Overview: Postcards in July 2016


In terms of postcards, July for me was dominated by two events: My own vacation to Rügen including a visit to two UNESCO sites, where I bought plenty of new cards. And the latest session of the World Heritage Committee that inscribed 21 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Thus, there are 21 new sites to collect. And the best thing is: Cards for two of the new sites already arrived this month, along with 52 other cards for a total of 54 cards received from 19 countries in July, including three I sent to myself from vacation.

  • Australia
  • Bermuda
  • Canada (3)
  • China (3)
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany (11)
  • India (4)
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands (2)
  • Russia (7)
  • Slovenia (5)
  • Spain (3)
  • Switzerland (2)
  • USA (5)

33 of the cards are of UNESCO sites:

  • Greater Blue Mountains Area (Australia)
  • Historic Centre of Brugge (Belgium)
  • Mount Taishan (China)
  • The Great Wall (China)
  • Hubei Shennongjia (China)
  • Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (China)
  • Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios (Cuba)
  • Fortress of Suomenlinna (Finland)
  • Chartres Cathedral (France)
  • From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt (France)
  • Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier (Germany)
  • Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany)
  • Völklingen Ironworks (Germany)
  • Cologne Cathedral (Germany)
  • Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg (Germany)
  • Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar (Germany)
  • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany (Germany)
  • Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe (Germany)
  • Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios (Greece)
  • Great Living Chola Temples (India)
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (India)
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (India)
  • Historic Centre of Riga (Latvia)
  • Luis Barragán House and Studio (Mexico)
  • Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks (Republic of Korea)
  • Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple (Republic of Korea)
  • Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments (Russia)
  • Kizhi Pogost (Russia)
  • Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent (Russia)
  • Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula (Spain)
  • Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora (Ukraine)
  • Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda (United Kingdom)
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park (USA)

14 of the sites are new to my collection, including the newly inscribed sites from China. In all I have 582 of the now 1052 UNESCO sites.

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