zondag 27 februari 2011

1 January 2011 - DE-790748 - München

I really like winter scenes, like this one from Germany . It has traveled a distance 681 km in 8 days. It shows the Königsschloß in Neuschwanstein. It my 225th official!

1 January 2011 - BY-121293 - Minsk

I receive a lot of long shaped card from Belarus . This one has traveled a distance of 1568 km in 15 days. It shows us a UNESCO site; Mir Castle Complex. It is my third UNESO site from this country.

"The construction of this castle began at the end of the 15th century, in Gothic style. It was subsequently extended and reconstructed, first in the Renaissance and then in the Baroque style. After being abandoned for nearly a century and suffering severe damage during the Napoleonic period, the castle was restored at the end of the 19th century, with the addition of a number of other elements and the landscaping of the surrounding area as a park. Its present form is graphic testimony to its often turbulent history."
Source: UNESCO WHS list

1 january 2011 - TW - 235080 - Kaohsiung

The new year started with this card from Taiwan . It has traveled a distance of 9,671 kms in 13 days.

zaterdag 26 februari 2011

24 December 2010 - SE - 22067 - Trollhattan

My first card from... Sweden ! Although it is not a 'Swedisch' card at all but it is a very lovely card with a lot of bright coloured ballons. It has traveled a distance of 858 km in 6 days.

24 December 2010 - NL - 508380 - Enschede

I found my 15th card from the Netherlands in my mailbox a day before Christmas. It has traveled a distance of 170 km in 16 days. It shows us a picture which is called "Wasser und stein".

24 December 2010 - FI - 072737 - Tuusula

A snowy landscape, while we were having a White Christmas as well! This card was send from Finland and had traveled a distance of 1,574 km in 9 days. It shows us a beautiful landscape.

zaterdag 19 februari 2011

20 December 2010 - US - 933152 - Pensacola

I was so happy when I found another Rolling Stones card in my mailbox! Those are very rare for me and I was surprised when I saw this card from USA . It has traveled a distance of 7495 kms in 12 days. It shows us a card from the American tour of the Rolling Stones in 1972. Almost 40 years ago! Amazing that this band is still together.

woensdag 16 februari 2011

20 December 2010 - DE - 781192 - Essen

Not a very rare UNESCO site for me, but again a different card. It was send from Germany and it has traveled a distance of 199 km in 10 days. It shows is the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.

20 December 2010 - BE - 81618 - Zonhoven

On 20 Decemember 2010, my mailbox was lucky! I found 3 cards; one of them was send from Belgium . A rare country for me. It is my second official. It has traveled a distance of 143 kms in 12 days. It shows us the marker square of Veurne.

17 December 2010 - AU - 109939 - Brisbane

On 17 december I found a card from Australia in my mailbox. It is my second official from this country! So special for me. It has traveled a distance of 16,229 kms in 29 days. A very long trip!

It shows us the Great Barrier Reef, which is also a UNESCO site.

The Great Barrier Reef is a site of remarkable variety and beauty on the north-east coast of Australia. It contains the world’s largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc. It also holds great scientific interest as the habitat of species such as the dugong (‘sea cow’) and the large green turtle, which are threatened with extinction.

zaterdag 5 februari 2011

5 December 2010 - TH - 57901 - Bangkok

I found a lovely UNESCO site in Thailand in December. It was not only a long time ago that I have received a card from this country, its also my first UNESCO card. It has traveled a distance of 9231 km in 31 days. It shows us Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya.

Founded c. 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendour. (source: UNESCO.org)

24 November 2010 - US - 893688 - Sacramento

An interesting card from the USA was send to me in november. It has traveled a distance of 8673 km in 20 days. It shows a painting from Irving Norman. An artist who uses surreal imagny to critique the capatlist/maternalism in America. It is a artwork from the Crocker Art Museum.

24 November 2010 - BY - 105777 - Minsk

I was suprised when I finally found an official from Belarus in my mailbox. It has traveled a distance of 1568 km in 20 days. It shows us the Catholic church in the name of St. Mary in Minsk.