Thursday, December 8, 2016

CUBA ~ Plymouth Car ~

...Once more a great Caribbean postcard... Cuba's streets are famous for their iconic American classics from the 1950's also used as local taxis...a step back into automotive time... Heel Erg Bedankt Jonas en Sarah! ツ

Plymouth was a brand of automobiles based in the United States, produced by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor Daimler Chrysler. The brand first appeared in 1923 in the US to compete in what was then described as the "low-priced" market segment dominated by Chevrolet and Ford.

The Plymouth was the high-volume seller for the automaker until the late 1990s. The brand was withdrawn from the marketplace in 2001. The Plymouth models that were produced up to then were either discontinued or rebranded as Chrysler.


Stamp:

prepaid postcard
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CAYMAN ISLANDS ~ Greetings from Hell - Grand Cayman ~

...Fantastic surprise postcard nr 2... once you arrive in the paradise of the Cayman Islands, you can take a side trip to Hell, literally... never in a million years I would have thought to get a postcard showing Hell in the Carribean... it was on my wishlist after getting one from Hell Norway and USA...Thank you very much Andrene♥   must have been a dream holiday!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Greetings from Hell...see you soon!

"Hell" is a group of short, black, limestone formations eroded from ironshore in Grand Cayman. Located in West Bay, it is roughly the size of half a football field. Visitors are not permitted to walk on the limestone formations but viewing platforms are provided.

There are numerous versions of how Hell received its name, but they are generally variations on "a ministration exclaimed, 'This is what Hell must look like.'"

It is also claimed that the name "Hell" is derived from the fact that if a pebble is thrown out into the formation, it echoes among the limestone peaks and valleys and sounds as if the pebble is falling all the way down to "Hell." Regardless of how it first came to be called Hell, the name stuck and the area has become a tourist attraction,


Stamp:

Marine Life - Definitives
(09-10-2012)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CAYMAN ISLANDS ~ Grand Cayman ~

...Found this amazing early Christmas✨ gift in my mailbox today... a fantastic new Island to add to my collection... as written on the postcard a "Tropical Paradise"... crystal clear blue water... a place I only can dream of... Thanks soooo very much Andrene!! Big Hug !! ( ˘ ³˘)❤
"Visitors from cruiseships arrive to find an enchanted island with glorious beaches and abundant wildlife"

The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea. This territory comprises the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman located near to Cuba, Costa Rica,  Panama, Mexico and Jamaica.

Grand Cayman Island is the largest of the three Cayman Islands and the location of the territory's capital, George Town.
Of the three islands, Grand Cayman contains approximately 95% of the territory's entire population and the island encompasses 76% of the entire land mass.

Stamp:

Marine Life - Definitives
(09-10-2012)

Monday, December 5, 2016

BELGIUM ~ Merry Christmas ~

...With Christmas and New Year round the corner, it's time to post my first received wonderful "Season's Greetings" card... I got it a while ago from my dear postcard friend Johan... with stamp depicting knitted Christmas and New Year patterns refer to warm winter sweaters ✶✮✮✶ ... they evoke the warm atmosphere of the holidays end of the year ✶✮✮✶... with lovely special "Best Wishes" first day cancellation... Hééééél erg Bedankt Johan!! (✿ ♥‿♥)  ➽  Johan postcards


Stamp:

(Issued 24-10-2016)

KYRGYZSTAN

...Beautiful view of a country with breathtaking natural beauty... it is home to the world´s 3rd highest mountain range... there are almost two thousand lakes,  most of them are small mountain lakes...with nice special cancellation from the 70th "Salon philatélique d'automne" in Paris...Thanks once more Johan for this unique collector's item!【ツ】
Designer: A. Pariniuc

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked and mountainous country located in Central Asia and bordered by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan is one of the former Soviet Union republics, which declared its independence in 1991.



