Friday, 30 September 2016

Post card from Germany.

Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi,Kazakhstan.

The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yaswi, a distinguished Sufi master of the 12th century, is situated in southern Kazakhstan, in the north-eastern section of the city of Turkestan (Yasi). Built between 1389 and 1405, by order of Timur (Tamerlane), the ruler of Central Asia, it replaced a smaller 12th century mausoleum. Construction of the building was halted in 1405, with the death of Timur, and was never completed.
Rectangular in plan and 38.7 meters in height, the mausoleum is one of the largest and best-preserved examples of Timurid construction. Received with thanks from Yevgeniya second card from her.
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Colosseum Rome, Italy.

Colosseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is  oval shaped and is in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir Titus and it is the largest amphitheatre ever built.
The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators.It was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles . It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.
Each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit "Way of the Cross" procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum.
The card on magnificent Colosseum was sent by Cristina.With this I have all the 7 Wonders of the World cards.Thank you Cristina.

Medieval Town of Toruń,Poland.

Torun owes its origins to the Teutonic Order, which built a castle there in the mid-13th century as a base for the conquest and evangelization of Prussia. It soon developed a commercial role as part of the Hanseatic League. In the Old and New Town, the many imposing public and private buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries (among them the house of Copernicus) are striking evidence of Torun's importance.Surprised to receive this beautiful B/W card from Postcrosser Kasia.Thank you very much.
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Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly,Kazakhstan.

Set around the lush Tamgaly Gorge, amidst the vast, arid Chu-Ili mountains, is a remarkable concentration of some 5,000 petroglyphs (rock carvings) dating from the second half of the second millennium BC to the beginning of the 20th century. Distributed among 48 complexes with associated settlements and burial grounds, they are testimonies to the husbandry, social organization and rituals of pastoral peoples. Human settlements in the site are often multilayered and show occupation through the ages.This beautiful card was sent by Yevgeniya
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Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia,Turkey.

Located on the central Anatolia plateau within a volcanic landscape sculpted by erosion to form a succession of mountain ridges, valleys and pinnacles known as “fairy chimneys” or hoodoos, Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia make it one of the world's most striking and largest cave-dwelling complexes. The remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century – can also be seen there.So glad to receive the nice card with beautiful stamps from Sibel.
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Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini,Argentina.

San Ignacio Miní was one of the many missions founded in 1632 by the Jesuits in what the Spanish called the Province of Paraguay in the Americas during the Spanish colonial period. It is located near present-day San Ignacio valley, some 60 km north of Posadas, Misiones Province, Argentina. In 1984 it was one of four reducciones in Argentina to be designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
Thank you Rocio for this nice card.
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Los Glaciares National Park,Argentina.

This site is located in the area known as Austral Andes in Argentina, in the south west of Santa Cruz on the border with Chile. By his magnificent natural beauty, it constitutes a wonder in the world, and was declared "World Heritage" by UNESCO in 1981.It is a major attraction for international tourists.Starting points of tours are the village of El Calafate at the shore of Lake Argentino but outside the park and El Chaltén village in the northern part of the park, at the foot of the Fitz Roy.
This card with breathtaking picture was sent by Rocio in Argentina who adores India and Hindi Film Actor Salman Khan.
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Post card from Portugal.

Thank you Sonia for the wonderful Costume card with nice stamps.

Post card from Russia.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Post card from USA.

Post card from Germany.

Post card from Finland. (MOOMINS)

Post card from USA.

Post card from USA.

Post card from Canada.

                                                              Awkward Family Photo.

Putorana Plateau,Russia.

This site coincides with the area of the Putoransky State Nature Reserve, and is located in the central part of the Putorana Plateau in northern Central Siberia. It is situated about 100 km north of the Arctic Circle. The part of the plateau inscribed on the World Heritage List harbours a complete set of subarctic and arctic ecosystems in an isolated mountain range, including pristine taiga, forest tundra, tundra and arctic desert systems, as well as untouched cold-water lake and river systems. A major reindeer migration route crosses the property, which represents an exceptional, large-scale and increasingly rare natural phenomenon.
I thank Natalia for this nice card and beautiful stamps.Also with this card my Russia UNESCO site collection is complete.
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Saturday, 24 September 2016

The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex,Thailand.

It spans 230 km between Ta Phraya National Park on the Cambodian border in the east, and Khao Yai National Park in the west. The site is home to more than 800 species of fauna, including 112 mammal species (among them two species of gibbon), 392 bird species and 200 reptile and amphibian species. It is internationally important for the conservation of globally threatened and endangered mammal, bird and reptile species, among them 19 that are vulnerable, four that are endangered, and one that is critically endangered. The area contains substantial and important tropical forest ecosystems, which can provide a viable habitat for the long-term survival of these species.This card was sent by S l Liew,well known Postcrosser of Malaysia.Thank him a lot for the great card with beautiful Post Box stamp.

Central Sikhote-Alin,Russia.

The Sikhote-Alin mountain range contains one the richest and most unusual temperate forests of the world. In this mixed zone between taiga and subtropics, southern species such as the tiger and Himalayan bear cohabit with northern species such as the brown bear and lynx. The site stretches from the peaks of Sikhote-Alin to the Sea of Japan and is important for the survival of many endangered species such as the Amur tiger.This scenic card was sent by Mikael in Russia.Thank you for the card and huge stamps.

