Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany

Postdam - New Palais - The parks and gardens of Sanssouci

Postdam - Park Sanssouci

Sanssouci is the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, at Potsdam, near Berlin.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Louvre Museum and its gardens

The Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre), located in Paris, is the world's most visited art museum, a historic monument, and a national museum of France.


Old New York, USA

Corner of 5th Ave. and 42nd St., with the old Temple Emanu-El. 1898


Sydney Opera House, Australia

"Sydney Opera House", one of the best examples of the modern design. It is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Te Wāhipounamu, New Zealand

Te Wāhipounamu is a World Heritage site in the south west corner of the South Island of New Zealand. It is also called Māori which means "the place of greenstone".


Monday, January 5, 2009

Churches in Philippines

The card shows different churches in Philippines.


Hagia Sophia, Turkey

Hagia Sophia is a former patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture.


Suleymaniye Mosque, Turkey

The Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the second largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.


Estern Tower-Truva VI, Turkey

These are the ruins of the Greek City of Troy. This particular building was once a watch tower on the edge of the city. It is thought that an earth quake ruined it around 1500 BC.


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Site of Palmyra, Syria

Palmyra was in ancient times an important city of central Syria, located in an oasis 215 km northeast of Damascus and 120 km southwest of the Euphrates. It has long been a vital caravan city for travellers crossing the Syrian desert and was known as the Bride of the Desert. The earliest documented reference to the city by its Semitic name Tadmor, Tadmur or Tudmur (which means "the town that repels" in Amorite and "the indomitable town" in Aramaic, is recorded in Babylonian tablets found in Mari.
Though the ancient site fell into disuse after the 16th century, it is still known as Tadmor in Arabic, and there is a newer town next to the ruins of the same name. The Palmyrenes constructed a series of large-scale monuments containing funerary art such as limestone slabs with human busts representing the deceased.