Monday, March 23, 2009

New Unesco cards

This week started with 2 unesco whs cards, one from Austria and the other from China.
The Schönbrunn Palace card was sent from Portugal by Elisabete "moonwoolf" and the chinese is an official card - CN-58945 - sent by "DJK" showing the Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area.

"Schönbrunn, the former summer residence of the imperial family, is considered one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. The Habsburgs resided here the better part of the year in numerous rooms for the large imperial family in addition to representational rooms. Emperor Franz Joseph, who later married the enchanting Sisi and reigned from 1848 to 1916, was born here in 1830. The monarch spent his last years entirely in the palace, which became the property of the new Republic of Austria only two years after his death. Today, the palace is part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage due to its historic importance, its unique grounds and its splendid furnishings." - in: http://www.wien.info/article.asp?IDArticle=3098

"Wulingyuan is a scenic and historic interest area in Hunan Province, China, famous for its approximately 3,100 tall quartzite sandstone pillars, some over 800 meters in height, which are a kind of karst formation. It is part of Zhangjiajie city, about 270km from the capital of Hunan Province, Changsha. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Wulingyuan forms part of the Wuling Range." - in: wikipedia

1 comment:

Chris Overstreet said...

One can only imagine what the ancients thought of those pillars.