Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Map of South Australia


thank you steve!
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South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. Its population is the most highly centralised of any state in Australia, with more than 75 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide.

Some items on this card you see the postcards here:
Kangaroo Island
Adelaide – Alice Springs – Darwin by train
The outback
River Murray
Paddle steamer

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Part of a series of five self-adhesive stamps about Dragonflies (issue August 2017).


Thank you very much Steve!



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Chitwan National Park | Nepal


Unesco whs Nepal
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The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Nepal are most likely to be the mystical Himalayan mountains that stretch across its northern border, or the hectic capital Kathmandu where there is never a dull moment. You may be surprised to know that the dense jungle south of Kathmandu attracts thousands of visitors to Nepal every year.

Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hanseatic city of Stralsund | Germany


Unesco world heritage Germany

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Stralsund is a Hanseatic town in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The Hanseatic League was an alliance of trading guilds that established and maintained a trade monopoly along the coast of Northern Europe, from the Baltic to the North Sea, during the Late Middle Ages and Early modern period (circa thirteenth–seventeenth centuries).

Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Both towns were major trading centres of the Hanseatic League in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Peschiera del Garda | Italy


Unesco world heritage Italy
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The Fortified city of Peschiera del Garda is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site "Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar".

This property consists of 6 components of defence works in Italy, Croatia and Montenegro, spanning more than 1,000 km between the Lombard region of Italy and the eastern Adriatic Coast.

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Europa stamp 2017. This year's theme is castles.
Thank you so much Dustin!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mahabodhi Temple | India



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This temple is one of the holiest sites of Buddhism, marking the spot of the Buddha 's enlightenment (bodhi).

The 4.8-hectare temple complex also includes ancient shrines and modern structures built by Buddhist devotees. Pilgrims from all over the globe come to visit this spiritual place.

The Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya is a Unesco World Heritage site.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lagon Sud | New Caledonia



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New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean.

Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems is a UNESCO world heritage site. This serial site comprises six marine clusters that represent the main diversity of coral reefs and associated ecosystems in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago of New Caledonia.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

USA - North Korea Tensions | GUAM





Fresh tensions between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have raised fears of a devastating nuclear war between the US and North Korea.

The US military this morning released pictures of supersonic B-1B bombers flying from Guam after North Korea threatened to strike an American airbase on the remote Pacific island.


Two US Air Force B-1B jets took part in 10-hour mission over the Korean peninsula just hours before Kim Jong-un revealed his plans.


On Monday, Trump warned any threat to America would be met with "fire and fury".


(source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/north-korea-us-war-live-10955418)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Together we stand, divided we fall | North Korea


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Single-hearted unity is the mainstay of Juche-oriented revolution and almighty weapon!

This is the text on the back of the card, most likely a translation of the text in Korean. But what does it mean? Juche? The North Korean calendar or Juche calendar, named after the Juche ideology, is the system of year numbering used in North Korea.

Juche means something like self-reliance or self-dependence. Juche is the official state ideology of North Korea, described by the government as Kim Il-sung's "original, brilliant and revolutionary contribution to national and international thought". It says that an individual is "the master of his destiny", that the North Korean masses are to act as the "masters of the revolution and construction", and that by becoming a self-reliant and strong nation one can achieve true socialism.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park | Spain


Unesco world heritage Spain
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Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is situated in the Pyrenees of Huesca province, Aragon, Spain. The park is included in the UNESCO World Heritage site 'Pyrénées – Mont Perdu', located on the border between France and Spain.

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The stamp on the right is a matching stamp! Issued in 2002 as part of a set of three stamps about World Heritage in Hungary.

Old Village of Hollókő | Hungary


Unesco World Heritage Hungary
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Hollokö is an outstanding example of a deliberately preserved traditional settlement. This village, which developed mainly during the 17th and 18th centuries, is a living example of rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century. (source: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/401)

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The stamp on the right is a matching stamp! Issued in 2002 as part of a set of three stamps about World Heritage in Hungary.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Vientiane, capital of Laos


capital of LAOS

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Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, located on the banks of the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. The city has about 80,000 inhabitants.

Patuxai, meaning Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph, is a war memorial monument in the centre of Vientiane. The arch was built in 1957 and is one of the prominent landmarks in the city.

thx SL!

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Hall of Giants | USA


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Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a Unesco World Heritage site. This karst landscape in the state of New Mexico comprises over 80 recognized caves. They are outstanding not only for their size but also for the profusion, diversity and beauty of their mineral formations.

The Hall of the Giants, or Big Room, is the largest chamber in Carlsbad Caverns with a floor space of 357,469 square feet. In this hall you find the 62 foot high Giant Dome and the Twin Domes.

Plantin-Moretus Museum | Belgium


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The Plantin-Moretus Museum is a printing plant and publishing house dating from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Situated in Antwerp it is associated with the history of the invention and spread of typography. The museum is named after Christophe Plantin (1520–1589), the greatest printer-publisher of the second half of the 16th century.

The museum is a UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed under the name Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex.

Thank you Gerda!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Holländisches Viertel in Potsdam | Germany


Holländisches Viertel in Potsdam
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The Dutch Quarter (Holländisches Viertel in German language) is a neighborhood in Potsdam, consisting of 169 red Dutch brick buildings. It was built in the period from 1734 to 1742 for Dutch craftsmen who were invited to come to Potsdam by King Frederick Wilhelm.


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