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URL: www.vincemd.blogspot.com
Site Description: This site features all the stamps related to the national anthem- lyrics, notation, authors, composers, arrangers.... my hobbies and much more...
Date Joined: Jul 9, 2010

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Wuzhen- The "Venice of the East"
on Apr 5, 2013 in Personal UNESCO World Heritage Site Travels Wuzhen, a 1300 year old water town on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, is a national scenic area and one of China’s top ten historical and cultural towns. It is also one of China’s most charming towns. Located on the Hangzhou-Jiaxing-Huzho...



De Young Museum at Golden Gate Park
on Feb 2, 2013 in Personal Travels The de Young Museum, also known as the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, is a fine arts museum located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It is named for early San Francisco newspaperman M. H. de Young. The museum opened in 1895 as an outgrowth of th...



Exploratorium of Fine Arts in San Francisco
on Feb 2, 2013 in Personal Travels The task of creating a Palace of Fine Arts for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition fell to the architect Bernard R. Maybeck, then fifty years old and known for his innovative ideas. Setting to work on this new project, he chose as his th...



South African Anthem and Inauguration on Stamp
on Feb 2, 2013 in Music Stamps from other Countries Music on Stamps and Postcards Anthem Philately Anthem Stamp Music Philately National Anthem Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika was composed in the year 1897 by Enoch Sontonga, a Methodist school teacher. It was originally sung as a church hymn but later became an act of political defiance against the apartheid government. Die Stem van Suid-Afrika is a...



The Mill Network of the Netherlands
on Jan 13, 2013 in Personal UNESCO World Heritage Site Travels The Kinderdijk-Elshout mill network is an outstanding man-made landscape that bears powerful testimony to human ingenuity and fortitude over a millennium in draining and protecting an area by the development and application of hydraulic technology...



Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya Historical Park
on Dec 27, 2012 in Personal UNESCO World Heritage Site Travels The Ayutthaya historical park covers the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. The city of Ayutthaya was founded by King Ramathibodi I in 1350 and was the capital of the country until its destruction by the Burmese army in 1767. In 1969 the F...



Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm in Siem Reap
on Dec 26, 2012Angkor Wat was built for King Suriyavarman II in the 12th century as his state temple and capital city.  As the best preserved temple, Angkor Wat is the only is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation- f...



La Grand Palace in Brussels
on Oct 29, 2012 in Personal UNESCO World Heritage Site Travels The Grand-Place is an outstanding example of the eclectic and highly successful blending of architectural and artistic styles that characterizes the culture and society of this region. Through the nature and quality of its architecture and of its out...



The Four Major Town Houses by Victor Horta
on Oct 28, 2012 in Personal UNESCO World Heritage Site Travels The appearance of Art Nouveau in the closing years of the 19th century marked a decisive stage in the evolution of architecture, making possible subsequent developments, and the four town houses of Victor Horta in Brussels (Hôtel Tassel, Hôtel Solv...



Autumn in Siberia (Part 1)
on Oct 10, 2012 in Personal UNESCO World Heritage Site Travels Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia was the venue for the Hepatitis C and Co-infections conference which I attended together with two other gastroenterologists from Cebu, Dr. Arlene Kuan and Dr. Jenny Limquiaco. While reviewing the world map (which I always do bef...



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