Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, these villages with their Gassho-style houses subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. The large houses with their steeply pitched thatched roofs are the only examples of their kind in Japan. Despite economic upheavals, the villages of Ogimachi, Ainokura and Suganuma are outstanding examples of a traditional way of life perfectly adapted to the environment and people's social and economic circumstances. Date of Inscription: 1995 Ref: 734
Received this captivating card from dear friend Phoebe affixing beautiful and odd shaped stamp. 2017 Stamp- Traditional Japanese Design 2015 Stamp Definitive
The Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and Western Galilee are inscribed for their profound spiritual meaning and the testimony they bear to the strong tradition of pilgrimage in the Bahá’i faith. The property includes the two most holy places in the Bahá’í religion associated with the founders, the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh in Acre and the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, together with their surrounding gardens, associated buildings and monuments. These two shrines are part of a larger complex of buildings, monuments and sites at seven distinct locations in Haifa and Western Galilee that are visited as part of the Bahá’i pilgrimage. Date of Inscription: 2008 Ref: 1220rev
Thank you Dany for the superb card. 2013 Stamps- Flora - Flowers 2016 Stamp- Pioneering Women
On July 31, 1498, Christopher Columbus, already on his third expedition, alighted on the coasts of Trinidad whichwas populated by the Igneri, a part of Arawak Indian peoples, who are peace-loving cultivators of land .
The isle of Tobago, initially occupied by the Caribs who were gatherers and quite a fierce tribe. was sighted in 1498 likewise by Columbus.Trinidad and Tobago formally became an independent state and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, on Aug. 31, 1962.In September 1976, then Prime Minister Williams produced a new constitution giving birth to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.Rastrapathi Bhavan Post Offis.New Delhi.India.
The culture of Trinidad and Tobago reflects to a large extent the influences of many of its early settlers, including Africans, Indians, Amerindians, Chinese, British and French, and to a lesser extent the Spaniards and Portuguese.
Received my first ever card from Trinidad & Tobago affixing many stamps.Thank youTaramathi Sarah for the nice card.
2001 Stamp-150th Anniversary of Libraries in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan or Presidential Residence", formerly known as Viceroy's House, is the official home of the President of India, located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. It may refer to only the mansion (the 340-room main building) that has the president's official residence, halls, guest rooms and offices; it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare (320 acre) President Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. In terms of area, it is one of the largest residences of a head of state in the world.
Lord Irwin was the first Viceroy to move into the Viceroy's House, as it was then known, on December 23, 1929. This building, which was designed by the British Architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, is a mixture of Indian and Western schools of architecture.
Thank you Prashant for the Permanent Pictorial cancellation of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Large two-storey Karasan palace in the moorish-style is in the middle of the park on the shore of Partenit bay. Belonging to the Rajewski family in Crimea,the palace name comes from the Persian province of Khorasan ,meaning sun rise, and the architecture there impressed Rajewski during his trip to Persia.
Thank you Valentina for the interesting card and nice stamp.
2017 Stamp- Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Over the centuries, the town of Banská Štiavnica was visited by many outstanding engineers and scientists who contributed to its fame. The old medieval silver mining centre grew into a town with Renaissance palaces,16th-century churches, elegant squares and castles. The urban centre blends into the surrounding landscape, which contains vital relics of the mining and metallurgical activities of the past.
Thank you Laco for th beautiful card and stamps.
2016 Stamp- Peter Sagan- UCI World Road Cycling Champion 2015 Peter Sagan
Thank you Alexandra for the time and effort you have taken to draw such a cute drawing on the envelope enclosing such a wonderful B/W card on St Peters-burg Moscow,beautiful stamps and coins.Last but not the least the superb Bookmarkwhich showcase a Russian Hero- Alexander Nevsky: Russia's Hero -By Soviet artist Pavel Korin(1892-1967)
It was the spring of ’42. The Germans were advancing into Russia from the West, apparently unstoppable, threatening the very existence of the free Russian state. But under the courageous leadership of one man, the Russians earned a decisive victory and eliminated the German threat.
No, we’re not talking about Stalingrad. Turns out, the twentieth century wasn’t the only one where Russia faced a German invasion. The decisive victory in question actually occurred in the thirteenth century, on April 5, 1242, and the courageous leader was none other than Alexander Nevsky.
The historic town of Samarkand is a crossroad and melting pot of the world's cultures. Founded in the 7th century B.C. as ancient Afrasiab, Samarkand had its most significant development in the Timurid period from the 14th to the 15th centuries. The major monuments include the Registan Mosque and madrasas, Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the Shakhi-Zinda compound and the Gur-Emir ensemble, as well as Ulugh-Beg's Observatory.
Thank you Shukhrat for this beautiful card on : Guri Amir Mausoleum and nice stamps.
Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world.
Thank you Mustapha for this superb card with beautiful stamps.
2013 Stamp- World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders
The complex of Belém is directly associated with the Golden Age of the Discovery and the pioneer role the Portuguese had in the 15th and 16th centuries in creating contacts, dialogue and interchange among different cultures. The nearby Tower of Belém, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition, is a reminder of the great maritime discoveries that laid the foundations of the modern world.
The historic town of Guimarães is associated with the emergence of the Portuguese national identity in the 12th century. An exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town, its rich building typology exemplifies the specific development of Portuguese architecture from the 15th to 19th century through the consistent use of traditional building materials and techniques.
The Amalfi coast is an area of great physical beauty and natural diversity. It has been intensively settled by human communities since the early Middle Ages. There are a number of towns such as Amalfi and Ravello with architectural and artistic works of great significance. The rural areas show the versatility of the inhabitants in adapting their use of the land to the diverse nature of the terrain, which ranges from terraced vineyards and orchards on the lower slopes to wide upland pastures.
This UNESCO card -MUSEUM ISLAND-is sent by Brigitte. Interesting to know that one meeting room in your Organisation is named after Bangalore.I liked your explanation-So we fellow workers say"See you at 2 in Bangalore."
2017 Stamp-Treasures of German Museums - Paintings