Friday, March 22, 2013

Portugal x Switzerland RR - Group 19

Yes, more swiss cards. It was supposed to have 3 cards in this post but the 3r never arrived and i believe it wasn't even sent, if you know what i mean, but of course, i might be mistaken.  

 This 1st card was sent by Grace.
Müstair is a village in the Val Müstair municipality in the district of Inn in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The main tourist attraction in the area is the Benedictine Convent of Saint John, which is a World Heritage Site.

Guarda is my city's name and also a city's name in Switzerland. I only found out about this when Caroline gave me a card of the swiss Guarda 2 years ago. For this RR she sent me a 2nd card from there.
Guarda is a municipality in Inn District in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.
In 1975 the Swiss Heritage Society awarded Guarda the Wakker Prize for the preservation of its architectural heritage. The award notes that it is one of the best preserved and characteristic villages of the Unterengadin. It notes that the municipality struggled with a harsh landscape and the demands of tourism as well as the migration of young people from the village into the cities of Switzerland. - in: wikipedia

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