Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pingvellir, Iceland

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............
 
I think you could guess why my *mmmmmmmmmmmmm* reaction :)
And i finally have a WRITTEN and STAMPED card sent from Iceland directly!!! And all that thanks to Sonja who was kind enough to help me with it...Sonja, thanks a real lot again! I really really love this card and it makes me so happy to have it in my collection. And above all, its not just a card, but its a UNESCO whs as well!
Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland, situated in the southwestern part of the country.
Þingvellir National Park was founded in 1930 to protect the remains of the parliament site and was later expanded to protect natural phenomena in the surrounding area. Þingvellir National Park was the first national park in Iceland and was decreed "a protected national shrine for all Icelanders, the perpetual property of the Icelandic nation under the preservation of parliament, never to be sold or mortgaged.
The Parliament was established at Þingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1789.
Geographically it is also a very special place because it is located in both continental places of Europe and North-America.
Mmmmm...its such a lovely lovely place! I really MUST...and i underline the MUST....I MUST visit Iceland one day....
 
The stamps arent any less beautiful...and simply fit into the theme of the card.
The stamp on the left was issued in 2005 in a set of two, showing birds...and on this stamp the Graylag is shown, while the other stamp comes from a set of 5 issued in 2005, showing Glaciers....and on this stamp "Eystri Hagafellsjökull" is shown


just amazing!

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