My first card for today is from Luanda, Angola. When you get a card from Angola you just have to show it. I mean, how often does one get mail from there ? That's right, not often. This is just my second card from that country and both of them are compliments of Bruce who was in Luanda on business. The gentleman on Bruce's card is a Soba. In all of Angola's provinces, the title Soba is given to the traditional community leaders to provide local guidance and leadership in solving social and physical community matters.
Bruce used a couple of stamps from 1995. They are from a set of 4 featuring traditional ceramics.
My next card is from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It's a bird's eye view of Dubai from the top of the Burj Khalifa.
Two more cards to go.
This card is a photo of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter operated by the U.S. Army. Joe of New York took this picture at the Tri-Cities Airport in Endicott, N.Y. in 2008.
The stamps on Joe's card are from 2012, 1999 and 2005, as viewed from left to right. The stamp on the left is a self adhesive issued honoring the Purple Heart Medal. The stamp in the center is called a Christmas stamp but it more accurately resembles a New Year stamp, at least to me. On the right is a stamp commemorating 50 Years of Presidential Libraries.
Today's last card comes from Don in New South Wales , Australia. His card shows us The Grand canyon in Blue Mountains National Park.The Greater Blue Mountains area was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
Don used 2 stamps from a 2012 set of 4 Explores stamps. The upper stamp commemorates the 200th anniversary of the first Blue Mountains crossing in 1813. The lower stamp commemorated the sesquicentennial of the first South-North crossing of Australia .
That's all for this time. Thanks for cards go out to Don, Joe, Jean Pierre and Bruce. Hope you enjoyed these cards today and hope you come back again. Take care , Comments welcome, good or bad.