Friday, March 1, 2013

Cards from the future

As i said before, next week i'll travel to Barcelona but i'll visit other places too, such as the Montserrat Monastery and Tarragona, where these cards are from.

Triangle Postales - Photo by Pere Vivas
Heidi sent me this card last december and back then i didn't know that 2 months later i would visit this place.
The mountain Montserrat with the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat lies about 45 km northwest of Barcelona.
Not only is Montserrat Monastery of significant religious importance but the natural beauty surrounding the monastery is simply breathtaking.
If you enjoy walking there are also some interesting walks through the mountains where you will experience magnificent views of some of the most unusual rock formations in the whole of Catalonia. You can take a funicular to the top of the mountain and from there you can choose a number of different walks, all with amazing views of the Catalonian countryside. - in:

© foto Raymond
Ana and Paula have recently been to Barcelona and they visited Tarragona. Ana knows about this trip to Catalonia and sent this card to let me know what to expect about the city.
On the card there's one of the several roman ruins in the city, the amphitheatre.
Built in the 2nd century A.D. on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the amphitheatre was used as a venue for numerous popular events, including gladiatorial games. It has the elliptical plan which is characteristic of this type of construction. There are pits which were used for auxiliary services located beneath the arena where these spectacles took place. In the central part of the amphitheatre the remains of the plan of a Visigoth basilica are preserved (6th century) as well as those of a Romanesque-Gothic church from the 12th century. - in:

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