Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Piran, Slovenia


Slovenia has always seemed like a very beautiful country to me. It has some truly amazing nature and landscapes, and in some pictures I've seen it looks a bit like New Zealand, which can never be a bad thing. ;) I had previously heard of the Julian Alps, but there is LOTS more to explore besides.

This postcard shows Piran, which is a town and municipality in southwestern Slovenia on the Gulf of Piran on the Adriatic Sea. The municipality has 16,758 (2002) inhabitants and covers an area of 46.6 square kilometres. The municipality is bilingual, both Slovene and Italian are official languages. It is also one of Slovenia's major tourist attractions. It does look very, very pretty; not a surprise then that it's one of the sender's favourite postcards from the Slovenian coast!

The stamp on the left is from a set of 17 flower stamps issued in 2007, with this one showing the Dineric Chickweed. The stamp on the right is from a set of 4 flower stamps issued in March 2010, this one showing the Maiden Pink.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ooh, after reading this post - I think you might like the postcard I sent you yesterday! :))