Friday, 8 February 2013

Umbria, Italy

A great waterfall card made me happy yesterday.... Thanks go to Monica from Italy this time :)
The Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore's Falls) is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans, located 7.7 km from Terni, a provincial capital of the Italian region of Umbria. Its total height is 165 m, making it one of the tallest in Europe and the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. Of its 3 sections, the top one is the tallest, at 83 m. It is  Its source is a portion of the waters of the river Velino, after flowing through Piediluco lake near the community of Marmore. It pours into the valley below formed by the river Nera.

The stamp (issued in 2012) represents Primo Michele Levi (1919 – 1987), an Italian Jewish chemist and writer. He was the author of two novels and several collections of short stories, essays, and poems. His best-known works include If This Is a Man (1947), his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland; and The Periodic Table (1975) which the Royal Institution of Great Britain named the best science book ever written.

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