donderdag 20 mei 2010

You choose 3 UNESCO whs

I decided to participate in the 'You Choose 3 UNESCO whs in an envelope tag' and got three different UNESCO sites from Bine from Germany .

#1 Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier

Trier, which stands on the Moselle River, was a Roman colony from the 1st century AD and then a great trading centre beginning in the next century. It became one of the capitals of the Tetrarchy at the end of the 3rd century, when it was known as the ‘second Rome’. The number and quality of the surviving monuments are an outstanding testimony to Roman civilization.

#2 Mines of Rammelsberg and Historic Town of Goslar

Situated near the Rammelsberg mines, Goslar held an important place in the Hanseatic League because of the rich Rammelsberg metallic ore deposits. From the 10th to the 12th century it was one of the seats of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Its well-preserved medieval historic centre has some 1,500 half-timbered houses dating from the 15th to the 19th century.

#3 Monastic Island of Reichenau

The island of Reichenau on Lake Constance preserves the traces of the Benedictine monastery, founded in 724, which exercised remarkable spiritual, intellectual and artistic influence. The churches of St Mary and Marcus, St Peter and St Paul, and St George, mainly built between the 9th and 11th centuries, provide a panorama of early medieval monastic architecture in central Europe. Their wall paintings bear witness to impressive artistic activity.

donderdag 13 mei 2010

4 May 2010 - CZ - 54372 - Milevsko

I received the first card from a user of Czech Republic ! It is always nice to get the first card someone has ever send! It has travelled a distance of 715 km in 5 days. It shows us the small town Milevsko and a very old monastry. It has been a whilde ago that I receveid a card from Czech Repbulic zo I'm very happy.

1 May 2010 - GB - 131655 - York

Number 175 of the officials! And it was send from... the UK ! (just like my nr. 150, what a coincidence!). It has travelled a distance of 465 kms in 24 days. Maybe lost due to the ash cloud?

1 May 2010 - FI - 793632 - Seinäjoki

This Asianlooking card was send from Finland . It has travelled a distance of 1,586 km in 10 days. It shows us a theater performance.

zaterdag 8 mei 2010

You Choose UNESCO tag - Poland

I received a lot of cards via tags from Poland . Most of the time from Bodexs, like this one. It is my 10th UNESCO card and shows us the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, which is a cultural landscape.

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a breathtaking cultural landscape of great spiritual significance. Its natural setting – in which a series of symbolic places of worship relating to the Passion of Jesus Christ and the life of the Virgin Mary was laid out at the beginning of the 17th century – has remained virtually unchanged. It is still today a place of pilgrimage.

25 april 2010 - RU - 143094 - Tyumen

It has been a few months ago when I receive an official card from Russia . This one has travelled a distance of 3811 kms in 14 days! It shows is a wooden church!

vrijdag 7 mei 2010

25 april 2010 - US - 670642 - Great Falls

It has been a while ago that I receive a UNESCO card from the USA . It has travelled a distance of 7,426 km in 8 days. It shows us a part of the Waterton Glacier International Park. It is the American part.

In 1932 Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta, Canada) was combined with the Glacier National Park (Montana, United States) to form the world's first International Peace Park. Situated on the border between the two countries and offering outstanding scenery, the park is exceptionally rich in plant and mammal species as well as prairie, forest, and alpine and glacial features.

zaterdag 1 mei 2010

25 april 2010 - PT-118160 - Sintra

An unesco card from Portugal! . It has travelled a distance of 1868 kms in 19 days. It shows us the village Sintra.

In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture. Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle where this new sensitivity was displayed in the use of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements and in the creation of a park blending local and exotic species of trees. Other fine dwellings, built along the same lines in the surrounding
serra, created a unique combination of parks and gardens which influenced the development of landscape architecture throughout Europe.

19 April 2010 - NL - 329157- Vlagtwedde

I receive this card from my own country but it shows something from another country. It shows a Greek street. One of my favourite countries! The card has travelled a distance of 170 km in 4 days.