The Margravial Opera House, built between 1745 and
1750 is an opera house in Bayreuth, Germany. As you can see A masterpiece of
Baroque theatre architecture. The theatre is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Shirakawa-go region in Japan is famous for the
traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years
old. The design is exceptionally strong to withstand the weight of the region's
heavy snowfalls in winter.
The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama is
a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Postcard The Vall de Boí is a narrow and steep-sided valley in
the province of Lleida, Spain. Sant Climent de Taüll is a Roman
Catholic church, one of the nine Early Romanesque churches located in the
Telč is a town in the Czech Republic. The
historic centre of the town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The origins of the
town dates back to the 12th century.
The text on the stamp reads “ Europa Cup 2011”. It
appears to be the European Florists Championship held in Czech Republic. In April
2016, the European Florist Championship will take place in Genoa (Italy).
New Guinea is the world's second-largest
island, after Greenland. Papua New Guinea (PNG) occupies the eastern part the
island. The other half belongs to Indonesia. PNG is an archipelago of about 600
islands and 7 million inhabitants.
PNG has been an independent country since 1975 and is
one of the 53 members of the Commonwealth. So the head of state is Queen
Elizabeth II. She is represented by a Governor-General.
2015 XV Pacific Games - Port Moresby PNG
Konedobu is a suburb of Port Moresby, the
capital of Papua New Guinea.
Postcard Officially known as the Cathedral of St. Mary and St.
Stephen, the cathedral in Speyer is the town's most prominent landmark. Almost
1000 years old, it is one of the most important Romanesque monuments from the
time of the Holy Roman Empire.
The cathedral was the burial place of the German
emperors for almost 300 years.
Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco
Bay, 1.5 miles offshore from San Francisco. From 1934 until 1963, Alcatraz
was America's premier maximum-security prison and housed some of the country’s most
difficult and dangerous felons.
No inmate ever successfully escaped The Rock, as the
prison was nicknamed, although more than a dozen known attempts were made over
Coober Pedy is an opal mining town in South Australia,
located in an extremely inhospitable environment.
The town’s name is an anglicized version of Aboriginal
words "kupa piti", meaning something like "white man in a
hole". Half the population lives in underground dugouts to escape high
temperatures in summer.
A stamp to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II – the
longest-reigning British monarch. Part of a set of five
Australia produces around 95% of the world's opal for
use in the jewellery industry. There are lots of opal mining towns in Australia
but only one is well known throughout the world: Coober Pedy.
The opal mining fields of Coober Pedy lie in the
outback of South Australia, 750 km north of Adelaide. Many of the locals in
Coober Pedy prefer to live underground in dugouts where it is cool in summer
and warm in winter.
In 1995 Australia issued two stamps with opal holograms.
When the stamp is held up to the light the hologram comes to life just like an
opal and the color rolls and changes when you move the stamp.
Coober Pedy, an opal mining town in South Australia,
is located in an extremely inhospitable environment. Desert temperatures in the
summer but it can get quite chilly in the winter. So what to do? Go
The sandstone in Coober Pedy is perfectly suited for
underground homes. It is easy to dig through, like all sandstone, but it is
very strong and stable.
Need another shelf? Dig a hole in the wall. Shelf not
big enough for the new stereo? Dig a bit deeper. A walk in robe? Dig a big
hole. Another bed room? Not a problem! And always the off chance of finding
A stamp to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II – the
longest-reigning British monarch. Princess Elizabeth, at the age of 25, acceded
to the throne on 6 February 1952. The coronation of the new Queen took place
more than a year later, on 2 June 1953, at which she was formally crowned Queen
of the United Kingdom.
Mogao Grottoes (莫高窟) are located
in the North-Western Province of Gansu, near the city of Dunhuang, China. This
city was a major stop on the ancient Silk Road, a network of overland
trade routes that linked China with the Mediterranean.
The site includes hundreds of grottoes excavated in
the local soft rocks. The constructions started in the 4th century
and for over 10 centuries more and more caves have been added by the Buddhist monks.
Xiyu or ‘Fisherman Island’ is one of the Pescadores
Islands, an archipelago of 64 islands and islets in the Taiwan
Strait between China and Taiwan. The island is one of the
main islands and has a population of about 8,500.
The cannons are part of the Xiyu Western Fort, located
on this island. The fort is one of 10, built to protect Taiwan from the
harassment and attacks of pirates and bandits.