Friday, 28 September 2012

1389 CN - Site of Xanadu (2012)

Brief Description

"North of the Great Wall, the Site of Xanadu encompasses the remains of Kublai Khan’s legendary capital city, designed by the Mongol ruler’s Chinese advisor Liu Bingzhdong in 1256. Over a surface area of 25,000 ha, the site was a unique attempt to assimilate the nomadic Mongolian and Han Chinese cultures. From this base, Kublai Khan established the Yuan dynasty that ruled China over a century, extending its boundaries across Asia. The religious debate that took place here resulted in the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism over north-east Asia, a cultural and religious tradition still practised in many areas today. The site was planned according to traditional Chinese feng shui in relation to the nearby mountains and river. It features the remains of the city, including temples, palaces, tombs, nomadic encampments and the Tiefan’gang Canal, along with other waterworks."

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1389




CN1389 Site of Xanadu available for swap

CN1389 Site of Xanadu (0 available)

front side. the size (15x7cm) is smaller than normal
reverse side with commemorative cancellation from place of origin

12/11/12 1 postcard on its way to SLLiew (received) in exchange for a unesco card from Lao (Completed)
14/11/12 1 postcard on its way to sternchen84 (received) in exchange for Joya de Cerén (El Salvador) (Completed)
27/11/12 1 postcard on its way to famalubel (received) in exchange for Pyrénées - Mont Perdu (Completed)
27/11/12 1 postcard on its way to elbe (received) in exchange for Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih) (Completed)
18/12/12 1 postcard on its way to Gosia (received) in exchange for Mystras (Completed)

CN1305 Dengfeng available for swap

CN1305-01 Dengfeng Shaolin temple (0 available)14/02/2011 1 postcard on its way to seetas (received) in exchange for IN945 - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Completed)

CN1305-02 Shaolin temple pagoda (0 available)
19/07/12 1 card on its way to shinta (received) in exchange for Indonesia tentative Derawan (Completed)
10/09/12 1 postcard on its way to Diaboluke (received) in exchange for Stavros Ayiasmati (Completed)

CN1305-04 Songyue temple pagoda (0 available) postage prepaid only send written and stamped from China10/11/2011 1 postcard on its way to MerJade (received) in exchange for SE762 Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå (Completed)

CN1305-C01 Zhongyue Temple (1 available)

CN1305-C04 Songyue temple pagoda (1 available)
17/12/12 1 postcard on its way to Diaboluke (received) in exchange for Ravenna - Mausoleum of Theodoric (Completed)

CN1305-C05-1 Dengfeng Shaolin temple (0 available)
04/10/13 1 postcard on its way to migalka in exchange for Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians (received)

CN1305-C05-2 Shaolin temple pagoda (0 available)
28/08/13 1 postcard on its way to Rafabram in exchange for Serra da Capivara National Park (received)

CN1305-C05-3 Shaolin Chuzu Temple (1 available)

CN1305-C07 Songyang Academy of Classical Learning (1 available)
17/12/12 1 postcard on its way to Diaboluke (received) in exchange for Palazzina di Stupinigi (Completed)

CN1305-C08 The Dengfeng Observatory (1 available)
17/12/12 1 postcard on its way to Diaboluke (received) in exchange for Paestum (Completed)

CN1305-B01 Dengfeng Shaolin monastery (0 available)
17/11/2011 1 postcard on its way to famalubel (received) in exchange for ES988 - Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí (Completed)

CN1305-B02 Dengfeng Shaolin monastery (0 available)
29/02/12 1 card on its way to red_dianthus (received) in exchange for Petrified forest (Completed)

CN1305-B03 Dengfeng Shaolin monastery (0 available)

08/07/12 1 postcard on its way to rita_simões in exchange for Sri Lanka Kandy (received)

CN1305-B04 Dengfeng Shaolin monastery (0 available)
23/08/11 1 postcard on its way to anjaaustel (received) in exchange for DE931 - Schloss Eggenberg (Completed)

CN1305-B05 Dengfeng Shaolin monastery (1 available)


CN1305-01MC Dengfeng Shaolin temple (1 available) only swap for another MC or 2 normal cards
17/06/11 1 postcard on its way to Childish (received) in exchange for GR780 - Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina) (Completed)
12/03/2012 1 postcard on its way to elbe (Completed)

CN1305-02MC Dengfeng Shaolin temple (1 available) only swap for another MC or 2 normal cards

CN1305-03MC Dengfeng Shaolin temple (1 available) only swap for another MC or 2 normal cards

CN1305-04MC Dengfeng Shaolin temple (1 available) only swap for another MC or 2 normal cards
30/07/12 1 card on its way to Vesna74 (received) in exchange for Idria old town (Completed)

CN1305-05MC Dengfeng Shaolin temple (0 available)
07/02/11 1 card on its way to vykortsfantast (received) in exchange for Reunion (Completed)

