I'm very happy because I received a new an a very nice postcard from Costa Rica.
My postcards ilustrate a nice view form the Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde (the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve) is a Costa Rican reserve located along the Cordillera de Tilarán mountain range within the Puntarenas and Alajuela provinces. Named after the nearby town of Monteverde and founded in 1972,
- the Preserve consists of over 10,500 hectares of tropical rainforest, the reserve is visited by roughly 70,000 visitors a year.
The Preserve consists of 6 ecological zones, 90% of which are virgin forest.
An extremely high biodiversity, consisting of over
* 2,500 plant species (including the most orchid species in a single place),
* 100 species of mammals,
* 400 bird species,
* 120 reptilian and amphibian species, and thousands of insects, has drawn scientists and tourists since.
(for more information please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserva_Biológica_Bosque_Nuboso_Monteverde)
The Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla is the oldest bullring in Spain. It is the site of the annual Feria de Abril in Seville, one of the most well-known bullfighting festivals in the world.
(more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaza_de_toros_de_la_Real_Maestranza_de_Caballeria_de_Sevilla)
left stamp: Alpen-Goldregen (Laburnum alpinum)
the stamp from the right: Kaiserliches Festschloss Hof, Viena, Austria