Sunday

UNESCO - Kizhi Pogost



What a wonderful building!  It is the Church of Transfiuration and part of the UNESCO site 'Kizhi Pogost' in Russia.  Natalia, who sent this to me, has used great stamps too which also show the wooden structures.

UNESCO - La Sainte Chapelle



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.

UNESCO - Yellowstone National Park



A buffalo and calf on this Yellowstone national park card and a great addition to my UNESCO collection.  Thanks Laurence in Ohio for sending it.

Texas



One for my USA State/City/Flag/Map card collection.  This time Texas - also known as The Lonestar State - which was sent by Marg.

UNESCO - Historic city of Toledo



Another great UNESCO card for my collection, this time it's the Historic City of Toledo. 

UNESCO - Old Town of Dubrovnik



A great view of this UNESCO site, The Old Town of Dubrovnik.  The colours of the buildings seem very uniform, even if the styles are not - It all looks red and pink.

UNESCO - Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, India



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.

St Isaac's Cathedral, St Petersburg



I think this is a UNESCO card but I already have that site so it won't matter if I don't count it.  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.

Saturday

UNESCO -Town of Goslar


Very nice MultiView showing various scenes from the town of Goslar.  Dustin sent this to me from Germany as part of our UNESCO swap and this one covers 'Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System'.

Takeshi Kaneshiro - House of Flying Daggers



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.

Tsar Cannon



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!

Ranua Zoo




Great card showing some of the animals at Ranua Zoo which was sent by Minna from Finland.  She tells me it is the Arctic zoo of Lapland and Wiki tells me it's the Northermost zoo in the world.

Jetoy



A great Jetoy card for my collecrion from Karli in Canada.

Art - Anna Hollerer



A great black cat card which is actually a painting by Anna Hollerer.  Sent by Marit in the Netherlands

Bike



A great bike card from Karen in Taiwan.

UNESCO - Sydney, Austrailia. Multiview



Yvy sent this great MultiView card from Australia and since the Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO site I'm counting this as a score!

Girl in the Pearl earring with telephone



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.

Eiffel Tower



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.

Memorial Complex, Brest, Belarus



A very fierce looking card from Katya in Minsk shows the 'Memorial Complex "Brest Fortress Hero"'.  The inscription on the back says, 'Guard of Honor'.

Nurnberg, Germany



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.

Watercolour



A great card from Natasha in Russia showing a picture of a watercolour by Danevich. G and shows 'View to the Bank Bridge'.

Collard Dove



 Lovely card of a collared dove, part of the Fauna of Belarus card series comes from Lucia.  We have a couple of these birds visit our garden most days but they're really skinny things compared to the one on this card!

Yuri Gagarin



I love anything to do with Yuri Gagarin and am thrilled when a postcard arrives with him on it. This great one comes from Svetlana in Russia but I don't know what she writes as it's all in Russian.  Doesn't bother me though, I love everything about the card!

The printed description on the back says: 'Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space.  April 12, 1961.'

UNESCO - Historic Center of Naples, Angioino Castle



I don't always recognise a UNESCO postcard unless the sender tells me it's a WHS site or it has been a pre-arranged UNESCO swap so with all my viewcards I have to google any details from the back in case it's a site I'm missing.  With this official Postcrossing card it worked in my favour and I now have 'Historic Center of Naples' to mark off in red on my UNESCO Collection list.

The sender (the name isn't clear, unfortunately) just says that it's a card of Naples and its castle by the sea.  However, on the description it says 'Napoli - The Maschio Angioino.  Aparently this is situated in the Historic center of Naples, Italy which is a UNESCO site so, Hurrah!  New card for the collection and a very nice one too.

UNESCO - Taj Mahal



Anaita in India and I swapped a few cards for our UNESCO collections and this great one shows the Taj Mahal.  I know it's seen as a symbol of eternal love but I didn't know the story behind it so I looked up the Wiki entry -

'The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.'
 

Atomium



Stascie sent me this great night view card from Brussels.  It shows the Atomium, this is used for exhibitions and has escalators running inside the tubes.  It all looks very futuristic and reminds me of the movie 'Men in Black' for some reason.

Taken from Wiki:
'The Atomium is a building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 m tall.'
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