Saturday, 14 March 2009

Postcard from Spain no. 3

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Another fine postcard from Spain, this time showing a lesser known, but still very interesting town of Estella (Lizarra in Basque), located in the province of Navarre, southwest of Pamplona. Estella, with 13,000 inhabitants, lies on the Camino de Santiago (St James' Way) and is a truly historic place full of Romanesque architecture.

The larger self-adhesive Christmas stamp was issued on 3 November 2008 along with another stamp of 31 eurocent. The painting is by J. Carrero and is called Maternity. The Juan Carlos definitive from 2008 is part of the latest (5th) basic series of definitives begun in 2007.

Thank you, Sonia!

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