30 March 2016

Old columns, old dances

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These are the ruins of once mighty Corinth, a city in Ancient Greece. There's also a new Corinth, but they've come up with new buildings and basically it's a lot less cool than the old one.

The stamps show Greek dances. In the top left corner it says Κοτσαρι Ποντιακος / Kotsari Pontiakos, which can also be found on youtube. I can't tell you much about the dresses but the colors remind me of the colorful papers in which confection used to be wrapped. Very pretty!

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Maiden Tower

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The Maiden Tower in Baku served to imprison all the naughty maidens that would not behave. Rumors say that it was once part of the city fortification, but that's highly debated among historians, so you better stick to the maiden story.

If you're into cute animals then these stamps are just the thing for you, but be aware that one of them is not an animal, but the commemoration of 130 years of telephone communication in Azerbaijan. I'm not gonna tell you which one though.

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