Wednesday, November 22, 2017

PT RR - Group 90 * Surprise

As the name of the group says, these cards were supposed to be a surprise and they really were. Thanks Ana, Joana, Luzia and Tiago. 

Photos: © Gérard Gsell & Pierre Péron
This card was THE surprise. I wasn't expecting to get a card from a missing UNESCO site. It really made my day. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin was added to the WHS list in 2012.
Remarkable as a landscape shaped over three centuries of coal extraction from the 1700s to the 1900s, the site consists of 109 separate components over 120,000 ha. It features mining pits (the oldest of which dates from 1850) and lift infrastructure, slag heaps (some of which cover 90 ha and exceed 140 m in height), coal transport infrastructure, railway stations, workers’ estates and mining villages including social habitat, schools, religious buildings, health and community facilities, company premises, owners and managers’ houses, town halls and more. The site bears testimony to the quest to create model workers’ cities from the mid 19th century to the 1960s and further illustrates a significant period in the history of industrial Europe. It documents the living conditions of workers and the solidarity to which it gave rise. - in:

How cute is this card? I really like it. I've no idea who designed it but he/she did a great work. This is Postcrossing, uniting the world through postcards. 

This white bearded old man is Francisco Brennand, a Brazilian sculptor best known for his work in ceramic sculptures. 

Another old man, working as a carpenter. He reminds me of my grandpa's brother, uncle Eduardo, he was a carpenter too. 

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