Tunisia - Ichkeul National Park

"The Ichkeul lake and wetland are a major stopover point for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, such as ducks, geese, storks and pink flamingoes, who come to feed and nest there. Ichkeul is the last remaining lake in a chain that once extended across North Africa."

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Lake Ichkeul. Thanks to Mohamed of Tunisia.

Norway - Bryggen

"Bryggen, the old wharf of Bergen, is a reminder of the town’s importance as part of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire from the 14th to the mid-16th century. Many fires, the last in 1955, have ravaged the characteristic wooden houses of Bryggen. Its rebuilding has traditionally followed old patterns and methods, thus leaving its main structure preserved, which is a relic of an ancient wooden urban structure once common in Northern Europe. Today, some 62 buildings remain of this former townscape." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

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Bryggen - BergenThanks HH of Japan for sending this postcard.

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Pictureque streets of Bergen, Norway. Thanks to Mette of Bergen.

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Nice view of Bergen. Received in May 2016. Thanks.

Germany - Upper Middle Rhine Valley

"The 65km-stretch of the Middle Rhine Valley, with its castles, historic towns and vineyards, graphically illustrates the long history of human involvement with a dramatic and varied natural landscape. It is intimately associated with history and legend and for centuries has exercised a powerful influence on writers, artists and composers." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

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I visited Rudesheim and sent this postcard to myself.

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Rudesheim am Rheim is the boarding point of many Rhine Cruise boat trips. It is inside the core zone of Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage. Thanks to YL for mailing from Germany.

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Multi-view of Upper Rhine Valley showing Loreley, Burg Rheinfels, Burg Maus, Burg Katz. Thanks to Anne of Germany.

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Thanks to Ing who visited Rhine Valley in May 2016.

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Thanks to Ing who visited Rhine Valley in May 2016.

Iran - Golestan Palace

"The lavish Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The walled Palace, one of the oldest groups of buildings in Teheran, became the seat of government of the Qajar family, which came into power in 1779 and made Teheran the capital of the country. Built around a garden featuring pools as well as planted areas, the Palace’s most characteristic features and rich ornaments date from the 19th century. It became a centre of Qajari arts and architecture of which it is an outstanding example and has remained a source of inspiration for Iranian artists and architects to this day. It represents a new style incorporating traditional Persian arts and crafts and elements of 18th century architecture and technology."

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Golestan Palace. Thanks to Ipuen for mailing from Iran.

Croatia - The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik

"The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik (1431-1535), on the Dalmatian coast, bears witness to the considerable exchanges in the field of monumental arts between Northern Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. The three architects who succeeded one another in the construction of the Cathedral - Francesco di Giacomo, Georgius Mathei Dalmaticus and Niccolò di Giovanni Fiorentino - developed a structure built entirely from stone and using unique construction techniques for the vaulting and the dome of the Cathedral. The form and the decorative elements of the Cathedral, such as a remarkable frieze decorated with 71 sculptured faces of men, women, and children, also illustrate the successful fusion of Gothic and Renaissance art." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

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Sibenik Cathedral, in Sibenik. Thanks to Dana of Croatia.

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A black and white postcard of Cathedral of Sibenik from the north and east. Thanks to Agi from Croatia.

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A beautiful multi-view of the external and interior view of Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik, Croatia. Thanks to Pazzolina of France.

Russia - Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

"Inextricably linked to all the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century, the Kremlin (built between the 14th and 17th centuries by outstanding Russian and foreign architects) was the residence of the Great Prince and also a religious centre. At the foot of its ramparts, on Red Square, St Basil's Basilica is one of the most beautiful Russian Orthodox monuments." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

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Moscow Red Square and Lenin Mausoleum. Thanks YL for mailing this nice postcard from Moscow, Russia. Mailed June 30, 2013, postmarked July 14, 2013 and arrived in Penang island on August 19, 2013.

Postcard 2 - Kremlin Night View
Moscow (MOCKBA) is the capital of the Russian Federation. Night view of the Moscow Kremlin. Thanks to Adrienne of New Zealand.

Postcard 3 - Kremlin Day View
View of Kremlin from Moscow River. Postcard was damaged during mailing but at least it arrived. Nice stamps used. Thanks to Julia of Russia.

Postcard 4 - Red Square
This is one of the most famous square in the world and is an iconic landmark of the Soviet Union and present day Russia. Thanks to Renee and Lauren for mailing this card to me.

Postcard 5 - Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed in Summer
One of the most beautiful cathedrals in Russia.

Postcard 6 - Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed in Winter
Thanks to Olga from Moscow.

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Red Square of Moscow. Two hare (rabbit stamps used) and many beautiful Russian stamps too. Thanks to Tania of Moscow of Russia.

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A Moscow (Moskva)River map which flows by the Kremlin. Many different nice Russian stamps used! Thanks to Mzk of Moscow, Russia.

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Moscow.Thanks to Julia of Russia.

New Zealand - Tongariro National Park

"In 1993 Tongariro became the first property to be inscribed on the World Heritage List under the revised criteria describing cultural landscapes. The mountains at the heart of the park have cultural and religious significance for the Maori people and symbolize the spiritual links between this community and its environment. The park has active and extinct volcanoes, a diverse range of ecosystems and some spectacular landscapes." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

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Mount Ruapehu is one of the world's most active volcanoes. Thanks to Shawn of New Zealand.

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Tongariro Cross a saddle between Mt.Tongariro and Mt. Ngauruhoe in the Tongariro National Park. Filming was done here for the movie "Lord of the Ring". Thanks to Adrienne of New Zealand.

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Thanks to Adrienne of New Zealand.

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Mount Ruapeu at dawn with year of monkey stamp used. Thanks to Sabine who was visiting New Zealand.