Thursday, November 8, 2012

Algiers - Algeria

One more algerian card, not a TN, and this one was sent by Sapic. The card shows the Grand Post Office building and the Monument of the Martyrs in Algiers, the capital and largest city of the country.  
Called El-Behdja or Alger la Blanche ("Algiers the White") for the glistening white of its buildings as seen rising up from the sea, Algiers is situated on the west side of a bay of the Mediterranean Sea. 

The Grand Post Office building, built in 1910 by Voinot and Tondoire in neo-Moorish style, is located in the centre of Algiers.
The Martyrs' Memorial is an iconic concrete monument commemorating the Algerian war for independence. The monument was opened in 1982 on the 20th anniversary of Algeria's independence. It is fashioned in the shape of three standing palm leaves which shelter the "Eternal Flame" beneath. At the edge of each palm leaf stands a statue of a soldier, each representing a stage of Algeria's struggle. - in: wikipedia

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