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02.08.2015

Le Canal du Midi, France (UNESCO)



The Canal du Midi is located in Southern France. Construction began in 1667 and was completed in 1681. It was considered to be among the greatest constuction works of the 17th century. In 1996 it was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
This beautiful card was sent by Axle von Looy for the WiP UNESCO Swap.

Owl



A new owl for my collection! It came as an official Postcrossing card from Russia sent by Katya.

Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille, France



I found this awesome postcard during our Mediterranean cruise and had to send it home for my collection.
It shows the wonderful Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde on a hill overlooking Marseille. It was consecrated in 1864.

31.07.2015

South Korea Flag



Great addition to my Flag collection. I received this South Korean flag postcard via Postcrossing from Hye-Jeong.

Odessa Harbour, Ukraine



Great card sent by Ingrid Passarello from her trip to Odessa. Odessa is the 3rd largest city in the Ukraine and a major sea port at the shore of the Black Sea. It was founded by a decree of Catherine the Great in 1794

16.07.2015

Umag, Croatia


My daughter gave me this card for my collection. She recieved it from friends.  Umag is located on the Istria peninsula in Croatia. Seems to be a great spot for holidays.

Turkey map and carpets



I found this lovely mapcard surrounded by Turkish carptes on a rack in Antalya and just had to buy it to send home for my collection.

12.07.2015

Barton Falls, Ithaca, New York, USA



The card says Barton Falls, but I could not find anything about them on the internet. The waterfall is located near Ithaca, New York.
This beautiful card was sent by Amanda Hakkarainen for the WiP ABC Letter W swap.

Trollstigen, Norway



This beautiful multiview was sent by my parents from their Scandinavian cruise.  It shows images of Trollstigen, a tourist attraction in Norway. It is part of the Norwegian national road 63 and became famous due to 11 breathtaking hairpin bends at the steep mountainside.

Carolingan Westwork, Corvey, Germany (UNESCO)


I visited there only a few days after this place was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List. The rubber stamp on the left shows their joy of becoming a World Heritage.  Corvey was one of the Imperial Abbeys of the Holy Roman Empire until 1792. The Abbey was consecrated in 844.
I sent this card myself during my visit.

11.07.2015

Minsk, Belarus



Wonderful view of the upper town of Minsk. In the center is, I believe the orthodox cathedral of the Holy Spirit. Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus.
I received this postcard via Postcrossing from Valentine.

27.06.2015

Gustav-Adolf-Stave Church, Hahnenklee, Germany



The beautiful interior of the Lutheran Gustav Adolf Stave Church in Hahnenklee in the Harz region. It was constructed in 1907. I visited there in June 2014 and sent the card home for my collection.

Placa de Cort, Palma de Malloca, Balearic Islands, Spain


I was totally fascinated by the tree in the Placa de Cort in Palma de Mallorca, so I just had to buy this postcard and send it home for my collection.

Torre de Belém and Padrao de Descobrimientos, Lisbon, Portugal (UNESCO)



Wonderful evening view of the Torre de Belém in the background and the Monument to the Discoveries at the banks of River Tejo in Lisbon. I had the opportunity to see these awesome monuments myself when starting our trans Atlantic cruise from Lisbon to Barbados.,
Miceu sent me this card in a private swap.

Castle Wernigerode, Germany



This postcard shows Castle Wernigerode located on a hill above the city. The castle as it looks today was finished in the 19th century, though its foundations are much older. It is one of the most visited castles in Saxony-Anhalt.
I sent this card myself when visiting the area.

Children in traditional clothes, Maramures, Romania



I received this postcard for a Postcrossing Round Robin. Maramures is located in the north of Romania.

25.06.2015

Chateau d'If, Marseille, France



The Chateau d'If is a fortress on the island of If in the bay of Marseille. The fortress was built in order to protect the city and was later transformed into a prison. The location on the clifflike island in addition to the strong currents in the sea made an escape almost.
The postcard I sent from our cruise.

Castle Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel, Germany (UNESCO)



This postcard I sent myself when visiting the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel. Art historian Georg Dehio described the park as "possibly the most grandiose combination of landscape and architecture that the Baroque dared anywhere". The castle, built in neoclassical style,  is only part of this great park, which was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2013

24.06.2015

Legolas - Lord of the Rings



Great postcard of Legolas, son of the Elevenking, from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This card was sent for a Postcrossing Round Robin by Julie

Map of the Hanse Cities in the Netherlands



Beautiful addition to my mapcard collection. It shows the cities of the Heanseatic League in the Netherlands. The League was founded to protect the interests of the merchant guilds along the coast of Northern Europe.
This card was an official Postcrossing card from the Netherlands, sent by Anja.