Thursday, 31 March 2011

RU766 Central Sikhote-Alin available for swap

RU766-01 Central Sikhote-Alin (0 available)
05/05/11 1 postcard on its way to sylwiail (received) in exchange for CL85 - Torres del Paine and Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks, Region of Magallanes (Lost in post)
23/05/11 1 postcard on its way to vykortsfantast (received) in exchange for FR1283 - Fortifications of Vauban - Longway (Completed)
19/01/12 1 postcard on its way to Paolo in exchange for UKRAINA Buvovyna residence (received)
08/07/12 1 postcard on its way to rita_simões in exchange for Sri Lanka - Sigiriy (received)

766 RU - Central Sikhote-Alin (2001)

Brief Description

"The Sikhote-Alin mountain range contains one the richest and most unusual temperate forests of the world. In this mixed zone between taiga and subtropics, southern species such as the tiger and Himalayan bear cohabit with northern species such as the brown bear and lynx. The site stretches from the peaks of Sikhote-Alin to the Sea of Japan and is important for the survival of many endangered species such as the Amur tiger."

中斯霍特特阿兰山脉

"中斯霍特特阿兰山脉有世界上土地最肥沃气温尤其宜人的森林。在这样一个针叶树林地带与亚热带混合的地区,老虎、喜马拉雅熊等南方物种与棕熊、山猫等北方物种得以共同栖息。该遗址由锡霍特-阿林高峰延伸至日本海(东海),对于阿穆尔虎等濒危生物的存活至关重要。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/766

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1234 RU - Putorana Plateau (2010)

Brief Description

This site coincides with the area of the Putoransky State Nature Reserve, and is located in the central part of the Putorana Plateau in northern Central Siberia. It is situated about 100 km north of the Arctic Circle. The part of the plateau inscribed on the World Heritage List harbours a complete set of subarctic and arctic ecosystems in an isolated mountain range, including pristine taiga, forest tundra, tundra and arctic desert systems, as well as untouched cold-water lake and river systems. A major reindeer migration route crosses the property, which represents an exceptional, large-scale and increasingly rare natural phenomenon.

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1234

Courtesy of reddew postcrossing forum
Courtesy of Galina from Russia

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

RU765 Volcanoes of Kamchatka available for swap

RU765-01 Volcanoes of Kamchatka (0 available)14/06/11 1 postcard on its way to Tine (received) Woestenborghs in exchange for BR309 Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia (Completed)

RU765-02 Volcanoes of Kamchatka (1 available)

TN5385 - Chott El Jerid (2008)

Courtesy of helgamano from postcrossing forum

332 TN - Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis (1985)

Brief Description

"This Phoenician city was probably abandoned during the First Punic War (c. 250 B.C.) and as a result was not rebuilt by the Romans. The remains constitute the only example of a Phoenicio-Punic city to have survived. The houses were built to a standard plan in accordance with a sophisticated notion of town planning."

科克瓦尼布尼城及其陵园

"这座腓尼基城市大约在第一次布尼战争(约公元前250年)期间被废弃,此后罗马人也没有重建这座城市。因此它作为唯一的腓尼基迦太基城市遗址得以保存。其房屋设计构造与复杂缜密的城镇规划标准相符合。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/332

Courtesy of helgamano from postcrossing forum

588 RO - Danube Delta (1991)

Brief Description

"The waters of the Danube, which flow into the Black Sea, form the largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas. The Danube delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes."

多瑙河三角洲

"多瑙河奔流直下,汇入黑海,形成了欧洲面积最大、保存最完好的三角洲。多瑙河三角洲不计其数的湖泊和沼泽哺育着300多种鸟类和45种多瑙河及其支流中特有的鱼类。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/588

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1253 RS - Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius (2007)

Brief Description

"The Late Roman fortified palace compound and memorial complex of Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius, in the east of Serbia, was commissioned by Emperor Caius Valerius Galerius Maximianus, in the late 3rd and early 4th centuries. It was known as Felix Romuliana, named after the emperor’s mother. The site consists of fortifications, the palace in the north-western part of the complex, basilicas, temples, hot baths, memorial complex, and a tetrapylon. The group of buildings is also unique in its intertwining of ceremonial and memorial functions."

