Thursday, May 7, 2009

New unesco cards

Hooray, new unesco cards and a new country :) The 1st card is from Weimar in germany and it was sent by Sabine "TG250607". The 2nd is my 1st card from Bosnia and it was sent by Vesna.

"In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the small Thuringian town of Weimar witnessed a remarkable cultural flowering, attracting many writers and scholars, notably Goethe and Schiller. This development is reflected in the high quality of many of the buildings and of the parks in the surrounding area.
The high artistic quality of the public and private buildings and parks in and around the town testify to the remarkable cultural flowering of the Weimar Classical Period. Enlightened ducal patronage attracted many of the leading writers and thinkers in Germany, such as Goethe, Schiller, and Herder to Weimar in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, making it the cultural centre of the Europe of the day." - in:
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/846

"The Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad, across the Drina River in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, was completed in 1577 AD by the Ottoman court architect Sinan on the order of the Grand Vizier Mehmed Paša Sokolović. It is characteristic of the apogee of Ottoman monumental architecture and civil engineering.
Three of its 11 arches were destroyed during World War I and five were damaged during World War II but were subsequently restored. During the Bosnian War the bridge was a place of a brutal killings of a large number of civilians during the Višegrad massacre in 1992." - in:
wikipedia

1 comment:

SLLiew said...

Wow.. I enjoyed viewing very much the Weimar UNESCO card with the matching stamp. Thanks for sharing. SL