Friday, May 24, 2013

Planes, Ruins, a Fort, a Temple, Caracas and Sao Jorge

Wow, that title above covers a lot of stuff. It's a good day to do an update. It's raining, pouring actually. It's been pouring now for two full days. It should start to clear away tomorrow. So today is a good postcard day.

Let's start with this Airbus A321 of  Tap Air Portugal preparing to take off at Lisbon airport. Behind it, you can see the nose and tail of a Tap Airbus 330. Rui , who works at Lisbon Airport, sent this great card along. Another installment of my Airlines/Aircraft on Postcards collection.
Riu used quite a large stamp, at least long vertically. It is from a set of 6 stamps issued in 2012 showing palaces.

Card 2 shows the World Heritage Site at Tarragona, Spain. Located in the north east of the country, it has a population of around 135,000. The area dates from the 5th century BC and was inscribed on the UNESCO list in 2000.
  David used 2 nice stamps from 2013. They are from a souvenir sheet of 4 showing Famous Autos. The 2 show here are the Citroen 2 CV and the Seat 1500.

My next card is a nice view of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park on the island of St. Kitts. It is a well preserved example of 17th and 18th century military architecture. The site was inscribed on as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
Jean Pierre used a 2012 Diamond Jubilee stamp 
and a 2001 Belted Kingfisher stamp from a set of 6 Birds.

Up next is another card for my Airlines/Aircraft collection. It shows a bunch of Eva Air B747s in front of an Evergreen hangar. Jenny from Taipei, Taiwan sent this one along.
Jenny's stamp is from a 2012 set of 4 Honoring the Family.

A Postcrosser from India named Stuti sent  this next card. It is of the Temple at Chidambaram. This Hindu temple was built mostly in the 12th and 13th centuries.

The 2 stamps on the right are both from 2012. The top one highlights AWACS airplanes , the lower stamp showcases the Indo Tibetan Border Police Force.

I have been collecting postcards  for over 7 years now  , 2633 days in fact , and this next card is just my second card from Venezuela. The first one was from Maracaibo, sent by my good friend Rafael. This second card comes  from Caracas and is from David.. It shows one of the cars of the Caracas Aerial Tramway, now called the Warairarepano Cable Car System. The system was inaugurated in 1952 and remained open until the late 1970s. It was reopened again in 2000 after major repairs
David used 3 stamps from 2011. They are part of a set of 10 in a m/sheet which form the stained glass design in the windows of the Palace of justice.

Just one more card to go for today. It comes from the Azores, Portugal. It shows part of the coastline of Sao Jorge Island.
Jean Pierre used 3 stamps on this card. The stamp on the left is from a 2007 transport set of 5. The middle stamp is 1 of 2 in a 2009 Joint Issue with Iran featuring Sea Eagles. The stamp on the right, issued in 2012 for the Azores is from a set of 4 featuring Sea Coasts.

That's it for postcards today. Thanks to Jean Pierre, David, Stuti, Jenny and Rui for the cards.  I hope you have enjoyed this update. If you have leave a comment to that effect, and if you haven't , leave a comment to that effect , too.

Just a final note. Next week, maybe Monday or Tuesday, I should reach a major milestone with regard to postcards. As of today I have received 2996 postcards in the mail, just 4 short of 3000, which I'm pretty sure I will reach early next  week .  As I mentioned earlier I have been collecting for 2633 days now and with 2966 cards received , that's just a little over 1 card every day for 7 years. Not too shabby, if I do say so.   
Who knows, maybe my 3000th card will be from you.

Take care

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