Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hello! 2 Lovely Slovak covers to share!

Hi there! I know it has been days since I last updated this blog... was busy exploring my new toy, IPAD 2!! Downloading applications, games, photos and converting DVDs into mp4...
Have never regret buying it... basically i never leave the house without it!!

Back to philately, sharing with you today are 2 lovely covers sent by Robert Brnka posted from Bratislava, Slovakia. Thank you very much!
The first cover bears two beautiful stamps from '2011 Children's Stamp' series and 'Europa 2011: Forests - National Park Poloniny' series respectively. it's a pity that it was not postmarked.

The artwork of the Children postage stamp originates from the national art competition MONTH OF CHILDREN’S CREATION dedicated to both physically and mentally handicapped children regardless of age. The competition’s topic was I WILL DRAW A FLOWER CHILDREN’S STAMP.

The second cover shows a lovely stamp from the 'Sights of our Homeland - Dobsinska ice cave' series, issued on 15th April 2011.
Dobšinská Ice Cave is located in the Slovak Paradise National Park in the Spiš-Gemer karst, in the cadastre of municipality Dobšiná. Cave entrance is on the northern slope of the Duča Hill at elevation of 969 m, near the village named Dobšinská Ľadová Jaskyňa. It was discovered on June 15, 1870 by Eugen Ruffiny accompanied by Gustáv Lang and Andrej Mega.
The cave was formed as a part of bigger complex, the so-called Stratenská Nappe, by the river Hnilec in the Middle Triassic pale Steinalm and Wetterstein limestones, along the tectonic faults and interbed surfaces. Dobšinská Ice Cave was formed approximately 400 thousand years ago, when the massive collapse separated it from this system. The cave obtained sack-like character with stagnation of cold air, enabling natural glaciations of the underground space. Ice fill occurs in the form of floor ice, icefalls, ice stalagmites and columns. The ice volume reaches 110,100 m3. The cave reaches the length of 1,388 m, of these 495 m are accessible for the public.

OK that's all for now... back to my ipad!

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