Friday, 8 July 2016

Slovenia: Praetorian Palace in Koper

On Wednesday I got five postcards: one from Slovenia, one from Germany, one from Madeira, one from South Korea and one from China.

The card from Slovenia shows the Praetorian Palace in Koper. Koper is located on Slovenia's coastline, which is only 47km long. The port of Koper is the most important of the country.

With great stamps:
100 years Russian Chapel below Vršič (issued 27-05-2016)
It is a joint issue with Russia.
During World War I approximately 12000 Russians were transported by the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the Vršič pass as Prisoners of War. Their task was the building of a road over the pass so that the reaching of the new front line in the Isonzo Valley would become easier. The new front line developed after Italy declared the war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1915. Several thousand young Russian prisoners died building this road. The prisoners also built the wooden Russian Chapel below Vršič.
25 years of Slovenia's Independence (issued 27-05-2016)
Birds of Slovenia (from set of five) (issued 29-05-2015)

Thank You very much Mateja!

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