Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cartagena, Colombia

In case you are wondering whether you had already seen Colombia at my blog or no, answer is: Nope! This is my first Colombian card ever, with the greatest thanks of course to Glenn and his recent cruise trip he went to

The card shows the Popa Monastery. It is a 400-year-old monastery, built in the early 17th century, (under the direction of Fray Alonso de la Cruz), It remains inhabited by monks, and was used at various times in its history as a fort because of its excellent location. The monastery is seen from any unobstructed location in the city of Cartagena.
Inside the interior of Convento de la Popa, there is a colonial museum and a chapel dedicated to the Virgin of Mullein, who is the patron saint of Cartagenan people. Additionally, a statue of the Virgin of Candelaria, credited with delivering the city from the ravages of disease and pirates, is seen at the main alter. Pilgrimages are held on February 2nd with candle bearing processions winding their way to the monastery in honor of the Virgin's feast day. The history of de la Popa and the monastery's meaning to Colombians has spread throughout the world to many religious sectors.

there are three lovely birds stamps on the card, issued this year in a set of 6 stamps if im not mistaken

thank you Glenn, as always :)