Sunday, September 4, 2011

5 Unesco cards RR - Group 82 (Simona)

I haven't joined any RR in the last months but a few weeks ago Violet invited me to join her Unesco RR. I thought it could be a nice opportunity to get new and different cards, so i joined group 82.

Simona "lunanai" from Slovenia sent me cards from her country, Germany, Mexico and China.

Due to their exceptional significance, the Škocjan Caves were entered on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites in 1986. International scientific circles have thus acknowledged the importance of the Caves as one of the natural treasures of planet Earth.
Ranking among the most important caves in the world, the Škocjan Caves represent the most significant underground phenomena in both the Karst region and Slovenia. - in:
http://www.park-skocjanske-jame.si/eng/caves.shtml

On the card there's the Cekvenik bridge in Šumeča jama Cave, which crosses the Reka river.

Regensburg is a city in Bavaria, Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers. One of the main sights of the city is the medieval Stone Bridge, built betweeen 1135–1146. The knights of the 2nd and 3rd crusade used it to cross the Danube on their way to the Holy Land.
The large medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006.


A view of the Kukulcan Pyramid at Chichen Itza during the Sprin Equinox.

The ruins of Chichen Itza archeological site and Dzibilchaltún are the two best places to appreciate the equinox. This is an archaeo-astronomical phenomenon, where Earth is illuminated by the sun the same way in the northern hemisphere and in the south.

On the evening of 21 March and 22 September during the spring and fall equinoxes, respectively, there is a solar projection consisting of seven triangles of light, inverted, as a result of the shadow of the nine platforms of the pyramid, at sunset, simulating the image of a snake down through the banisters of the stairs of the north staircase of the Kukulcan Pyramid or El Castillo at Chichen Itza.
This phenomenon of light simulates a snake descending majestically through the banisters of the stairs of the Kukulcan Pyramid at Chichen Itza. The first shadows of the pyramid begins to draw isosceles triangles that make up the body of the feathered serpent that seems to move slowly downward until the head of the snake reaches bottom of the balustrade.

When the last of the triangle reaches the base of the balustrade, all spectators stand up and raise their hands to absorb the positive energy that emanates from this phenomenon. - in: http://www.discoverchichenitza.com/chichen-itza-mexico/spring-2010-equinox-at-chichen-itza/

Summer Palace in Beijing.

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