Thursday, June 22, 2017

THAILAND - Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns

"Sukhothai was the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries. It has a number of fine monuments, illustrating the beginnings of Thai architecture. The great civilization which evolved in the Kingdom of Sukhothai absorbed numerous influences and ancient local traditions; the rapid assimilation of all these elements forged what is known as the 'Sukhothai style'." -

Postcard 1.1: Sukhothai Historical Park

Postcard 1.2: Sukhothai Historical Park

Jean Pierre in Thailand!
Thank you so much JP for this great card with really really great stamps!

Postcard 2.1: Wat Mahathat
Thank you so much, "bunnykiki" for my first ever written and stamped postcard of this UNESCO Site! BIG BIG thanks for the beautiful HEART-shaped stamp you used!
It is very unique! And there's even a carved "I LOVE YOU" hand gesture in the middle of the stamp! SO SO CUTE and VERY IMPRESSIVE!

Postcard 2.2: Wat Mahathat
Thank you so much Jean Pierre for sharing with me great postcard!
Also received a postcard showing this UNESCO Site from you last year...

Postcard 3.1: Wat Si Chum
Thank you so much for this beautiful postcard with equally beautiful stamps, Jean Pierre!

Postcard 4.1: Wat Sa Si
Another great postcard!
Thank you so much Jean Pierre for your unending support on my hobby!

AUSTRALIA - Kakadu National Park

"This unique archaeological and ethnological reserve, located in the Northern Territory, has been inhabited continuously for more than 40,000 years. The cave paintings, rock carvings and archaeological sites record the skills and way of life of the region’s inhabitants, from the hunter-gatherers of prehistoric times to the Aboriginal people still living there. It is a unique example of a complex of ecosystems, including tidal flats, floodplains, lowlands and plateaux, and provides a habitat for a wide range of rare or endemic species of plants and animals." -

Postcard 1
Thank you so much "gracefool" for sending me this UNESCO card of Kakadu NP!

Postcard 2

A great token from Jean Pierre of France during his holidays in Australia...
Thank you so much for this awesome postcard, Jean Pierre!
Great stamp and postmark too! ^-^

Sunday, May 21, 2017

ALBANIA - Butrint

"Inhabited since prehistoric times, Butrint has been the site of a Greek colony, a Roman city and a bishopric. Following a period of prosperity under Byzantine administration, then a brief occupation by the Venetians, the city was abandoned in the late Middle Ages after marshes formed in the area. The present archaeological site is a repository of ruins representing each period in the city’s development." -

This postcard completes my UNESCO Postcards Collection from Albania!
Thank you so much Indrit for sharing this awesome postcard with me!

SPAIN - Works of Antoni Gaudí

"Seven properties built by the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) in or near Barcelona testify to Gaudí’s exceptional creative contribution to the development of architecture and building technology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These monuments represent an eclectic, as well as a very personal, style which was given free reign in the design of gardens, sculpture and all decorative arts, as well as architecture. The seven buildings are: Casa Vicens; Gaudí’s work on the Nativity façade and Crypt of La Sagrada Familia; Casa Batlló; Crypt in Colonia Güell." -

Postcard 1: The 7 Properties

Thank you so much Cristina for this card! 
I wish to receive  another one that's written and stamped someday! =)

Postcard 2: Casa Vicens

A Christmas present!
Thank you so much Sandra for sharing with me this hard to get postcard!
This is very much appreciated! ^-^

Postcard 3: Casa Batlló

"This card shows the roof of the Batlló House", shares Clara.
Thank you so much Clara for this colorful card! =)

Postcard 4: Casa Batlló
Thank you so much, Jean Pierre for this wonderful surprise postcard of one of Gaudi's masterpieces in Spain!
Ohh and you sent it from Gibraltar!
Maraming salamat!

HUNGARY / SLOVAKIA - Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst

"The variety of formations and the fact that they are concentrated in a restricted area means that the 712 caves currently identified make up a typical temperate-zone karstic system. Because they display an extremely rare combination of tropical and glacial climatic effects, they make it possible to study geological history over tens of millions of years." -

Postcard 1: Slovakia - Dobšinská Ice Cave
Yey! Finally! Another new UNESCO Site for my collection!
Thank you so much dear Zuzana for sending this card!
She shared "this is one of the caves that belong to the Slovak Karst"

Postcard 2: Slovakia - Dobšinská Ice Cave
A very nice postcard with cute stamps from Zuzana
who wished me a happy Christmas 2015!
Thank you dear Zuzana... 
Yes, I had a great Christmas holidays spent with family...

Postcard 3: Slovakia - Dobšinská Ice Cave
Thank you so much Zuzana for this great New Year postcard!
Thank you also for the many wishes! ^-^

Postcard 4:  Slovakia - Domica Cave
Great view inside the cave!
Thank you so much dear Zuzana for this wonderful card! =)

Postcard 5:  Slovakia - Domica Cave
Another great card from Zuzana of Slovakia!
Thank you so much for always thinking and helping me increase my UNESCO collection!

Postcard 6:  Slovakia - Ochtinská Aragonite Cave 

Thank you so much Zuzana for sharing this very nice postcard!
I can't imagine how these beautiful formations look like inside the cave!
And I like the colorful stamps! ^-^

Postcard 7:  Slovakia - Ochtinská Aragonite Cave 

I like the stamps as much as I like the postcard, Zuzana!
Thanks for sharing these postcard with me.
The cave must really be beautiful inside!

Postcard 8:  Slovakia - Ochtinská Aragonite Cave 

Amazing view! Nature at its best!
Thank you again Zuzana for always sending beautiful postcards! ^-^

Postcard 9:  Slovakia - Gombasecká Jaskyňa Cave

Another surprise postcard from dear Zuzana!
Thank you so much for sharing with me this great postcard with great stamps!

Postcard 10:  Slovakia - Krásnohorská Jaskyňa (Slovak Karst)
A surprise postcard form dear Zuzana!
Thank you so much for making my blog beautiful with your postcards!

Postcard 11:  Slovakia - Silická Ladnica Ice Cave

Seems that the stalactites and stalagmites are in form of ice!
So nice to have this postcard, dear Zuzana! Thank you so much!

Postcard 12:  Slovakia - Jasovská Cave

Thank you so much Zuzana for this wonderful postcard with wonderful stamps!
I am happy that your grandson visits you often!

Postcard 13:  Hungary - Baradla Cave

"The Baradla Cave is the biggest and the most beautiful cave in Hungary", shares Julia who's been to this cave.
Thank you so much Julia for this wonderful card! =)

7 Components included are:

- Aggtelek
- Szendrő-Rudabánya Hill
- Esztramos Hill in Hungary, 
Dobšinská Ice Cave
- Koniar plateau
- Plešivec plateau
- neighbourhood of Silica and Jasov in Slovakia.

Some of 712 Caves included are:
> Baradla (Hungary) and Domica Cave (Slovakia)
> Gombasecka Cave
> Silicka Ladnica Ice Cave
> Dobšinská Ice Cave
> Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
> Jasovská Cave