Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Susana and the others were getting worried because they sent the cards directly from the exhibition wishing to have the 10-10-10 postmark but they were taking too long to be received. Finally, they started to arrive last week.
Monday, October 25, 2010
"The enormous mining excavation known as the Great Pit at Falun is the most striking feature of a landscape that illustrates the activity of copper production in this region since at least the 13th century. The 17th-century planned town of Falun with its many fine historic buildings, together with the industrial and domestic remains of a number of settlements spread over a wide area of the Dalarna region, provide a vivid picture of what was for centuries one of the world's most important mining areas." - in: www.whc.unesco.or/en/list/1027
"Edinburgh Castle is a castle fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position atop the volcanic Castle Rock.
There has been a royal castle here since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the site continued to be a royal residence until the Union of the Crowns in 1603. As one of the most important fortresses in the Kingdom of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle has been involved in many historical conflicts, from the Wars of the Scottish Independence in the 14th century, up to the Jacobite Rising of 1745, and has been besieged, both successfully and unsuccessfully, on several occasions. From the later 17th century, the castle became a military base, with a large garrison. Its importance as a historic monument was recognised from the 19th century, and various restoration programmes have been carried out since.
Few of the present buildings pre-date the Lang Siege of the 16th century, when the medieval fortifications were largely destroyed by artillery bombardment. The notable exception is St. Margaret's Chaple, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, which dates from the early 12th century. Among other significant buildings of the castle are the Royal Palace, and the early-16th-century Great Hall. The castle also houses the Scottish National War Memorial, and National War Museum of Scotland.
Although formally owned by the Ministry of Defence, most of the castle is now in the care of Historic Scotland, and it is Scotland's most-visited tourist attraction. Although the garrison left in the 1920s, there is still a military presence at the castle, largely ceremonial and administrative, and including a number of regimental museums." - in: wikipedia
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Being located in the vicinity of the park near the famous Petronas Towers, it is nicknamed 'Jewel in the Park'. Its location also makes it a tourist attraction for all those who visit the twin towers.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
These are typical granaries in Peneda Mountain, the 5th highest mountain in portuguese mainland.
Monção is a city in northern Portugal. This is the Deu-la-Deu Square.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Augsburg is the only German city with its own legal holiday, the Peace of Augsburg, celebrated on August 8 of every year. This gives Augsburg more legal holidays than any other region or city in Germany." - in: wikipedia
One of the interesting sites in Rotterdam’s is it's brewery, located in the former city hall of Delfshaven, and the historic mill called De Distilleerketel. The mill processed malt which was used in the distilleries to produce genever, the alcoholic traditional liquor of the Netherlands.
Also from the Netherlands, an Eindhoven card showing the Museum Kempenland, a regional museum, which documents the history of the Kempenland region in objects, documents, paint and educational activities.