Friday, May 15, 2009

Mtskheta, Georgia

Well, i didnt really believe i was gonna make an update today, but i really need to keep my mind away from things, and i just dont know what to do with myself and i think that its better to post something...it will keep me distracted for a while and i also have a huge reason to do so, since i have received a new country in my mailbox today...GEORGIA!! With an enormous thank you to Khatuna! And not only she sent me a new country in my collection, but the way she did it is more than special...but i will get down to it later.
I know some of you know why my bad mood, and i wont annoy you with it now...i will do it during the following week though :)  Just please, bear with me in the following days....

Apart from actually getting a new country, i received a new UNESCO as well...some cards just arrive on a day they most need to do so....i havent received mail for several days and today, after what had happened yesterday, i was on the verge to cry coz there was no mail today...but the postman came a bit late than usual, and cheered me up....with LOADS of mail :)
Mtskheta (which i honestly dont know how to pronounce) is the oldest town of Georgia and is located approximately 20 km northeast of Tbilisi (the capital) at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers (ok, definitely if i ever go to Georgia, i would have trouble with pronouncing basic stuff...due the high number of consecutive consonants).
On the card you can see the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (IV-XI century) and due to its historical significance and numerous ancient monuments, the "Historical Monuments of Mtskheta" became a UNESCO whs in 1994, where the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is amongst the most significant monuments of Georgian Christian architecture, and are historically significant in the development of medieval architecture throughout the Caucasus.
My personal knowledge about Georgia? Apart from knowing the capital...it can equal to 'none'.

Now, what amazed me from Khatuna was that she had sent me two cards, in an envelope...but EACH card was written, stamped AND postmarked, and afterwards put in an envelope...and then the envelope had great stamps as well...and i was like, OH MY....this is just amazing!
All of the stamps are just amazing...here you can see  two stamps regarding the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 (i think that many countries have issued such stamps, including Macedonia).
The other stamp has been issued in the honour of Rabbi Abraam Khovels, who is considered as a spiritual and civic leader who lived in Georgia more than a century ago.
Again, Khatuna...thanks a real real lot!!

4 comments:

Terry said...

Happy PFF Ana
WOW this was truly a great post .I had so much fun looking at your beautiful postcards and stamps.
Thank you for sharing.I am so pleased I came by for a visit.I signed up to follow so I do not miss out on any of your fabulous cards.
I do hope your mood is lighter soon.You have surely made mine much better today ,thank you for that.
Have a joyful weekend.

Sreisaat said...

W-w-hat? Another new country? I haven't blinked my eye and you already have your 102nd or 103rd postcard? Oh my! hahaha.

I hope you will feel better this weekend. I am also having mood swings these days, but it's just one of those blah days again... It will come to pass, Ana... take care!

Enjoy the weekend :)

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Оксана said...

You're very lucky, Ana! :)

I don't know much about Georgia either... I feel some kind of sympathy for this country due to the political events that took place last year, but the Caucasian countries generally aren't very well-known. I find it interesting that Georgians have their own unique alphabet (and of course I have no idea how to read it) :)

I hope you're having a nice weekend and that you'll have no reasons to worry about anything :)

Оксана said...

I forgot to write that the Russian name of this town is Мцхета, so I guess that's how this name should be pronounced... But I'm not sure if Georgian people call it the same :)