Thursday, September 18, 2008

Official + unesco cards

I've found 4 cards today in my mailbox. 2 official from Finland and unesco cards from Germany and Spain.
FI-371013. This card was sent by Minna "minnasusanne". I've already traded with her on the forum and when i saw her signature on the card i thought it was a surprise or tag card. I just realized it was an official card a few minutes later. This was the 1st time i got an official card from someone i've already traded with!! And it was her 300th sent card :o That's a lot of cards Minna.
Kiitos ;)
FI-367944. Sent by Anna.

"St. Michaelis Church in Hildesheim is an early-Romanesque church.
Abbey Church of St. Michael's was constructed between 1001 and 1031 under the direction of Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim. Bernward named the church after the archangel Michael, the Christian angel of protection who carries the deceased to heaven, because he planned to be buried in the Michaeliskirche. Bernward's plans were spoiled by his death in 1022, eleven years before the completion and consecration of the church in 1033. Bernward's successor, Godehard, transferred Bernward's remains to the crypt following its completion.
St. Michael's Church was destroyed in an air raid during World War II, but reconstruction was begun in 1950 and completed in 1957. In 1985, the church became a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, along with the Cathedral of Hildesheim, its collection of medieval treasures and its 1000-year old rosebush." - in: wikipedia
The card was sent by "bine".

A card showing the Roman Theatre in Mérida, sent by Francisco "franito".
"Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain.
It was founded in the year. 25 BC, with the name of Emerita Augusta (the name Mérida is an evolution of this) by order of Emperor Augustus, to protect a pass and a bridge over the Guadiana river. The city became the capital of Lusitania province, and one of the most important cities in the Roman empire. Mérida preserves more important ancient Roman monuments than any other city in Spain (including a triumphal arch of the age of Trajan); because of this, the "Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida" is a World Heritage site." - in:
wikipedia

1 comment:

LaY hOoN said...

Hi, I'm postcard lover too :)

Regards,
Lay Hoon
http://travelpostcard.blogspot.com