Saturday, 27 February 2010

FR872 Lyon available for swap

FR872 - Historic Site of Lyons (1998)

FR872-mc Historic Site of Lyons (1 available swap for MC only)

RU545 Kremlin and red square available for swap

RU545 - Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (1990)

RU545-1 Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (0 available)

RU545-2 Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (0 available)

RU545-3 Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (1 available)

RU545-4 Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (1 available)

RU545-5 Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (0 available)
11/10/10 1 postcard on its way to MissDaisy44 in exchange for ET12 - Tiya (received)

RU545-6 Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (1 available)

RU545-7 Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (1 available)

RU545-8 Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (1 available)

RU545-9 Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (1 available)

CN1248 South China Karst available for swap

CN1248-02-A01 Yunnan Shilin (1 available)
CN1248-02-A02 Yunnan Shilin (0 available)
CN1248-02-A03 Yunnan Shilin (0 available)23/08/11 1 postcard on its way to nemharap (received) in exchange for Holasovice (Completed)

CN1248-02-A04 Yunnan Shilin (0 available)02/09/11 1 postcard on its way to Joanna in exchange for Holloko in Hungary (received)

CN1248-02-A05 Yunnan Shilin (0 available)07/09/11 1 postcard on its way to catlover87 (received) in exchange for Babelsberg castle, Park Babelsberg Potsdam (Completed)

CN1248-02-A06 Yunnan Shilin (0 available)
08/07/12 1 postcard on its way to rita_simões in exchange for Sri Lanka Kandy (received)

CN1248-02-A07 Yunnan Shilin (0 available)
16/07/12 1 postcard on its way to mirabelle (received) in exchange for Le Havre (Completed)

CN1248-02-A08 Yunnan Shilin (1 available)
CN1248-02-A09 Yunnan Shilin (1 available)
CN1248-02-A10 Yunnan Shilin (1 available)

CN1248-02-1 Yunnan Shilin (0 available)
14/06/11 1 postcard on its way to anjaaustel (received) in exchange for Falkenlust hunting lodge (Completed)

CN1248-02-2 Yunnan Shilin (1 available)

CN1248-02-B3 Yunnan Shilin (1 available)

CN1248-02-C1 Yunnan Shilin (1 available)

CN1248-06-1 Wulong Karst (0 available)
23/03/10 1 postcard on its way to MsMoney (received) in exchange for JP688 -Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (completed)

CN1248-06-2 Wulong Karst (0 available)
02/03/10 1 postcard on its way to sylwiail (received) in exchange for MX791 - Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal (Completed)

CN1248-01E The Lijiang River Scenic Zone at Guilin (1 available)
CN1248-02E The Lijiang River Scenic Zone at Guilin (1 available)

CN1248-03E The Lijiang River Scenic Zone at Guilin (1 available) 

428 GB - City of Bath (1987)

Brief Description

"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 UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of Pipey from postcrossing
Bath Cathedral

MY1012 - Kinabalu Park (2000)

Brief Description

"Kinabalu Park, in the State of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo, is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m), the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrub on the higher elevations. It has been designated as a Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia and is exceptionally rich in species with examples of flora from the Himalayas, China, Australia, Malaysia, as well as pan-tropical flora."


"基纳巴卢山公园,位于沙巴婆罗岛北端,被喜玛拉雅山和新几 内亚之间的最高的山——基纳巴卢山(4095米)所环绕。公园植被丰富,从热带低地、雨林小山到热带高山森林、亚高山森林和生活在更高海拔的灌木,应有尽 有。基纳巴卢山公园被誉为东南亚植物多样性展示中心,种类极其丰富,有喜玛拉雅山、中国、澳大利亚、马来西亚,以及泛热带的各种植物。"

Source UNESCO WH website

166 AU - Sydney Opera House (2007)

Brief Description

"Inaugurated in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is a great architectural work of the 20th century that brings together multiple strands of creativity and innovation in both architectural form and structural design. A great urban sculpture set in a remarkable waterscape, at the tip of a peninsula projecting into Sydney Harbour, the building has had an enduring influence on architecture. The Sydney Opera House comprises three groups of interlocking vaulted ‘shells’ which roof two main performance halls and a restaurant. These shell-structures are set upon a vast platform and are surrounded by terrace areas that function as pedestrian concourses. In 1957, when the project of the Sydney Opera House was awarded by an international jury to Danish architect Jørn Utzon, it marked a radically new approach to construction."


"落成于1973年的悉尼歌剧院是20世纪的伟大建筑工程之一, 无论是在建筑形式上还是在结构设计上,都是各种艺术创新的结晶。在迷人海景映衬下,一组壮丽的城市雕塑巍然屹立,顶端呈半岛状,翘首直指悉尼港。这座建筑 给建筑业带来了深远的影响。歌剧院由三组贝壳状相互交错的穹顶组成,内设两个主演出厅和一个餐厅。这些贝壳状建筑屹立在一个巨大的基座之上,四周是露台 区,作为行人汇集之所。1957年,国际评审团决定由当时尚不出名的丹麦建筑师丁·乌特松(Jørn Utzon) 设计悉尼歌剧院项目,标志着建筑业进入了全新的合作时期。悉尼歌剧院作为向全社会开放的伟大艺术杰作列入了《世界遗产名录》。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of Carole from Australia

Courtesy of Joy63 from postcrossing

RU657 - Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad (1993)

Brief Description

"This is a fine example of a working Orthodox monastery, with military features that are typical of the 15th to the 18th century, the period during which it developed. The main church of the Lavra, the Cathedral of the Assumption (echoing the Kremlin Cathedral of the same name), contains the tomb of Boris Godunov. Among the treasures of the Lavra is the famous icon, The Trinity, by Andrei Rublev."


"这是一座极其典型的东正教修道院,是15世纪至18 世纪期间发展起来的带有军事特征的典例。拉夫拉教堂是谢尔吉圣三的主教堂,是圣母升天的主要场所,与克里姆林宫大教堂同名,内有鲍里斯·戈东诺夫的墓地。 在大教堂众多的珍品中,比较有名的是著名画家安德烈·鲁比洛夫的壁画《三圣图》

Source UNESCO WH website

246 IN - Sun Temple, Konârak (1984)

Brief Description

"On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya's chariot; its 24 wheels are decorated with symbolic designs and it is led by a team of six horses. Built in the 13th century, it is one of India's most famous Brahman sanctuaries."


Source UNESCO WH website