Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hamburg, Germany

Siberian tiger. Postcrossing DE-858968

A photo card sent from Hamburg. I'm not a big fan of animals, perhaps because I was afraid of pets when I was a kid. But this is a beautiful animal, isn't it? Siberian tigers are an endangered species. There are believed to be several hundred of these tigers in the wild, the majority of which live in eastern Russia's birch forests. Some exist in China and North Korea.

Altstadt Regensburg stamp info at Deutsche Post in German

The stamp on the card is of the Altstadt (old town) of Regensburg, which is a Unesco World Heritage site. Here's a link to some photos of Regensburg at Google. I wonder why there are Japanese words on the stamp? I did some Googling and found this.

Alte Stadt Nara-Yakushi-ji (from Wikimedia Commons

Yakushi-ji is a World Heritage Buddist temple in Nara, Japan. Both stamps were released on February 3, 2011. After more Googling, ahh here's a description of the stamps, translated by Google.
Regensburg Cathedral and old city of Nara - Yakushi-ji, "Weltkulturerbe der Unesco" from

Better yet, Germany stamps: World Heritage sites of Unesco from Whoever knew there was a stamp news website! There's nice info and lots of eye candy there!

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Lynn said...

That is a gorgeous picture! Oh, and I signed up, wrote my first post card and will be mailing it on Monday! Yippee!

liberal sprinkles said...

Great news, Lynn! I forgot to post a photo of the stamp earlier, I've done so now and added more info!