impressive architectural edifice of its type on the island. The subak reflects the philosophical concept of Tri Hita Karana, which brings together the realms of the spirit, the human world and nature. This philosophy was born of the cultural exchange between Bali and India over the past 2,000 years and has shaped the landscape of Bali. The subak system of democratic and egalitarian farming practices has enabled the Balinese to become the most prolific rice growers in the archipelago despite the challenge of supporting a dense population." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1
Rice terraces of Bali...
Looks like the Rice Terraces of Banaue...
Thank you so much for this beautiful card, Heidy!


Postcard 2
Really happy to have this postcard!
Sent from Bali from one of our trusted guides, Joseph,
who went to Bali for an adventure --- and the best part of it was, he was being paid!
Wish you more adventures, Joseph!
Thank you so much for sending me this postcard!
Looking forward to your future travels!