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates,Germany

This consists of six housing estates that testify to innovative housing policies from 1910 to 1933, especially during the Weimar Republic, when the city of Berlin was particularly progressive socially, politically and culturally. The property is an outstanding example of the building reform movement that contributed to improving housing and living conditions for people with low incomes through novel approaches to town planning, architecture and garden design. The estates also provide exceptional examples of new urban and architectural typologies, featuring fresh design solutions, as well as technical and aesthetic innovations. Bruno Taut, Martin Wagner and Walter Gropius were among the leading architects of these projects which exercised considerable influence on the development of housing around the world.Thank you Michaela for the nice card.(TAG)
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Struve Geodetic Arc,Rep of Moldova.

The Struve Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through 10 countries and over 2,820 km. These are points of a survey, carried out between 1816 and 1855 by the astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve, which represented the first accurate measuring of a long segment of a meridian. This helped to establish the exact size and shape of the planet and marked an important step in the development of earth sciences and topographic mapping. It is an extraordinary example of scientific collaboration among scientists from different countries, and of collaboration between monarchs for a scientific cause.Also,it is an extraordinary  interchange of human values in the form of international scientific collaboration, as well as an outstanding example of a technological ensemble.
10 countries where chain of survey was conducted-
Belarus, Estonia,Finland,Latvia,Lithuania,Norway, Republic of Moldova,
Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine.
Greatful to Irina for the card and matching M/S of stamps.I have been trying to collect this card since a year but in vain.Thank you very much.
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Historic Centre of Avignon,France.

The Pont Saint-Bénézet, also known as the Pont d'Avignon, is a famous medieval bridge in the town of Avignon, in southern France.
A bridge spanning the Rhône between Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and Avignon was built between 1177 and 1185. This early bridge was destroyed forty years later during the Albigensian Crusade when Louis VIII of France laid siege to Avignon.Thank you Irina in USA  for the nice card and beautiful stamps

Virgin Komi Forests,Russia.

The Virgin Komi Forests cover 3.28 million ha of tundra and mountain tundra in the Urals, as well as one of the most extensive areas of virgin boreal forest remaining in Europe. This vast area of conifers, aspens, birches, peat bogs, rivers and natural lakes has been monitored and studied for over 50 years. It provides valuable evidence of the natural processes affecting biodiversity in the taiga.
On the Miniature sheet is the Manpupuner rock formations.
The Manpupuner rock formations are a set of 7 gigantic abnormally shaped stone pillars located in the Pechora-Ilych Nature Reserve
Sent by Natalia in .Russia.Many, Many thanks for the nice card and great M/S of stamp.
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Friday, 23 September 2016

GOTOCHI card - Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites,Japan.

GOTOCHI is originality of each area in Japan. There are many Gotochi things like  characters(Kumamon is a king of Gotochi characters), food.,Kittie, Monster, Hero, Post card etc.
Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites is an historic sericulture and silk mill complex established in 1872.It was built by the Japanese government with machinery imported from France,it consists of four sites that attest to the different stages in the production of raw silk: production of cocoons in an experimental farm; a cold storage facility for silkworm eggs; reeling of cocoons and spinning of raw silk in a mill; and a school for the dissemination of sericulture knowledge.It was inscribed as UNESCO Heritage site in 2014.This is the first Gotochi card to my collection.And a big, heartful thanks goes to Phoebe in Hong Kong.

Archaeological Site of Olympia,Greece.

The site of Olympia, in a valley in the Peloponnesus, has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In the 10th century B.C., Olympia became a centre for the worship of Zeus. The Altis – the sanctuary to the gods – has one of the highest concentrations of masterpieces from the ancient Greek world. In addition to temples, there are the remains of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia every four years beginning in 776 B.C.
In this universal place, the Olympic Idea was born, making Olympia a unique universal symbol of peace and competition at the service of virtue. Here, too, prominence was given to the ideals of physical and mental harmony, of noble contest, of how to compete well, of the Sacred Truce; values, which remain unchanged in perpetuity.This card is special as was sent by 7 year old Olivia in USA.Many thanks to Olivia who is a Postcrossing member.
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"San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano"Republic of San Marino.

Monte Titano ("Mount Titan") is a mountain of the Apennines and the highest peak in San Marino. It stands at 739 m (2,425 ft) above sea level and is located immediately to the east of the capital, San Marino.
The layout of the Mount Titano presents three peaks, each crowned by ancient towers named Guaita, Cesta and Montale, with triple fortifications that enclose the capital city. Each tower in turn has a metal vane fixed on it which is in the shape of an ostrich plume, which is attributed to the name of the mountains. Those three towers are represented in the coat of arms of in the central part of the National Flag (horizontal white and blue) of the country. The capital city is set on the western side of Mount Titano.
Straddled on the ridge of Mount Titano is the city of San Marino of the Republic of San Marino, the history of which dates from the early 4th century.
This picturesque post card was sent by Alessndro in Italy.Thank you so...much.
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