Thursday, February 26, 2015

Day Three Hundred Sixty-Three

Slovenia SL-14995 received 07-15-2009

Sent by: Kristina-Kiki
From: Maribor, Slovenia
ID number: SI-14995
Notes: Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia.  It is located in north eastern Slovenia, not far from the Austrian border.  This card shows the city's medieval water tower, built in 1555.  It sits along the Drava River, which was dammed (not damned - we're not in Hell anymore) in the 1960s, causing the water level to rise.  The Water Tower was originally slated for demolition, but it was saved by raising it 2.6 meters  (8.5 ft) over a period of seven months.

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