Thursday, 22 August 2013

Flag of Trinidad & Tobago

Red with a white-edged black diagonal band from the upper hoist side to the lower fly side; the colors represent the elements of earth, water, and fire; black stands for the wealth of the land and the dedication of the people; white symbolizes the sea surrounding the islands, the purity of the country's aspirations, and equality; red symbolizes the warmth and energy of the sun, the vitality of the land, and the courage and friendliness of its people.

Sender: Reinelle, Sent on: 30 Jul, 2013, Received on: 22 Aug, 2013, Travel time: 24 days

Flag of Macedonia

A yellow sun (the Sun of Liberty) with eight broadening rays extending to the edges of the red field; the red and yellow colors have long been associated with Macedonia.

Sender: Anea, Sent on: 3 Aug, 2013, Received on: 22 Aug, 2013, Travel time: 18 days

Ancient City of Nessebar, Bulgaria (UNESCO WH Site)

Situated on a rocky peninsula on the Black Sea, the more than 3,000-year-old site of Nessebar was originally a Thracian settlement (Menebria). At the beginning of the 6th century BC, the city became a Greek colony. The city’s remains, which date mostly from the Hellenistic period, include the acropolis, a temple of Apollo, an agora and a wall from the Thracian fortifications. Among other monuments, the Stara Mitropolia Basilica and the fortress date from the Middle Ages, when this was one of the most important Byzantine towns on the west coast of the Black Sea. Wooden houses built in the 19th century are typical of the Black Sea architecture of the period.

Sender: Fidel, Sent on: 11 Aug, 2013, Received on: 22 Aug, 2013, Travel time: 11 days

Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn, Estonia (UNESCO)

The origins of Tallinn date back to the 13th century, when a castle was built there by the crusading knights of the Teutonic Order. It developed as a major centre of the Hanseatic League, and its wealth is demonstrated by the opulence of the public buildings (the churches in particular) and the domestic architecture of the merchants' houses, which have survived to a remarkable degree despite the ravages of fire and war in the intervening centuries.

Postcard 1 : A view of Old Town
Sender: Sirje124, Sent on: 21 Apr, 2014, Received on: 8 May, 2014, Travel time: 17 days
Postcard 2 : Old Town

Sender: Ellaa, Sent on: 5 Dec, 2013, Received on: 23 Dec, 2013, Travel time: 18 days
Postcard 3 : Aerial View of Old Town (Multiview)

Sender: Fitzpatrik, Sent on: 22 Nov, 2013, Received on: 2 Dec, 2013, Travel time: 11 days
Postcard 4 : Aerial View of Old Town
Sender: Janne, Sent on: 10 Aug, 2013, Received on: 22 Aug, 2013, Travel time: 12 days

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India (UNESCO WH Site)

This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.

Sender: Parul, Sent on: 2 Aug, 2013, Received on: 22 Aug, 2013, Travel time: 20 days

La Grand-Place, Brussels (2) Belgium (UNESCO WH Site)

La Grand-Place in Brussels is a remarkably homogeneous body of public and private buildings, dating mainly from the late 17th century. The architecture provides a vivid illustration of the level of social and cultural life of the period in this important political and commercial centre.

Sender: Lara, Sent on: 10 Aug, 2013, Received on: 22 Aug, 2013, Travel time: 12 days

The Wadden Sea, Germany (UNESCO WH Site)

The Wadden Sea comprises the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area and the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. It is a large temperate, relatively flat coastal wetland environment, formed by the intricate interactions between physical and biological factors that have given rise to a multitude of transitional habitats with tidal channels, sandy shoals, sea-grass meadows, mussel beds, sandbars, mudflats, salt marshes, estuaries, beaches and dunes. The inscribed site represents over 66% of the whole Wadden Sea and is home to numerous plant and animal species, including marine mammals such as the harbour seal, grey seal and harbour porpoise. It is also a breeding and wintering area for up to 12 millions birds per annum and it supports more than 10 percent of 29 species. The site is one of the last remaining natural, large-scale, intertidal ecosystems where natural processes continue to function largely undisturbed.

Sender: Heike, Sent on: 11 Aug, 2013, Received on: 22 Aug, 2013, Travel time: 11 days

Central Sikhote-Alin, Russia (UNESCO WH Site)

Central Sikhote-Alin
The Sikhote-Alin mountain range contains one the richest and most unusual temperate forests of the world. In this mixed zone between taiga and subtropics, southern species such as the tiger and Himalayan bear cohabit with northern species such as the brown bear and lynx. The site stretches from the peaks of Sikhote-Alin to the Sea of Japan and is important for the survival of many endangered species such as the Amur tiger.