Stamp:

Flora of Kyrgyzstan
(Issued 29-07-2016)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

HONG KONG ~ Portraits of Peninsula - Annie Leibovitz ~

.... A bunch of happy looking employees working in Hong Kong's oldest hotel(1928)... the legendary "Grande Dame of the Far East"... photographed by widely considered one of America’s best portrait photographers... with nice airport stamp cancellation... Thanks a lot Glenn!! ✈Enjoy your trip✈ Gem's World Postcards
Photo: Annie Leibovitz

"Portraits of Peninsula" is a collection of black-and-white photos that go to the heart of the guest experience that distinguishes Peninsula hotels as the finest in the world. With the photos, Leibovitz departs from her tradition of celebrity portraiture to focus on the people and personalities behind the Peninsula brand. While not famous, the faces of Peninsula pageboys, housekeepers and bellmen are just as compelling as those of celebrities when seen through her lens.

Photographer Annie Leibovitz was born on October 2, 1949, in Waterbury, Connecticut. In 1970 she landed a job at Rolling Stone and went on to create a distinctive look for the publication as chief photographer. In 1983 she began working for the entertainment magazine Vanity Fair, continuing to produce images that would be deemed iconic and provocative. Having also worked on high-profile advertising campaigns, Leibovitz's images have been showcased in several books and major exhibitions around the world.

Stamp:

The 150th Anniversary of Stamp Insurance
December WM(08-12-2012)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

USA ~ Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Ohio ~

...Great views of a more recent US National Park...  numerous waterfalls, rolling hills, caves and a winding river provide beautiful scenery... lots of walking and bicycling trails, unusual geologic formations and beautiful farmlands... special railroad tours on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.. as extra bonusツwonderful national park stamp cancellation and sticker... Thanks soooo much Andrene!! (✿ ♥‿♥)

It is the only national park in Ohio and the park was established in 1974 as the "Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area" and was designated as a national park in 2000.

The winding Cuyahoga—the "Crooked River"-was named by Mohawk (Native American tribe)—gives way to rolling floodplain, steep valley walls and ravines, and lush upland forests.

Animals found in the park are include raccoons, muskrats, coyotes, skunks, red foxes, beavers, peregrine falcons, river otters, bald eagles, opossums, three species of moles, white-tailed deer, Canada geese, gray foxes, minks, great blue herons, and seven species of bats.


Stamps:

Christmas (Issued 11-10-2013)

 Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly
(Issued 24-09-2016)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ETHIOPIA ~ Konso Cultural Landscape -UNESCO~

...Fantastic unique UNESCO site coming from the "Horn of Africa"... an unusual interaction between man and nature...Ethiopia, formerly called Abyssinia, is one of the oldest countries in the world... fossils found in the area indicate the ancient presence of some of our earliest hominid ancestors...Thanks a lot Patrik!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
photo: © Bernard Gagnon

Konso Cultural Landscape represents a living cultural tradition that has existed for over 400 years in a dry environment.The Konso people migrated to these highlands in the far south of Ethiopia, where they constructed terraces to support agricultural fields in this mountainous region. The area has 12 stone walled settlements. They hold thatch-roofed public structures and domestic buildings. Within the area are also associated sacred forests and shrines.

The Konso People are one of the last Remaining Megalithic people in the world and are also known for  their wooden carvings called Waga sculptures in honour the memory of respected ancestors.

Konso Cultural Landscape was declared a World Heritage Site in 2011.

Stamps:

Menelik's Bushbuck
(Issued 12-12-2002)

Menelik´s Bushbuck
(Issued 19-06-2000)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

THAILAND ~ Wat Saket - Bangkok ~

...Beautiful view of one of the symbols of the city and popular tourist attraction.... the Golden Mount looks its best at night when it glows gold against the dark sky... with a great variety of lovely stamps used... Thanks a lot Jobbo, nice to hear from you!!  (✿ ♥‿♥)
Photo: Sukit Tejavanija

Wat Saket is historic temple built during the reign of King Rama I. It is best known for The Golden Mount (Phu Khao Thong in Thai), a man-made hill with a golden chedi on the hilltop, which was completed during the reign of King Rama V after decades of construction. The golden chedi is where the sacred Buddha's relics are enshrined.

Bangkok was originally moated and walled with forts at intervals along it (built in 1783 during the reign of King Rama I).  It was broken by 16 gates and 14 forts (Phra Sumain, Yukornton, Mahaprab, Mahakan, Mootaluog, Seurtayan, Mahachai, charkphet, Phisua, Mahaluok, Mahayak, Phrachun, Phra-Ar-thit, and Isintorn).

