Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Danube Delta






The Danube Delta is the second largest river delta in Europe, after the Volga Delta, and is the best preserved on the continent. The greater part of the Danube Delta lies in Romania (Tulcea county), while its northern part, on the left bank of the Chilia arm, is situated in Ukraine (Odessa Oblast). The waters of the Danube, which flow into the Black Sea, form the largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas. The Danube delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes. In 1991, the Romanian part of the Danube Delta became part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. I am very lucky to receive the first postcard, sent from famous Romanian  designer, Mr. Mircea Ostoia . This card is special, because Mircea used one of the Europa stamps 2012 “Visit Romania”, designed by him, which shows the Delta too! Much appreciated and thanks a lot! The second card, also depicts this beautiful world heritage site, was sent from Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, by my friend Eugen, thank you too!