Saturday, December 15, 2012

GB-377016 & GB-383429

I don't receive british official cards that often but i've received these two in the last weeks. One is from England and the other from a new Unesco site in Wales.

Storti Edizione - Photo by Oawel Libera
 GB-377016, sent by Nathalina.
We all recognize these London's landmarks: Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye, the Tower Bridge again but now with London's City Hall and Buckingham Palace.

© Sheila Halsall
GB-283429, sent by Eileen "gran7".
This card was a great surprise. It was sent by a forum member, with whom i've already traded before and like the 1st time we traded, now she also sent me a Unesco site, a new one.  
Initially i thought this was a railway bridge but that's not even close to the true. This is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in north-eastern Wales.
The 18 kilometre long Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal is a feat of civil engineering of the Industrial Revolution, completed in the early years of the 19th century. Covering a difficult geographical setting, the building of the canal required substantial, bold civil engineering solutions, especially as it was built without using locks. The aqueduct is a pioneering masterpiece of engineering and monumental metal architecture, conceived by the celebrated civil engineer Thomas Telford. The use of both cast and wrought iron in the aqueduct enabled the construction of arches that were light and d strong, producing an overall effect that is both monumental and elegant. The property is inscribed as a masterpiece of creative genius, and as a remarkable synthesis of expertise already acquired in Europe. It is also recognized as an innovative ensemble that inspired many projects all over the world. - in:

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