Here I am with this month's second blog update. A few interesting cards and a request for your help. What will I do first- I guess the request or otherwise you may not get that far if my cards don't grab you. Okay, here we go!
A grade 6 class at Humber Elementary School in Corner Brook , Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada is holding a World Cultures Postcard Project. You can read all about it here. Their address is : Skipper & Sailor, Humber Elementary, St. John's Avenue, Corner Brook, NL, Canada, A2H 2E5 - They hope to have cards from all over the world by World Literacy Day , Jan 27th, 2013. So may I request that if you are reading this , Please, send off a postcard to this worthwhile project. So came on Ana, Jean Pierre, Leslie, Kate, Johan, Ravindra, Dominique, Bruce, Fabienne, Joe, Vladimir, Ben, David and Michael- what's one more card . They will really appreciate your help and so will I . I already have my card sent. If you can help out with a card, please drop me an email or leave a comment to that effect. Thanks all.
Now on to some cards.
My first card today is from Ohrid, Macedonia. Ana's card gives a view of Ohrid from Lake Ohrid. The city of just over 42,000 is on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid. It is notable for once having 365 churches, one for every day of the year and was even referred to as a Jerusalem of the Balkans. Ohrid is southwest of Skopje, close to the border with Albania. It was added as a UNESCO's World Heritage Site in 1979.
Ana used 2 stamps from a 2002 set of 4 Antique Coins.
Libby used 2 Forever stamps from 2012. The left stamp was issued as a self-adhesive and celebrates the USS Constitution. The second stamp, also a self-adhesive is 1 of 15 in the Earthscapes issue. It is the first of this set that I have received.
Now I have a second card from Dominique in France. His card shows the railway station in Metz, capital of Lorraine, France. It is located on the General de Gaulle Square. The station was built in 1908 and has been a Historic Monument since 1975.
Kate of the blog deltolog sent along this next card. It's a view of Howard Hughes Flying Boat the Spruce Goose.It is on display at the Evergreen Heritage Museum in McMinnville , OR. USA. This museum also has an Sr-71 on display. Cool aircraft to see. Even though the Spruce Goose was called that, it was almost entirely made of Birch. The official name of the aircraft is the Hughes H-4 Hercules. It is the largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history. The Spruce Goose made it first and only flight on November 2, 1947.
That wraps up another update. Thank for dropping by and thanks for that card you are sending to the school's Postcard Project I mentioned above.
Thanks to Ana, Kate, Dominique and Libby for their cards that I showed today.
As always comments welcome. Take care.