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Today I have two views of Ohrid, Macedonia for you!

UNESCO-ohrid_fortress UNESCO-ohrid2

Ohrid has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 (the city) and 1980 (the lake), and it is a mixed cultural and natural site. The cards both show Samuel’s (or Samuil’s) Fortress, a medieval fortress built overlooking the city. The fortress was built under the rule of Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria, who reigned from 997 to 1014. Ohrid is known for having (at one time) 365 churches, one for each day of the year. Many of the churches are gone now, but it is still known for its churches.

These cards come from anagahan and animak, from the Postcrossing forum. They were both sent a long time ago, more than a year. I am behind in blogging. These are the stamps:

MACEDONIA-bagpipes

MACEDONIA-Millosh-Gjergj-Ni

The second stamp shows Millosh Gjergi Nikolla, an Albanian poet and writer. The stamp was issued in 2011. I don’t know what the other stamps show, but the one on the left appears to be bagpipes.

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