The World On My Doorstep

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Soroca Fortress

on November 1, 2013

postcardsThis stunning card from Nastia in Moldova shows the Soroca Fortress which was originally built from wood in 1499 and then was rebuilt in stone in the mid 1500s. Just beautiful! The fort was mainly used in defense against the Ottoman Empire and was eventually sacked by the Russians in the 1700s. Nastia tells me she is currently on maternity leave (aww) for her second child (double aww) and that her oldest daughter was born on 11.11.11 (aww-some!). I love this card and it really is a treasure in my collection considering Moldova is only home to 3.6 million people!

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