Saturday, March 28, 2009

Curonian Spit, Lithuania

When i went to the post office yesterday, the man at the desk looked at me, and said 'Hi, long time no see!'...having in mind that i really hadnt been to THAT post office for months, i was more than surprised to see that he remembers me...obviously i have left an impression with the pile of mail i send, and obviously im the only one who does that, so im the talk of the town, or in this case, the post offices :)
Well, i can just add another post office, to the list of ones where im a familiar face :)

I really like this card! Such nice sand formations!
The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea.
According to Baltic mythology the Curonian Spit was formed by a strong girl, Neringa, who was playing on the seahore. This child also appears in other myths (in some of which she is shown as a young strong woman, similar to a female version of the Greek Heracles).
Right now, the Curonian Spit  is home to the highest moving (drifting) sand dunes in Europe. Their average height is 35 m, but some attain the height of 60 m.

And it has been added on the UNESCO whs list as well, so another UNESCO card in my collection! Yippie!

1 comment:

Оксана said...

Very interesting card :) If you told me it was Sahara or any other desert far away from Europe - I would believe you :))

I usually go to the post office on the main square of Wrocław, because it's quite close to my school :) There's a department, where you can only buy stamps, cards, envelopes, newspapers, toys etc. and therefore there's no que, as people go to the post office mainly to pay bills :) The lady, who works in that department, knows me very well, always tries to find some nice commemorative stamps for me and gives me a lot of priority stickers (sometimes it's hard to find them) :D Anyway, I think I'm not a very famous person yet ;) But I probably send less mail than you do :)