Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chile & Mexico

After 2 days without cards, today i've found these in my mailbox. The card from Chile was sent by Giulia "giulia93", a brazilian postcrosser that spend some days there and i won the mexican card in a lottery and it was sent by Iván "ivanmexdf".

"Valparaíso is a major city in Chile and one of that country's most important seaports and an increasingly vital cultural center in the hemisphere's Pacific Southwest. The city is located in central Chile, where it is capital of the Region of Valparaíso. Although Santiago is Chile's official capital, Valparaiso houses the National Congress. Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaíso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. Valparaíso is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is often considered to be one of Latin America’s most intriguing urban areas." - in: wikipedia

"Palacio de Bellas Artes ("Palace of Fine Arts"), located in the Historic Centre of Mexico City, classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site, is the premier opera house of Mexico City. The building is famous for both its extravagant Beaux Arts exterior in imported Italian white marble.
The theatre is used for classical music, opera and dance, notably the "Baile Folklórico". A distinctive feature of the theatre is its stained glass curtain depicting a volcano and the valley of Mexico. It is the home of Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra, the Bellas Artes Orchestra, the Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra, the National Dance Company, and the Bellas Artes Opera." - in: wikipedia.

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