The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a British Crown dependency. It is in the English Channel, off the coast of Normandy. 1. Noonday Gun, Castle Cornet 2. Castle Cornet 3. Castle Cornet Panorama. Thanks to Monica. I received this one in August 2013, sent from Saint Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey.
The stamp was not cancelled. It is part of the 2013 EUROPA The Postman’s Van series. It has a value of .66 Guernsey pound.
Třebíč, Czech Republic
Třebíč is a city in the Moravian part of Czech Republic. It is a regional center with a population of approx. 40 000. The Jewish Quarter and St Procopius’ Basilica were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2003.
UNESCO World Heritage List info
Postage: 21 Czech Koruna (1.07 USD)
Location on Google Maps
Ohrid is a city in the Republic of Macedonia, with over 42 000 inhabitants. It is often referred as the Jerusalem of the Balkans for its many churches. The city is really picturesque and tourism is predominant. It is located southwest of the capital Skopje. In 1979 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Thanks Ana!
More information from the UNESCO WHS site.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commisioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat. The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then over 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually.
Greetings from Novi Sad, Serbia
Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, and is the administrative seat of the northern province of Vojvodina. It has a population of approx. 230 000. The city was founded in 1694 when Serb mechants formed a colony across the Danube from the Petrovaradin fortress. Much of the city was devastated in the 1848 Revolution, but was later restored. Today Novi Sad is an industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy.
Pabianice is a town in central Poland with approx 70 000 inhabitants. It is the capital of Pabianice County, and it belongs to the metropolitan area of Lodz. It is mostly an agricultural area. Thanks to Bożena.
Views from Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 15th largest city in the EU with a population of around 1.3 million. During the Middle Ages it was one of the major commercial centers of the Bulgarian Empire. Sofia lays at the foot of Mount Vitosha. The Hagia Sophia Church (bottom left) dates from the 6th century and is thr second oldest church in the city. Thanks to Irina.
Sparrenberg Castle in Bielefeld, Germany
The Sparrenberg Castle is a restored fortress in Bielefeld. Its current appearance mainly originated in the 16th century. It is considered to be Bielefeld’s landmark. It was erected as a castle sometime before 1250 by the counts of Ravensberg. It served as an important military location during the Middle Ages. At the end of the 17th century it no longer met the military requirements and was used as a prison. During WWII it was heavily damaged in the air raid of the city. From 1948 to 1987 several projects were done to restore it.