Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge | Bosnia Herzegovina

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The Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge is a historic bridge in Višegrad, over the Drina River in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bridge was built at the end of the 16th century by the court architect Mimar Koca Sinan, one of the most celebrated builders of the Ottoman Empire.

Look at the odd shape of the stamp on the right. Never seen a stamp shaped like this.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Old Rauma | Finland

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Rauma is a town on the west coast of Finland, known for the old wooden architecture of its centre, which is a Unesco world heritage site.

Part of a set of 4 postcrossing stamps (2013).

Monday, March 20, 2017

Qutab Minar Tower | India

Qutab Minar is a 73 meters-high tower of victory, built in the early 13th century by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India.

The tower is part of UNESCO World Heritage site incribed under the name Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sopoćani monastery | Serbia

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The medieval Serbian monastery of Sopoćani was built around 1260. The monastery is part of UNESCO World Heritage site Stari Ras and Sopoćani.

Included in this property are Stari Ras (the remains of the first capital of Serbia), Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery and the Holy Apostles St Peter and St Paul Church (St Peter’s Church).

Sanctuary of Oropa | Italy

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The Sanctuary of Oropa is a group of Roman Catholic buildings and structures in the municipality of Biella, Italy. It is located at a height of 1,159 metres in a small valley of the Alpi Biellesi.

The sanctuary is part of UNESCO World Heritage site Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy. This property consist of a series of nine separate complexes located in the mountains of Northern Italy (Varallo, Crea, Orta, Varese, Oropa, Ossuccio, Ghiffa, Domodossola, and Valperga). These complexes are groups of chapels and other architectural features created in the late 16th and 17th centuries and dedicated to different aspects of the Christian faith.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tokaj Wine Region | Hungary

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The Tokaj Wine Region is a historical wine region located in northeastern Hungary and southeastern Slovakia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2002.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The smallest post office in the USA

Smallest post office USA
The post office at Ochopee, Florida, is the smallest in the USA. The building, once a tool shed, was converted into the post office after a fire in 1953 destroyed the original Ochopee Post Office.

Matching special postmark!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Taos Pueblo | USA

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Pueblos are modern and old communities of Native Americans in the Southwestern United States. The first Spanish explorers of the Southwest used this term to describe the communities housed in apartment structures built of stone, adobe mud, and other local material. These structures were usually multi-storied buildings surrounding an open plaza.

Taos Pueblo in New Mexico is a centuries old Pueblo Indian settlement, dating back to the 13th century. Taos Pueblo is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tequila | Mexico

Tequila is a town is Mexico, about 25 miles from Guadalajara. The famous liquor, named after this place, is made from the blue agave plant, native to this area. The small pictures show a traditional factory.

Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lutherstadt Wittenberg | Germany

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Lutherstadt Wittenberg is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Four buildings in Wittenberg are designated as a UNESCO world Heritage site: Castle Church, the Luther House, St. Mary's Church, and the Melanchthon House.

One of the oldest buildings in Wittenberg is the Church of St. Mary's. Here Martin Luther preached.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Archaeological site of Tiya | Ethiopia

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Just outside the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, the archeologically wondrous Tiya Stelae can be found, mysterious carved stones whose purpose is still unclear.

Tiya is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Lutherstadt Eisleben part two | Germany

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In my previous post I showed a card of Lutherstadt Eisleben. Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The houses in Eisleben where Luther was born (1483) and died (1546) are included in this Unesco site.

As this card is showing both Martin Luther's Geburtshaus and his Sterbehause (birth house and death house), it is definitely UNESCO. Actually I received this second Luther card by surprise, only a few days after the first.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lutherstadt Eisleben | Germany

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Lutherstadt Eisleben is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Martin Luther was born in this city in 1483. Martin Luther was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and an important figure in the Protestant Reformation.

Luther rejected several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly disputed his understanding of the Catholic view on indulgences, that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. In the end it resulted in his excommunication by the Pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the Emperor.

Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

But... as Dustin pointed out in the comments, only the houses in Eisleben where Luther was born (1483) and died (1546) are included in this Unesco site. So in the end this postcard can't be marked as Unesco.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The old town of Bardejov | Slovakia

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Bardejov is a small but exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a fortified medieval town, located in eastern Slovakia.

Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


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