Friday, 30 October 2009

160 FR - Palace and Park of Fontainebleau (1981)

Brief Description

"Used by the kings of France from the 12th century, the medieval royal hunting lodge of Fontainebleau, standing at the heart of a vast forest in the Ile-de-France, was transformed, enlarged and embellished in the 16th century by François I, who wanted to make a 'New Rome' of it. Surrounded by an immense park, the Italianate palace combines Renaissance and French artistic traditions."

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/160




Wednesday, 28 October 2009

600 FR - Paris, Banks of the Seine (1991)

Brief Description

From the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, from the Place de la Concorde to the Grand and Petit Palais, the evolution of Paris and its history can be seen from the River Seine. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and the Sainte Chapelle are architectural masterpieces while Haussmann's wide squares and boulevards influenced late 19th- and 20th-century town planning the world over.

巴黎塞纳河畔
从卢浮宫到埃菲尔铁塔,从协和广场到大小王宫,巴黎的历史变迁从塞纳河可见一斑。巴黎圣母院和圣礼拜堂堪称建筑杰作,而土耳其宽阔的广场和林荫道则影响着19世纪末和20世纪全世界的城市规划。
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/600


Courtesy of my good friend Karen
River Seine and right bank
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
Louvre
Louvre
Notre Dame

Courtesy of UteChris from postcrossing forum
The Madeleine church
Courtesy of my good friend Karen
Les Invalides

Monday, 26 October 2009

400 HU - Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue (1987)

Brief Description
"This site has the remains of monuments such as the Roman city of Aquincum and the Gothic castle of Buda, which have had a considerable influence on the architecture of various periods. It is one of the world's outstanding urban landscapes and illustrates the great periods in the history of the Hungarian capital."
布达佩斯(多瑙河两岸、布达城堡区和安德拉什大街)
"该地区保留有诸如阿昆库姆罗马城和哥特式布达城堡等遗迹,这些遗迹受到好几个时期建筑风格的影响,是世界上城市景观中的杰出典范之一,而且显示了匈牙利都城在历史上各伟大时期的风貌。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/400



Chain Bridge

Parliament

Buda Castle
Heroes' Square

Saturday, 24 October 2009

617 CZ - Historic Centre of Český Krumlov (1992)

Brief Description

"Situated on the banks of the Vltava river, the town was built around a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. It is an outstanding example of a small central European medieval town whose architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to its peaceful evolution over more than five centuries."

克鲁姆洛夫历史中心
"这个城镇位于瓦尔塔瓦河(Vltava river)畔,围绕一座13世纪城堡而建。这座城堡融合了哥特式、文艺复兴式以及巴洛克式风格。这是中世纪中欧小城的杰出典范,经历五个多世纪的和平发展,其建筑古迹被原封不动地保留了下来。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/617



Friday, 23 October 2009

616 CZ - Historic Centre of Prague (1992)

Brief Description

"Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. The many magnificent monuments, such as Hradcani Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and numerous churches and palaces, built mostly in the 14th century under the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV."

布拉格历史中心
"布拉格历史中心建于11至18世纪之间,老城、外城和新城自中 世纪起就以其建筑和文化上的巨大影响而著称于世。中心拥有诸如荷拉德卡尼城堡(Hradcani Castle)、圣比图斯大教堂(St Vitus Cathedral)、查理桥(Charles Bridge)以及数不胜数的教堂和宫殿等绚丽壮观的遗迹,其中大多数建于14世纪神圣罗马皇帝查理四世统治时期。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/616


Courtesy of Nicolka from postcrossing
Courtesy of malfoy16 from postcrossing
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Municipal House
Courtesy of DrimmsyDra from postcrossing

Courtesy of Emerich from Czech
Church of St. James

Sunday, 11 October 2009

GB488 Tower of London available for swap

UK488 - Tower of London (1988)

UK488-1 City of London (0 available)

11/01/10 1 postcard of Tower of London on its way to MZebra (received) in exchange for RU545 - Saint Basil's Cathedral (Completed)

UK488-2 Tower of London (0 available)

12/10/09 1 postcard on its way to KatyC(received) in exchange for US27 - Mesa Verde National Park (Completed)
16/10/09 1 postcard on its way to Blue79(received) in exchange for NL759 - Defence Line of Amsterdam (Completed)
21/10/09 1 postcard on its way to Bodexs (received) in exchange for PL31 - Auschwitz Birkenau (Completed)
15/12/09 1 postcard on its way to kotona (received) in exchange for FI1187 - Struve Geodetic Arc (Completed)
04/01/10 1 postcard on for Apperveilchen (received) in exchange for DE1067 - Stralsund (Completed)
06/01/10 1 postcard on for buebemami (received) in exchange for Swiss flag card (Completed)
20/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Nanou in exchange for US28 - Yellowstone National Park (received)
25/01/10 1 postcard on its way to elbe (received) in exchange for IN241 - Group of Monuments at Hampi (Completed)
27/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Hexentrio (received) in exchange for DE1127 - Muskauer Park (Completed)
27/02/10 1 postcard on its way to TG250607 (received) in exchange for TK485 - Hierapolis-Pamukkale (Completed)
18/10/10 1 postcard on its way to Presea (received)in exchange for PH5034 - El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (Completed)

