Yesterday , November 13th was the second anniversary of Gem's World Postcards. This blog started back on Nov 13 , 2007. Including today's update , there have been 228 posts. Last year, 2008 I posted 125 updates. So far this year, there have been 84. I don't think I will match last year. But I'll have fun trying.
I have a couple of postcards and a cover to show today. First up is an official Postcrossing card from The Netherlands. It was sent by Christina and shows a section of the Deltaworks. The Delta Works are a series of constructions built between 1950 and 1997 in The Netherlands to protect land from the sea. The works consist of dams, sluices, locks, dikes and storm surge barriers. The American Society of Civil Engineers have named the works One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Christina used 3 different stamps on her card, including 1 from 1986 , featuring the delta works project. The other stamps from 1989 and 2000 commemorate the 150th anniversary of railways and the 500th birth anniversary of Carl V.
Thanks Christina for this very interesting card.
Next is a card showing some rough waters on Lake Baikal, located in South of Siberia, Russia. Lake Baikal is often called the Pearl of Siberia. It is the world's second most voluminous lake and the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20 percent of the world's surface fresh water. At 1642 meters , Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. It is more than 25 million years old and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. A number of definitives from 2002 and 2003 were used on this card.
Today's 3rd card comes from a Postcrosser in Hungary. It shows an interior view of Esterhazy Palace. This palace , located in Eisenstadt, Austria was constructed in the late 13th century . it came under ownership of the Hungarian Esterhazy's in 1622. Unfortunately the stamps used are very common and uninspiring.
Now I have to offer up thanks to Michael of cddstamps. Michael sent me a couple of aircraft on postcards along with a flown cover from the Temora Airshow , held June 7th , 2009. Michael has a great blog entitled ''cddstamps on aircraft & aerophilately" at www.cddstamps.wordpress.com . Give it a look and see what he's about. Here is one of the postcards that Michael sent. It shows a Cessna 02A. The cover was flown on the Cessna02 and is signed by the pilot of the flight. Great stuff. Thanks Michael.
That's it for this time. As always, your comments are welcome.