Friday, October 10, 2008

Card #4, Holy Penguins, Batman!

This postcard originates from the glorious city of Buenos Aires, Argentina! Very few postcards emerge from the South American continent, so I was thrilled when this one showed up in my mailbox. Buenos Aires is home to over 13 million people and was founded in 1536 under the original name of "Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre." My father has always had a particular fondness for Argentina, and in particular, the people of that nation. He finds them among the kindest people on the planet. These are Magellanic Penguins, from the Patagonia region of Argentina, in the far south. This is where my father embarked on his sea voyage to Antarctica. This incredible postcard is from user KarmenS, a Slovenian currently living abroad in Buenos Aires. She recognized my last name as Slovenian.


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