Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stonehenge, England

believe it or not it was this year that I received my first two Stonehenge postcards...being so popular I dont know how it had slipped from my collection until now...

the first Stonehenge card was sent by dear JP and as the back of the card says Stonehenge is one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe believed to have been built for religious and astronomical purposes between 3000 BC and 1500 BC.

It is indeed a fascinating monument and it is also an addition to my UNESCO whs collection. And speaking of such monuments....did you know that Macedonia also has one? It is called Kokino and is situated in the north-eastern part of the country and has been put on the list of NASA's ancient megalithic observatories, along places such as Stonehenge and Angkor we are pretty proud of it....we are just still waiting for it to be officially declared as a UNESCO whs...I know some of you already have a postcard of it...if you dont and you'd want to...just let me know...ill try to obtain the Kokino stamps too ;-))

JP used three stamps on the card...the two definitives are something you are familiar with, but the third one is something i rarely get to see and really like is from a set of 10 stamps commemorating the Diamond Wedding Anniversary (1947-2007)

I got this other Stonehenge card in the favourites tag....the colours are just amazing and the moon gives a special effect to the image...though i do wonder if it is real or a bit photoshopped...either way, the card is just AWESOME!

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