Wednesday, 13 February 2013


A great Slovenian view was waiting for me in the mailbox today! The view is just breathtaking.
The Julian Alps are a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps that stretches from northeastern Italy to Slovenia, where they rise to 2,864 m at Mount Triglav. They are named after Julius Caesar, who founded the municipium of Cividale del Friuli at the foot of the mountains. A large part of the Julian Alps is included in Triglav National Park. Some of the highest peaks are: Triglav, Škrlatica, Mangart, Jalovec, Razor... 

I found the stamp on the right, issued at the end of January, very beautiful. This is what I found on the Slovenian postal service site: "The lastest greetings stamp bears the motif of one of the padlocs whose number is effectively growing from day to day at the new Mesarski bridge in Ljubljana. By hanging up a locked padlock, couples make a symbolic manifestation of their commitment to entral love. This costum, or now almost ritual practice, is simply a projection of the European or indeed global cultural phenomenon into a Slovenian setting." Have you found your valentine? ;)

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