Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Slovak Karst National Park | Slovakia

Domica Cave is the most known and longest cave of the Slovak Karst National Park. As a special experience the Domica cave offers to its visitors an attractive boat trip on its underground river.

Domica is part of Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst are outstanding for the large number of complex, diverse and relatively intact caves concentrated into a relatively small area. The 700 caves are located at the north-eastern border of Hungary and the south-eastern border of Slovakia.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mariehamn, capital of Aland

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty.

With a population of about 12,000, 40% of the population of Åland lives in this city.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Elephants in Kenya

With a spectacular backdrop of the snowy peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park is just under 400 km² in size. The second most popular game viewing destination in Kenya, after the Masai Mara.

The Park is most famous for its elephant population, where herds of up to 100 can be found drinking at one of the swampy springs.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Map of the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.

The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II and is represented by a Lieutenant Governor. Defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom. 

Whenever you planning a visit to this island, just take a look at this map and find the best sights. 

Thank you James!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Stonehenge | United Kingdom

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone about 4 m high, 2m wide and weighing around 25 tons.  One of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom.

Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Historic Hotels - Adelaide | Australia

Adelaide is known globally as the city of churches but the history books show the South Australian capital is just as much a city of grand old pubs.

From corner to corner, the city streets are dotted with some of the oldest and best-known pubs and hotels in Adelaide. The card shows some of these historic hotels: Newmarket Hotel (est.1847), The Stag (1849), The Botanic (1876) and The Austral.

Three of Australia's nineteen finch species are featured on the second of Australia Post's Finches of Australia series.

Thx a million Steve!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Takayama Matsuri | Japan

The Takayama Festivals (Takayama Matsuri) are held every spring and fall in Takayama, Japan. These festivals are famous for the large ornate floats, or yatai, which roam around the city at night. The floats date back to the 17th century, and are decorated with intricate carvings of gilded wood and detailed metal-work.

Takayama is one of the 33 Float Festivals added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

International Letter Writing week.

thx Gian Luca!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Aquileia Basilica | Italy

Aquileia is an ancient Roman city in Italy. Once it was one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Early Roman Empire. Destroyed by Attila in the mid-5th century. Most of it still lies unexcavated beneath the fields.

Among the jewels of this city is the Patriarchal Basilica, built c. 1000, and brilliant with its magnificent 4th-Century mosaics.

Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Flags of the World | Greece

The flag of Greece in its present form was adopted in 1822. The flag originated during the uprising against the Turks in 1821, when a blue flag with a white cross was raised in order to oppose the Ottoman crescent. The cross symbolizes the Greek Orthodox Church. The blue stands for the sky and the sea and white for clouds and waves, symbolizing perpetual progress

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Voroneț Monastery | Romania

The Voroneț Monastery is a medieval monastery in the Romanian village of Voronet.

Together with seven other churches they comprise UNESCO World Heritage site Churches of Moldavia.

- Church of the Beheading of St John the Baptist of Arbore
- Church of the Assumption of the Virgin of the former Monastery of Humor
- Church of the Annunciation of the Monastery of Moldovita
- Church of the Holy Rood of Patrauti
- Church of St Nicholas and the Catholicon of the Monastery of Probota
- Church of St George of Suceava
- Church of St George of the former Voronet Monastery
- Church of the Resurrection of Suceviţa Monastery

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Miguasha National Park | Canada

Miguasha National Park is considered to be the world's greatest palaeontological record of fossils from the Devonian Period, known as the 'Age of Fishes'. Five of the six main fossil fish groups from this period (dating from 370 million years ago) can be found here.

Miguasha National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Colosseum | Italy

The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome. It is the largest amphitheatre ever built. The Colosseum is within the boundairies of UNESCO World Heritage site Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura.

The property includes
- monuments of antiquity (like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the complex of the Roman and the Imperial Forums),
- fortifications built over the centuries (like the city walls and Castel Sant’Angelo),
- urban developments from the Renaissance and Baroque periods up to modern times (like Piazza Navona and the “Trident” marked out by Sixtus V (1585-1590) including Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna),
- civil and religious buildings, with sumptuous pictorial, mosaic and sculptural decorations (like the Capitoline Hill and the Farnese and Quirinale Palaces, the Ara Pacis,
- the Major Basilicas of Saint John Lateran, Saint Mary Major and Saint Paul’s Outside the Walls), all created by some of the most renowned artists of all time.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Fenghuang Ancient City | China

Fenghuang is a small county town renowned for its natural beauty, rich history, colorful ethnic customs, and photogenic night scenery. 'Fenghuang' is Chinese for 'Phoenix', the mythical bird of good omen and longevity that is consumed by fire to be re-born again from the flames.

Fenghuang was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2008.

Rømø Island | Denmark

Rømø is the southernmost of Denmark's Wadden Sea Islands. The island has about 650 inhabitants.

Rømø is located about 3 km from the neighbouring German island of Sylt, to which it is connected by ferry. From 1864 until 1920, Rømø belonged to Germany.


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