Friday, March 28, 2008

A new country + Germany

I'm happy today. I've received cards from a new country, Peru, sent from Chile, thanks to nice Veronika "clarividence", all of them unesco and also a german unesco card sent from Brazil by Maria Gabriela "averuca".

Plaza de Armas with the Government Palace.
"Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru. Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as the City of the Kings. It became the most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru and, after the Peruvian War of Independence, the capital of the Republic of Peru. Today around one-third of the Peruvian population lives in its metropolitan area.
The Historic centre of Lima was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 due to its large number of historical buildings dating from the Spanish colonial era." - in wikipedia.

"Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cuzco developed, under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, into a complex urban centre with distinct religious and administrative functions. It was surrounded by clearly delineated areas for agricultural, artisan and industrial production. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city." in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/273


"The Cologne Cathedral is a World Heritage Site, being one of the best-known architectural monuments in Germany, and Cologne's most famous landmark, described by UNESCO as an "exceptional work of human creative genius". Cologne Cathedral is one of the world's largest churches, being the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe. For four years, 1880-84, it was the tallest structure in the world. Construction of the Gothic church began in 1248 and took, with interruptions, until 1880 to complete – a period of over six hundred years." - in: wikipedia.

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