Thursday, June 25, 2009

Triumphal Arch of Orange

Beautifull Postcard of Triumphal Arch of Orange(France). Thanks you very much Sheila Milne.
Since 1981, the Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange is World Heritage Site of the Unesco, with criteria ii and vi

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Palais des Papes, Avignon

Today I received my first swap regarding WHS from France, Many thanks to Sheila Milne for sending me this beautifull stamp from France.

The Palais des Papes is a historical palace in Avignon, southern France, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Since 1995, the palais des Papes is classified with the historic center of Avignon, on the World Heritage Site of the Unesco, with cultural criteria i, ii and iv

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

Let’s go to Kremlin today
I found today these 3 stamps showing Kremlin, The Russian Federation’s government head quarter, located at the heart of Moscow. Stamps were used between 1992 to 1995 famous issue of definitive stamps series of “Monuments”The city of Moscow was founded in 1156 as a seat for the czars. The current Kremlin dates from the 19th century. It consists of several buildings: churches, palaces and places in political use. A red brick wall surrounds the complex. The St. Basils Cathedral is the well known, colorful building with the towers that decorates the Red Square. It is an example of classical Russian building, and was founded by Iwan the Terrible. The colors were added later.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Historic Monuments of Navgorod and Surroundigs

One more stamp for World Heritage from Russian Federation. This stamp features one of the historic Monument of Navgorod and Surroundigs

Situated on the ancient trade route between Central Asia and northern Europe, Novgorod was Russia’s first capital in the 9th century. Surrounded by churches and monasteries, it was a centre for Orthodox spirituality as well as Russian architecture. Its medieval monuments and the 14th-century frescoes of Theophanes the Greek (Andrei Rublev’s teacher) illustrate the development of its remarkable architecture and cultural creativity.

Despite its name, Novgorod is among the most ancient cities among the Eastern Slavs. The Sofia First Chronicle first mentions it in 859; the Novgorodian First Chronicle mentions it first under the year 862 when it was allegedly already a major station on the trade route from the Baltics to Byzantium. Archaeological excavations in the middle to late twentieth century, however, have found cultural layers dating back only to the late tenth century, the time of the Christianization of Rus and a century after it was allegedly founded, suggesting that the chronicle entries mentioning Novgorod in the 850s or 860s are later interpolations. The Varangian name of the city Holmgard is mentioned in Norse Sagas as existing at a yet earlier stage, but historical facts cannot here be disentangled from legend. Originally, Holmgard referred only to the stronghold southeast of the present-day city, Riurikovo Gorodishche (named in comparatively modern time after Rurik, who supposedly made it his “capital”). Archeological data suggests that the Gorodische, the residence of the Knyaz (konung or prince), dates from the middle of 9th century, whereas the town itself dates only from the end of the 10th century, hence the name Novgorod, “new city

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments

Hello Today here is my second World Heritage site’s stamps from Russian Federation.
These stamps I just found in my collection. When I try to check about these stamps, I found that those are very historic stamps for World Heritage site of Russia ( Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal

These two centres of art in central Russia, Vladimir and Suzdal, with their magnificent 12th and 13th-century public and religious buildings, above all the masterpieces of the Saint Demetrios collegiate church and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, hold an important place in Russian architectural history.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Malaysia 2009-UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Hello, Today, Here is my first post for WHS, This nice FDC was sent by Caroline Chia, Sabah, Malaysia.

Post Malaysia released 4th stamp issue for year 2009 on April 9, 2009 on topic of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Four stamps (all with denomination 50 sen) and one miniature sheet (containing four stamps and also all with denomination 50 sen) were issued. These stamps and miniature sheet portray the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malaysia namely Mulu Park (listed in 2000), Kinabalu Park (listed in 2000) and Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca (listed in 2008).

Friday, June 12, 2009

Welcome to My New Blog

I am very happy to introduce you my New blog today.
World Heritage Stamps and Postcards. Here you can find all about UNESCO world Heritages. I have been started to collect World heritage Stamps, Covers, Postcards, Maxi cards and Phone cards. I will love to swap with world wide friends who are interested to have these thematic items.