Saturday, April 30, 2011
The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1994.
"Founded by German craftsmen and merchants known as the Saxons of Transylvania, Sighişoara is a fine example of a small, fortified medieval town which played an important strategic and commercial role on the fringes of central Europe for several centuries.
Sighisoara is an outstanding testimony to the culture of the Transylvanian Saxons, a culture that is coming to a close after 850 years and will continue to exist only through its architectural and urban monuments. Sighisoara is an outstanding example of a small fortified city in the border region between the Latin-oriented culture of central Europe and the Byzantine-Orthodox culture of south-eastern Europe. The apparently unstoppable process of emigration by the Saxons, the social stratum which had formed and upheld the cultural traditions of the region, threatens the survival of their architectural heritage as well." - in: www.whc.unesco.org/en/list/902
"The Sikhote-Alin is a mountain range in Primorsky and Khabarovsk Krais, Russia, extending about 900 km to the northeast of the Russian Pacific seaport of Vladivostok
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
"Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine dedicated to the memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the Korean Joseon Dynasty. According to UNESCO, the shrine is the oldest royal Confucian shrine preserved and the ritual ceremonies continue a tradition established since the 14th century. Such shrines existed during the Three Kingdoms of Korea period but only the shrines for the rulers of Joseon remain. The Jongmyo Shrine was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1995." - in: wikipedia
Situated in Hubei Province, Wudang Mountain is a famous mountain, sacred to Taoism and birthplace of the art of Wudang boxing. The scenary here is very beautiful. A lot of marks of long history and rich culture of the mountain can be found on the mountain, while the Taoist architectural complex, mostly built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), was inscribed on the World Heritage List. The main tourist spots are Xuanyue Gate, Yuanhe Taoist Temple, Yuzhen Palace, Zixiao Palace and Golden Hall.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
DE-879908, sent by Hannah.
Berchtesgaden is a municipality in the Germand Bavarian Alps. Berchtesgaden is often associated with the Mount Watzmann, at 2713 m the third-highest mountain in Germany, which we can see on the card!
PT-173439, sent by baby Leonor.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Rita sent me this card with the Trakai castle, major tourist attraction.