Only 2 forts are still remaining along the former wall : Fort Mahakan and Fort Phrasumain.

Stamps:
Red Cross
(Issued 30-03-1999)

Chinese Stamp Exhibition - Bangkok
(Issued 04-08-1998)

The 2nd International Asian Hornbill Workshop
(Issued 12-04-1996)

Paintings - Queen Sirikit
(Issued 12-08-2013)

Monday, November 28, 2016

POLAND ~ Bieszczady National Park ~

...Great views of a new National Park... it’s one of Europe’s most remote and wild areas and is home to all manner of wildlife... the area is fondly known as the "Polish Wild East"... it is visited by around 400.000 tourists a year... Thanks a lot Paulina!!【ツ】

Bieszczady National Park was established on August 4th, 1973 and covers an area of nearly 30.000 ha and third largest national park in Poland.  It's is located in the southeastern tip of the country bordering Slovakia and Ukraine, 80% of the park is covered with forests. The highest peak, Mount Tarnica, rises to an altitude of around 1,253m above sea level.

The fauna of Bieszczady includes some 200 rare species. Their number includes the European bison, which was introduced in 1963 in Forestry Stuposiany, as well as brown bear, lynx, wildcat, wolf, deer and wild boar. Birds are represented by over 100 species, including the Ural owl, Alpine hedge-sparrow, pipit, and golden eagle. Numerous reptiles, including viper, may be encountered on the trails.

Stamps:

Economic & Priority
(Issued 08-03-2013)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

SRI LANKA ~ Heritage Tea Factory Hotel - Nuwara Eliya ~

...Stunning building... this is an historic tea factory which turned into an amazing hotel... just imaging waking up in a hotel bedroom where all you can see are rolling hills covered in tea plantations... you can pluck your own tea and take it home with you as a souvenir... once more a Sri lankan dream location...Thanks a lot Ravindra!!  ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)
Photo:© Juergen Schreiber
"The most unique, Highest located Hotel in Sri Lanka"

The Heritage Tea Factory Hotel as it stands today looks exactly the same as it did when it was first built in the 19th Century and is situated 1988 mtrs above sea level.

The hotel has been carefully created from the old tea factory; old pipes and workings of the factory have been kept involved in the design.


Stamps:

World Post Day 9
(Issued 09-10-2016)

Friday, November 25, 2016

GERMANY ~ To Beauty 1922 - Otto Dix ~

...The central figure in this painting is Otto Dix himself standing in the middle of a brothel... he was one of the greatest German Expressionist painters... this artwork can be seen in the Vond der Heydt Museum in Wuppertal... with great matching stamp and beautiful unique special postmark... Thanks a lot Dustin... and I love all surprise postcards!! (>‿♥) ➜(check his blog: HERE)

Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix (1891 – 1969) was a German painter and print maker, noted for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war.

He was solider who fought and survived World War I, earning himself the Iron Cross. He made a name for himself by painting in a “New Objective” style after the war. He was one of the many degenerate artists of the Weimar period.

Stamp:

The 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Otto Dix
(Issued 02-11-2016)

Definitive Issue - Flowers
(Issued 07-07-2005)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

BELGIUM ~ The Count's Castle - Ghent ~

...Always nice to show the beauty of my own country... one of Ghent’s most visited monuments located in the heart of the city... with newly released stamp bear the slogan, “Everybody equal, everybody different,” is aimed at promoting unity and tolerance... Thanks a lot Johan!! \_(♥‿♥)_/  (see his postcardblog HERE )

The Gravensteen is a castle originating from the Middle Ages (1180). The name means "castle of the counts" in Dutch. The castle originally served as the seat of the Counts of Flanders until they abandoned it in the 14th century.

From the 14th until the 18th century the Gravensteen Castle had an important administrative function as the seat of the Council of Flanders and the Board of the Oudburg. That means it was the place were suspects were imprisoned, accused were tortured, judgments were declared and executions were carried out.

In 1885 the city of Ghent bought the castle and started a renovation project. The newly built houses were removed and the walls and keep were restored to their original condition.

