Sunday, March 7, 2010

Krka, Croatia

Here is a really great card sent from Roberto, and it actually came as an first official from Croatia :)

The card shows the National Park Krka (which shouldnt be mixed with Krk, the famous island). The first idea that comes to my mind when it comes to Krka are medicine and cosmetics....but that is actually related to Slovenia, not Croatia. The famous and so tasty Pikovit syrup comes from that company, as well as a number of sun and facial creams, shampoos.
As for Krka in Croatia, it is a National Park located in Dalmatia, named after the Krka river. It was proclaimed a national park in 1985 and is intended primarily for scientific, cultural, educational, recreational, and tourism activities.

Due to its special position and the mosaic distribution of various types of habitats, it is characterized by exceptionally rich and varied flora and fauna.
Eight hundred and sixty species and subspecies of plants have been identified within its territory including several endemic Illyrian-Adriatic species.
As for the fauna, eighteen species of fishes inhabit the Krka River, among which ten are endemic, making the Krka a natural landmark of the highest category.

the stamps are great as well...the bear one on the left, and the one next to it in the middle, were issued in 2009. The bear stamp was issued to commemorate The 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child & 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the rights of the Child.
The stamp in the middle comes from a set of 3 depicting Fine Arts,Croatian Modern Painting in particular and on this one you can see the "Gray Sail" by Zlatko Prica.
As for the red stamps on the left, they were issued in 2008, in a set of 5 stamps portraying Croatian Ethnographic Heritage. The 1st one, on the left, shows Local Customs from Sunja, while the one next to it, Local Customs from Bistra.

Hvala ti puno Roberto! :)

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