Tuesday, May 12, 2009

An official and a new unesco

I didn't get cards last friday and yesterday but today i've received an official card from USA and a new unesco whs from Italy.

US-398533, from Laura.
"Hot Springs is the 10th most populous city in the U.S. state of Arkansas.
Hot Springs is traditionally best known for the natural spring water that gives it its name, flowing out of the ground at a temperature of 147 degrees Fahrenheit (64 degrees C). Hot Springs National Park is the oldest federal reserve in the USA, and the tourist trade brought by the famous springs make it a very successful spa town." - in: wikipedia

Luca "diaboluke" sent me this card of Positano, one of the towns lying on the Amalfi Coast, a World Heritage Site since 1997.
"The main part of the city sits in an enclave in the hills leading down to the coast.
Positano was a port of the Amalfi Republic in medieval times, and prospered in the 16th and 17th centuries. But by the mid-19th century, the town had fallen on hard times. More than half the population emigrated, mostly to Australia.
Positano was a relatively poor fishing village during the first half of the 20th century. It began to attract large numbers of tourists in the 1950s, especially after
John Steinbeck published his essay about Positano in Harper's Bazaar in May, 1953: "Positano bites deep", Steinbeck wrote. "It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone."
Today, tourism is the by far major industry in Positano. Major factors that help the tourism industry include the warm summer weather, the beaches and the cuisine as well as the unique fashion Positano carries." - in: wikipedia

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