Stamp:

Tolerance
(Issued 24-10-2016)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

TANZANIA ~ Crocodile - Grumeti River - Serengeti National Park - UNESCO~

...Fantastic African National Park postcard... the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world ...  the Great African Nile crocodiles are some of the most dangerous and the most powerful crocodiles in the world and  probably the most feared predator in Africa...
...This will be my third year in a row that I donated money to a charity called 'Hearts in Unity' (to buy school supplies) and then receiving a postcard written by a Tanzanian child as a thank you.... I couldn't resist this offer, and the money went to a good cause ♥...Thanks a lot Jenifa Festo a 14 year old girl going to the Seela Primary School...✿◕ ‿ ◕✿
Photo: © Javed Jafferji

The Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve across the border in Kenya, protect the greatest and most varied collection of terrestrial wildlife on earth, and one of the last great migratory systems still intact. It altogether make up some 14% of the country's land area.

This National Park was established in 1951 and is the  oldest national park in Tanzania. The name 'Serengeti' comes from the Maasai language and  means“endless plains”

The African crocodile lives in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti,  the black clay soil covers the swampy savannah of this region. The Grumeti River is home to Nile crocodiles, colobus monkeys, hippopotamus, and martial eagles. The migration passes through from May to July. Although the diet of the Nile Crocodile is normally made up of fish, in some areas such as the Serengeti, large mammals are frequently taken.

Stamps:

Wild Animals of Africa
(Issued 28-10-2010)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

UAE ~ The Jumeirah Mosque - Dubai ~

...Beautiful mosque view... Dubai's main place of worship... a much-photographed landmark, especially when lit up against an evening sky... over the past two decades, the Jumeirah Mosque has become renowned as the focal point of  the “Open doors-Open minds.” programme as it is the only mosque in Dubai which is open to the public and dedicated to receiving non-Muslim guests... Thanks a lot Ritz!! 【ツ】



Jumeirah mosque as shows from the name is situated in the Jumeirah District on the beach side area of Dubai.

 This mosque is built in the medieval Fatimid traditional style in 1978. It is a beautiful white stone structure with towering twin minarets framing a large central dome. This mosque is a tribute to the present day Islamic architecture.

Though it has been built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, modern building materials are used to build this Jumeirah Mosque.

 Its seashell-like finish and colouring fit perfectly with the mosque’s position opposite the white sands of Jumeirah Beach.

Stamps:

Falcon - Year "2011"
(Issued 29-12-2011)

Monday, November 21, 2016

BANGLADESH ~ Map ~

...Great map card showing the countries major cities and capital Dhaka...Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and really one of the least traveled ones... it has the longest "natural sand" beach... many archaeological sites, historical mosques and monuments... picturesque landscape...Thanks a lot Foysal!! (✿◠‿◠)

Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar.

The word Bangladesh means "Country of Bengal" in the local language.

The country is low-lying riverine land formed by the alluvial plain of the Ganges-Brahmaputra river system—the largest delta in the world.Tropical monsoons and frequent floods and cyclones inflict heavy damage in the delta region. On average, about one-third of the country floods during the rainy season.

The largest city and capital of Bangladesh is Dhaka. The city has an estimated population of 15 million people making it one of the largest city in the world. It is known as the "City of Mosques".

 Much of the land is barely above sea level, with the exception of hills east and south of Chittagong.

Stamps:

Bangladesh Landmarks
(Issued 08-07-1989)

Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh
(Issued 02-08-2010)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tristan da Cuhna ~ The Rockhopper Penguins ~

...New fantastic "far away" place to add to my collection... a really special postcard  for me ☝... great penguin postcard coming from the most remote inhabited island on Earth and that's including Antarctica and the North Pole... made popular by "Surf's Up" animated movie but unfortunately another specie classified as endangered because of the decline in numbers over the last three generations... Thanks a million Som also for the cute stamp used!! \_(♥‿♥)_/

Tristan da Cunha  is the name of a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean and the main island of that group. The island is part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.This includes Saint Helena and equatorial Ascension Island. It's located 2,816 km (1,750 mi) from the nearest continental land, South Africa.

The island is named after the Portuguese sailor, Tristao da Cunha , who was the first to sight these islands. Only around 275 people live on the island and the capital is Edinburgh Of The Seven Seas, named in honour of a visit to the islands by Queen Victoria's son Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1867.

