Saturday, 3 July 2010

COVER AND LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM CROATIA

My friend Hrvoje sent me this colorful cover and a svjetionik (lighthouse in Croatian) postcard. The Croatian Post launched in September 2008 a series of five stamps with motifs of folk costumes called “Croatian Ethnographic Heritage”. On the cover, there are four 2008 stamps representing the folk art from Sunja (0.10), Bistra (0.20), Bizovak (0.50) and Ravni Kotari regions (1.00). On March 15, 2010, Croatian Posted released other four stamps from the same ethnographic series.
The stamp on the envelope’s right corner is part of a set of three stamps called “Croatian Flora – Fruits” and presents the Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca L.), a tasteful fruit that grows in temperate zones of north hemisphere.


Porer Lighthouse is situated on an islet in the Adriatic Sea, about a nautical mile southwest of the southern cape of Istria, Croatia. Porer is actually a round-shaped rock, in the middle of which there is a 31m (102 ft) round cylindrical masonry tower, centered on a 1-story keeper's house. The light was built in 1833 and is still active nowadays. It is possible to rent two four-bed apartments in the keeper’s house for holidays on Porer.

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