Saturday, July 20, 2013

Johan's Day on My Blog

Today is Johan's day here on my blog. All the cards for this update are compliments of Johan. He was on a recent trip to Italy . I have 4 cards from Italy and 1 from Switzerland for today. Obviously Switzerland was on his way, so let's start with that one.

This first card shows Gotthard's Hospice and Museum , located at Gotthard Pass, a high mountain pass in Switzerland between Airolo and Goschenen, connecting the German speaking part of the country with the Italian speaking part.

Johan used a Flower stamp from 2012. It is 1 of a set of 3 self adhesives.

Card # 2 is showing a couple of the old buildings in Perugia. This city is the capital of the region of Umbria in central Italy. It is 164 km from Rome.

On this one we can see 2 copies of a 2005 definitive stamp.


Johan's 3rd card is of the very beautiful town of Assisi, City of Peace. It is located in the province of Perugia.It was the birthplace of St. Francis. 

The stamp on this one is from a 2009 set of 4 self adhesive definitives. 

Cortona is featured next. It is a town in the province of Arezzo, in Tuscany, Italy. Cortona is a town that kept its medieval character. It is located on a hillside and the streets are narrow and steep.
Same stamps as on the Perugia card above.

 Here's the last card for this time. It shows us the Palazzo dei Consoli in Gubbio , a town in the far northeastern part of the province of Perugia. The medieval building was built between 1332 and 1349.

The stamp on this one is the same as on the Assisi card , shown above.

So there you have it, Johan's cards. Thank you so much Johan, I really appreciate you thinking of me while on vacation  and sending theses cards along. You can visit Johan's postcard blog here .

Thanks for reading. I'll be back next time with a selection of cards sent by Jean Pierre. Be sure to tune in as he does get around. 

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