Rockhoppers are one of the world’s smallest penguins (only reaching 50 cm tall)  Similar to the Macaroni penguins, the Rockhopper penguins have decorative feather tufts on their heads -- theirs are yellow in color. Rockhopper Penguins are named after the way they hop from rock to rock when moving around their colonies. More than 99%  of the Northern Rockhopper Penguins breed on Tristan da Cunha.

The inhabitants of the volcanic island still face a long wait for letters and parcels - mail comes via Cape Town and must be put on board a fishing vessel for the 2,800-kilometre journey to the island. Boats leave on average once a month for the island so deliveries can take up to four weeks.

Stamp

The 150th Anniversary of the Publication of Alices Adventures in Wonderland
(Issued 01-12-2015)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

SRI LANKA ~ St. Andrew's Hotel - Nuwara Elya ~

... Postcard nr2 is showing a great heritage building from the colonial era in a beautiful setting... surrounded by misty mountains and tea estates...another perfect place for a holiday...Thanks once more Ravindra!!【ツ】

St. Andrew's Hotel is a fine venue for the traveler looking for natural wonders. This colonial style residence is over a hundred years old and still maintains the pace and style of life from that very era. Modern comforts await you at St. Andrew's Hotel with open wood fires and exclusive culinary.

Nuwara Eliyais a city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its name means "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light". The city is the administrative capital of Nuwara Eliya District, with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft).  The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is known for its temperate, cool climate — the coolest area in Sri Lanka.

Stamps:
Archaeological Society of Sri Lanka
(Issued 08-09-2016)

Vesak
(Issued 02-05-2016)

SRI LANKA ~ Beach on South Coast ~

..More lovely surprises today...beautiful withe-sand palm tree lined tranquil beach ☀... paradise does indeed exist... just imagine having this all to yourself...I so wish I was there... here it is another grey☁, rainy☂, windy Autumn day.... and with lovely flower stamps too... Thanks so much Ravindra!! \_(♥‿♥)_/
The South Coast essentially is from Galle to Hambantota.

You find here gorgeous beaches, colonial townscapes, stilt fishermen, fantastic wildlife parks and Buddhist shrines and temples.


Stamps:

Flowers of Sri Lanka
(Issued 07-10-2016)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

UK ~ London - Piccadilly Circus ~

... Found this nice surprise in my mailbox today... a postcard showing Piccadilly Circus situated in the heart of London... an icon of the city... one of the world’s most famous advertising hoarding seen by hundreds of tourists each day...Thanks a lot Johan, hope you had a wonderful trip!!  (✿ ♥‿♥) ➜http://johanpostcards.blogspot.be/

Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction.

Piccadilly Circus used to be surrounded by illuminated advertising hoardings on buildings, starting in the early 1900s, but only one building now carries them, the one in the north-western corner between Shaftesbury Avenue and Glasshouse Street.

The bright sign for Coca Cola has been here the longest (since 1955) but the first products were advertised in neon lights here in 1908. Bovril and Perrier were among the promotional pioneers. Even corporate might was unable to stop the lights being switched off during WW2, and since then they have also been turned off for individuals on two occasions: Firstly for the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965, then again for Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997.


Stamp:

Universal Mail - The National Gallery
(Issued 01-06-2012)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

SCOTLAND ~ Isle of Mull -Tobermory ~

...Beautiful island postcard.. one of the prettiest ports in Scotland, thanks to the brightly painted houses... great place to spot rare white-tailed sea eagles...to see whales, dolphins, basking sharks and other sealife... the city is home to Mull's only single malt Scotch whisky distillery... Thanks a lot Ischa!【ツ】
Photo:© Martin Guppy

The Isle of Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland and  is the fourth largest Scottish island.

Tobermory (meaning “Mary’s Well”) is the capital of the Isle of Mull. The city  was built as a fishing port in the late 18th century on a design by Thomas Telford. The town curves around the harbour and rises into the hillside beyond.

