donderdag 2 augustus 2012

22 July 2012 - GB-343309 - Nottingham

In the beginning of July I wrote that I do not often receive card from the United Kingdom and guess what.... 3 weeks later, I received another card from this country! It has traveled a distance of 383 km in 7 days. It shows us the City of Bath, an UNESCO site. Three years ago, I also got a card of this lovely city. And this one is special because it is decorated as a stamp.

Founded by the Romans as a thermal spa, Bath became an important centre of the wool industry in the Middle Ages. In the 18th century, under George III, it developed into an elegant town with neoclassical Palladian buildings, which blend harmoniously with the Roman baths. Source:

22 July 2012 - RU-1063590 - Kostroma

A lovely card from Russia . It has traveled a distance of 2,400 km in 22 days. I have never heard of this city. It shows us the Borshev's House. 

22 July 2012 - DE-1467845 - Bad Belzig

Actually this is number 50 of Germany on my blog. It is my 36th official. It has traveled a distance of 564 km in 7 days. I'm happy because it is a new UNESCO site for my collection. It shows us the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz.

The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz is an exceptional example of landscape design and planning of the Age of the Enlightenment, the 18th century. Its diverse components - outstanding buildings, landscaped parks and gardens in the English style, and subtly modified expanses of agricultural land - serve aesthetic, educational, and economic purposes in an exemplary manner. Source: