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Friday, January 13, 2017

PHILIPPINES - Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary

"Forming a mountain ridge running north-south along the Pujada Peninsula in the south-eastern part of the Eastern Mindanao Biodiversity Corridor, the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary has an elevation range of 75–1,637 m above sea level and provides critical habitat for a range of plant and animal species. The property showcases terrestrial and aquatic habitats at different elevations, and includes threatened and endemic flora and fauna species, eight of which are found only at Mount Hamiguitan. These include critically endangered trees, plants and the iconic Philippine eagle and Philippine cockatoo." -http://whc.unesco.org



My project in 2016.
Thank you so much to my good friend BOJ for allowing me to have his photos
turned into postcards.
Thank you so much also to fellow my postcrosser Jonathan
who made this project of mine become a reality.
So grateful to you both....

SWEDEN - Naval Port of Karlskrona

"Karlskrona is an outstanding example of a late-17th-century European planned naval city. The original plan and many of the buildings have survived intact, along with installations that illustrate its subsequent development up to the present day." -http://whc.unesco.org



Thank you so much Annika for adding this up in my collection!
I also like the beautiful stamps with cute snowflakes postmark! ^-^

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ITALY - Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

"Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC, Rome was first the centre of the Roman Republic, then of the Roman Empire, and it became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. The World Heritage site, extended in 1990 to the walls of Urban VIII, includes some of the major monuments of antiquity such as the Forums, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Pantheon, Trajan’s Column and the Column of Marcus Aurelius, as well as the religious and public buildings of papal Rome." -http://whc.unesco.org/

Postcard 1: Fountain of Trevi


 

-An official postcrossing card.


Postcard 2: St. Paul's Church




-An official postcrossing card.


Postcard 3: Imperial Fora



One of my dream destination: Rome.
Thank you so much, Jean Pierre for this awesome postcard
with equally awesome postmarks!


Postcard 4: The Pantheon




Postcard 5: Marcello's Theater



Postcards 4 & 5 are surprise postcards from Jean Pierre of France!
Thank you so much, Jean Pierre!
Awesome postcards from Rome at the start of the year!
Praying to visit this place one day...

USA - Grand Canyon National Park

"Carved out by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon (nearly 1,500 m deep) is the most spectacular gorge in the world. Located in the state of Arizona, it cuts across the Grand Canyon National Park. Its horizontal strata retrace the geological history of the past 2 billion years. There are also prehistoric traces of human adaptation to a particularly harsh environment." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1





Thank you so much JVMakai for sending me this  postcard!
Amazing view! 


Postcard 2



A surprise postcard from my thoughtful sister in law and her husband who visited this UNESCO Site last December 2016!
Thank you so much Ne and Ban for sharing this postcard with amazing view!
And I just love the round stamp depicting the Moon! ^-^

Monday, January 9, 2017

GERMANY / SLOVAKIA / UKRAINE - Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany

"The Ancient Beech Forests of Germany, represent examples of on-going post-glacial biological and ecological evolution of terrestrial ecosystems and are indispensable to understanding the spread of the beech (Fagus sylvatica) in the Northern Hemisphere across a variety of environments. The new inscription represents the addition of five forests totaling 4,391 hectares that are added to the 29,278 hectares of Slovakian and Ukranian beech forests inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2007. The tri-national property is now to be known as the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany (Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany)." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: From Germany



Amazing view indeed of Jasmund National Park, Sarah!
Thank you so much for sharing this card with me!


Postcard 2: From Germany, Mapcard





"Rügen is Germany's largest island, located in the Baltic Sea.
The island is famous for its huge chalk cliffs which are part of the Jasmund National Park, a UNESCO Site", shares Michele. Thank you so much Michele for this great card!


Postcard 3: From Ukraine



Thank you so much Galyna for the wonderful card with beautiful stamps!


Postcard 4: From Slovakia



This postcard completes my UNESCO WHS postcard from Slovakia!
Thank you so much Lubomir for sharing this wonderful postcard with me! ^-^

FRANCE - The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy

"The climates are precisely delimited vineyard parcels on the slopes of the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune south of the city of Dijon. They differ from one another due to specific natural conditions (geology and exposure) as well as vine types and have been shaped by human cultivation. Over time they came to be recognized by the wine they produce. This cultural landscape consists of two parts. Firstly, the vineyards and associated production units including villages and the town of Beaune, which together represent the commercial dimension of the production system. The second part includes the historic centre of Dijon, which embodies the political regulatory impetus that gave birth to the climatssystem. The site is an outstanding example of grape cultivation and wine production developed since the High Middle Ages." -http://whc.unesco.org



Thank you so much Catherine for sharing this awesome postcard with me!
I wish to see a vineyard someday... :)

POLAND / UKRAINE - Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine

"Situated in the eastern fringe of Central Europe, the transnational property numbers a selection of sixteen tserkvas (churches). They were built of horizontal wooden logs between the 16th and 19th centuries by communities of Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths. The tserkvas bear testimony to a distinct building tradition rooted in Orthodox ecclesiastic design interwoven with elements of local tradition, and symbolic references to their communities’ cosmogony.  The tserkvaare built on a tri-partite plan surmounted by open quadrilateral or octagonal domes and cupolas. Integral to tserkvas are iconostasis screens, interior polychrome decorations, and other historic furnishings. Important elements of some tserkvas include wooden bell towers, churchyards, gatehouses and graveyards." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: From Poland - Turzańsk



Thank you so much Kasia for completing my UNESCO cards from your country!
But I still have to look for other Churches included in this list . ^-^


Postcard 2: From Poland - Smolnik



Thank you so much Marysia for this beautiful postcard!
Thank you too for using nice stamps!


Postcard 3: From Ukraine - Holy Trinity Church, Zhovkva



Really really nice postcard!
Thank you so much, Kseniya for completing my UNESCO WHS postcards from Ukraine!
But I will still look for other Churches included in the list!


Postcard 4: From Ukraine - The Church of the Nativity of B.V. Mary, Nyzhniy Verbizh



Really really thankful for this postcard, Sasha!
And thanks for sharing with me a strange belief among the children in your country!
It's kind of weird and funny at the same time!
Your story made me smile! ^-^
Special thanks for the wonderful stamps!!!


Postcard 5: From Ukraine - Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Potelych



Thank you so much Alona for adding this postcard in my collection!
Such amazing that these wooden tserkvas are still up these days...


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From Poland
  • Tserkva of St. Michael the Archangel, Brunary
  • Tserkva of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Chotyniec
  • Tserkva of St. Paraskevia, Kwiatoń
  • Virgin Mary's Care Tserkva, Owczary
  • St. James the Less Tserkva, Powroźnik
  • Tserkva of St. Paraskevia, Radruż
  • St. Michael the Archangel Tserkva, Smolnik
  • St. Michael the Archangel Tserkva, Turzańsk


    From Ukraine

    • Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Potelych
    • Holy Trinity Church, Zhovkva
    • St. George's Church, Drohobych
    • St. Dmytro's Church, Matkiv
    • Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Rohatyn
    • The Church of the Nativity of B.V.M., Nyzhniy Verbizh
    • The Church of St. Archangel Mykhailo, Uzhok
    • The Church of Ascension of Our Lord, Yasynia