The Amphitheatre of El Jem in Tunisia was built in 238 by Proconsul Gordian and had room for 35,000 spectators. It was mainly used for gladiator games and chariot races.
In 1979 it was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list.
This great addition for my collection was sent by Jane Thomas.
In 1980 Roros in Norway was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list. The city is one of the most significant places for copper mining in the 17th century. Mining activity lasted 333 years until 1977 it was stopped completely.
Tone Fjösne sent me this awesome card for the WiP July General Swap
The Canal du Midi in Southern France is 241 km long and connects the River Garonne to the Etang de Thau on the Mediterrean Sea. At the time of its construction in the 17th century, it was considered as one of world's greatest constructions.
1996 it was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
This great card was sent by Axel van Looy for the WiP UNESCO Swap.
Santana is a village on the north coast of the island of Madeira. The traditional houses are mainly a tourist attraction now. They used to be rural homes built by famers who first settled in the area.
I sent this postcard home to friends who then gave it back to me to be added to my collection.
View down to the Market Square in the pittoresque town of Monschau, Germany. We visited there in July and I just had to buy a good stack of postcards of this wonderful place and a few of course were sent home to be added to my own collection :)
Great multiview showing images of Port el Kantaoui in Tunisia sent by Jane Thomas. It was built in 1979 as a tourist place around a big artificial harbour. The architecture is modern but with a certain touch of the local style.
Great sunset view of the Little Missouri River winding its way through Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
This card was sent by Diana for a Yahoo Group Swap.
The Wooden Bridge crossing the Rhine connects the city of Bad Säckingen, Germany with the Swiss village Stein. It is the longest roofed wooden bridge in Europe, spanning 203.7 meters across the river Rhine. The first bridge was built in 1272. It was destroyed 3 times and rebuilt, the current bridge was completed in 1700 and equals the design of 1580. Since the completion of the Fridolin Bridge, the Wooden Bridge is open only to pedestrians.
I sent this one home for my own collection in July 2013
The Port of Miami, recognized as the "Cruise Capital of the World" and "Cargo Gateway of the Americas" is located in Biscayne Bay. Over 4 million cruise passengers pass through the port per year and has room even for the biggest cruise ships.
This beautiful card was sent by Sophie Thompson for a Yahoo Group Swap.
This postcard shows the Majestic, the flag ship of the Gateway Clipper Fleet, on the Monongahlela River with the skyline of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the background. The Majestic has room for 1000 passengers and was built in Pensacola, Florida.
The card was sent by Kay Rod for a Yahoo Group Swap.