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)

I received these from Cathie today. She tells me this first bookmark was made for the Rugby World Cup :

And the second one shows the Milford Sound, a fjord in the south west of New Zealand’s South Island, judged as the world’s top travel destination and acclaimed as New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination :

It looks better with light behind it :

Thank you ! :-)

These were two of my birthday gifts from Karen. Thanks!

Burano

July 10, 2011

A bookmark from Burano, Italy. Thanks to my aunt for this one!.

Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. It is known for its small, brightly-painted houses, popular with artists. The colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of its development; if someone wishes to paint their home, one must send a request to the government, who will respond by making notice of the certain colours permitted for that lot.

Houses in Burano (Wikipedia.org)

Warriors

July 5, 2011

Karen sent this interesting bookmark from México:

Eagle warriors and Jaguar warriors were two special classes of infantry soldiers in the Aztec army, leading military orders in Aztec society. These military orders were made up of the bravest soldiers of noble birth and those who had taken the greatest number of prisoners in battle. Of all of the Aztec warriors, they were the most feared.

A Jaguar Warrior (Wikipedia.org)

Initials

June 30, 2011

My initials on a leather bookmark from Lithuania :

Thanks for this amazing bookmark, Liudmila!

Like a growing tree

June 25, 2011

Our lives are like a constantly growing tree

It is made of wood, and comes from Lithuania.

Thank you, Liudmila!

Half-Blood Prince

June 20, 2011

A dutch bookmark about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince :

Thank you, Liudmila!

From Siberia

June 15, 2011

These bookmarks were sent to me by Marina, who lives in Siberia, Russia:

Klaipėda

June 10, 2011

A magnetic bookmark from Lithuania, showing a monument to poet Simon Dach in the city of Klaipeda.


In the monument is Anna Neander. Simon Dach wrote a song about her in the 17th Century called Little Anna of Tharau.

Simon Dach monument in Klaipėda (Wikipedia.org)

Thanks to Sandra for this bookmark.

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