Friday, June 13, 2014
Altai, Siberia - RUSSIA - UNESCO #768
This beautiful official card gave me a sensation of 'déja vu' and then I recalled a swap I made October last year and yes it's a exact copy - it's the first time it happens to me, but I really don't mind, as I normally say (and really believe), each postcard has a story and I wouldn't dream of not posting this one or not saving it on my archives because I already have one with the same photo (but of course with a different message and sender). Thank you Ira, I appreciate the fact that you've chosen a UNESCO card and the stamps you used are really amazing. This postcard took 37 days to arrive!
The Altai mountains in southern Siberia form the major mountain range in the western Siberia biogeographic region and provide the source of its greatest rivers – the Ob and the Irtysh. The region represents the most complete sequence of altitudinal vegetation zones in central Siberia, from steppe, forest-steppe, mixed forest, subalpine vegetation to alpine vegetation. The site is also an important habitat for endangered animal species such as the snow leopard.