Sunday, July 20, 2014


I'm back, it's been a while , 11 days in fact. I was away for a week , so that takes care of most of it. I have cards from Finland, Taiwan, Portugal, and Canada for this time. Let's start with the Canada card. It's of  a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern Alberta, Canada.  Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a buffalo jump located where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin to rise from the prairie 18 km northwest of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada. It is one of the world's oldest, largest, and best preserved buffalo jumps . The Jump bears witness to a method of hunting practiced by native people of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years. In 1981, the United Nations Educational Scientific  and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump as a World Heritage Site.

This card is from My Lovely Teena. We were lucky enough to visit Head-Smashed-In a couple of weeks ago. Teena always manages to send me a postcard from wherever we visit. She used one of the new UNESCO WHS definitive stamps issued by Canada post on March 31, 2014. There were 5 in the set and the one you see here shows Nahanni National Park in the Northwest Territories. Thanks Teena.

Now here's a card from Finland showing the Finlayson Factory area. James Finlayson, a Scottish Quaker is thought responsible for bringing the industrial revolution to the Tampere area.  The first factory was completed in 1823.

Paivi , who lives in northern Finland posted this card in Oulu. She used a sunflower shaped self adhesive from 2012. It is 1 of 2 in the set.

Next I have a train card for all you train enthusiasts out there. It's from Taiwan and shows an electric train on the left and an old steam train on the right.

Tobey used a recent Fruit definitive , 1 of 4 in the 2012 set.

This card from Espinho, Portugal is next. Espinho , a city of about 32,000 is a beach resort area with a casino located in the north east of the country.  On the card we see a nice fresh fruit market.


One of four Lavadas stamps from 2012 was used . The "Levadas" are a remarkable  irrigation system that was developed in the 16th century by the first settlers to distribute water from the high mountain springs to the slopes and valleys.

Well, that's the update for this time. Hope you enjoyed reading and hope you will come back again. Thanks for cards to My Lovely Teena, Tobey, and Paivi. 

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