Friday, May 23, 2014

The Swiss Pin Up - SWITZERLAND

My friend Óscar from the Postcrossing Forum sent me this beautiful drawing of a Swiss Pin Up. Thank you very much Óscar, I really like this sexy design of Helvetia (I think it would give a wonderful T-Shirt) and this card was very useful for me to clean my brain from the picture of the "Alpine Avalanche" you sent last month. This postcards took 3 days to arrive!
The Swiss Pin Up - SWITZERLAND
Helvetia is the female national personification of Switzerland, officially Confœderatio Helvetica, the Swiss Confederation. The allegory is typically pictured in a flowing gown, with a spear and a shield emblazoned with the Swiss flag, and commonly with braided hair, commonly with a wreath as a symbol of confederation. The name is a derivation of the ethnonym Helvetii, the name of the Gaulish tribe inhabiting the Swiss Plateau prior to the Roman conquest.

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