Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Palmyra, Syria

hey everyone....seems like lately ive got into the non-posting mode..as usual i could bring up a bunch of excuses..but hopefully, from now on, thing will improve at least a bit...not coz i have extra free time...but simply coz FINALLY i got a lap top, and FINALLY i can say goodbye to all the struggle and fuss i had to encounter by a simple opening of a Word Doc. Now all the scanning and uploading of cards feels like working at the speed of light...it even feels weird coz im so much not used to it...
Of course...work has been consuming most of my time lately, but i dont want to complain...even though im tired and all, i dont honestly mind it....i started making this update two days ago, but due to all those other obligations i had to postpone it till now..i still have stuff to do, but i just had the urge to move from the dead point here...coz if i dont, i never know when i will have the chance for the next update...esp. since next week i may not be able to do it at all...eventually, ill tell you why :)



And as always when i disappear like this, i try to make it up by giving you a nice treat with some not so every day card...and for today ive chosen Syria...and not only its a rare country and first one in my collection from there, but its also written and stamped and its even a UNESCO :)))
This is the Palmyrian Theatre in Palmyra....it was used for wrestling ceremonies with wild animal and it has 13 sitting steps....hmmm, i wonder if in Syria they consider number 13 unlucky as well or no...
This theatre is located in an oasis so it was an important stop for caravans of traders and was known for its palm trees.

Perfect card!


 

All I know about these two stamps is that they were issued this year....and if im not mistaken, its showing Bashar al-Assad, the President of the Syrian Arab Republic...

2 comments:

imajica said...

hi new laptop owner,
maybe i have missed many things as i havent been on forum much lately, but what are you doing now? still teaching or doing translation?

Anastasia said...

congrats on your new laptop! when I bought mine, I had the same feeling!