I received a very nice postcard from Lisabon, Portugal. (is the capital city and largest city of Portugal, as well as the 9th most populous urban area in the European Union, with a population of 545,245 within its administrative limits on a land area of 84.8 km2.)
-- It lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River.
*more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon*
Stamp: ilustrates a head of Ganso-patola (pt) / Gannet (en)
*more info here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gannet*
Postcard: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos / The Hieronymites Monastery -
The monastery is one of the most prominent monuments of the Manueline-style architecture (Portuguese late-Gothic) in Lisbon, classified in 1983 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Tower of Belém.
*more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerónimos_Monastery*
The stamp (From Sri Lanka) ilistrate 3 Langurs - is a lanky, long-tailed monkey of Haryana, with bushy eyebrows and a chin tuft. It has a small slender body with long tail and long hands. 'Langur' means 'having a long tail'. The langur is gray washed with buff or silvery shades, often with a white head, but with a black face. It has crests of hair on the head. It is found in India, Tibet, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. It lives in humid forests, mangrove swamps, and wooded country. In Haryana it is found in Kalesar forest, the Saraswati Plantation and Morni Hills.
Lifespan: It has a lifespan of about 25 years.
Diet: The Langur's main diet consists of Leaves, seeds, grain and fruit.
Size: The male weighs 9 – 15 kg, the female weighs 4 – 8 kg but in the Himalayas it grows much larger. Most of them are of a slender build, about 2 feet long with a 2 1/2 foot tail.
More information there: http://www.haryana-online.com/Fauna/langur.htm
--> The ilustration are from Udawalawe National Park, ho was was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq mi) of land area and was established on 30 June 1972. Before the designation of the national park, the area was used for shifting cultivation (chena farming). The farmers were gradually removed once the national park was declared. The park is 165 kilometres (103 mi) from Colombo. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan Elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udawalawe_National_Park