Thursday, September 23, 2010

Estonian cards

I'm trying to get rif of some cards so i decided to open a thread on the postcrossing forum, hopping to trade the for something i like and collect. Eda "philakas" was the 1st to make an offer, she sent me these 2 cards and i've sent 4 of mine.

"The formation of the Narva castle began in XIII-XIV cc. and was completed by the middle of the XVI c. It was fortification of a castle type. In XIV-XVI cc. the construction of the castle was continued, converting it into a convent house in accordance with traditions of the Livonian Order. It consisted of the main building, (rectangular in plan), with the tower Tall Hermann in its northwest corner. At the end of the XIV c. the tower got its final height (51 m), and in the XVIII c. it got a new pyramidal roof and a small watchtower in the middle of it. The castle was significantly damaged during the Second World War. Restoration works started in 1955 and they still go on. Since 1987 Narva Museum is housed in the restored rooms of the castle." - in:

"The Kuremäe Convent, located in the centre of Kuremäe, was established in 1891, and is the only functioning Russian Orthodox nunnery in Estonia. In ancient times, a sacred place of the Estonians was located here and a sacrificial spring was at the foot of the hill. The spring is knows as a “holy spring” today for the curative powers of its water. One can also bathe in the refreshing water. The convent gates are open and you can walk around and observe convent life. Those who are more interested in the life and history of the convent can order a tour from the nuns, in order to see the various churches in the convent complex that are otherwise closed to the public." - in:

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