Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A lovely postcard from Brasil!

Let's samba! Many thanks to Luiz for sending this lovely postcard of Corcovado, offering us a breathtaking view of the gorgeous Brasilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Corcovado, meaning "hunchback" in Portuguese, is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro. The 710-metre granite peak is located in the Tijuca Forest, a national park. Corcovado hill lies just west of the city center but is wholly within the city limits and visible from great distances. It is known worldwide for the 38-meter statue of Jesus atop its peak, entitled "Christ the Redeemer". (Wikipedia) On 7th July 2007, Christ the Redeemer was named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The stamp franked on the left of this postcard belongs to a pair of stamps from the "Jobs" series. It was issued in 2007.
Next, we have stamps from the "19th PUASP Congress" and "Extreme Sports - Para-gliding" series. Both are singles and were issued on 10 August 2005 and 6 December 2003 respectively.
This postcard was postmarked on 6th April 2009 in Jaboticabal, Brasil and arrived at its destination on 20th April 2009, having traveled an estimated distance of 16,287kms!

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