Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Three cards

Hello again. I'm back with 3 more cards . The first one is a shaped postcard, in the shape of a London Bus.  The London Bus is one of London's principal icons, the red rear-entrance Routemaster being recognised worldwide. Although the Routemaster has now been largely phased out of service, with only two heritage routes still using the vehicles,the majority of buses in London are still red and therefore the red double-decker bus  remains a widely recognised symbol of the city.

Now I'm not one to talk but doesn't that chap sitting in the window seat on top look like Charles, The Prince of Wales. I'm not sure how this will scan , but if you click on the image, you might see some resemblance. I didn't know the Royals took the bus !

David , who recently visited London sent this card along. Be sure to check out his great Postcard and Travel Blog here.  He used a regional definitive , along with a new 2014 stamp highlighting the British movie "A Matter of Life and Death ". It is from a set of 6. The definitive was issued for England.

This second card arrived from Scotland. It shows a painting called '" Wild Blue Flowers " , a watercolour by Sophie Appleton.

Joan, a PostCrosser from Scotland, used a couple of the Machin definitives along with a 2013 Butterfly stamp. It is from a set of 10 .

Here's a card from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The church has been called "one of the most endearing" of the city's landmarks.It was  built over the course of several decades in the first half of the 20th century. The church building is topped with an elaborate crown, "allegedly designed to resemble a tiara worn by Carlota, one of Emperor Maximilian's mistresses".

This one arrived with 2 copies of the 2013 Friendship Day stamp. I do believe Friendship Day is the Mexican equivalent of Valentine's Day. 

That's the end of another fine update. Thanks for cards go out to David and Joan. Take care now and be sure to come back again.

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