Wednesday, 20 January 2010

868 FR - Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France (1998)

Brief Description

"Santiago de Compostela was the supreme goal for countless thousands of pious pilgrims who converged there from all over Europe throughout the Middle Ages. To reach Spain pilgrims had to pass through France, and the group of important historical monuments included in this inscription marks out the four routes by which they did so."

法国圣地亚哥——德孔波斯特拉朝圣之路
"圣地亚哥——德孔波斯特拉在整个中世纪是成千上万虔诚朝圣者们的终极目标,他们从欧洲各地蜂拥至此,为了到达西班牙,他们必须穿越法国。列入世界遗产的项目包括系列重要的历史古迹,标出了朝圣者穿越法国的路线。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/868
Courtesy of Asa from postcrossing forum

Courtesy of Asa from postcrossing forum


868-023 Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Ille-et-Vilaine, Basse-Normandie, France

Courtesy of lmc from postcrossing forum
868-031 église Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Courtesy of nathj92 from postcrossing
868-040 Pont-Vieux, Espalion, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France

 Courtesy of famalubel from Spain
868-045 basilique Saint-Sernin Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France
 

Courtesy of GAMADOR from postcrossing
868-048 cathédrale Sainte-Marie, Auch, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Courtesy of nathj92 from postcrossing
868-052 pont Valentré, Cahors, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Courtesy of stess29 from vacation RR
868-055 Basilique Saint-Sauveur, Rocamadour, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées, France

868-062 Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Amiens, Somme, Picardie, France

868-072 entre Nasbinals et Saint- Chély-d'Aubrac (17 km)
868-073 Chemin du Puy : de Saint-Côme-d'Olt à Estaing (17 km)
Commemorative postmark of Sur le chemin de St Jacques de Compostel in St Alban

IT828 - Historic Centre of Urbino (1998)

Brief Description

"The small hill town of Urbino, in the Marche, experienced a great cultural flowering in the 15th century, attracting artists and scholars from all over Italy and beyond, and influencing cultural developments elsewhere in Europe. Owing to its economic and cultural stagnation from the 16th century onwards, it has preserved its Renaissance appearance to a remarkable extent."

乌尔比诺历史中心

"乌尔比诺是一座小山城,位于马奇位,15世纪经历了惊人的文化繁盛期,吸引了整个意大利以及其他地区的艺术家和学者,其文化的发展影响到欧洲的每一角落。16世纪以后,其经济和文化发展进入萧条阶段,文艺复兴时期的原貌正是由此才最大程度地得以保存。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/828


356 TR - Historic Areas of Istanbul (1985)

Brief Description

"With its strategic location on the Bosphorus peninsula between the Balkans and Anatolia, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, Istanbul has been associated with major political, religious and artistic events for more than 2,000 years. Its masterpieces include the ancient Hippodrome of Constantine, the 6th-century Hagia Sophia and the 16th-century Süleymaniye Mosque, all now under threat from population pressure, industrial pollution and uncontrolled urbanization."
伊斯坦布尔历史区域

"伊斯坦布尔历史区域位于巴尔干与安纳托利亚、黑海与地 中海之间的波斯弗如斯佩宁苏拉。两千多年来,伊斯坦布尔总是与一些重要的政治、宗教和艺术事件联系在一起。它的杰作包括古代君士坦丁堡竞技场、6世纪的哈 吉亚•索菲亚教堂和16世纪的苏莱曼清真寺。这些遗迹现在受到了人口过盛、工业污染以及过度城市化的威胁。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/356
Süleymaniye Mosque

LB294 - Baalbek (1984)

Brief Description

"This Phoenician city, where a triad of deities was worshipped, was known as Heliopolis during the Hellenistic period. It retained its religious function during Roman times, when the sanctuary of the Heliopolitan Jupiter attracted thousands of pilgrims. Baalbek, with its colossal structures, is one of the finest examples of Imperial Roman architecture at its apogee."

巴勒贝克

"这座腓尼基人的城市在希腊时期以太阳神而闻名,这里供奉了三座神灵。巴勒贝克保留了罗马时代的宗教性,那时太阳神朱庇特神殿吸引了成千上万的朝圣者。巴勒贝克以其庞大复杂的建筑结构成为罗马帝国建筑的典范。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/294

IT825 - Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia (1998)

Brief Description

"Aquileia (in Friuli-Venezia Giulia), one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Early Roman Empire, was destroyed by Attila in the mid-5th century. Most of it still lies unexcavated beneath the fields, and as such it constitutes the greatest archaeological reserve of its kind. The patriarchal basilica, an outstanding building with an exceptional mosaic pavement, played a key role in the evangelization of a large region of central Europe."

