Overview: Postcards in June 2016

A month full of postcards! I June I received 51 cards from 22 different countries! That means one or more cards in the mailbox almost every day. It was fun! I also sent a lot of cards and many are still on their way. More cards for next month. 🙂

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada (3)
  • China (2)
  • Czech Republic (2)
  • Finland (3)
  • France (2)
  • Germany (13)
  • India
  • Japan
  • Malaysia (2)
  • Netherlands
  • Philippines (2)
  • Portugal
  • Russia (4)
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • USA (4)
  • Ukraine (3)
  • Vietnam

 Half the cards also showed UNESCO sites:

  • Kakadu National Park (Australia)
  • L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Old Town Lunenburg (Canada)
  • Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area (China)
  • Mount Wuyi (China)
  • Paphos (Cyprus)
  • Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora (Czech Republic)
  • Climats, terroirs of Burgundy (France)
  • Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (Germany)
  • Völklingen Ironworks (Germany)
  • Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau (Germany)
  • Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg (Germany)
  • Wadden Sea (Germany)
  • The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos (Greece)
  • Great Living Chola Temples (India)
  • Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout (Netherlands)
  • Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary Philippines)
  • Hwaseong Fortress (Republic of Korea)
  • Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites (Republic of Korea)
  • Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments (Russia)
  • Vizcaya Bridge (Spain)
  • Naval Port of Karlskrona (Sweden)
  • Kiev: Saint- Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra (Ukraine)
  • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany (Ukraine)
  • Complex of HuĂ© Monuments (Vietnam)

That makes 16 new sites for my collection which is now 568 in total. Also, for now, my collection of UNESCO cards from the Czech Republic, India and the Philippines is complete. Although, this could change soon, since the next session of the World Heritage Committee is in July. They will announce new UNESCO sites and make the list grow longer. I’m already curious what the new sites will be.

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