Saturday, 31 July 2010

GB387 - St Kilda (1986)

Brief Description

"This volcanic archipelago, with its spectacular landscapes, is situated off the coast of the Hebrides and comprises the islands of Hirta, Dun, Soay and Boreray. It has some of the highest cliffs in Europe, which have large colonies of rare and endangered species of birds, especially puffins and gannets. The archipelago, uninhabited since 1930, bears the evidence of more than 2,000 years of human occupation in the extreme conditions prevalent in the Hebrides. Human vestiges include built structures and field systems, the cleits and the traditional Highland stone houses. They feature the vulnerable remains of a subsistence economy based on the products of birds, agriculture and sheep farming."

圣基尔达岛

"1986年,圣基尔达岛由于其自然特色和野生动物被首次列入《世界遗产名录》。今天,这里又被列为文化遗产地,成为一项综 合性遗产。这片火山群岛包括4个岛屿,分别是赫塔岛、丹村岛、索厄岛和博雷岛,自1930年以来就无人居住。这里保留着人类在赫布里底群岛的极端条件下在 此生活两千多年的证据。人类生活遗迹包括建筑结构、农田系统、cleits和传统的高地石屋。这些展示了当地经济易遭破坏的遗迹,这种经济建立在鸟类、农 业和牧羊产品的基础之上,仅供维持生存。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/387

Courtesy of caledonia1972 from postcrossing forum

NZ551 - Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand (1990)

Brief Description

"The landscape in this park, situated in south-west New Zealand, has been shaped by successive glaciations into fjords, rocky coasts, towering cliffs, lakes and waterfalls. Two-thirds of the park is covered with southern beech and podocarps, some of which are over 800 years old. The kea, the only alpine parrot in the world, lives in the park, as does the rare and endangered takahe, a large flightless bird."

蒂瓦希普纳穆-新西兰西南部地区

"这个公园位于新西兰西南部,其景观在冰川的持续作用下形成,有海滩、石头海岸、悬崖、湖泊和瀑布。公园的三分之二被南部的 山毛榉树和罗汉松覆盖,其中一些树的树龄已超过800年。公园里的大鹦鹉是世界上仅有的高山鹦鹉,这里还有一种巨大的不会飞的南秧鸟,也属于稀有的濒危品 种。"

* Aoraki/Mt Cook national park
* Fiordland national park
* Mt Aspiring national park
* Westland national park

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/551

Courtesy of hmassese from postcrossing forum
Aoraki/Mt Cook national park

Courtesy of lemurkat from postcrossing forum
Key Summit in Fiordland National Park
Courtesy of Phebeguo from postcrossing forum
Franz Josef Glacier in Westland National Park

Friday, 23 July 2010

KH668 Angkor available for swap

KH668 - Angkor (1992)

KH668-D01 Angkor Wat (2 available)

KH668-D02 Angkor Wat (2 available)

KH668-D04 Bayon temple (0 available)
24/09/12 1 postcard on its way to doncreatore (received) in exchange for Uvs Nuur Basin (Completed)

KH668-D05 Bayon temple (1 available)

KH668-D06 Bayon smile (2 available)

KH668-D07 Ta Prohm temple (1 available)

KH668-D08 Ta Prohm temple (1 available)

KH668-D09 Bakheng temple (1 available)

KH668-D10 Neak Poan temple (1 available)

KH668-01 Angkor Wat (0 available)
26/07/10 1 postcard on its way to lemurkat (received) in exchange for NZ551 - Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand (Completed)

KH668-02 Angkor Wat (0 available)27/07/10 1 postcard on its way to elbe (received) in exchange for EG87 - Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis (Completed)

KH668-03 Angkor Wat (0 available)27/07/10 1 postcard on its way to els (received) in exchange for MX631 - El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City (Completed)

KH668-04 Angkor Wat (0 available) reserved
KH668-05 Angkor Wat - West gate (0 available)27/09/10 1 postcard on its way to sylwiail (received) in exchange for SK725 - Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst (Completed)

KH668-06 Angkor Wat (0 available)02/08/10 1 postcard on its way to klayreh (received) in exchange for ES804 - Palau de la Música Catalana Barcelona (Completed)

KH668-07 Angkor Wat (0 available)27/07/10 1 postcard on its way to els (received) in exchange for MX411 - Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque (Completed)

KH668-08 Angkor Wat (0 available)04/08/10 1 postcard on its way to violeta13 (lost in post) in exchange for RO906 - Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains - Sarmizegetusa (lost in post)
26/08/10 1 postcard on its way to lotti02 (received) in exchange for CA71 - Dinosaur Provincial Park (Completed)

