Anyways, in this pack I found like 200 cards received in 2011, and around 50 received in 2009...and was just amazed to see what lovely cards have been hiding there of which I had completely forgotten! No wonder I end up with duplicates in the end...I mean the ironic thing is that *I* myself ask for a particular card, that in the end turns out to be a card I had already received time ago....
well, one of those cards is this one from Brazil that I received as an official card from Karina, whom I had known previously from the forums too...always fun to send/receive a card to/from someone you already know :)
the card shows the Iguaçu Falls, which are waterfalls of the Iguaçu River on the border of Brazilian state Paraná and Argentine province Misiones.
The name "Iguaçu" comes from the Guarani or Tupi words "y", meaning "water", and "ûasú", meaning "big". There is a legend which says that a god planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage, the god sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.....and then they say women are cruel and jealous....
Being that the falls belong to the Iguaçu National Park which is on the UNESCO whs list, the waterfalls are also a part of that UNESCO site, along with being on the list of the New 7 Wonders of the Nature.
I love this Brazilian train stamp issued in 2011, commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the city of Mariana/State of Minas. The other stamp was issued in 2002 in a set of 10 stamps representing music instruments, with this one showing a trumpet.