阿奎拉古迹区及长方形主教教堂

"阿奎拉(位于意大利东北部地区弗留利威尼西 亚朱利亚区)是早期罗马帝国最大最富有的城市之一,在5世纪中叶被阿提拉(Attila)匈奴帝国国王毁灭。阿奎拉大部分遗迹仍埋在地下而未被发掘,正由 于此,它才是这一类型中最大的古迹区。这里的长方形主教教堂是用优质的马赛克铺筑的著名建筑,同时它也在中欧大部地区的传教过程中发挥了关键作用。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/825

IT832 - Villa Romana del Casale (1997)

Brief Description

"Roman exploitation of the countryside is symbolized by the Villa Romana del Casale (in Sicily), the centre of the large estate upon which the rural economy of the Western Empire was based. The villa is one of the most luxurious of its kind. It is especially noteworthy for the richness and quality of the mosaics which decorate almost every room; they are the finest mosaics in situ anywhere in the Roman world."

卡萨尔的罗马别墅

"位于西西里的卡萨尔罗马别墅是罗马大庄园的中心,西罗马帝国农村经济就依赖这些庄园。卡萨尔的罗马别墅是众多同类建筑中最奢华的一个。卡萨尔的镶嵌工艺水平和质量尤其值得关注,几乎装饰了每一个房间的马赛克,时至今日仍然是罗马世界的一朵瑰丽的奇葩。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/832





IT831 - Archaeological Area of Agrigento (1997)

Brief Description

"Founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century B.C., Agrigento became one of the leading cities in the Mediterranean world. Its supremacy and pride are demonstrated by the remains of the magnificent Doric temples that dominate the ancient town, much of which still lies intact under today's fields and orchards. Selected excavated areas throw light on the later Hellenistic and Roman town and the burial practices of its early Christian inhabitants."

阿克里真托考古区

"自公元前6世纪被作为希腊的殖民地以来,阿克里真托便成 为地中海地区的重要城市之一。阿克里真托的至高地位和无尚荣耀也体现在主宰这个古城的壮丽的陶立克式庙宇中。直到今天,古城的大部分还完好地躺在农田或果 园的地下。对考古区域进行有选择的发掘,有助于了解后来的古希腊和古罗马城市,还有助于了解古基督教居民的殡葬仪式。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/831


GR404 - Acropolis, Athens (1987)

Brief Description

"The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world. In the second half of the fifth century bc, Athens, following the victory against the Persians and the establishment of democracy, took a leading position amongst the other city-states of the ancient world. In the age that followed, as thought and art flourished, an exceptional group of artists put into effect the ambitious plans of Athenian statesman Pericles and, under the inspired guidance of the sculptor Pheidias, transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of thought and the arts. The most important monuments were built during that time: the Parthenon, built by Ictinus, the Erechtheon, the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles and the small temple Athena Nike. "

雅典卫城

"雅典卫城包括希腊古典艺术最伟大的四大杰作——帕特侬神庙、通廊、厄瑞克修姆庙和雅典娜胜利神庙,诠释了一千多年来在希腊繁荣、兴盛的文明、神话和宗教,可被视为世界遗产理念的象征。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/404

Monday, 18 January 2010

DE1155 Old town of Regensburg available for swap

DE1155-1 Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof (0 available)18/04/10 1 postcard on its way to Iside82 (received) in exchange for ES669 - Route of Santiago de Compostela (Completed)

Sunday, 17 January 2010

381 ES - Old City of Salamanca (1988)

Brief Description

"This ancient university town north-west of Madrid was first conquered by the Carthaginians in the 3rd century B.C. It then became a Roman settlement before being ruled by the Moors until the 11th century. The university, one of the oldest in Europe, reached its high point during Salamanca's golden age. The city's historic centre has important Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. The Plaza Mayor, with its galleries and arcades, is particularly impressive."

萨拉曼卡古城

"古 代大学城萨拉曼卡位于马德里西北部,最早于公元前3世纪被迦太基人征服。该城后来成为罗马人的聚居地,这种状况一直维持到公元11世纪被摩尔人占领。这里 的大学是欧洲最古老的大学之一,萨拉曼卡的黄金时代也促成了大学的辉煌。这座古城的历史中心有许多具有重要的罗马风格、哥特风格、摩尔风格、文艺复兴时期 风格和巴洛克风格的建筑物。市长大厦以其别具风格的走廊和拱廊给人留下十分深刻的印象。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/381

Old and the New Cathedral over Roman bridge
Plaza Mayor
A street of the Old city of Salamanca

GB371 - Ironbridge Gorge (1986)

Brief Description

"Ironbridge is known throughout the world as the symbol of the Industrial Revolution. It contains all the elements of progress that contributed to the rapid development of this industrial region in the 18th century, from the mines themselves to the railway lines. Nearby, the blast furnace of Coalbrookdale, built in 1708, is a reminder of the discovery of coke. The bridge at Ironbridge, the world's first bridge constructed of iron, had a considerable influence on developments in the fields of technology and architecture."

