Dance of the Apsara Divinities

In Cambodia, dance (របាំ, robam in Khmer) consists of three main categories: Khmer classical dance, or Robam Preah Reach Trop, a highly stylized dance form originating from the royal court used for invocation, entertainment and to pay homage; folk dance which portrays cultural traditions; and social dances performed in social gatherings. Robam Tep Apsara (របាំទេពអប្សរា, literally, Dance of the Apsara Divinities) is the title of a … Continue reading Dance of the Apsara Divinities

Albania #1057 (1967)

Albania #1057 (1967)

Albania is a republic in southeast Europe, bordering on the Adriatic Sea.  It’s location — adjacent to Greece, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Kosovo as well as across the Adriatic from the heel of the boot of Italy — has made it a prime spot for invasion.  As a part of the Ottoman Empire, Albania used Turkish stamps from 1870 to 1913 with the first stamps bearing its … Continue reading Albania #1057 (1967)