Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
"St Stephen's Basilica it is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose mummified fist is housed in the reliquary.
Along with the Hungarian Parliament Building, it is the tallest building of Budapest (96 m). It has a width of 55 meters, and its length is 87,4 meters. It was completed in 1905 after 54 years of construction. Much of this delay can be attributed to the collapse of the dome in 1868 which required complete demolition of the completed works and rebuilding from the ground up.
The architectural style is neoclassical and the interior is laid out in Greek cross." - in: wikipedia. Both cards were sent by Edina "apoletta".
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
"Acre is a historic walled port-city with continuous settlement from the Phoenician period. The present city is characteristic of a fortified town dating from the Ottoman 18th and 19th centuries, with typical urban components such as the citadel, mosques, khans and baths. The remains of the Crusader town, dating from 1104 to 1291, lie almost intact, both above and below today's street level, providing an exceptional picture of the layout and structures of the capital of the medieval Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem." - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1042
"Masada is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judaean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, its violent destruction and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army, in 73 A.D. It was built as a palace complex, in the classic style of the early Roman Empire, by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, (reigned 37 – 4 B.C.). The camps, fortifications and attack ramp that encircle the monument constitute the most complete Roman siege works surviving to the present day." - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1040
"The Sinai Peninsula or Sinai is a triangle-shaped peninsula in Egypt. It lies between the Mediterranean Sea (to the north) and Red Sea (to the south), forming a land bridge to Southwest Asia." - in: wikipedia.
"Petra is an archaeological site in southwestern Jordan, lying on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. It is renowned for its rock-cut architecture.
The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was famously described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" in a Newdigate prize-winning sonnet by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage."In 1985, Petra was designated a World Heritage Site. It is one of the "New Seven Wonders of the World"." . in: wikipedia.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
In 2001, UNESCO declared Fernando de Noronha, with Rocas Atoll, a World Heritage Site." - in wikipedia.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Trolls of Norway. Title: sunrise surprise. Location: Oslofjorden - Oslo.
Trolls of Norway- Title: the gnarly old tree. Location: a valley in the middle of troll country.
Trolls of Norway. Title: Frost mist and yellow mountains. Location: Jsfjorden - More og Romsdal.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Card sent by "bajuska1".
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Havana, founded in 1515, is one of the oldest cities founded by Europeans in the Western Hemisphere. The city was protected by walls and fortificaions as it was often attacked by pirates and French corsairs. Its economy first developed on the basis of its location, which made it one of the early great trade centres in the New World. By far is the leading cultural centre of the island, offers a wide variety of features that range from museums, palaces, public squares, avenues, churches, and fortresses (including the largest fortified complex in the Americas dating from the 16th through 18th centuries)." - in wikipedia.
Monday, February 4, 2008
The Cathedral of Braga is one of the most important monuments in the city of Braga, in Northern Portugal. Due to its long history and artistic significance it is also one of the most important buildings in the country. Card sent by "Zepombal".
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
The island is about 48 km (30 miles) north-south and 16 km (10 miles) east-west, and is the largest Atlantic island of Mexico. (It is the third-largest island in Mexico." - in wikipedia.