乔治铁桥区
"众所周知,乔治铁桥区是工业革命的象征,它包含了18世纪推动这一工业区快速发展的所有要素,包括矿业和铁路工业。附近有1708年建成的煤溪谷的鼓风炉,以纪念此地焦炭的发现。连接铁桥峡上的桥是世界上第一座用金属制成的桥,它对科学技术和建筑学的发展产生了巨大影响。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/371


Thursday, 14 January 2010

GB374 Gwynedd available for swap

UK374 - Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd (1986)

UK374-01 Beaumaris Castle (0 available)
14/01/10 1 postcard on its way to MsMoney (received) in exchange for GR404 - Acropolis, Athens (Completed)
14/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Asa (received) in exchange for FR868 - Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France (Completed)
18/01/10 1 postcard on its way to chiarandino (received) in exchange for IT824 - Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua (Completed)
20/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Nanou in exchange for DK1149 - Ilulissat Icefjord (received)
22/01/10 1 postcard on its way to radekcz2003 (received) in exchange for CZ732 - Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec (Completed)
25/01/10 1 postcard on its way to elbe (received) in exchange for EG87 - Temple of Karnak (Completed)
25/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Malgosia (received) in exchange for SK973 - Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve (Completed)
27/02/10 1 postcard on its way to TG250607 (received) in exchange for DE288 - Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl (Completed)
04/03/10 1 postcard on its way (TAG) to SLLiew (received) in exchange (TAG) cherokee for Thailand tentative list (Completed)
04/03/10 1 postcard on its way to TAG FloridaGirl (received) in exchange TAG ritz for PH677 - Baroque Churches of the Philippines (lost in post)
10/03/10 1 postcard on its way TAG to MariitD (received) in exchange TAG Poncha for RU768 - Golden Mountains of Altai (Completed)
22/03/10 1 postcard on its way to seetas (received) in exchange for IN925 - Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (Completed)

UK374-02 Caernarfon Castle and Town Walls (0 available)
14/01/10 1 postcard on its way to sternchen84 (received) in exchange for DE896 - Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin (Completed)
18/01/10 1 postcard on its way to chiarandino (received) in exchange for IT824 - Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua (Completed)
20/01/10 1 postcard on its way (TAG) to enajpostcards (received) in exchange (TAG) Nanou for LU699 - City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications (Completed)
20/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Nanou in exchange for US442 - Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (received)
22/01/10 1 postcard on its way to radekcz2003 (received) in exchange for CZ763 - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape (Completed)
25/01/10 1 postcard on its way to elbe (received) in exchange for EG89 - Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun, The Citadel Area (Completed)
25/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Malgosia (received) in exchange for IT550 - Historic Centre of San Gimignano (Completed)
25/01/10 1 postcard on its way (TAG) to Beachyblonde (received) in exchange (TAG) elbe for IN250 - Great Living Chola Temples (Completed)
02/03/10 1 postcard on its way to sylwiail (received) in exchange for PL1053 - Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland (Completed)
03/03/10 1 postcard on its way to Bine (received) in exchange for DE187 - St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim (Completed)
12/04/10 1 postcard on its way to JOinHanoi (received) in exchange for VT948 - Hoi An Ancient Town (Completed)
26/08/10 1 postcard on its way to (TAG)Bodexs (received) in exchange (TAG)Childish for JP688 - Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Rokuon-ji Japan) (Completed)

UK374-03 Conwy Castle and Town Walls (0 available)
18/01/10 1 postcard on its way to chiarandino (received) in exchange for IT824 - Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua (Completed)
18/01/10 1 postcard on its way to abhishek_b4u (received) in exchange for IN233 - Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (Completed)
20/01/10 1 postcard on its way (TAG) to enajpostcards (received) in exchange (TAG) Nanou for US409 - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Completed)
20/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Nanou in exchange for DE974 - Monastic Island of Reichenau (received)
21/01/10 1 postcard on its way (TAG)edo (received) in exchange (TAG) Grisu for DK696 - Kronborg Castle (Completed)
22/01/10 1 postcard on its way to radekcz2003 (received) in exchange for CZ859 - Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc (Completed)
25/01/10 1 postcard on its way to elbe (received) in exchange for EG86 - Pyramid fields from Giza (Completed)
25/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Malgosia (received) in exchange for CZ901 - Litomyšl Castle (Completed)
27/02/10 1 postcard on its way to TG250607 (received) in exchange for DE846 - Classical Weimar (Completed)
01/03/10 1 postcard on its way to Martinha (received) in exchange for CH1037 - Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch (Completed)
03/03/10 1 postcard on its way to Bine (received) in exchange for DE846 - Classical Weimar (Completed)
23/03/10 1 postcard on its way to Catty412 (received) in exchange for US150 - Mammoth Cave National Park (Completed)
12/04/10 1 postcard on its way to SabineG (received) in exchange for DE1314 - The Wadden Sea (Completed)

