Monday, 30 May 2016
Saturday, 28 May 2016
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.
Thank you Tiara for the nice card and Queen's beautiful stamp on her 90th Birthday
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
This nice card is sent by Atali in Uruguay.
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
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
Saturday, 21 May 2016
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
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.
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.