Monday, June 15, 2009

Jerusalem, Israel

You know how it goes with postcards from some places....first you have none, then you have more than one :D :D :D Isnt that just great??? First i had no cards from Israel, and then in like a week time, i got two! Hehehe...lucky girl :)

I guess that one of the most popular things to put on a postcard when it comes to Israel, is the Citadel and the Old City Wall, which you can see on this card as well....and which belongs to the UNESCO whs ;)
Here is what the sender says:
The Old City is an area within the modern city of Jerusalem. Until the 1860, this area constituted the entire city of Jerusalem. The Old City is home to several sites of key religious importance: the Temple Mount and its Western Wall for the Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims.

Well, you know how much i prefer to write information from the back of the card, then google for i love it when people educate me like this :)
I just have to say that the image and the atmosphere around it on the card, reminds me a lot to our Kale Fortress...just dont know why exactly...

And here is a really nice stamp from a set of two, issued in 2008 under the title of: 60 Years of Friendship between Israel and France.
The stamps commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first flight from Israel to France and of the state of Israel's independence. That flight symbolizes the beginning of the ties and cooperation that exist between these two countries in many areas. Above all, it represents the close and friendly relations between the two countries and their people.
I also like the oval shape of the cancellation a lot...


Vagirl said...

Really great card Ana! Love this one!

Marie Reed said...

Hooray for th eiffel tower stamp too!

Kef said...

What a great stamp that is!