Now the bridge. The 25th of April Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting Lisbon to Almada across the Tejo river. It opened on 6 August 1966. Because it is a suspension bridge and has similar coloring, it is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, US. It was built by the American Bridge Company which constructed the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, but not the Golden Gate. With a total length of 2,277 m, 400 meters shorter.than the Golden Gate, the bridge was named Salazar Bridge until 1974. The name " 25th of April " commemorates the Carnation Revolution of 1974.
This is another card from my brother Dale. He recently was in Germany and now Portugal. Dale used a recent stamp from this year. It is 1 of a set of 2 stamps commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union. It is the oldest of the intergovernmental organizations which have become specialized agencies of the United Nations.
As I mentioned , Dale was in Germany and sent a wooden postcard and now it's a cork card from Portugal.
Next is a card from Belgium. Here we see the Daltons , fictional outlaws who regularly appear in the Lucky Luke comic book series.
Johan used 2 stamps of the Lucky Luke booklet of 10 and secured a First Day of Issue cancellation .
A masterpiece to close out today's update. It's called Gare Saint - lazare and is an 1877 oil on canvas by Claude Monet. The painting shows the gigantic iron and glass construction of the roof, with its apex, placed symmetrically at the top of the picture on the vertical axis.
Jeff used three stamps from 2008, 2010 and 2014. The often seen Tiffany Lamp is the oldest of the 3. The Butterfly stamp shows the Great Spangled Fritillary and the 44 cent snowboader stamp was issued for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Well, that's it for today. A rather short update this time. Thanks for cards go out to Dale, johan and Jeff. Take care, drop by again soon.