Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Travelling RR - Group 60 - Unesco

Today i've received an envelope from Sweden in 10 unesco cards from different countries. I took these 2 cards and the 1st card is from a new unesco site from Sweden.

"The Varberg Radio Station at Grimeton in southern Sweden (built 1922–24) is an exceptionally well-preserved monument to early wireless transatlantic communication. It consists of the transmitter equipment, including the aerial system of six 127-m high steel towers. Although no longer in regular use, the equipment has been maintained in operating condition. The 109.9-ha site comprises buildings housing the original Alexanderson transmitter, including the towers with their antennae, short-wave transmitters with their antennae, and a residential area with staff housing. The architect Carl Åkerblad designed the main buildings in the neoclassical style and the structural engineer Henrik Kreüger was responsible for the antenna towers, the tallest built structures in Sweden at that time. The site is an outstanding example of the development of telecommunications and is the only surviving example of a major transmitting station based on pre-electronic technology." - in: www.whc.org/en/list/1134

I also had a card from Quedlinburg but i really liked this one.
It shows the Nikolai Church.
"The parish church of the New Town at the Mathilde Fountain is the largest church in Quedlinburg and, with its 72 meter high towers, dominates over all other churches in the town (with the exception of Saint Servatius on the Castle-Hill). According to accounts of its construction, it was built up on pillars of erle-tree trunks that were driven into the swampy underground of the original river bed of the Bode. There are but sparce remnants of the initial Romanesque structure to be found in the church today. In the course of numerous reconstructions and changes in building design, there emerged the present day Gothic hall church. The interior is for the most part Baroque. The organ, like the organ in the market church, was built by the organ firm Rover. The Nikolai Church is an evangelical parish church." - in: http://www.quedlinburg.de/

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