Overview: Postcards in January 2016


Most of the cards I sent in December arrived at their destinations in early January. That meant an influx of cards throughout January. In all, I received 52 cards from 18 countries this month.

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia (7)
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Finland (3)
  • France
  • Germany (3)
  • Italy (19)
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Poland (2)
  • Russia (3)
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland (3)
  • USA (2)

I received 22 cards of UNESCO sites, 5 of which are new to my collection, as well as a few cards of UNESCO Tentative sites. In all I now have cards of 531 UNESCO sites!

  • Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape (Austria)
  • Landscape of Grand Pré (Canada)
  • Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang (China)
  • Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Petäjävesi Old Church (Finland)
  • Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay (France)
  • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) (France)
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine (France)
  • Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue (Hungary)
  • Þingvellir National Park (Iceland)
  • Old City of Acre (Israel)
  • Venice and its Lagoon (Italy)
  • Historic Centre of San Gimignano (Italy)
  • Costiera Amalfitana (Italy)
  • Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites (Italy)
  • Historic Centre of Oporto (Portugal)
  • Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad (Russia)
  • Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (Switzerland)

During one week I had new cards waiting in mailbox every day. It is a nice feeling that makes me want to send out more cards right away. On the other hand, I finally started straightening out all the cards I received during the last months. That’s quite a pile that needs to be sorted and put away. The UNESCO cards go into albums, for the rest I still don’t have a final storing space. So I think, I should refrain from arranging new swaps until at least all the UNESCO cards are in their proper place. For February that means there might be a few stray cards still arriving. But until I pick up sending again, there won’t be such a rush of cards as in January.

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