Sunday, December 2, 2012

the Xiaoling Mausoleum of Eastern Imperial Tombs of the Qing Dynasty, China

my last card for today is one nice UNESCO Whs place from China, showing the Xiaoling Mausoleum, and is part of the Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.



so one of the things I hate about that UNESCO list, as I had probably said before, is that under one inscription, you have DOZEN of different places, scattered all over the country...so how am I supposed to collect them all, and actually keep track in the first place of everything that falls under one title?
I mean, it is the same about Macedonia...you have Ohrid and its cultural heritage...but do you actually know how many sites are in there? just many! and one can never be sure if he has them all or not...*sigh* oh well...that's why long time ago I gave up on focusing on collecting all the UNESCO whs places in the world...I still like them and would like to get them, but i do not focus my energy and resources on it...

as for the Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, they includ tombs and burial complexes, dating from the Ming and Qing dynasties of China. In total, there are around 14 tombs or tomb groups added to this WHS...
the back of the card says that this is the Xiaoling Mausoleum of Eastern Imperial Tombs of the Qing Dynasty and that the mausoleum was occupied by the Shuzhi Emperor from the Qing Dynasty...so i am to believe the back of the card, coz otherwise, im pretty lost :)


there are two nice stamps on the card. the top, bluish stamp was issued in 2007 in a set of 6 Olympic Games stamps, showing different venues and the one here shows the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center...while the one below is from 1997 from a set of 4 stamps representing the Architecture of the Dong Nationality, and this one in particular is called 'Wind and Rain Bridge over the River'.

So, thank you for reading guys and for maybe still dropping by despite the fact there was nothing new to read for a long while...have a lovely day...and hope to see you soon again! :)

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