Thursday, March 21, 2013

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

well, just few days ago, during my room-clearance, I found a whole stack of misplaces postcards...I was aware that I had some cards missing, and I had no idea where had they gone...until I found them in a box along with cards I have already posted on the blog, and which for sure was a wrong place for this pack of cards to be...they should have been in their respective bags of received cards not yet posted (yeah, too many subdivision creates some mess around with so many bags and boxes, but that's the way Ive been functioning since the beginning).
Anyways, in this pack I found like 200 cards received in 2011, and around 50 received in 2009...and was just amazed to see what lovely cards have been hiding there of which I had completely forgotten! No wonder I end up with duplicates in the end...I mean the ironic thing is that *I* myself ask for a particular card, that in the end turns out to be a card I had already received time ago....

well, one of those cards is this one from Brazil that I received as an official card from Karina, whom I had known previously from the forums too...always fun to send/receive a card to/from someone you already know :)


the card shows the Iguaçu Falls, which are waterfalls of the Iguaçu River on the border of Brazilian state Paraná and Argentine province Misiones.
The name "Iguaçu" comes from the Guarani or Tupi words "y", meaning "water", and "ûasú", meaning "big". There is a legend which says that a god planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage, the god sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.....and then they say women are cruel and jealous....
Being that the falls belong to the Iguaçu National Park which is on the UNESCO whs list, the waterfalls are also a part of that UNESCO site, along with being on the list of the New 7 Wonders of the Nature.

I love this Brazilian train stamp issued in 2011, commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the city of Mariana/State of Minas. The other stamp was issued in 2002 in a set of 10 stamps representing music instruments, with this one showing a trumpet.

1 comment:

pawankalyan said...

every weekend i would like to vist some new places this time i choose to visit this place before i vist i read your blog really thanku your inforamtion helps me a lot act i am very new to that place week i am planning to visit K Gudi Resort