Monday, May 10, 2010

*Mini RR* Send 2 -- Receive 2!! - Group 100

This was a mini RR but the cards are just great. The group 100 was a surprise partner group, we had to send a card to 2 postcrossers but didn't know from whom we were supposed to receive a card.

One of my surprise partners was "cappion" but instead of 1 she sent 2 great cards from Turkey.
"Bodrum is a turkish port town in Mugla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of the country.
Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century, overlooks the harbor and the International Marina. The castle grounds includes a Museum of Underwater Archeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year." in:

Kars is a city in northeast Turkey and the capital of Kars Province.
As a settlement at the juncture of Turkish, Caucasian, Kurdish, Russian, and Armenian cultures, the buildings of Kars come in a variety of architectural styles.
Some of those buildings are these on the card, the ruins of an old palace, The church of St. Gregory of the Abughamrents in Ani, a minaret, the Church of the Apostles, built in the early 10th century and Kars citadel.

I love, love this card sent by Ilaria "selphie10", the host of this RR.
In a month i'll see this place with my own eyes :)
"The St. Peter's Basilica, is a Late Renaissance church located within the Vatican City. St. Peter's Basilica has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world, holding 60,000 people. It is regarded as one of the holiest Christian sites. It has been described as "holding a unique position in the Christian world" and as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom". In Catholic tradition, it is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, who was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to tradition, first Bishop of Rome and therefore first in the line of the papal succession.

Tradition and some historical evidence hold that Saint Peter's tomb is directly below the altar of the basilica. For this reason, many Popes have been interred at St Peter's since the Early Christian period. There has been a church on this site since the 4th century. Construction of the present basilica, over the old Constantinian basilica, began on April 18, 1506 and was completed on November 18, 1626.

St. Peter's is famous as a place of pilgrimage, for its liturgical functions and for its historical associations. It is associated with the papacy, with the Counter-reformation and with numerous artists, most significantly Michelangelo. As a work of architecture, it is regarded as the greatest building of its age. Contrary to popular misconception, Saint Peter's is not a cathedral, as it is not the seat of a bishop. It is properly termed a papal basilica." - in: wikipedia

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