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This postcard from Ethiopia shows a young girl at Sanbate Market, Ethiopia (credit: Claude Legeret). I couldn’t find more information about this location. As for the Sanbate I found this quote: “The Sanbate women are said to be some of the most beautiful in the world”. If you know something more about the Sanbate Market in Ethiopia I appreciate your comment.

young girl at Sanbate Market, Ethiopia

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Koprivnica, Croatia

A town on the left bank of the small river of the same name in the region of Podravina, 70 km southeast of Varazdin; elevation 149 m; population 24,238. Koprivnica got the status of a free royal town in 1356. Economy is based on farming, livestock breeding, food (Podravka), pharmaceutical (Belupo), textile, wood and timber, paper, leather, metal-processing and building material (brickwork) industries.

Koprivnica, Croatia

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Koprivnica is the centre of this part of Podravina. The development of tourism in the region is facilitated by rich cultural heritage and powerful economic potential. The town is located at the intersection of the main roads from Zagreb and Varazdin toward Virovitica and Osijek (M3), as well as on the junction of the railroads Budapest – Zagreb and Varazdin – Osijek.

Satellite image of Koprivinca, Croatia

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Victoria is known as Canada’s “City of Gardens”, and a myriad of flower beds and hanging baskets adorn Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour. The Victoria Parliament Buildings also known as BC Government Parliament Buildings are located in city of Victoria. These buildings are spread over 12 and half 1/2 acres (5 hectares) on a street across Inner Harbor of Victoria. Victoria Parliament Buildings were built in 1893 by architect Francis Rattenbury.

Victoria Parliament Buildings

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The architect was just 25 years of age when he created these buildings. The Parliament Buildings were constructed in the honor of Queen Victoria when she celebrated her diamond jubilee. The Parliament Buildings become even more attractive illuminated with more than 3,000 light bulbs. It’s not a seasonal thing as the bulbs are illuminated nightly year round. Viewing the Inner Harbor from these Parliament Buildings, especially during night is a never forgetting experience.

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Satellite image of the Victoria Parliament Buildings

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This interesting postcard shows the Triple Self-Portrait by Norman Rockwell appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post, February 13, 1960. The original oil on canvas (44 1/2 x 34 3/4 in.) is hosted by
The Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge.

An enormously popular illustrator, Rockwell specialized in warm and humorous scenes of everyday small-town life. The cover of The Saturday Evening Post was his showcase for over forty years, giving him an audience larger than that of any other artist in history.

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Mist rises along the face of El Captain on a cold winter morning. The sheer cliff of El Captain rises about 3,000 feet above the valley floor, making it one of the largest exposed monoliths in the world.

El Captain in Winter - Yosemite National Park

Rising almost 3,000′ straight up from the valley floor, El Capitan is the largest granite monolith in the world. It is one of the most famous rock-climbing spots in the US. El Capitan (also called El Cap) ascends three thousand feet straight up from Yosemite Valley. It is the second highest unbroken cliff in the world. This is the most famous piece of rock in the Yosemite National Park. Well visible from the road entering the park from the west, it is an incredible structure raising from the bottom of the Yosemite valley.

Satellite image of El Captain area in Yosemite Park

The top of El Capitan can be reached by hiking out of Yosemite Valley on the trail next to Yosemite Falls, then proceeding west. For climbers, the challenge is to climb up the sheer granite face; there are dozens of named climbing routes, all of them long and difficult. Since the Nose of El Capitan is 2900 feet high, the climb is usually done in thirty four pitches. For most people, a trip involving climbing El Capitan will usually take three to five days.

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