UK488-3 Tower of London (0 available)11/11/09 1 postcard on its way to joao_ptg (received) in exchange for PT1031 - Historic Centre of Guimarães (Completed)
23/11/09 1 postcard on its way to sylwiail (received) in exchange for PL33 - Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest (Completed)
03/12/09 1 postcard on its way to Violanie59 (lost in post) in exchange for EC863 - Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca (swap cancelled)
14/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Poncha (received) in exchange for RU634 - Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye (Completed)
23/03/10 1 postcard on its way to baiqitun (received) in exchange for PK171 - Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore (Completed)

UK488-4 Tower of London (0 available)

12/11/09 1 postcard on its way to Poncha (lost in post, resend) in exchange for RU634 - Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye (Completed)
27/11/09 1 postcard on its way to alenas (received) in exchange for IT93 - Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie (Completed)

UK488-5 Tower of London (0 available)
05/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Asa (received) in exchange for FR868 - Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France (Completed)
11/01/10 1 postcard for Malgosia (received) in exchange for a HU1063 - Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape (Completed)

UK488-MC1 Tower of London MC (1 available only swap for MC)

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Korean UNESCO postcards from the UK

I have a few Korean UNESCO postcards in London. I am not able to send them from Korea. I can only post them from the UK or in an envelop.

KR1264-1 Jeju Volcanic Island (0 available)
05/01/10 1 postcard on its way to sylwiail (lost in post, resent) in exchange for MX791 - Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal (received)

KR1264-2 Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes (0 available)

21/10/09 1 postcard on its way to Bodexs (received) in exchange for PL30 - Historic Centre of Warsaw (Completed)
11/11/09 1 postcard on its way to sternchen84(received) in exchange for DE168 - Speyer Cathedral (Completed)
14/02/2011 1 postcard on its way to seetas (received) in exchange for IN244 - Elephanta Caves (Completed)

KR817 - Hwaseong Fortress (0 available)

21/10/09 1 postcard on its way to Bodexs (received) in exchange for PL29 - Cracow's Historic Centre (Completed)
23/11/09 1 postcard on its way to SLLiew (received) in exchange for KR1264 - Jeju Volcanic Island (Completed)

Friday, 9 October 2009

GB795 Greenwich available for swap

GB795 - Maritime Greenwich (1997)

GB795-1 Royal Observatory (0 available)24/11/09 1 postcard on its way to Bodexs (received) in exchange for PL905 - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park (Completed)
24/11/09 1 postcard on its way to MsMoney (received) in exchange for FI751 - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (Completed)
02/03/10 1 postcard on its way to Laure_ny512 (received) in exchange for BE996 - Historic Centre of Brugge (Completed)
18/10/10 1 postcard on its way to Doris (received) in exchange for CH1197 - Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (Completed)

GB795-2 Maritime Greenwich (0 available)23/03/10 1 postcard on its way to baiqitun (received) in exchange for PK171 - Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore (Completed)
30/08/10 1 postcard on its way to Diaboluke (received) in exchange for MT 130 - Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (Completed)

GB795-3 Royal Observatory (0 available)28/09/10 1 postcard on its way to Childish (received) in exchange for BG44 - Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak (Completed)

GB795-4 Royal Observatory (0 available)12/04/10 1 postcard on its way to Asa (received) in exchange for FR164 - Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments (Completed)
30/08/10 1 postcard on its way to MsMoney (received) in exchange for CA1221 - Rideau Canal (Completed)

UK795-1 Royal Observatory (0 available)13/10/09 1 postcard on its way to SLLiew(received) in exchange for MY1223 - George Town (Completed)

UK795-2 Greenwich (0 available)
16/10/09 1 postcard on its way to Blue79 (received) in exchange for NL1314 - The Wadden Sea (Completed)

UK795-3 Greenwich multiview (0 available)03/12/09 1 postcard on its way to Violanie59 (lost in post) in exchange for EC2 - City of Quito (swap cancelled)

UK795-4 Greenwich multiview (0 available)23/11/09 1 postcard on its way to Apperveilchen (received) in exchange for DE430 - Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Completed)

UK795-5 Greenwich (0 available)23/11/09 1 postcard on its way to abhishek_b4u (received) in exchange for IN249 - Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (Completed)
24/11/09 1 postcard on its way to Bodexs (received) in exchange for PL1127 - Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski (Completed)

UK795-6 Greenwich (0 available)27/11/09 1 postcard on its way to alenas (received) in exchange for IT1237 - The Dolomites (Completed)

UK795-7 Royal Observatory (0 available)02/12/09 1 postcard on its way to Bine (received) in exchange for DE897 - Wartburg Castle (Completed)