|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 briefmarken-archiv.de
Better yet, Germany stamps: World Heritage sites of Unesco from stampnews.com. Whoever knew there was a stamp news website! There's nice info and lots of eye candy there!