zondag 28 maart 2010

Slavic Countries RR - Group 25 - Russia

I received this great card from Russia from Juliet. Due to the fact I participate a lot in the Slavic Countriess RR, I have a lot of Slavic cards in my collection. This is a great addition! It shows the Novodevichy convent! An UNESCO site. I have been to Moscow one year ago and visit this convent as well. It is very beautiful!

The Novodevichy Convent, in south-western Moscow, built in the 16th and 17th centuries in the so-called Moscow Baroque style, was part of a chain of monastic ensembles that were integrated into the defence system of the city. The convent was directly associated with the political, cultural and religious history of Russia, and closely linked to the Moscow Kremlin. It was used by women of the Tsar’s family and the aristocracy. Members of the Tsar’s family and entourage were also buried in its cemetery. The convent provides an example of the highest accomplishments of Russian architecture with rich interiors and an important collection of paintings and artefacts.

An again a Vancouver 2010 stamp!! I'm so happy with those stamps :D

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