Thursday, August 19, 2010

Samaná, Dominican Republic

Starting with a small treasure for my collection (and as you see, I had some mercy towards you and this aint a map card :P)

My second ever card from the Dominican Republic (here is numero uno, received two years ago), but this is my first written and stamped one! Wohoooo!
I guess this is sort of a typical scenic view for these exotic places...endless ocean views, sunsets, beaches, palms..but it is a really nice one. It shows a late afternoon in Samaná, which is a city and municipality in northeastern Dominican Republic and is the capital of Samaná Province.
The city was founded in 1756 as Santa Bárbara de Samaná during the colonial period by the Spanish governor Francisco Rubio y Peñaranda. Families from the Canary Islands were brought to live in this city and Sabana de la Mar.
It was named Santa Bárbara after the Queen Bárbara de Braganza, wife of King Ferdinand VI of Spain.

and here comes the stamp...or the stamp-sticker...Im not sure how is this one classified....it is not one of those ugly postal stickers, it does have its own purpose, however, i cant figure out the date of issue or anything related to it.
Funny thing, the card was sent around the 20th May....reached me just this week....3 months of a longish cruise somewhere...along the Caribbean probably....

1 comment:

Heather said...

Oh wow, I dream of postcards from there-you're very lucky!