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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Card # 89
Another UNESCO postcard from postcrossing

Saint Basil's Cathedral, is a Russian Orthodox cathedral erected on the Red Square in Moscow in 1555–1561. Built on the order of Ivan IV of Russia to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan, it marks the geometric center of the city and the hub of its growth since the 14th century. It was the tallest building of Moscow until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600. Read more

Postcard, early 20th century

The cathedral has operated as a division of the State Historical Museum since 1928. It was completely secularized in 1929 and, as of 2009, remains a federal property of the Russian Federation. The cathedral has been part of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.

Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Seven Wonders of the World

New Seven Wonders of the World was a project that attempted to update the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World concept with a modern list of wonders. The New7Wonders Foundation, established in 2001, relied on private donations and the sale of broadcast rights and received no public funding or taxpayers' money. After the final announcement, New7Wonders said it didn't earn anything from the exercise and barely recovered its investment. Read more

Taj Mahal,India Agra, India
ताज महल
تاج محل

Chichen Itza, Mexico Yucatán, Mexico
Chi'ch'èen Ìitsha'

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
O Cristo Redentor

Colosseum, Italy Rome, Italy

Great Wall of China, People's Republic of China China
Wànlǐ Chángchéng

Machu Picchu, Peru Cuzco, Perú
Machu Pikchu

Petra, Jordan Jordan

Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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