16 Sep 2010

Bucharest

The bookmark from Bucharest, the capital of Romania. From my neighbours Miruna, Aleksandrina and Dan :-)



Bucharest is the capital city, industrial, and financial centre of Romania. In the period between the two World Wars, the city's elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of the "Little Paris of the East". Although many buildings and districts in the historic centre were damaged or destroyed by war, earthquakes and Nicolae Ceaușescu's program of systematization, many survived. In recent years, the city has been experiencing an economic and cultural boom.

14 Sep 2010

Idrija Lace

The handmade bookmark with Idrija lace from Slovenia.



The Idrija lace is a unique phenomenon in Slovenia. It has developed most intensively in the town of Idrija. The Idrija lace is regarded as representative of Slovenian heritage and creativity in the field of handicrafts.

12 Sep 2010

Igaga

The bookmark with a horse from Norway.



In different languages horse speaks differently: Lithuanian - igaga, English - neigh, Swedish - iihaha...

What do you say to mimic horse sounds in your language? Leave a comment in my blog:)

2 Sep 2010

Ships

The leather bookmark from England. Thanks to Richard :)



HMS Victory is a first rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, started in 1759 and launched in 1765, most famous as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. She is the oldest naval ship still in commission, and now sits in dry dock in Portsmouth, England, as a museum ship.

Mary Rose was a carrack-type warship of the English Tudor navy of King Henry VIII. After serving for 33 years in several wars against France, Scotland, and Brittany, she saw her last action on 19 July 1545. The wreck of the Mary Rose was rediscovered in 1971 and salvaged in 1982 by the Mary Rose Trust in one of the most complex and expensive projects in the history of maritime archaeology. The surviving section of the ship and thousands of recovered artefacts are of immeasurable value as a Tudor-era time capsule.

HMS Warrior was the first iron-hulled, armour-plated warship, built for the Royal Navy in response to the first ironclad warship, the French La Gloire, launched a year earlier.
When completed in October 1861, Warrior was by far the largest, fastest, most heavily-armed and most heavily-armoured warship the world had ever seen. She was almost twice the size of La Gloire and thoroughly outclassed the French ship in speed, armour, and gunnery.

1 Sep 2010

Miffy

The interesting and so lovely bookmark from the Netherlands. Thanks to Bianca :)





Miffy is a small female rabbit in a series of picture books drawn and written by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. Miffy's original Dutch name is Nijntje which stems from a toddler's pronunciation of the word "konijntje" meaning "little rabbit".
The first Miffy book was produced in 1955, and almost 30 others have followed. In total they have sold over 85 million copies, and inspired a television series as well as items such as clothes and toys featuring the character.

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