Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
FI - 143942.
Helsinki is Finland's administrative center and the center of Finnish cultural life and business activity. There is a large and varied collection of museums, galleries, and performance spaces in the city." - in wikipedia
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
The Prince's Palace.
Monaco is the world's most densely populated country and second-smallest independent nation." - in wikipedia.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Den Bosch is te capital of the North-Brabant province, located in the south of the country, 80 km's from Amsterdam. It was the birthplace and home of Hieronymus Bosch one of the greatest dutch painters.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
This card shows the Old Town Square.
Since 1992, the historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of Worl Heritage Sites.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
"Loire Valley is known as the Garden of France and the Cradle of the French Language. It is also noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage, in its historic towns and specially for its world-famous castles, such as the Châteaux d'Amboise, Château de Villandry and Chenonceau.
The landscape of the Loire Valley, and more particularly its many cultural monuments, illustrate to an exceptional degree the ideals of the Renaissance and the Age of the Enlightenment on western European thought and design. The Loire Valley is an outstanding cultural landscape of great beauty, containing historic towns and villages, great architectural monuments, its many châteaux, and fine wines. In 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River valley, between Maine and Sully-sur-Loire, to its prestigious list of World Heritage Sites."
"The royal Château de Chambord at Chambord, built between 1519 ‑ 1547, is one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world because of its very distinct French Renaissance architecture that blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Italian structures. It is the largest castle in the Loire Valley, but was built to serve only as a hunting lodge for King François I, who maintained his royal residences at Château de Blois and at Château d'Amboise." - in wikipedia.
"This famous Renaissance castle built on an island in the Loire tributary Indre. Azay-Le-Rideau was built by Gilles Berthelot (Treasurer of François I) between 1518 and 1527. Suspected of embezzlement by King François I, Gilles Berthelot was forced to flee from Azay-Le-Rideau, leaving the castle uncompleted behind him forever. He died a few years later whereas he was still in exile." - in http://perso.orange.fr/chateauxdelaloire/azaye.htm
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
This is a Buda Castle card sent by Edina "Apoletta". "Buda Castle is the historical castle of the Hungarian kings in Budapest. In the past, it was also called Royal Palace and Royal Castle.
Buda Castle was built on the southern tip of Castle Hill, next to the old Castle District, which is famous about its medieval, Baroque and 19th century houses and public buildings. It is linked to Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge by the Castle Hill Funicular.
Buda Castle is part of the Budapest World Heritage Site, declared in 1987." - in wikipedia.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Saint Basil's is located at the southeast end of Red Square, just across from the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin. Not particularly large, it consists of nine chapels built on a single foundation." - in wikipedia.
card sent by "MZebra."
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
This first one was sent by "maestla" from Spain and the second one from "lindus" from Romania.
La Lonja de la Seda de Valência - "Built between 1482 and 1533, this group of buildings was originally used for trading in silk (hence its name, the Silk Exchange) and it has always been a centre for commerce. It is a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture. The grandiose Sala de Contratación (Contract or Trading Hall), in particular, illustrates the power and wealth of a major Mediterranean mercantile city in the 15th and 16th centuries." - in http://whc.unesco.org.
Wooden Churches of Maramureş - "These eight churches are outstanding examples of a range of architectural solutions from different periods and areas. They show the variety of designs and craftsmanship adopted in these narrow, high, timber constructions with their characteristic tall, slim clock towers at the western end of the building, either single- or double-roofed and covered by shingles. As such, they are a particular vernacular expression of the cultural landscape of this mountainous area of northern Romania." - in http://whc.unesco.org.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
This card was sent by Jeroen.
And this one by Roos.
"Kinderdijk is in a polder at the confluence of the rivers Lek and Noord. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands." - in wikipedia.
Monday, September 3, 2007
Salzburg. 1. The Leopoldskron-Palace; 2. The "Wedding-Church" in Mondsee; 3. The Gazebo in Bellbrunn; 4. The authentic Trapp-House in the Suburb of Aigen; 5. The Mirabell-garden of Salzburg; 6. The Convent of Nonnberg; 7. The "Fronburg"-Residence (home of Trapp-Family in movie). Card sent by Manuela "Vanilla_angel".
São Paulo. Aerial view of Ibirapuera Park. PT2PT tag from Paula "Paula_LC".
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Saint Benedito Church in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro - Brasil. Sent by Jucielly "Jucy".
Holy Virgin Church in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo - Brasil. Sent by Luciana "Lucca.".
Piedade Chapel in Redondo - Portugal. Sent by Joana "Joaninha".
A church in Pombal - Portugal sent by Zé "Zepombal".
Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. Sent by Luís "Ludovico".