Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Four Card Update

Here I am back at it, a few days later than I expected. Reasons , there are many, but none that I will go into tonight. It's on to the postcards . I have four cards to have a look at and they come from Turkey, Finland, Italy and Great Britain.Turkey is up first. This card shows Goreme Valley. Goreme is a town in Cappadocia, Turkey. It is famous for the rock formations that offer a spectacular landscape , entirely sculpted by erosion. These formations so remind me of the Hoodoos , located east of Drumheller, Alberta, not too far from my location. Goreme National park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, having made the list in 1985.
This card came as a surprise, from Leslie. She and I have swapped many cards over the past year or so. The card is actually signed by 10 other Postcrossers, Leslie makes it 11. They all attended the First Official Turkish Postcrossing Meetup in Ankara on June 12th. Thanks Leslie. The stamp is from 2010.Now a card from Finland. It shows a couple of very old trains. I know there are train postcard collectors out there, so this one may be of interest to them. It was sent by a Postcrosser named Ritva. The stamp is from a booklet of 6 different values , issued this year and highlighting rock and pop music.
And now we have a card of Venice, Italy. It has a great view of the Canonica Canal. The Postcrosser who sent this card used a great 2010 Vancouver Olympics stamp featuring skiing.
The final card for this update shows The Port of Liverpool Building. Construction of this fine building took place between 1903 and 1907. The building is decorated throughout with many references to the sea , including mermaids, shells , anchors and seahorses. The stamp , from 2010, is from a set of 7 featuring the House of Stuarts.
I know this is a short update, but at least it is an update. I am really trying to get back to a more regular update, but when that will happens, remains to be seen. Take care.

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