Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Penghu Stone Weir

Here is a very unusual card. It was sent by
Linnet Wu, who traveled here to celebrate finishing
University in June. The Penhu Islands (also called
Pescadores (Portuguese for 'fishermen') are off the
western coast of Taiwan. It has become a resort area.
Stone weirs were built by fishermen to catch fish.
They were built when tide was out and then the rising
tide would bring in the fish, which were trapped by
the outgoing tide. The weirs usually have only one
layer, but this one has two. People speculate that the
first one was built too deep and the fish were getting
away. Therefore, a second one was built and it
accidentally created the double heart shape.
Thank you Linnet Wu, for a very interesting card!

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