Saturday, 28 May 2011

452 IN - Sundarbans National Park (1987)

Brief Description

"The Sundarbans covers 10,000 km2 of land and water (more than half of it in India, the rest in Bangladesh) in the Ganges delta. It contains the world's largest area of mangrove forests. A number of rare or endangered species live in the park, including tigers, aquatic mammals, birds and reptiles."

孙德尔本斯国家公园

"孙德尔本斯位于恒河三角洲,占据10 000平方公里的陆地和水域(其中一半以上地区在印度,其余部分在孟加拉国)。这里有世界上最大的红树林区。公园内生活着许多稀有或濒危动物,其中包括老虎、水生哺乳动物、鸟类和爬行动物。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/452

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Monday, 23 May 2011

841 CU - San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba (1997)

Brief Description

"Commercial and political rivalries in the Caribbean region in the 17th century resulted in the construction of this massive series of fortifications on a rocky promontory, built to protect the important port of Santiago. This intricate complex of forts, magazines, bastions and batteries is the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture, based on Italian and Renaissance design principles."

古巴圣地亚哥的圣佩德罗德拉罗卡堡

"17世纪,加勒比海地区商业和政治竞争促使人们在坚如岩石的海岬上修建了这一规模庞大的防御工事,用以保护重要港口圣地亚哥。 这一复杂的建筑群是根据意大利文艺复兴原理设计的,包括有堡垒、军火库、棱堡和炮台,是西班牙裔美洲人的军事建筑中保存最完整、最好的一个。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/841

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904 RO - Wooden Churches of Maramureş (1999)

Brief Description

"These eight churches are outstanding examples of a range of architectural solutions from different periods and areas. They show the variety of designs and craftsmanship adopted in these narrow, high, timber constructions with their characteristic tall, slim clock towers at the western end of the building, either single- or double-roofed and covered by shingles. As such, they are a particular vernacular expression of the cultural landscape of this mountainous area of northern Romania."

马拉暮莱斯的木结构教堂

"马拉暮莱斯的木结构教堂,展示了不同时期、不同地区的8个教堂建筑物的不同方面。它的设计灵活,具有多变性,工艺绝伦,极具个性。教堂西端有高耸的钟塔,单层和双层的屋顶铺盖着鹅卵石。马拉暮莱斯的木结构教堂是罗马尼亚北部地区重要的文化景观。"

904-001 Church of the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, Bârsana
904-002 Church of Saint Nicholas, Budesti
904-003 Church of the Holy Paraskeva, Desesti
904-004 Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, Ieud
904-005 Church of the Holy Archangels, Plopis, Sisesti
904-006 Church of the Holy Parasceve, Poienile Izei
904-007 Church of the Holy Archangels, Rogoz, Târgu-Lapus
904-008 Church of the Holy Archangels, Surdesti, Sisesti

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/904

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904-001 Church of the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, Bârsana

1240 HR - Stari Grad Plain (2008)

Brief Description

"Stari Grad Plain on the Adriatic island of Hvar is a cultural landscape that has remained practically intact since it was first colonized by Ionian Greeks from Paros in the 4th century BC. The original agricultural activity of this fertile plain, mainly centring on grapes and olives, has been maintained since Greek times to the present. The site is also a natural reserve. The landscape features ancient stone walls and trims, or small stone shelters, and bears testimony to the ancient geometrical system of land division used by the ancient Greeks, the chora which has remained virtually intact over 24 centuries."

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1240

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701 VE - Canaima National Park (1994)

Brief Description

"Canaima National Park is spread over 3 million ha in south-eastern Venezuela along the border between Guyana and Brazil. Roughly 65% of the park is covered by table mountain (tepui) formations. The tepuis constitute a unique biogeological entity and are of great geological interest. The sheer cliffs and waterfalls, including the world's highest (1,000 m), form a spectacular landscape."
卡奈依马国家公园

"卡奈依马国家公园占地面积达300万公顷,绵延于圭亚那和巴西边界线之间的委内瑞拉东南部。公园约65%的土地由石板山覆盖,这些生物地质学的实体构成的石板山极具地质学价值。陡峭的悬崖和高达一千米的世界上最高的瀑布,构成了卡奈依马国家公园的独特景观。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/701
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365 ZW - Khami Ruins National Monument (1986)

Brief Description

"Khami, which developed after the capital of Great Zimbabwe had been abandoned in the mid-16th century, is of great archaeological interest. The discovery of objects from Europe and China shows that Khami was a major centre for trade over a long period of time."

卡米国家遗址纪念地

"卡米曾经是大津巴布韦的首都,并一度得到繁荣发展;在16世纪中叶被遗弃。而今卡米一跃成为重要的考古胜地。从来自欧洲以及中国的发掘物中可以推断,卡米拥有悠久的贸易史。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/365

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Sunday, 1 May 2011

CH269 St John at Müstair available for swap

CH269-01 St John at Müstair (0 available)08/06/11 1 postcard on its way to sternchen84 (received) in exchange for AR1116 - Quebrada de Humahuaca (Completed)

CN5346 Hani Terraces available for swap

CN5346-01 Hani Terraces (0 available)05/05/11 1 postcard on its way to sylwiail (received) in exchange for MX1250 Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Lost in post)

CN1634 Dali available for swap

CN1634-01 Dali (0 available)05/05/11 1 postcard on its way to sylwiail (received) in exchange for CZ1560 - The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (lost in post)

CN1634-02 Dali (1 available)
CN1634-03 Dali (0 available)28/12/11 1 postcard on its way to Childish (received) in exchange for Sebia- DevilsTown (Completed)

CN1634-04 Dali (0 available)05/05/11 1 postcard on its way to sylwiail (received) in exchange for CZ1563 - The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (lost in post)
30/12/11 1 postcard on its way to elbe (received) in exchange for unesco card (Completed)

CN1634 - Dali Chanshan Mountain and Erhai Lake Scenic Spot (2001)














RU1168 Cathedral of Christ the Saviour available for swap

RU1168-01 Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (1 available)

CN5349 Wangkou village available for swap

CN5349-01 Wangkou village (0 available)05/05/11 1 postcard on its way to sylwiail (received) in exchange for ES803 - Las Médulas (Lost in post)

CN5349 - Extension Project of Ancient Villages in South Anhui Province: Tangyue, Likeng and Wangkou village (2008)

Likeng village 理坑
Likeng village 理坑
Wangkou village 汪口

ID2004 - Banda Islands (2005)

Courtesy of shinta from postcrossing forum

ID2002 - Bunaken National Park (2005)

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MD5238 - The Cultural Landscape Orheiul Vechi (2007)

Courtesy of violeta13 from postcrossing forum

Courtesy of violeta13 from postcrossing forum

484 TR - Xanthos-Letoon (1988)

Brief Description

"This site, which was the capital of Lycia, illustrates the blending of Lycian traditions and Hellenic influence, especially in its funerary art. The epigraphic inscriptions are crucial for our understanding of the history of the Lycian people and their Indo-European language."

桑索斯和莱顿

"该遗址位于利西亚首府,反映了利西亚传统与希腊影响的交融,尤其体现在葬殡艺术上。碑文成为研究印欧语言和利西亚人历史的重要资料。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/484

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