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Monday, 30 May 2016

The Wouda Pumping Station,Netherlands.


The Wouda Pumping Station (Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal) at Lemmer in the province of Fryslân opened in 1920. It is exceptional as the largest and most powerful steam-driven installation for hydraulic purposes ever built, and one that is still successfully carrying out the function for which it was designed. It is a masterpiece of the work of Dutch hydraulic engineers and architects, whose significant contribution in this field is unchallenged. It was the largest and the technologically most advanced steam pumping station in the world at the time it was built, and it has remained so ever since.(Courtesy-UNESCO)


Thank you Oetske for the beautiful card and so many used stamps of Netherlands.To be precise more than 70 used stamps

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Classical Weimar,Germany.


Weimar Germany was the name given to the period of German history from 1919 until 1933. It got its name from the fact that the constitution for the post war republic was drawn up at the town of Weimar in South Eastern Germany.
 In pictutre - From top to bottom-
The Goethe House is the main house lived in by the poet Goethe whilst in Weimar, though he did live in several others in the town
After Goethe's death, the garden house became a place of pilgrimage of Goethe worship and was opened in 1886 as a memorial site.
Home of the poet and philosopher Friedrich Schiller, with period rooms and exhibits from the era.

The vintage card bearing date as 10/10/1963 has beautiful Weimar cancellation but the stamp does not bear the name of country or denomination. Thank you Edith soooo much for the card and cover full of stamps.




Canterbury Cathedral,Kent-UK




It is built on he site of earlier structure  which is visited by pilgrims across the world.The earliest parts of the building dates back to 1070 AD and many additions were made over the next 500 years,including the magnificent central Bell Harry Tower.
Thank you Tiara for the nice card and Queen's beautiful stamp on her 90th Birthday

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha URUGUAY

Gaucho is an equivalent of the North American "cowboy"The gaucho is a national symbol in both Argentina and Uruguay. Gauchos became greatly admired and renowned in legends, folklore and in literature and became an important part of their regional cultural tradition. Beginning late in the 19th century, after the heyday of the gauchos, they were celebrated by South American writers.The Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha is the most important Gaucho Festival in Uruguay
This nice card is sent by Atali in Uruguay.

Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites,Italy.


Assisi is the city where St Francis was born and started his order.The church was severely damaged during earthquake but has been restored now.This card is sent by Marina in Italy.

Halong Bay, Vietnam



Very interesting story about this card.I saw the request by a  Forum member visiting Vietnam for  meet up and guidance for places to be visited..And, the sender of this card responded by offering      help.Then I thought of  requesting for her help in getting one card from Vietnam as I have not come across any member wishing to swap UNESCO (WHS )card in the Forum.She agreed to send the above card and today the beautiful card with nice stamp arrived.Now I have requested for her address and choice of any card in my Album as it is my turn for a  pay back.All I know is her ID name and now waiting for a response.

Hạ Long Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rain forests. Junk boat tours and sea kayak expeditions take visitors past islands named for their shapes, including Stone Dog and Teapot islands. The region draws scuba divers, rock climbers and hikers, the latter flavouring mountainous Cát Bà National Park.



Tuesday, 24 May 2016

PADOVA-The Botanical Garden,Italy.




The world's first botanical garden was created in Padua in 1545. It still preserves its original layout – a circular central plot, symbolizing the world, surrounded by a ring of water. Other elements were added later, some architectural (ornamental entrances and balustrades) and some practical (pumping installations and greenhouses). It continues to serve its original purpose as a centre for scientific research.Thanks to Marina in Italy who esnt this nice card. (Coutesy-UNESCO(WHS).

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Costumes of Estonia.


Lihula is a town in western part of Estonia with population of 1,614 (as of 2006).and the card shows National costume with matching stamps-called as Maxi Card in Philately-and another costume stamp affixed for posting.the card.Thank you Taimi in Estonia for the card and beautiful stamps.

Classical Gardens of Suzhou, China


This beautiful UNESCO(WHS) card was sent by Yualing Lu, in Shanghai who is a University student..She has heard about Bangalore being called as Indian Silicon Valley and intends to visit in future.Thank you Y.Lu for the nice card and stamps.




Lena Pillars Natural Park,Russia


A UNESCO(WHS)site card sent by Vera who lives in Novodvinsk,located in northern part of Russia.Thank you Vera for the nice card and lovely Post crossing stamp issued in 2016.

Tryavna,Bulgaria



 Tryavna is a town in central Bulgaria, situated in the north slopes of the Balkan range, on the Tryavna river valley.This is first ever post card from Bulgaria.Thank you Hristina.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Landscape of Grand Pre,Canada

                                   

Jason from Canada has sent this card with beautiful stamps.We have had many UNESCO card swaps and this will be the last swap as informed by him.All good things in life must come to an end.Thank you Jason.
Grand Pré marshland and archaeological sites, in CANADA, constitute a cultural landscape bearing testimony to the development of agricultural farmland using dykes and the  wooden sluice system, started by the Acadians in the 17th century and further developed and maintained by the Planters and present-day inhabitants.  The cultural landscape encompasses a large expanse of  farmland and archaeological sites in the towns of Grand Pré and Hortonville, which were built by the Acadians and their successors

Friday, 13 May 2016

Historic Centre of Tallinn,Estonia




Taimi from Estonia writes that the 14th century building is now put for other uses.
The building at the right is called 3 sisters and now a hotel under the same name.
And Queen Elizabeth had stayed in this hotel on her visit to Tallinn some time back.On the left is Peppersack building housing a restaurant now..Estonian History Museum is located in the middle building..
 2015 The 175th Anniversary of the World's First Postage Stamp - One Penny Black  
2016 Estonian Towns - Otepää, Valga County
2011 The 20th Anniversary of Restoration of Independence-from left to right.
Thank you Taimi for the lovely card and so many Penny Blacks
The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system in 1840,.proposed by Sir Rowland Hill.

Post card from U S A.



Elephant seals breed on offshore islands from Baja California to the Farallones and on the mainland at Ano Nuevo State reserve in USA.
Shirley Temple( April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American film and television actress . Her film career began in 1932 at the age of three. In 1934, she found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talent as child star.She entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia.In her honour a postal stamp is released this year.
Thank you Postcrosser Chelli from USA for the wonderful card and stamps.

Mount Etna,Italy.



Gabi  from Germany sent this beautiful card while touring Italy.Thank you for your effort.