Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, Nigeria

Hello all! One more July post! Yayy!! I am sitting in my garden tonight, cos finally at this hour I can catch some breath...it's been a terribly hot day...and I seem to be less and less tolerant to heat and am having a hard time dealing with it, with it leaving me completely dysfunctional...I dont know if it comes with age or what but I used to be able to bear such temperatures much better... Speaking of age...heh, yesterday I leveled up...yep, Happy Birthday to me :D For a change, I didn't spend this birthday somewhere outside the town/country as I usually do..it just didnt work out this time...but I cant complain..it was a nice day I must admit, even though it felt odd cos I somehow have gotten used to 'running away' on that day...plus the choco-waffle in the evening was yumm yumm yummie...I just cant believe it I am 34 already...no wonder I cannot tolerate heat anymore...and alcohol :P

Anyways, enough ranting, lets check out some nice postcards for today, with the first one coming from Nigeria...it's been a while since I've posted a Nigerian card, so here we go..



Even though sent in September, this card arrived in January....after a journey of 4 months more or less...strange are the postal routes, aren't they?
The dense forest of the Osun Sacred Grove, on the outskirts of the city of Osogbo, is one of the last remnants of primary high forest in southern Nigeria. Regarded as the abode of the goddess of fertility Osun, one of the pantheon of Yoruba gods, the landscape of the grove and its meandering river is dotted with sanctuaries and shrines, sculptures and art works in honour of Osun and other deities. The sacred grove, which is now seen as a symbol of identity for all Yoruba people, is probably the last in Yoruba culture. It testifies to the once widespread practice of establishing sacred groves outside all settlements..

and another important thing, it is on the UNESCO whs list!! :)


the stamp is from a set of 10 hologram definitive issued in 2010

2 comments:

Paul S said...

4 months is a long time to be lost in transit, but good things come to those who wait.

Bryon D said...

And happy birthday to you Ana! Nice Nigerian postcard and stamp. I love the bright stamp colors.