KH668-09 Angkor Wat (0 available)14/10/10 1 postcard on its way to squirrelsohno in exchange for US307 - Statue of Liberty (received)

KH668-10 Angkor Wat (0 available)26/07/10 1 postcard on its way to pinuccia (received) in exchange for TR849 - Archaeological Site of Troy (Completed)

KH668-11 Bayon temple (0 available)30/08/10 1 postcard on its way to MsMoney (received) in exchange for US134 - Redwood National and State Parks (Completed)

KH668-12 Angkor Wat (0 available)02/08/10 1 postcard on its way to Bodexs (received) in exchange for TN38 - Amphitheatre of El Jem (Completed)

KH668-13 Angkor Wat (0 available)29/07/10 1 postcard on its way to lmc (received) in exchange for FR868 - Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France, église Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie (Completed)

KH668-14 Angkor Wat (0 available)23/07/10 1 postcard on its way to smile4u (received) in exchange for HR963 - The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik (Completed)

KH668-15 Angkor Wat (1 available)28/02/11 1 card on its way to claire2107 (received) in exchange for Bath card (Completed)

KH668-16 Bayon temple (0 available)22/09/10 1 postcard on its way to Childish (received) in exchange for BG43- Madara Rider (Completed)

KH668-17 Angkor Smiling face (0 available)02/08/10 1 postcard on its way to klayreh (received) in exchange for ES320 - Works of Antoni Gaudí, Casa Milà (La Pedrera) (Completed)

KH668-18 Angkor Wat - Apsara (0 available)29/07/10 1 postcard on its way to lmc (received) in exchange for FR943 - Belfries of Belgium and France, Beffroi d’Amiens (Completed)

KH668-19 Angkor Wat (0 available)06/09/10 1 postcard on its way to lucyp21 in exchange for DE1087 - Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen (received)

KH668-20 Angkor Thom gate - Angkor Smile (0 available)04/08/10 1 postcard on its way to elbe (received) in rxchange for OM1010 - Land of Frankincense (Completed)

KH668-21 Angkor Wat (0 available)01/09/10 1 postcard on its way to ossuusso (received) in exchange for UZ603 - Samarkand – Crossroads of Cultures (Completed)

KH668-22 Angkor Wat (0 available)
31/12/10 1 postcard on its way to SixthSense (received) in exchange for RU604 - Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings (Completed)

KH668-23 Angkor Wat (0 available)
09/09/10 1 postcard on its way to janbonivic (received) in exchange for PH502 - Historic Town of Vigan (Completed)

KH668-24 Angkor Wat (0 available)
01/03/11 1 postcard on its way to zasa (received) in exchange for CH269 - Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair (Completed)

KH668-25 Angkor Wat (0 available)22/02/11 1 postcard on its way to (TAG)edo (received) in exchange (TAG) Crankypants for AU368 - Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (Mount Barney National Park) (Completed)

KH668-26 Angkor Wat (1 available)13/02/12 1 postcard on its way to Perfecta (received) RR366-11 in exchange for Peru Nazca Lines (Completed)

668 KH - Angkor (1992)

Brief Description

"Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings."

吴哥窟
"吴哥窟是东南亚最重要的考古学遗址之一。吴哥窟遗址公园占地面积达400多平方公里,包括森林地区,有9至15世纪高棉王 国(the Khmer Empire)各个时期首都的辉煌遗迹,其中包括了著名的吴哥寺(Angkor Wat),以及坐落在吴哥索姆(Angkor Thom)以无数雕塑饰品而著称的白永寺庙(Bayon Temple)。联合国教科文组织已经对这一遗址及其周边制定了一项覆盖范围广泛的保护计划。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/668

1st Capital Roluos(Bakong, Preah Ko, Lolei)
2nd Capital Pre Rup, Banteay Srei 
Greatest capital Angkor

Angkor Wat - View from West to East
Angkor Wat - View from East to West
Angkor Wat - Apsara
Angkor Wat - Vishnu
Angkor Thom - South Gate
Angkor Thom
Elephant Terrance 斗象台
Preah Palilay temple 圣芭丽寺
Bayon Temple 巴戎寺
Bayon Temple 巴戎寺
 
Smiling Face 人面塔

Bakheng temple 巴肯山
 
Bakheng Temple 巴肯寺
Baksei Chamkrong 巴塞增空金字塔
Thommanon temple 塔玛侬塔
Ta Prohm 塔普伦寺
Pre Rup 变身塔
Banteay Samre 班提色玛寺
Preah Khan temple 宝剑塔
Neak Pean 龙蟠宫
Banteay Srey 女皇宫
 Banteay Srey 女皇宫