March 31, 2012
October 27, 2011
April 25, 2011
This bookmark is made of nickel silver. Nickel silver, also known as German silver or alpacca, is a copper alloy with nickel and zinc:
The fleur-de-lis is a stylized lily that is used as a decorative design or symbol. It may be at one and the same time, political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic, and symbolic, especially in heraldry.
April 15, 2011
This is another bookmark that I bought in Córdoba:
Villa Giardino is a town between La Cumbre and La Falda. It was originally populated by Comechingones (indigenous people). The Spanish settlers established two important ranches called El Molino and Altos de San Pedro. With the arrival of the railroad in the 19th century, the region thrived as a rural area, and also through the exploitation of limestone deposits. The town takes its name after landowner Juan Giardino, owner of Altos de San Pedro and a main driving force in the urbanization of this small agrarian village.
April 10, 2011
I bought this leather bookmark during my vacations in Córdoba this summer:
San Marcos Sierras is a town located in the Cruz del Eje Department, in the province of Córdoba, Argentina. It is known for its tranquility and purity of the environment, making it an interesting destination for those who escape the noise and pollution of big cities. Beekeeping is the main activity in San Marcos Sierras, and the town is one of the leading honey producers in the province.
April 5, 2011
I received two bookmarks from the Falkland Islands.
The King Penguins:
The Pale Maiden (National flower of the Falkland Islands):
The Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is a self-governing British Overseas Territory.
Ever since the re-establishment of British rule in 1833, Argentina has claimed sovereignty. In pursuit of this claim, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982. This precipitated the two-month-long Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom and resulted in the defeat and withdrawal of the Argentine forces.
Thanks to Leigh-Anne for these bookmarks!.
December 11, 2010
A paper bookmark with a painting by Argentinean artist Daniel Salaverria, showing Puerto Madero:
Puerto Madero is a district of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, occupying a significant portion of the Río de la Plata riverbank and representing the latest architectural trends in the city of Buenos Aires.
The Puente de la Mujer (Spanish for “Woman’s Bridge“) is a footbridge in Puerto Madero. It has a single mast with cables suspending a portion of the bridge which rotates 90 degrees in order to allow water traffic to pass.
June 26, 2010
Gaturro is the title of a famous Argentine comic strip created by cartoonist Cristian Dzwonik (also known as “Nik”)
Gaturro the cat is the protagonist. He lives with his owners who have raised him since he was young. While his house is a charming place, he also enjoys roaming the rooftops of his neighborhood. Among the rooftops, Gaturro can interact with other characters from neighboring houses.
His owners send him to school every now and then, not for the education, but to get him out of the house. In school, Gaturro is a bit of a troublemaker and makes life difficult for his teacher, Ms. Ruda Vinagretti.
Gaturro’s mood evolution in a week (Lunes = Monday):
May 23, 2010
May 13, 2010
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit:
In Christianity, the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost) is the Spirit of God, and the third part of the Trinity. It’s equal with God the Father and with God the Son.
According to Christians, the Holy Spirit gives ‘gifts’. These gifts consist of specific abilities granted to the individual Christian. They are: 1. Spirit of Wisdom; 2. Spirit of Understanding; 3. Spirit of Counsel; 4. Spirit of Strength; 5. Spirit of Knowledge; 6. Spirit of Godliness; 7. Spirit of Holy Fear.
The Holy Spirit is usually represented with a dove.
Thanks to my aunt for these bookmarks.