Another UNESCO card that I almost missed. I thought it was just a great card showing inside of La Sainte Chapelle in Paris but when I googled it I find that it's included in the site 'Paris, Banks of the Seine' and there is a photo of the inside (like my postcard) on the UNESCO page. Wonderful card sent from Chleo.
One for my USA State/City/Flag/Map card collection. This time Texas - also known as The Lonestar State - which was sent by Marg. Since there's a little photo of the Alamo on this multiview card I could count it as one for my UNESCO collection too, but I'm sure there are plenty more Alamo postcards out there so I'll wait to get one of those and keep this for my US State collection.
Another UNESCO swap with Anaita from India and this time she sent me a card showing the Shore Temple which is part of the group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. She tells me that scores of people from all over India go to visit it every year because it is so holy.
This is a UNESCO card and although I already have this site I'm always happy to have multiples if they're different views. It comes from Igor in St Petersburg and shows St Isaac's Catherdral which was built between 1818 - 1858 and is the largest orthodox basilica in the world.
Very nice MultiView showing various scenes from the town of Goslar. Niklas sent this to me from Germany and it's a nice addition to my UNESCO collection. This one covers 'Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System'. He tells me that if you want to get your Doctors degree from the city's old and famous university you have to kiss the bronze statue "Ganseliesel" which stands in the middle of a fountain (bottom middle pic on postcard). I wonder how many times that gentleman has been kissed?!
One of my favourite movies is House of Flying Daggers and I just adore Takeshi Kaneshiro in it so I'm all over this card! Thanks go to Amanda in Singapore for sending it.
A marvelous card showing the Tsar Cannon which was built in 1586 and located in the Kremlin in Moscow. It is in the Guinness book of records as the largest caliber gun.
I hate to think of the noise that thing made when it went off!
This 'Girl in the Pearl Earring' card comes from Vic in the Netherlands. He tells me this spoof of a painting by Dutch artist Vermeer is used to tell people when you change your telephone number. Hence the phone in the picture. It says at the bottom of the postcard in tiny writing, 'Mun Nieuwe Telefoonnummer' which means 'My new telephone number' Dutch.
This beautiful Eiffel Tower postcard in a Lomo/Cross Processed style and complete with bokeh effect actually arrived from China. It was sent by Christy as she really liked the card. I like it too. Although it is actually a UNESCO site I'm not counting it as part of my collection as it hasn't been sent from the site country.
A lovely card from Ismene in Germany showing (if I've understood the message correctly) James Hospital in the middle of Nuremberg. What a lovely setting for a hospital, the people in the wards that have windows overlooking the river have lovely views.