Friday, 22 April 2011

COVER AND LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARDS FROM CROATIA

 Croatia issued on November 27th, 2006 two self-adhesive Christmas stamps depicting an altar stone screen “Nativity” from the parish church of St. Stephen in Luka Šipanska, painted in the 15th century by the Venetian painter Pantaleone.

The Croatian 2009 Europa stamp was issued on May 9th, 2009 presenting a beautiful se-tenant on Astronomy thematic. It was chosen images of parts of the Universe taken by the Hubble Telescope.
Murter and Kornati archipelago in Croatia consists of 189 islands, cliffs, reefs and rocks and it is one of the most beautiful areas on the Adriatic Sea. The islet of Prisnjak is only some 300 m from the western coast of the island of Murter. In 1886, a lighthouse was built on the islet in order to make it easier for captains to navigate in the Murter archipelago. It consists of a 15 m (49 ft) octagonal white stone tower and a ground floor stone keeper's house with a red tile roof. The house is available for vacation rental. The electricity is supplied from 220 V AC solar modules, while water is supplied from a cistern. The lighthouse has a system for water heating based on solar modules. It is automated and included into remote control system.
Thank you, Josip.

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