Monday, June 30, 2008

Nice cards to start the week

And those nice cards were 5, not bad, but now i'll show 4 of them.
This 1st card was a surprise card sent by Zé "zepombal", he's kind of the surprise-man in the portuguese community, he's always sending surprise cards and this one, with a matching stamp, is from his holidays in Algarve, south of Portugal.

"Cape St. Vincent, next to the Sagres Point, on the so-called Costa Vicentina (Vincentine Coast), is a headland in the municipality of Sagres, in the Algarve, southern Portugal. This cape is the southwesternmost point in Europe.
Approximately six kilometers from the village of Sagres, the cape is a landmark for a ship traveling to or from the Mediterranean. The cliffs rise nearly vertically from the Atlantic to a height of 75 meters.
The cape is a site of exuberant marine life and a high concentration of birds nesting on the cliffs, such as the rare Bonelli's eagle, peregrine falcons, kites, rock thrushes, rock pigeons, storks and herons.
According to legend, the name of this cape is linked to the story of a fourth-century martyred Spanish priest St. Vincent whose body was brought ashore here. A shrine was erected over his grave; according to the Arab geographer Al-Idrisi, it was always guarded by ravens. King Afonso Henriques had the body of the saint exhumed in 1173 and brought it by ship to Lisbon, still accompanied by the ravens." - in: wikipedia.

These Dortmund cards were sent by my friend Liliana.

"Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. The Ruhr river flows south of the city.The Dortmund-Ems Canal also terminates in the Dortmund Port, which is the largest European canal port, and links Dortmund to the North Sea. Dortmund is known as Westphalia's "green metropolis". Nearly half the municipal territory consists of waterways, woodland, agriculture and green spaces with spacious parks such as Westfalenpark and the Rombergpark. This contrasts with nearly a hundred years of extensive coal mining and steel milling within the city limits." - in: wikipedia.

Finally, a new unesco card sent by Gabriela "zimtscheneck".
"This magnificent Baroque palace – one of the largest and most beautiful in Germany and surrounded by wonderful gardens – was created under the patronage of the prince-bishops Lothar Franz and Friedrich Carl von Schönborn. It was built and decorated in the 18th century by an international team of architects, painters (including Tiepolo), sculptors and stucco-workers, led by Balthasar Neumann." - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/169

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