July 16, 2015

1744 NETHERLANDS (Aruba) - Natural Bridge


For thousands of years, pounding waves and strong winds have slowly chiseled away at the limestone cliffs along Aruba’s north coast to create several natural bridges. Before collapsing in 2005, the largest and most photographed of these bridges was the famous Natural Bridge between the Bushiribana gold mine ruins and Andicuri Beach. The natural arch, measuring approximately 7.6m high and 30m  long, was the remnant of an ancient cave.The remains of this bridge are still a tourist attraction in Aruba, with the adjacent intact Baby Bridge also meriting a visit.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of a definitive series issued in 2009, and depicting Alto Vista Chapel, about which I wrote here. The second stamp is part of a series of four issued to mark the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, that took place in Beijing, China, from August 8 to 24, 2008.

References
Natural Bridges - aruba.com

Sender: Denise
Sent from Oranjestad (Aruba), on 09.07.2014

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