Thursday, 29 December 2011

UA1187 Struve Geodetic Arc available for swap

UA1187-1 Struve Geodetic Arc (0 available)06/02/12 1 card on its way to Saint (received) in exchange for Ruinas de Copan (Completed)

940 SR - Historic Inner City of Paramaribo (2002)

Brief Description

"Paramaribo is a former Dutch colonial town from the 17th and 18th centuries planted on the northern coast of tropical South America. The original and highly characteristic street plan of the historic centre remains intact. Its buildings illustrate the gradual fusion of Dutch architectural influence with traditional local techniques and materials."
帕拉马里博的古内城

"帕拉马里博位于南美洲热带地区北海岸上,曾经是17世纪至18世纪时的荷兰殖民地。帕拉马里博城内古老的市中心仍然保持着昔日那富有创意、极具特色的街道布局。内城的建筑物依然在向世人展示着荷兰建筑风格与当地传统建筑方法和建筑材料的逐步融合。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/940
Courtesy of Diaboluke from postcrossing forum

518 ES - Poblet Monastery (1991)

Brief Description

"This Cistercian abbey in Catalonia is one of the largest in Spain. At its centre is a 12th-century church. The austere, majestic monastery, which has a fortified royal residence and contains the pantheon of the kings of Catalonia and Aragon, is an impressive sight."
波夫莱特修道院

"波夫莱特修道院属于西多会修道院,是西班牙最大的修道院之一。修道院的中央是一座12世纪建造的教堂,修道院中还有一处保卫严密的皇家官邸和用于纪念加泰罗尼亚国王们和阿拉贡国王们的万神殿。这座古朴而又宏伟的修道院总能给人留下深刻的印象。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/518
Courtesy of Diaboluke from postcrossing forum

1158 IT - Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia (2004)

Brief Description

"These two large Etruscan cemeteries reflect different types of burial practices from the 9th to the 1st century BC, and bear witness to the achievements of Etruscan culture. Wich over nine centuries developed the earliest urban civilization in the nothern Mediterranean. Some of the tombs are monumental, cut in rock and topped by impressive tumuli (burial mounds). Many feature carvings on their walls, others have wall paintings of outstanding quality. The necropolis near Cerveteri, known as Banditaccia, contains thousands of tombs organized in a city-like plan, with streets, small squares and neighbourhoods. The site contains very different types of tombs: trenches cut in rock; tumuli; and some, also carved in rock, in the shape of huts or houses with a wealth of structural details. These provide the only surviving evidence of Etruscan residential architecture. The necropolis of Tarquinia, also known as Monterozzi, contains 6,000 graves cut in the rock. It is famous for its 200 painted tombs, the earliest of which date from the 7th century BC."
塞尔维托里和塔尔奎尼亚的伊特鲁立亚人公墓

"这两座巨大的伊特鲁立亚人墓葬反映了公元前9世纪至公元前1世纪不同的墓葬形式,是伊特鲁立亚文化成就的见证。它们在九个多世纪里 推动了地中海北部地区最早的城市文明的发展。有些坟墓以岩石刻成,上面是给人深刻印象的墓丘。坟墓的墙壁上有很多质量精美的壁画和岩石雕刻。靠近塞尔维托 里的墓地又以公墓见称,包括数千个以类似城市规划的模式安置的墓地,带有街道、小广场和邻近居所。这里有不同类型的墓葬: 岩刻沟渠和坟墓,也有一些石刻的棚屋或房舍形状的墓室,带有许多更加精致的建筑结构。这些是伊特鲁立亚人民居建筑的仅存证明。塔尔奎尼亚墓葬群一般称之为 曼特罗契(Monterozzi),包括了6000座岩石刻成的坟墓。其中200座有壁画的墓葬最著名,最早的可以追溯到公元前7世纪。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1158
Courtesy of Diaboluke from postcrossing forum
Tarquinia

1343 AE - Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas) (2011)

Brief Description

"The Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas) constitute a serial property that testifies to sedentary human occupation of a desert region since the Neolithic period with vestiges of many prehistoric cultures. Remarkable vestiges in the property include circular stone tombs (ca 2500 B.C.), wells and a wide range of adobe constructions: residential buildings, towers, palaces and administrative buildings. Hili moreover features one of the oldest examples of the sophisticated aflaj irrigation system which dates back to the Iron Age. The property provides important testimony to the transition of cultures in the region from hunting and gathering to sedentarization."

