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Sierra de la Ventana

March 31, 2012

Two cork bookmarks from Sierra de la Ventana:

Teatro Colón

October 27, 2011

Hey y’all, I’m back!

This is a bookmark from the Colón (Columbus) Theatre, which is the main opera house here in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s made of plastic and comes in its own envelope:

Here’s a picture of the theatre itself:

Teatro Colón (Wikipedia.org)

Fleur-de-lis

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.

Villa Giardino

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.

An artisan's shop in Villa Giardino

San Marcos Sierras

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.

 

A stream in San Marcos Sierras

Falkland Islands

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!.

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