Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cards From Jean Pierre

Well it's Nov 5th again, Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night. If you don't know this occasion, see my Nov 5th, 2013 update. Sadly, I don't expect to see any bonfires around this area. But I always like to celebrate the day by mentioning it.

Today I have a number of cards that were all sent by Jean Pierre. The first card is a multi view from the United Arab Emirates. The  Emirates is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.  Established on 2 December 1971, the country is a federation of seven emirates. . The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al- Khaimah, Sharjaj , and Umm al-Quwain. Abu Dhabi is the capital of UAE. On this card we can see the Jumeirah Mosque, the Shaikh Zayed Mosque and the Central Market in Sharjah.  Jumeirah Mosque is a mosque in Dubai City. It is said that it is the most photographed mosque in all of Dubai. The Shaikh Zayed is in Abu Dhabi,  and is considered to be the key for worship in the country. The Central market was built in 1978 and has over 600 shops.

This card was postmarked at the Sharjah Central Post Office. The stamp on the left was issued in a set of 3 in 2013 featuring the Oryx. An attractive stamp from an attractive set.  The stamp on the right is 1 of 6 in a 2011 set featuring Winter Plants. I guess all countries have different concepts of winter.

This second card is from Sharjah, postmarked at the Sharjah Central Post Office and bears U.A.E stamps. The card gives us a look at various heritage sites. At top left is the Ajman Museum.

This late 18th-century fort served as the ruler’s residence until 1970 and also saw a stint as the police station.

 Again we have 2 great stamps on this card, also. On the left is a stamp issued in 2012 for the World Energy Forum.  It is 1 of 4 in the set. Then on the right is a 2014 stamp issued for Zayed Humanitarian Day.

Jean Piere's 3rd card is another Sharjah view, but was postmarked in Ajman. A neat view looking in to shore.

Here's another of the Zayed Humanitarian Day stamps along with a 2013 stamp celebrating the 50th year  of the U.A.E. 1st National Bank. There are 4 in the set.


Jean  Pierre's last card for this time is from Andorra, showing a panoramic view of the Pas de la Casa. This is a ski resort , town, and mountain pass in the Encamp parish of  Andorra, lying on the border with France. . The pass marks the watershed of the Pyrenees, being the only point in Andorra where water drains into the Atlantic Ocean.

 Jean Pierre used a 2014 stamp from Andorra French Post  showing the UNESCO WHS Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley in Andorra. It was added to the WHS list in 2004. 

Well there you have it. Thanks going to Jean Pierre for all the cards. Don't forget, leave a comment if you have on. Take care, see you back here soon.