Stamp:

National symbols - Scotland
(Issued 24-03-2015)

Monday, November 14, 2016

NAMIBIA ~ Swakopmund Jetty ~

... Amazing panoramic view of the sun setting into the Atlantic Ocean... this Pier is known as the "Jetty" and stretches into the sea a few hundred metres from the main beach... it’s Namibia’s most popular holiday destination,.. Thanks so much Belinda! (✿ ♥‿♥)
Photo: © Mark Van Aardt

Swakopmund  (German for "Mouth of the Swakop") is a coastal city founded in 1892 by the Germans as the main harbor for German South-West Africa. Namibia spent time under German rule and a small part of its population is still German-speaking today.

The city is nestled at the mouth of the Swakop River, with the Namib Desert on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other side.

The jetty first started construction in 1904 because of the need for ships to unload their cargo more easily. The original wooden structure was replaced by metal around 1912 by the German government. In more modern times the jetty became a popular place for anglers and walkers, but was soon in disrepair due to lack of maintenance, and closed because it was considered unsafe.  In 2003 work started again and it was restored and rebuild for about 2 thirds and opened to the public at the end of 2006.

Stamp:

Small Antelopes
(Issued 26-06-2015)

Sunday, November 13, 2016

LUXEMBURG ~ Old City of Luxembourg - UNESCO

...Beautiful city view coming from one of my closest neighboring countries... ±213 km (132 mi) by road from Brussels... one of the most scenic capital cities in Europe... set on several levels, straddling hills and dropping into the two gorges....Thanks a lot Anne!!ヽ(ヅ)ノ

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a landlocked country in northern Europe surrounded by Belgium,  France and Germany. Per capita, it is the richest country in the EU as well as being one of its smallest. It is largely made up of rolling hills and forests with Luxembourg City as capital.

Because of its strategic position, Luxembourg was, from the 16th century until 1867, when its walls were dismantled, one of Europe's greatest fortified sites.

The Old City of Luxembourg have been a UNESCO WHS since 1994.

Stamp:

Special series Luxembourg’s new Signature
(Issued 15-10-2016)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

VIETNAM ~Central Post Office-Ho Chi Minh City~

...I already got a postcard from the outside of this 19th C post office...this one shows the beautiful and grand interior.... a good place to see how a post office was run in the old days...the postmasters are still using old methods to send letters ✉... the whole inside is overlooked by a giant picture of Ho Chi Minh... with great matching stamp!! Thanks a lot Maria!!【ツ】➞Connections to the World
Photo: © Daan Duc Minh

The Central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica.It was built in 1886 by Gustave Eiffel – a famous French architect. It counts with Gothic, Renaissance and French influences.

There is a large clock on the exterior of the post office and painted on the walls inside are fascinating maps on history of telecommunication system in Saigon. Respectively “Saigon et ses environs in 1892″, translated as “Saigon and the vicinity, 1892″ and “Lignes telegraphiques du Sud et du Cambodge Vietnam, 1936″ translated as “telegraph line South Vietnam and post office 1936 “.

Stamps:

Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City
Architecture
(Issued 01-07-2014)

The 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare, 1564-1616
(Issued 23-04-2016)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

CANADA ~ Thousand Islands National Park ~

...Fantastic Canadian National Park nr6... this Park is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation... the Islands are known for having some of the best freshwater wreck diving in the world with a dozen wrecks at the bottom of the river... you can spot some incredible wildlife... love the  "creepy" stamps with 3D Hologram Image too...Big Thanks once more for a new NP for my collection Andrene \_(♥‿♥)_/ and please Thank also your neighbour Mary Lou!! ㋡
Photo: Canoe Valley Images

Thousand Islands National Park (established 1904) is located on the 1000 Islands Parkway in the Thousand Islands Region of the Saint Lawrence River. The islands are actually the worn-down tops of ancient mountains. This region, the Frontenac Axis, connects the Canadian Shield from Algonquin Park in Ontario to the Adirondack Mountains in New York. The park consists of more than 21 islands plus many smaller islets, 2 mainland properties and a visitor centre at Mallorytown, Ontario on the mainland.  Much of the park is only accessible by boat.

International Bridge: (from backside postcard)
The Thousand Islands Bridge is an international bridge system over the Saint Lawrence River connecting northern New York in the US with southeastern Ontario in Canada. Constructed  in 1937, with additions in 1959, the bridges span the US-Canada border in the middle of the 1000 islands region, from which it derives its name.

Stamps:

Haunted Canada
(Issued 08-09-2016)