Saturday, 25 June 2011

Estonia

This is a pretty cool card - there's a lighthouse AND bicycles in it! It's a little sad as well, though, thanks to the M/S Estonia shipwreck memorial...



The picture at the top is from Rift Valley at Rõuge in Võru County, southern Estonia.

In the middle you can see the Tahkuna lighthouse and the Memorial at Tahkuna to those who perished in M/S Estonia shipwreck. The ship's sinking in the Baltic Sea on 28 September 1994 claimed 852 lives and was one of the worst maritime disasters of the 20th century. I was 12 years old at the time and still remember it, when I first heard about it in the news.. it was so scary, that something like that happened so close to home.

The picture at the bottom shows a landscape in Lääne-Viru county in western Estonia.



Eret, who sent me this card, used such cool stamps! The one on top left was issued in 2004 and depicts a Wolf. The stamp next to it is from 2005, showing a Beaver. The small flower stamp was issued in 2007 and shows an Oxeye Daisy.

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