Slovakia - Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve

"Bardejov is a small but exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a fortified medieval town, which typifies the urbanisation in this region. Among other remarkable features, it also contains a small Jewish quarter around a fine 18th-century synagogue." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

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Night view of Saint Egidius Basilica, Bardejov, Slovakia. Thanks to Joanna of Poland.

Philippines - Historic Town of Vigan

"Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia." Source: UNESCO World Heritage


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An awesome card of Vigan in Ilocos - one of the oldest Spanish town in Philippines and Asia. Nice stamps used. Thanks again to Jaya.





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Lithuania - Vilnius Historic Centre

"Political centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from the 13th to the end of the 18th century, Vilnius has had a profound influence on the cultural and architectural development of much of eastern Europe. Despite invasions and partial destruction, it has preserved an impressive complex of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and classical buildings as well as its medieval layout and natural setting." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

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Nice postcard showing the arch-cathedral basilica of Vilnius, Lithuania (Lietuva). Thanks to Tomas for sending.






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Vilnius, Lithuania.


Czech Republic - Historic Centre of Prague

"Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. The many magnificent monuments, such as Hradcani Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and numerous churches and palaces, built mostly in the 14th century under the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

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St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague. I visited this amazing cathedral and cancelled this postcard in the post office located opposite the cathedral during my visit in May, 2015.



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I really like this picturesque postcard of Praque (Praha), the capital of Czech Republic (Ceska Republika). I used to collect many Czechoslavakia stamps. Now these are two independent countries - Czech Republic and Slovakia. Thanks very much to Adela for sending this nice card.






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Prague has become a major tourist destination. Nice multiview postcard - thanks to Mark of Malta.






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Old Town Square of Praha with Tyn Church. Thanks to Vladimir of Praque.






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Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. Thanks to Ing of New Zealand. Sent in May, 2016.


France - Strasbourg – Grande ├«le

"Surrounded by two arms of the River Ill, the Grande Ile (Big Island) is the historic centre of the Alsatian capital. It has an outstanding complex of monuments within a fairly small area. The cathedral, the four ancient churches and the Palais Rohan – former residence of the prince-bishops – far from appearing as isolated monuments, form a district that is characteristic of a medieval town and illustrates Strasbourg's evolution from the 15th to the 18th century." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

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Nice multi-view of Strasbourg. Thanks to Sissi of New Zealand who was visiting. Sent in May 2016.




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Strasbough is located near the German border. Nice stamps used including Turin Winter Olympic Games. Thanks to Marice.





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Imposing cathedral of Strasbourg. I also visited this famous cathedral. Thanks to Ing of New Zealand for mailing from Strasbourg.


Italy - Holy See - Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

"Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC, Rome was first the centre of the Roman Republic, then of the Roman Empire, and it became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. The World Heritage site, extended in 1990 to the walls of Urban VIII, includes some of the major monuments of antiquity such as the Forums, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Pantheon, Trajan’s Column and the Column of Marcus Aurelius, as well as the religious and public buildings of papal Rome." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Pantheon of Rome
Rome (Roma) is the capital of Italy and heritage ancient city of the Roman Empire. Thanks to Ann of Florida who went to Rome.





Postcard 2 - Views of Rome
Thanks to ML who went to Rome.





Postcard 3 - Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran
The Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran - Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano - is the cathedral of the Church of Rome, Italy, and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope. The cathedral itself is located outside of the Vatican City boundaries, territorially located within the city of Rome in the Italian Republic. However it has been granted a special extraterritorial status as a property of the Holy See. This is also the case with several other buildings after the solving of the Roman Question with the Lateran Treaty. Special Rome philatelic cancellation. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France.





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Amazing postcard of Colosseum and Rome. Thanks to Ing of New Zealand. Mailed in May, 2016.



Postcard 5 - Arch of Constatino and Colosseum
Thanks to Ing of New Zealand for this nice postcard.

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.