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1343

Courtesy of elbe from postcrossing forum
1343-4.1.3 Al Ain Oasis - Al Ain Palace Museum

Monday, 26 December 2011

VN949 My Son Sanctuary available for swap

VN949-1 My Son (0 available)
VN949-2 My Son (0 available)28/12/11 1 postcard on its way to Childish (received) in exchange for Syria - Bosra (Completed)

VN949-3 My Son (0 available)06/02/12 1 postcard on its way to Saint (received) in exchange for Peninsula Valdes (Completed)

VN949-4 My Son (0 available)

JP5097 Asuka-Fujiwara available for swap

JP5097-01 Asuka Ishibutai Kofun 石舞台古墳(0 available)30/12/11 1 postcard on its way to elbe (received) in exchange for a tentative card (Completed)

JP870 Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara available for swap

JP870-1-1 Tōdai-ji (1 available)
JP870-1-2 Tōdai-ji (1 available)
JP870-1-3 Tōdai-ji (1 available)
JP870-2-1 Kōfuku-ji (1 available)
JP870-6-1 Yakushi-ji (1 available)

JP776 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine available for swap

JP776-01 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (1 available)
JP776-02 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (0 available)
JP776-03 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (1 available)
JP776-04 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (1 available)
JP776-05 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (1 available)
JP776-06 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (1 available)
JP776-07 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (1 available)

Sunday, 25 December 2011

JP660 Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area available for swap

JP660-2-1 Hokki-ji (0 available)10/09/12 1 postcard on its way to Diaboluke (received) in exchange for Royal House of Savoy (Completed)

JP660-2-2 Hokki-ji (0 available)
10/07/12 1 postcard on its way to famalubel (received) in exchange for Heritage of Mercury. Almadén (Completed)

JP660-2-3 Hokki-ji (1 available)
JP660-2-4 Hokki-ji (1 available)

JP1142 Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range available for swap

JP1142-1-01 Mt Yoshino - Mikumari Shirine 吉野水分神社 (0 available)01/08/12 1 postcard on its way to Ansajo (received) in exchange for  Macedonia Kokino (Completed)

VN678 Complex of Hué Monuments available for swap

VN678-01 Hué Citadel - Mieu Mon (0 available)28/12/11 1 postcard on its way to Childish (received) in exchange for Syria - Aleppo (Completed)

VN678-10-1 Thien Mu Pagoda (0 available)06/02/12 1 postcard on its way to Saint (received) in exchange for Orkhon River Valley (Completed)

VN678-10-2 Thien Mu Pagoda (1 available)
VN678-10-3 Thien Mu Pagoda (1 available)

JP5570 Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun available for swap

JP5570-01 Nintoku-tennô-ryô Kofun (0 available)
28/12/11 1 postcard on its way to Childish (received) in exchange for Austria - HeiligenKreuz (Completed)

JP5570-02 Nintoku-tennô-ryô Kofun (0 available)30/12/11 1 postcard on its way to elbe (received) in exchange for a tentative card (Completed)
16/03/12 1 postcard on its way to SLLiew (received) in exchange for a tentative card (Completed)

Friday, 23 December 2011

988 ES - Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí (2000)

Brief Description

"The narrow Vall de Boí is situated in the high Pyrénées, in the Alta Ribagorça region and is surrounded by steep mountains. Each village in the valley contains a Romanesque church, and is surrounded by a pattern of enclosed fields. There are extensive seasonally-used grazing lands on the higher slopes."

博伊谷地的罗马式教堂建筑

"博伊谷地位于西班牙东北部加泰罗尼亚自治区的比利牛斯山区,周围被陡峭的群山环抱。山谷中的每一个乡村都有一个罗马式教堂,在乡村周围则是按照一定形式构成的封闭区域。在谷底的山坡上有着许多具有悠久历史的放牧场。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/988

988-001 Eglésia de Sant Feliu, Barruera  
988-002 Eglésia de Sant Joan de Boí, Boí  
988-003 Eglésia de Santa Maria, Taüll  
988-004 Eglésia de Sant Climent, Taüll
988-005 Eglésia de Santa Maria de l'Assumpció, Coll
988-006 Eglésia de Santa Maria, Cardet  
988-007 Eglésia de la Nativitat, Durro  
988-008 Ermitage de Sant Quirc, Durro  
988-009 Eglésia de Santa Eulàlia, Erill la Vall
 
Courtesy of famalubel from postcrossing forum
988-001 Eglésia de Sant Feliu, Barruera
988-002 Eglésia de Sant Joan de Boí
988-003 Eglésia de Santa Maria, Taüll
988-004 Eglésia de Sant Climent
988-005 Eglésia de Santa Maria de l'Assumpció, Coll
988-006 Eglésia de Santa Maria, Cardet
988-007 Eglésia de la Nativitat, Durro
988-008 Ermitage de Sant Quirc, Durro 
 
988-009 Eglésia de Santa Eulàlia, Erill la Vall

IN246 Sun Temple Konârak available for swap

IN246-A01 Sun Temple Konârak (1 available)24/09/12 1 postcard on its way to doncreatore (received) in exchange for Lena Pillars (Completed)

IN246-A02 Sun Temple Konârak (1 available)

IN246-A03 Sun Temple Konârak (1 available)

IN246-A04 Sun Temple Konârak (1 available)

IN246-A05 Sun Temple Konârak (1 available)

IN246-A06 Sun Temple Konârak (1 available)

IN246-A07 Sun Temple Konârak (1 available)

IN246-A08 Sun Temple Konârak (1 available)