UK374-04 Harlech Castle (0 available)18/01/10 1 postcard on its way to chiarandino (received) in exchange for IT712 - City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto (Completed)
20/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Nanou in exchange for DE367 - Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier (received)
22/01/10 1 postcard on its way to radekcz2003 (received) in exchange for CZ621 - Historic Centre of Telč (Completed)
25/01/10 1 postcard on its way to elbe (received) in exchange for EG86 - Pyramid fields from Giza Sphinx (Completed)
25/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Malgosia (received) in exchange for CZ763 - Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape (Completed)
02/03/10 1 postcard on its way to sylwiail (received) in exchange for IE757 - Skellig Michael (Completed)
22/03/10 1 postcard on its way to pierresurleciel (received) in exchange for HR97 - Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (Completed)
14/04/10 1 postcard on its way to Joanna (received) in exchange for SK620 - Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments (Completed)
08/05/10 1 postcard on its way to Ninich (received) in exchange for HR963 - The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik (Completed)
26/08/10 1 postcard on its way to (TAG)Bodexs (received) in exchange (TAG)Childish for BG359 - Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari (Completed)
30/08/10 1 postcard on its way to MsMoney (received) in exchange for ES987 - Roman Walls of Lugo (Completed)
28/09/10 1 postcard on its way to Childish (received) in exchange for BG216 - Rila Monastery (Completed)

GB1303 Pontcysyllte Aqueduct postcard for swap

UK1303 - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal (2009)

UK1303-01 Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal (0 available)
14/01/10 1 postcard on its way to MsMoney (received) in exchange for US78 - Independence Hall (Completed)
18/01/10 1 postcard on its way to chiarandino (received) in exchange for IT730 - Crespi d'Adda (Completed)
18/01/10 1 postcard on its way to abhishek_b4u (received) in exchange for IN232 - Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Completed)
20/01/10 1 postcard on its way (TAG) to enajpostcards (received) in exchange (TAG) Nanou for FR873 - Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs (Completed)
22/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Apperveilchen (received) in exchange for DE729 - Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau (Completed)
22/01/10 1 postcard on its way to radekcz2003 (received) in exchange for CZ690 - Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora (Completed)
25/01/10 1 postcard on its way to Malgosia (received) in exchange for RU540 - Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments (Completed)
27/02/10 1 postcard on its way to TG250607 (received) in exchange for TK485 - Hierapolis-Pamukkale (Completed)
02/03/10 1 postcard on its way to Vesna74 (received) in exchange for HR809 - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč (Completed)
02/03/10 1 postcard on its way to Laure_ny512 (received) in exchange for FR80 - Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay (Completed)
02/03/10 1 postcard on its way to Bine (received) in exchange for DE3 - Aachen Cathedral (Completed)
04/03/10 1 postcard on its way (TAG) to cherokee (received) in exchange (TAG) elbe for ZA916 - Robben Island (Completed)
10/03/10 1 postcard on its way to TAG FloridaGirl (received) in exchange TAG ritz for PH502 - Historic Town of Vigan
19/03/10 1 postcard on its way to seetas (received) in exchange for IN240 - Khajuraho Group of Monuments (Completed)
23/03/10 1 postcard on its way to Catty412 (received) in exchange for CZ860 - Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž (received) & AU917 - Greater Blue Mountains Area (Completed)
12/04/10 1 postcard on its way to Asa (received) in exchange for FR770 - Canal du Midi (Completed)
14/04/10 1 postcard on its way to Joanna (received) in exchange for SK620 - Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments (Completed)
14/04/10 1 postcard on its way to Paultry (received) in exchange for RU768 - Golden Mountains of Altai (Completed)
01/09/10 1 postcard on its way to ossuusso (received) in exchange for IS1152 - Þingvellir National Park (Completed)

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

PH653 - Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (1993)

Brief Description

"The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 33,200 ha, including the North and South Reefs. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species; the North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands."

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/653


IT94 - Rock Drawings in Valcamonica (1979)

Brief Description

"Valcamonica, situated in the Lombardy plain, has one of the world's greatest collections of prehistoric petroglyphs – more than 140,000 symbols and figures carved in the rock over a period of 8,000 years and depicting themes connected with agriculture, navigation, war and magic."

梵尔卡莫尼卡谷地岩画

"在位于伦巴第平原上的梵尔卡莫尼卡谷地,有一批最壮观的史前岩石雕刻群。在持续约8000年的历史中,岩石上刻满了超过14万幅的符号和图案,这些图案描绘的主题是农业、航海、战争和魔法。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/94