贾姆济格勒-罗慕利亚纳的加莱里乌斯宫

"贾姆济格勒-罗慕利亚纳的加莱里乌斯宫位于塞尔维亚东部,建于3世纪末至4世纪初的罗马帝国末期,是皇帝加莱里乌斯下令修 建的。这座堡垒式宫殿以皇太后菲利克斯•罗慕利亚纳的名字命名,包括城堡、位于建筑群西北部的宫殿、教堂、修道院、浴室、礼拜堂和一座凯旋门。这处遗产是 罗马传统建筑的典型代表,同时带有第二次四君主制时期的思想烙印。这处建筑群的独特之处,还在于将举行仪式和纪念活动的功能集于一身。整个建筑群分为两大 部分,中间以凯旋门相连。巨大的拱门横跨道路,一侧是堡垒和宫殿。另一侧是墓地和纪念碑。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1253

Courtesy of helgamano from postcrossing forum

RS1295 - The Deliblato Sands Special Natural Reserve (2002)

Courtesy of helgamano from postcrossing forum

CN107 - Poyang Nature Reserve (1996)






Courtesy of orlando1120 from postcrossing forum

Monday, 14 March 2011

321 BD - Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat (1985)

Brief Description

Situated in the suburbs of Bagerhat, at the meeting-point of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, this ancient city, formerly known as Khalifatabad, was founded by the Turkish general Ulugh Khan Jahan in the 15th century. The city’s infrastructure reveals considerable technical skill and an exceptional number of mosques and early Islamic monuments, many built of brick, can be seen there.

巴凯尔哈特清真寺历史名城

这座古城位于巴凯尔哈特(Bagerht)城外的恒河(Ganges)和布拉马普特拉河(Brahmaputra)的交汇 处。古城原名卡理法塔巴德(Khalifatabad),是由一位名叫乌鲁格哈贾汗(Ulugh Khan Jahan)的土耳其将军于公元15世纪建立的。城市的基础设施建设令人叹为观止,体现出很高的建筑技术和工艺。城中还有大量砖结构的清真寺和早期伊斯兰 古迹。

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/321

Courtesy of seetas from postcrossing forum

798 BD - The Sundarbans (1997)

Brief Description

"The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is adjacent to the border of India’s Sundarbans World Heritage site inscribed in 1987. The site is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests, and presents an excellent example of ongoing ecological processes. The area is known for its wide range of fauna, including 260 bird species, the Bengal tiger and other threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python."

孙德尔本斯国家公园

"孙德尔本斯有着世界上最大的红树森林之一(占地140 000公顷),位于孟加拉湾的恒河 (Ganges)、布拉马普特拉河(Brahmaputra)和梅克纳河(Meghna)三角洲。公园毗邻1987年列入的印度孙德尔本斯世界遗产地。公 园内遍布潮汐河道、泥滩和耐盐的红树林小岛,是成长型生态过程的范例。该地区因动物物种多样性而闻名于世,其中包括260种鸟类,还有孟加拉虎和其他濒危 物种,如湾鳄和http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=377113178546867377印度蟒蛇。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/798

Courtesy of seetas from postcrossing forum

Saturday, 12 March 2011

KZ1681 - Northern Tyan-Shan (Ile-Alatau State National Park) (2002)

Courtesy of elbe from postcrossing forum

CN5337 - Fenghuang Ancient City (2008)


HR1167 - Burg - Castle of Veliki Tabor (2005)

Courtesy of dana_sidle from postcrossing forum

HR5106 - Kornati National Park and Telašćica Nature Park (2007)

Courtesy of dana_sidle from postcrossing forum
Kornati National Park

HR5104 - City of Motovun (2007)

Courtesy of dana_sidle from postcrossing forum

1028 GB - Saltaire (2001)

Brief Description

Saltaire, West Yorkshire, is a complete and well-preserved industrial village of the second half of the 19th century. Its textile mills, public buildings and workers' housing are built in a harmonious style of high architectural standards and the urban plan survives intact, giving a vivid impression of Victorian philanthropic paternalism.

索尔泰尔

西约克郡的索尔泰尔是保留完好的19世纪下半叶的工业城镇。这里的纺织厂、公共建筑和工人住宅风格和谐统一,建筑质量高超。城镇布局至今完整地保留着其原始风貌,生动再现了维多利亚时代慈善事业的家长式统治。

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1028

Courtesy of gran7 from postcrossing forum

492 US - Pueblo de Taos (1992)

Brief Description

"Situated in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande, this adobe settlement – consisting of dwellings and ceremonial buildings – represents the culture of the Pueblo Indians of Arizona and New Mexico."
陶斯印第安村

"陶斯印第安村位于里奥格兰河一条支流的山谷中,主要用泥砖和石块建成,村中有民居和宗教仪式建筑,它展示着亚利桑那州和新墨西哥州印第安人的文化。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/492
Courtesy of MissDaisy from postcrossing forum

1326 US - Papahānaumokuākea (2010)

Brief Description

Papahānaumokuākea is a vast and isolated linear cluster of small, low lying islands and atolls, with their surrounding ocean, roughly 250 km to the northwest of the main Hawaiian Archipelago and extending over some 1931 km. The area has deep cosmological and traditional significance for living Native Hawaiian culture, as an ancestral environment, as an embodiment of the Hawaiian concept of kinship between people and the natural world, and as the place where it is believed that life originates and to where the spirits return after death. On two of the islands, Nihoa and Makumanamana, there are archaeological remains relating to pre-European settlement and use. Much of the monument is made up of pelagic and deepwater habitats, with notable features such as seamounts and submerged banks, extensive coral reefs and lagoons. It is one of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world.
帕帕哈瑙莫夸基亚国家海洋保护区

