Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friday's Card - Russia

Just a short update to show the only card that I received on Friday. Just getting around to it now as we had company for the weekend, plus a birthday party. The card is from a Russian Postrcrosser, named Olga who lives in Veliky Novgorod. This is the oldest town in Russia, dating back to 859. It celebrates 1150 years this year. Its name means The Great New City or The Big New City. Located between Moscow and St. Petersburg it had a population of 216,856 in 2002. It was added to the Unesco World Historic Sites list in 1992 for the Historic Monuments of Novgorod. The card shows a statue of Jupiter in The Jupiter Hall , located on the ground floor of the New Hermitage, the building designed by the architect Leo von Klenze, in the mid 19th century. Olga used 2 1998 definitives, from a set of 11 and also a 2008 issue , 1 of 3 in a souvenir sheet issued for archeology. Thanks Olga for this.
That's all for this time, hopefully there will be lots of cards in the coming week.

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