Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kuranda Train, Australia

A fantastic card from dear Heather! Not only coz it is a train...but just look at those amazing surroundings! And the panoramic size really fits in here, capturing such a great length of the train!


Here is what the back of the card says: The classic scene of the Kuranda Train at Stony Creek Falls as it makes its way up to Kuranda. On its way the train will pass waterfalls, travel through tunnels and pass many dramatic views to finally arrive in the rainforest town of Kuranda; settled in the mountains behind Cairns".

The Barron Gorge National Park is a part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, so I think this card is eligible to be labeled as UNESCO as well, no?

This brings the issue of why is it so hard for me to collect and keep track of my UNESCO received cards....coz in the UNESCO list you have one item called: Wet tropics of Queensland...but that item consists of a bunch of places....so i just dont know how it is possible to collect ALL the UNESCO sites in the world...I mean, same is with Macedonia...you have Ohrid and its region on the list, meaning the Lake, the city and the entire historical and cultural area belong to this list...and do you actually know how many such places Ohrid has?? A LOT!! So seems that now I have to disappoint some of the UNESCO collectors out there, but maybe you dont actually have the complete UNESCO regarding Macedonia....sorry =/



and as usual Heather uses lovely stamps!!! all the stamps were issued in 2010....the left one is a self-adhesive from a set of 4 representing the 150th Melbourne cup - Carbine 1890. The middle stamp portrays the Canonisation of Mary MacKillop while the third one is from a set of 4 self-adhesive stamps showing Australian Kingfishers and this is the Red-backed Kingfisher...so cute :) Thank you so much Heather!!!

4 comments:

Heather said...

Yay! I didnt know you were collecting UNESCO cards. Do you have all the aussie sites coz I have a lot of them!

agi said...

prekrasno, i vlakić i markice :)))

Ana said...

Heather, I dont have all the Aussie sites...I dont even know what exactly I have...mainly coz of such sites consisting of several places like this one :) I have had several attempts to make my list, but always get lost at some point and of course, give up...

Graham Clayton said...

My family visited Cairns back in 2014, and we caught the Skyrail up to Kuranda and then the train back down. It is a very leisurely and beautiful trip!