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Friday, April 6, 2018

CHINA - Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System

"Construction of the Dujiangyan irrigation system began in the 3rd century B.C. This system still controls the waters of the Minjiang River and distributes it to the fertile farmland of the Chengdu plains. Mount Qingcheng was the birthplace of Taoism, which is celebrated in a series of ancient temples." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1
Thank you so much Guxinran for sharing with me this card!
Truly appreciate it...


Postcard 2
 
Thank you so much Lily for sharing with me this UNESCO postcard with awesome stamps!
I also find the stickers you used very cute! ^-^

TURKEY - Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

"In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns – the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century – can also be seen there." -http://whc.unesco.org

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Postcard 2


Thank you so much Nihan for this wonderful postcard!


Postcard 3
 
Thank you so much Dr. Comce for sharing with me this postcard with amazing view!

CHINA - Historic Centre of Macao

"Macao, a lucrative port of strategic importance in the development of international trade, was under Portuguese administration from the mid-16th century until 1999, when it came under Chinese sovereignty. With its historic street, residential, religious and public Portuguese and Chinese buildings, the historic centre of Macao provides a unique testimony to the meeting of aesthetic, cultural, architectural and technological influences from East and West. The site also contains a fortress and a lighthouse, the oldest in China. It bears witness to one of the earliest and longest-lasting encounters between China and the West, based on the vibrancy of international trade." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: Holy House of Mercy


Thank you so much Mono for sharing with e this card during your stay in Macau! =)


Postcard 2: St. Dominic's Church
 
Thanks to myself... 
A token during our family trip to Macau last April 24-27, 2010! ^-^



With my sisters and our mom with the imposing St. Paul's Ruins

Postcard 3: Ruins og St. Paul's


Thank you so much Kay for this token during your trip to Macau!
I loved it there too and I wish to visit it again also one day with my kids... =)


Postcard 4: Guia Fortress


 A great card of Guia Fortress from Sanna of Finland
who is currently studying in Macao. =) 
Thank you so much for taking the time to send me this requested card!


Postcard 5: Senado Square
 
Thank you so much Jean Pierre for this surprise postcard!
Enjoy your travels all around the world!




 The Historic Centre of Macau
  • A-Ma Temple
  • Moorish Barracks
  • Lilau Square
  • Mandarin's House
  • St Lawrence's Church
  • St. Joseph's Seminary and Church
  • St. Augustine's Square
  • Dom Pedro V Theatre
  • Sir Robert Ho Tung Library
  • St. Augustine's Church
  • Leal Senado Building
  • Senado Square
  • Sam Kai Vui Kun (Kuan Tai Temple)
  • Holy House of Mercy
  • Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady
  • Lou Kau Mansion
  • St. Dominic's Church
  • Ruins of St. Paul's
  • Na Tcha Temple
  • Section of the Old City Walls
  • Mount Fortress
  • St. Anthony's Church
  • Casa Garden
  • Old Protestant Cemetery and the old headquarters of the British East Indies Company
  • Guia Fortress


    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    CHINA - Tusi Sites

    "Located in the mountainous areas of south-west China, this property encompasses remains of several tribal domains whose chiefs were appointed by the central government as ‘Tusi’, hereditary rulers from the 13th to the early 20thcentury. The Tusi system arose from the ethnic minorities’ dynastic systems of government dating back to the 3rd century BCE. Its purpose was to unify national administration, while allowing ethnic minorities to retain their customs and way of life. The sites of Laosicheng, Tangya and Hailongtun Fortress that make up the site bear exceptional testimony to this form of governance, which derived from the Chinese civilization of the Yuan and Ming periods." -http://whc.unesco.org

    Postcard 1
    The newest UNESCO Site of China!
    Thank you so much, Fei for this great postcard with great stamp!
    (it wasn't postmarked though...)


    Postcard 2: Tangya

    Thank you so much, Mandy for increasing my UNESCO postcard collection!
    Special thanks for using wonderful stamps!

    TURKEY - Nemrut Dağ

    "The mausoleum of Antiochus I (69–34 B.C.), who reigned over Commagene, a kingdom founded north of Syria and the Euphrates after the breakup of Alexander's empire, is one of the most ambitious constructions of the Hellenistic period. The syncretism of its pantheon, and the lineage of its kings, which can be traced back through two sets of legends, Greek and Persian, is evidence of the dual origin of this kingdom's culture." -http://whc.unesco.org

    Postcard 1


    Postcard 2



    Yipee! A written and stamped Nemrut card... Thank you so much Ezgi! =)



    Postcard 3
     

    Thank you so much Pinar for sharing with me this awesome UNESCO postcard
    and for sharing with me the story behind the stamps --- Ertugrul frigate...

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    PORTUGAL - Alto Douro Wine Region

    "Wine has been produced by traditional landholders in the Alto Douro region for some 2,000 years. Since the 18th century, its main product, port wine, has been world famous for its quality. This long tradition of viticulture has produced a cultural landscape of outstanding beauty that reflects its technological, social and economic evolution." -http://whc.unesco.org

    Postcard 1
      

    Thank you so much for this card, Marta!


    Postcard 2
     

    A beautiful nicely shaped tile postcard!
    Thank you so much Ines for this thank you card! ^-^

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    FRANCE - Amiens Cathedral

    "Amiens Cathedral, in the heart of Picardy, is one of the largest 'classic' Gothic churches of the 13th century. It is notable for the coherence of its plan, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation and the particularly fine display of sculptures on the principal facade and in the south transept." -http://whc.unesco.org

    Postcard 1



    Thank you so much Laure for helping me out with my UNESCO cards collection! =)


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    Top view of this gigantic Church!
    Thank you so much, Jean Pierre for this amazing postcard!