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Friday, March 25, 2016

Andorra FR 2016
La Donzella Cremada Legend



COUNTRY: ANDORRA (FR)
ISSUE DATE: 19 March 2016
STAMP SIZE:26 x 40 mm
POST STAMP THEME:Llegenda La Donzella Cremada
STAMP DESIGN:Sergi Mas






Located between villages Ordino and El Serrat there is carved on the living rock of the mountain a female figure. They say it was made in memory of a tragedy that happened in these places. A girl of the parish, frightened to see that her dress had caught fire ran blinded and hurried from the rock by losing their lives. Another explanation after the popular memory, indicates that the girl set herself, desperate after a disappointment in love. The unknown stonemason represents it as if she was playing with a necklace, smiling and with a hole asteroid instead of the heart. 





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