Tuesday, September 23, 2008

While i was out

After a few days in the north of the country with a friend, i'm back. From the trip i've brought around 30 new cards and when i got home i had more 6, including a new country and new unesco whs.

This an used card from Bolivia but sent from Germany by Gabriela "zimtschneck". This is a card from a new country and a new unesco whs. The card shows the Fuerte de Samaipata in Santa Cruz.
"The archaeological site of Samaipata consists of two parts: the hill with its many carvings, believed to have been the ceremonial centre of the old town (14th–16th centuries), and the area to the south of the hill, which formed the administrative and residential district. The huge sculptured rock, dominating the town below, is a unique testimony to pre-Hispanic traditions and beliefs, and has no parallel anywhere in the Americas." - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/883

This is also an used card and it was sent by Paola "paolandia". Uluru, also referred to as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi) south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs; 450 km (280 mi) by road. Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Uluru are the two major features of the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area. It has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site." - in: wikipedia

And now a card sent by Lingkong "lingmusic". The Wannian Temple located in Mt. Emei of Sichuan Province. Mt. Emei is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 The temple was built in the Jin Dynasty. Originally named Puxian Temple, it was renamed "Baishui Temple" in the Tang Dynasty, and again changed into "Wannian Temple" during the Wanli Period of the Ming Dynasty.

I won this card on the portuguese community and it was sent by Juan "almenara".
The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign (81–96). Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. It remained in use for nearly 500 years with the last recorded games being held in the 6th century. As well as the gladiatorial games, other public spectacles were held there, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.
It has been estimated that about 500,000 people and over a million wild animals died in the Colosseum games. - in:
wikipedia

A RAS card sent by Ana "ninocas" :D "Ericeira is a fishing and seaside resort town on the west coast of Portugal about 35 km north-west of the centre of Lisbon. Its name originates from Ouriceira, which derives from Ouriço, the Portuguese name for a sea urchin, as seen on the coat of arms." - in: wikipedia

A new official card - HU-12940, my 1st official from Hungary. It was sent by Gábor.
"Kazincbarcika is the third largest city of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary. It lies in the valley of the river Sajó, 20 km (12 mi) away from the county capital, Miskolc." - in: wikipedia.

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