Sender: Spade, Sent on: 22 Jul, 2013, Received on: 22 Aug, 2013, Travel time: 31 days

Saturday, 17 August 2013


TURKEY - Properties submitted on the Tentative List (52)
1 - Ephesus (1994)
2 - Karain Cave (1994)
3 - Sümela Monastery (The Monastery of Virgin Mary) (2000)
4 - Alahan Monastery (2000)
5 - St. Nicholas Church (2000)
6 - Harran and Sanliurfa (2000)
7 - The Tombstones of Ahlat the Urartian and Ottoman citadel (2000)
8 - The Citadel and the Walls of Diyarbakir (2000)
9 - Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit (2000)
10 - Konya-A capital of Seljuk Civilization (2000)
11 - Alanya (2000)
12 - Mardin Cultural Landscape (2000)
13 - St.Paul Church, St.Paul's Well and surrounding historic quarters (2000)
14 - Ishak Pasha Palace (2000)
15 - Kekova (2000)
16 - Güllük Dagi-Termessos National Park (2000)
17 - Archaeological Site of Aphrodisias (2009)
18 - Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilization (2009)
19 - Archaeological Site of Sagalassos (2009)
20 - Archaeological Site of Perge (2009)
21 - Esrefoglu Mosque (2011)
22 - The Archaeological Site of Göbeklitepe (2011)
23 - Hatay, St. Pierre Church (2011)
24 - Aizanoi Antique City (2012)
25 - Historic City of Ani (2012)
26 - Archeological Site of Zeugma (2012)
27 - Gordion (2012)
28 - Historic Town of Birgi (2012)
29 - Mausoleum and Sacred area of Hecatomnus (2012)
30 - Medieval City of Beçin (2012)
31 - Historical Monuments of Niğde (2012)
32 - Yesemek Quarry and Sculpture Workshop (2012)
33 - Odunpazari Historical Urban Site (2012)
34 - Mamure Castle (2012)
35 - Haci Bektas Veli Complex (2012)
36 - Archaeological site of Laodikeia (2013)
37 - Lake Tuz Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) (2013)
38 - Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea (2013)
39 - The Ancient City of Sardis and the Lydian Tumuli of Bin Tepe (2013)
40 - İznik (2014)
41 - Zeynel Abidin Mosque Complex and Mor Yakup (Saint Jacob) Church (2014)
42 - Tomb of Ahi Evran (2014)
43 - Vespasianus Titus Tunnel (2014)
44 - Mahmut Bey Mosque (2014)
45 - Archaeological Site of Kültepe-Kanesh (2014)
46 - Ancient City of Kaunos (2014)
47 - Anatolian Seljuks Madrasahs (2014)
48 - Archaeological Site of Arslantepe (2014)
49 - Ancient City of Korykos (2014)
50 - Ancient City of Anazarbos (2014)
51 - Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Battles Zones in the First World War (2014)
52 - Eflatun Pinar: The Hittite Spring Sanctuary (2014)
1- Ephesus


2- Konya-A capital of Seljuk Civilization


3- Harran and Sanliurfa

Sanliurfa 01 (x2)

Sanliurfa 02 (x2)

Sanliurfa 03 (x2)

4- The Citadel and the Walls of Diyarbakir


5- Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea

Galata Tower No:1 (x2)

Galata Tower No:2 (x2)

Yoroz Castle (Anadolu Kavağı) (x1)

6- Mardin Cultural Landscape

Mardin 02 (x4)

Mardin 03 (x4)

7- Sümela Monastery

8- Ancient City of Kaunos

Kaunos 01 (x3)

Flag of Switzerland

Red square with a bold, equilateral white cross in the center that does not extend to the edges of the flag; various medieval legends purport to describe the origin of the flag; a white cross used as identification for troops of the Swiss Confederation is first attested at the Battle of Laupen (1339)
Postcard 1 :
Sender: buebemami, Sent on: 13 Apr, 2014, Received on: 8 May, 2014, Travel time: 25 days
 Postcard 2 : Flag Throwers
Sender: dannyozzy, Sent on: 2 Dec, 2013, Received on: 12 Dec, 2013, Travel time: 10 days
Postcard 3 :
Sender: Oscar, Sent on: 5 Aug, 2013, Received on: 15 Aug, 2013, Travel time: 10 days

Flag of Denmark

Red with a white cross that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side; the banner is referred to as the Dannebrog (Danish flag) and is one of the oldest national flags in the world; traditions as to the origin of the flag design vary, but the best known is a legend that the banner fell from the sky during an early-13th century battle; caught up by the Danish king before it ever touched the earth, this heavenly talisman inspired the royal army to victory; in actuality, the flag may derive from a crusade banner or ensign.
Sender: Chris, Sent on: 1 Aug, 2013, Received on: 15 Aug, 2013, Travel time: 14 days 
Sender: Ertan, Sent on: 28 Apr, 2014, Received on: 6 May, 2014, Travel time: 8 days

Petäjävesi Old Church, Finland (UNESCO WH Site)

Petäjävesi Old Church, in central Finland, was built of logs between 1763 and 1765. This Lutheran country church is a typical example of an architectural tradition that is unique to eastern Scandinavia. It combines the Renaissance conception of a centrally planned church with older forms deriving from Gothic groin vaults.
Postcard 1 : Interior View
Sender: ri-tu, Sent on: 28 Mar, 2014, Received on: 10 Apr, 2014, Travel time: 13 days
Postcard 2 :

Sender: Sonja, Sent on: 5 Aug, 2013, Received on: 15 Aug, 2013, Travel time: 10 days

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Flag of Algeria

Two equal vertical bands of green (hoist side) and white; a red, five-pointed star within a red crescent centered over the two-color boundary; the colors represent Islam (green), purity and peace (white), and liberty (red); the crescent and star are also Islamic symbols, but the crescent is more closed than those of other Muslim countries because the Algerians believe the long crescent horns bring happiness.

Sender: Nihad, Sent on: 30 Jul, 2013, Received on: 12 Aug, 2013, Travel time: 12 days