帕帕哈瑙莫夸基亚(Papahānaumokuākea)由一群线性排列的低海拔小岛和环礁及其附近海域组成,位于夏威夷 主群岛以西约250公里处,跨度超过1931公里。对现存的夏威夷原住民文化来说,该遗址作为祖先生存的环境,深含着宇宙精髓与传统意义,它体现了夏威夷 人概念中的人类与自然世界的亲缘关系。这里是生命的摇篮,也是死后魂灵回归之所。在遗址中的尼豪岛(Nihoa)与马库马纳马纳岛 (Makumanamana)上,人们还发现了欧洲殖民前的人类定居点及其功用的考古遗迹。此外,帕帕哈瑙莫夸基亚主要由远洋和深海生物的栖息地所组成, 其中包括海底山脉和海底沙滩、广阔的珊瑚礁和大面积的泻湖等。它是世界上最大的海洋保护区之一。
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1326
Courtesy of MissDaisy from postcrossing forum

Thursday, 10 March 2011

1260 BA - Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad (2007)

Brief Description

"The Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge of Višegrad across the Drina River in the east of Bosnia and Herzegovina was built at the end of the 16th century by the court architect Mimar Koca Sinan on the orders of Grand Vizier Mehmed Paša Sokolović. Characteristic of the apogee of Ottoman monumental architecture and civil engineering, the bridge has 11 masonry arches with spans of 11 m to 15 m, and an access ramp at right angles with four arches on the left bank of the river. The 179.5 m long bridge is a representative masterpiece of Sinan, one of the greatest architects and engineers of the classical Ottoman period and a contemporary of the Italian Renaissance, with which his work may be compared. The unique elegance of proportion and monumental nobility of the whole site bear witness to the greatness of this style of architecture."

迈赫迈德•巴什•索科罗维奇的古桥

"迈赫迈德·巴什·索科罗维奇的古桥横跨于波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那东部的德里那河(Drina River)上,建于16世纪末,由宮廷建筑师思南(Sinan)在土耳其帝国的首相迈赫迈德·巴什·索科罗维奇(Mehmed Paša Sokolović)的命令下所建造。这是土耳其帝国纪念性建筑和土木工程的巅峰之作。大桥共有11个石拱,每个石拱跨度11至15米,右侧的入口斜坡有 四个拱门,位于德里那河左岸,桥身长179.50米。它是土耳其和意大利文艺复兴时期最伟大的建筑师和工程师之一米玛尔·科卡·思南(Mimar Koca Sinan)的代表性杰作。这处遗产比例结构优美,气势宏伟壮观,见证了此类建筑风格的独特魅力。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1260

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368 AU - Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (1986)

Brief Description

"This site, comprising several protected areas, is situated predominantly along the Great Escarpment on Australia’s east coast. The outstanding geological features displayed around shield volcanic craters and the high number of rare and threatened rainforest species are of international significance for science and conservation."

澳大利亚冈瓦纳雨林

"此处遗产由若干保护区组成,雄踞在澳大利亚东海岸的大陡坡附近。盾状火山口群的地质特点和大量珍稀濒危雨林物种使得该保护区在国际上具有很高的科学价值和保护价值。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/368

Courtesy of Carole from Australia
368-001 Border Ranges National Park

Courtesy of Crankypants from postcrossing
368-020 Mount Barney National Park

Friday, 4 March 2011

1193 JP - Shiretoko (2005)

Brief Description

"Shiretoko Peninsula is located in the north-east of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. The site includes the land from the central part of the peninsula to its tip (Shiretoko Cape) and the surrounding marine area. It provides an outstanding example of the interaction of marine and terrestrial ecosystems as well as extraordinary ecosystem productivity, largely influenced by the formation of seasonal sea ice at the lowest latitude in the northern hemisphere. It has particular importance for a number of marine and terrestrial species, some of them endangered and endemic, such as Blackiston’s fish owl and the Viola kitamiana plant. The site is globally important for threatened seabirds and migratory birds, a number of salmonid species, and for marine mammals including Steller’s sea lion and some cetacean species."

知床半岛

"知床半岛位于日本最北部的岛屿北海道的东北部,包括半岛中部到其顶端(知床岬)的陆地部分和周围海域。它是北半球低纬度地 区受季节性海冰形成极大影响的海洋和陆地生态系统以及生态系统生产力相互作用的突出典范。对许多海洋性和陆地物种具有特别的重要意义,这些物种中,有些是 濒危和地方性的,例如毛腿渔鸮和知床堇植物。对于受到威胁的海鸟、候鸟、大量鲑类物种及包括北海狮和某些鲸类在内的海洋哺乳动物而言,知床半岛在全球具有 重要意义。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1193

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