My Missing Countries/ Sites List

Complete List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Missing and Received can be seen HERE

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Turkey: Historic Areas of Istanbul

"With its strategic location on the Bosphorus peninsula between the Balkans and Anatolia, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, Istanbul has been associated with major political, religious and artistic events for more than 2,000 years. Its masterpieces include the ancient Hippodrome of Constantine, the 6th-century Hagia Sophia and the 16th-century Süleymaniye Mosque, all now under threat from population pressure, industrial pollution and uncontrolled urbanization."
Source: UNESCO World Heritage List

Post Card #1
This beautiful card shows the majestic Suleymaniya Mosque of Istanbul built around 1550s AD (seen on the right) with Yeni Mosque in the fore-ground.
The stamps used on the postcard are also very beautiful. I love aircraft stamps. The stamp shows a C-47 Dakota aircraft. The card was sent to me by Leslie.
Postcard # 2
The second postcard shows the city view of Istanbul including the historic Suleymaniyah Mosque too.
The postcard was posted to my dad during early 1990s by his friend during visit to Turkey.
The se-tenant Turkish stamps are also nice. The price of the stamp is changed by over-printing 75 Lira over the originally printed price. 


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