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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin,Armenia.


These two Byzantine monasteries in the Tumanian region from the period of prosperity during the Kiurikian dynasty (10th to 13th century) were important centres of learning. Sanahin was renown for its school of illuminators and calligraphers. The two monastic complexes represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture, whose unique style developed from a blending of elements of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture and the traditional vernacular architecture of the Caucasian region.Heartfelt thanks to Sini for the superb site card affixed with elegant, unique shaped stamps.The card was mailed from Finland as she could not get it posted from Armenia.Once again thank you for acceding to my request.
Date of Inscription: 1996
Extension: 2000
Ref: 777bis
2007 Stamps- International polar Year (From the M/S set)

Postcard from Russia.


Thank you Tateana for the  lovely postcard on Russian animals affixing nice stamps.
2012 Stamp-Cartoons.
2014 Stamp- Russian Contemporary Art.
2013 Stamp- Fauna - Wild Goats

Postcard from China.


Liked very much this card showing painting by Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin,Russian landscape painter.
Thank you Syhie.
1999 Stamp-The 22nd Universal Postal Union Congress, Beijing,China.


Postcard from Indonesia.

 
Thank you Shinta for the nice Map card and beautiful stamps.
2012 Stamp-Traditional Indonesian Foods.
2016 Stamp-National Sports Week.  
2017 Stamp-The 200th Anniversary of the Death of Pattimura, 1783-1817


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne,France.




Since the pre-Roman period, a fortified settlement has existed on the hill where Carcassonne now stands. In its present form it is an outstanding example of a medieval fortified town, with its massive defences encircling the castle and the surrounding buildings, its streets and its fine Gothic cathedral. Carcassonne is also of exceptional importance because of the lengthy restoration campaign undertaken by Viollet-le-Duc, one of the founders of the modern science of conservation.My first card received from Aleksandra. Thank you for the beautiful card and stamp.
Date of Inscription: 1997
Ref: 345rev
2017 Stamp- The 100th Anniversary of USA Entering World War I


Monday, 14 August 2017

Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang.China.


 
   
Seat of supreme power for over five centuries (1416-1911), the Forbidden City in Beijing, with its landscaped gardens and many buildings (whose nearly 10,000 rooms contain furniture and works of art), constitutes a priceless testimony to Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Imperial Palace of the Qing Dynasty in Shenyang consists of 114 buildings constructed between 1625–26 and 1783. It contains an important library and testifies to the foundation of the last dynasty that ruled China, before it expanded its power to the centre of the country and moved the capital to Beijing. This palace then became auxiliary to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. This remarkable architectural edifice offers important historical testimony to the history of the Qing Dynasty and to the cultural traditions of the Manchu and other tribes in the north of China.
Date of Inscription: 1987
Extension: 2004
Ref: 439bis

Rapa Nui National Park,Chile.


Rapa Nui, the indigenous name of Easter Island, bears witness to a unique cultural phenomenon. A society of Polynesian origin that settled there c. A.D. 300 established a powerful, imaginative and original tradition of monumental sculpture and architecture, free from any external influence. From the 10th to the 16th century this society built shrines and erected enormous stone figures known as moai , which created an unrivalled cultural landscape that continues to fascinate people throughout the world.
Date of Inscription: 1995
Ref: 715

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Butrint,Albania.



It is located in the south of Albania approximately 20km from the modern city of Saranda and has a special atmosphere created by a combination of archaeology, monuments and nature in the Mediterranean.The major ruin from the paleo-Christian era is the baptistery, an ancient Roman monument adapted to the cultural needs of Christianity. Its floor has a beautiful mosaic decoration.
Cristina in Italy who sent this card writes that the baptistery with mosaics are covered with sand just to preserve them from rain and Sun.So she was able to see  them just on the postcard.
Thank you Cristina for the superb site card and the beautiful stamp.
Date of Inscription: 1992
Extension: 1999
Minor boundary modification inscribed year: 2007
Ref: 570ter
Republic of Albania--SHQIPERIA
Albanians today call their country "Shqipëri" or "Shqipëria". 
2015 Stamp -The 190th Anniversary of the First Locomotive (Set of 4 )

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape,Uruguay.


The Frigorífico Anglo del Uruguay was a meatpacking plant located at Fray Bentos, Uruguay, on the Uruguay River bank.
In 1924, the Vestey group purchased the old facilities of Liebig Extract of Meat Company and the production went under a new name. Products were sold in Europe under the brand name Fray Bentos.
During its peak period, El Anglo had 5,000 workers whose ranks included English, Belgians, Russians, Spanish and Italians. It finally closed in 1979 after Europe and the United States had cut back their purchases from Latin America.
Thank you Jorge for this nice card with beautiful cancellation on stamp.
Date of Inscription: 2015
Ref: 1464
2016 Stamp- Definitive Issue - José G. Artígas, (1764-1850)

Postcard from USA.



Thank you Nicole for the lovely old/vintage card on adorable pet Dog and Cat.
2016 Stamp- Moon

Postcard from Switzerland.



The donkey or ass is a domesticated member of the horse family.The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years. There are more than 40 million donkeys in the world, mostly in underdeveloped countries, where they are used principally as draught or pack animals.  Small numbers of donkeys are kept for breeding or as pets in developed countries.
Thank you Valentina for the beautiful card and nice stamps.
2014 Stamp-  Flora - Mushrooms
2016 Stamp- Definitives - Swiss Railway Stations
2016 Stamp- Definitives - Swiss Railway Stations

Postcard from UK.



PHQ (POSTAL HEAD QUARTER)  CARD
=These postcards are issued by the British Post Office depicting the designs of their commemorative stamps. They are generally available to buy in main post offices about two weeks prior to the release of each new set of stamps.=
Royal Mail Stamp card series PHQ 419 (3) 8.16
Landscape Gardens:The Genius of Lancelot 'Capability ' Brown (Compton Verney)
Thank you Daniel for the wonderful PHQ card.
2016 Stamp- Landscape Gardens (Set of 8 stamps)
2011 Stamps-  Queen Elizabeth II - Self Adhesive Stamps