miércoles, 5 de junio de 2013

The Hill of Crosses - Lithuania

Yahoo ran a post today about The Hill of Crosses in Lithuania, it says:
"The phenomenon of the Hill of Crosses in northern Lithuania began when people started leaving crosses there hundreds of years ago—and continues to this day. These photos of a hill covered in crosses show the amazing sight it has become".

Wikipedia says it has more than 100.000 crosses and who knows how many small ones and rosaries!!!

I recieve a Hill of Crosses postcard from Lithuania a while back, the kind person that sent it to me wrote: This Hill is a symbol of faith, love, and sacrifice. Each visitor tries to leave a cross. If he hasn´t brought any, he makes one right of the Hill from branches, grass, pebbles etc."

It has become a place of pilgrimage. They think it started about 1831!

"Over the centuries, not only crosses, but giant crucifixes, carvings of Lithuanian patriots, statues of the Virgin Mary and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims" My Postcard and some of Yahoo´s piece! .

domingo, 2 de junio de 2013

Una joya con muchísimo valor sentimental!

Entre mis postales tengo esta que sin ser la más bonita ni tener llamativos colores, está cargada de un valor sentimental inmenso, que la dirección y destinatario sean tan particulares es la guinda de esta belleza! Mi abuelo Diego se la envió a mi abuela Carmen desde Curaçao en 1924, 7 años antes que naciera mi Mamá! No tengo idea de cuantas personas vivían en Porlamar en 1924 pero adivino que la oficina de correos sería muy pero que muy eficiente!