Tuesday, November 18, 2008

200 unesco cards

I've received these cards yesterday but a friend kept me busy all day. Like the title says, with these card i've now 200 cards, actually, 201 unesco cards.

These 2 cards from Bremen were sent by Claus "elbe". Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2004.
"The Bremen Roland is a statue of the city's protector, Roland, erected in 1404, which stands in the market square of Bremen, facing the cathedral. Charlemagne's knight Roland bears Durendart, the "sword of justice" and a shield decorated with the two-headed imperial eagle. Statues of Roland appear in numerous cities of the former Holy Roman Empire, as emblems of city liberties.
The statue is 5.47 m tall, and stands on a 60 cm rostrum.

The Town Hall of Bremen, built between 1405 and 1409 is the seat of the President of the Senate and of the Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. It is one of the most important examples of Brick Gothic architecture in Europe." - in: wikipedia

This is my 1st unesco card from Sweden and it was sent by Merja "merjade".
"The Drottningholm Palace is on UNESCO´s World Heritage list. It is the most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at the same time is representative of all European architecture for the period.
The combination of the exotic Chinese Pavilion pleasure palace, the palace theatre and the magnificent palace gardens make a visit to Drottningholm a unique experience.
Influenced by French prototype, the palace was built by architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder by commission of Queen Hedvig Eleonora. A number of royal personages have since then left their mark on the palace. The Palace has been the present Royal Family's permanent residence. The rooms in the southern wing of the palace are reserved for this purpose. The rest of the palace and grounds are open to the public year round." - in:
http://www.royalcourt.se/royalcourt/theroyalpalaces/drottningholmpalace.4.396160511584257f218000368.html

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