Thursday, 27 September 2012

95 HR - Old City of Dubrovnik (1979)

Brief Description

"The 'Pearl of the Adriatic', situated on the Dalmatian coast, became an important Mediterranean sea power from the 13th century onwards. Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Damaged again in the 1990s by armed conflict, it is now the focus of a major restoration programme co-ordinated by UNESCO."
杜布罗夫尼克古城

"这座古城位于达尔马提亚海岸(Dalmatian coast),有“亚得里亚海明珠”之称,从13世纪开始就成为地中海的一支重要海上力量。虽然在1667年的地震中遭到严重损坏,杜布罗夫尼克仍保留了 其美丽的哥特式、文艺复兴式和巴洛克式的教堂、修道院、宫殿和喷泉。20世纪90年代古城又在武装冲突中遭到损毁。现在联合国教科文组织以其为重点协调组 织了一项重大修复计划,对其进行修复。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/95

Courtesy of Ivana-Croatia from RR539


Courtesy of MsMoney from postcrossing forum

US5245 - Mount Vernon (2008)

Courtesy of MissDaisy66 from postcrossing forum

CN1627 - Yandang Mountain (2001)






201 LK - Ancient City of Polonnaruwa (1982)

Brief Description

"Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century."

波隆纳鲁沃古城

"公元933年,继阿努拉达普拉被毁灭后,波隆纳鲁沃城成为斯里兰卡的首府所在地。在波隆纳鲁沃古城里,不仅有考拉斯时期的婆罗门教遗址,还能看到帕拉克拉马一世于12世纪时修建的神话般花园城市的遗迹。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/201
Courtesy of rita_simões from Portugal


450 LK - Sacred City of Kandy (1988)

Brief Description

"This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Dinahala culture to flourish for more than 2,500 years until the occupation of Sri Lanka by the British in 1815. It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), which is a famous pilgrimage site."

康提圣城

"康提古城是一个闻名遐迩的佛教圣地,这里曾是孕育了长达2500多年文化的辛哈拉王朝末期时的首府,1815年时,由于英国人的入侵,辛哈拉王朝灭亡。康提古城的佛牙寺里收存着佛祖的圣牙,是著名的佛教朝圣圣地。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/450
Courtesy of rita_simões from Portugal

1433 PS - Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem (2012)

Brief Description

"The inscribed property is situated 10 km south of Jerusalem on the site identified by Christian tradition as the birthplace of Jesus since the 2nd century. A church was first completed there in ad 339 and the edifice that replaced it after a fire in the 6th century retains elaborate floor mosaics from the original building. The site also includes Latin, Greek Orthodox, Franciscan and Armenian convents and churches, as well as bell towers, terraced gardens and a pilgrimage route."

耶稣诞生地:伯利恒主诞堂和朝圣线路

"这一入选遗产位于耶路撒冷以南10公里,自从公元二世纪以来,就被基督教传统认定为耶稣的诞生地。公元339年,在此建成第一座教 堂,公元6世纪的火灾后,在此基础上重建的教堂保留了原有建筑精美的马赛克地板。这一遗产地还包括拉丁、希腊东正教、方济会和亚美尼亚修道院和教堂,以及 钟楼、露台花园和一条朝圣路线。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1433

Courtesy of Luca from Italy

Sunday, 23 September 2012

CN5350 - Extension Project of Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu: Temple of Confucius at Nishan Mountain, Temple and Cemetery of Mencius and the Meng Family Mansion, Temple of Yanhui and Temple of Zeng Zi (2008)

01 Temple of Confucius at Nishan Mountain
02 Temple and Cemetery of Mencius
03 Meng Family Mansion
04 Temple of Yanhui
05 Temple of Zeng Zi

02 Temple and Cemetery of Mencius




03 Meng Family Mansion



1181 FR - Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret (2005)

Brief Description

"The city of Le Havre, on the English Channel in Normandy, was severely bombed during the Second World War. The destroyed area was rebuilt according to the plan of a team headed by Auguste Perret, from 1945 to 1964. The site forms the administrative, commercial and cultural centre of Le Havre. Le Havre is exceptional among many reconstructed cities for its unity and integrity. It combines a reflection of the earlier pattern of the town and its extant historic structures with the new ideas of town planning and construction technology. It is an outstanding post-war example of urban planning and architecture based on the unity of methodology and the use of prefabrication, the systematic utilization of a modular grid, and the innovative exploitation of the potential of concrete."

勒阿弗尔,奥古斯特•佩雷重建之城

"勒阿弗尔市位于英吉利海峡的诺曼底,在第二次世界大战期间遭到了惨烈轰炸。从1945年至1964年,根据奥古斯特·佩雷 (Auguste Perret)领导的团队的规划,对炸毁区域进行了重建。这里现在是勒阿弗尔的行政、商业和文化中心。在许多重建城市之中,勒阿弗尔以其协调和完整而独具 一格。它融合了早期城市布局的设想和未毁的历史建筑,同时融入了城市规划和建筑技术的新观念。勒阿弗尔是战后城市规划和建筑的杰出典范,其建筑的基础在于 统一协调的方法,预制构件的使用,模块网络的系统利用,以及对混凝土潜能的创新开发利用。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1181

Courtesy of mirabelle from France