Thursday, May 11, 2017

Cards From All Over

Good day to you all. As the title above indicates, today's cards will be from here, there and everywhere. So let's get right to them.

For years now I have been hoping for a card from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Now I have one. Here's a card showing Wayward Point Lighthouse, US Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The naval station is located at the eastern entrance to Guantanamo Bay , on the southeastern tip of Cuba. The light was built in 1904 and deactivated in 1955. The Keepers Quarters now house the Guantanamo Bay Lighthouse Museum.

This is a second card from Van , his first was sent from Virginia, USA. Actually this card was designed and printed by Van. Good job. It arrived with a couple of the 2016 National Parks set. Also the Penguins Additional Ounce stamp from 2015.

Today`s second card arrived from France but features a German subject. It is the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany. It is that country`s largest opera and concert house, seating 2500 patrons. It was originally built in 1904 as Baden-Baden`s central railway station.

Dominique used a fine stamp from 1962 , featuring Edouard Manet`s 1874 painting called Madame Manet on a Blue Sofa.

Sri Lanka is next - a card showing the National Flag, something for all the vexiollogists out there. The flag is often called the Lion flag or the Sinha flag and it was hoisted for the first time on March 3, 1950.

Ravindra used 2 recent stamps - both were issued this year 2017. on the left is a stamp commemorating the Centenary of Ferguson High School. On the right a stamp commemorating the 160th Anniversary of the First Postage Stamp of Sri Lanka. The first stamp of Sri Lanka was issued on 01 April 1857.

A postcard issued by Cathay Pacific is next. It says - Expand your horizons and go out of your way to meet new people and learn new cultures.  Well said.

Jean Pierre used a 2016 stamp commemorating 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Singapore and Pakistan. It is one part of a Joint Issue between the two countries.

Mow we move on to Thailand. Looks like someone will have a bad day when he or she returns to their car. But I think Nike should be good for it.

Jobbo used 2 fine stamps on his card. I really like the extra long stamp on the right. It was issued in 2001 showcasing The Royal Barge.  The one on the left dates from 1996 and commemorates the 700th Anniversary of Chang Mai, the Thai city founded in 1296.

Time now for the last card of the day. And it is another one from Sri Lanka. It pictures Sigiriya, the rocky outcrop, near the town of Dambulla. At nearly 200 metres high, it is probably the most visited tourist destination in the country. Often referred to by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World, Sigiriya was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1982.

MOst of my cards from Sri Lanka are sent by Ravindra, but not this one. This one is from David. The large stamp on the right was issued in 2017 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. There are 2 smaller stamp, one of which is an overprint from 2016.

Well folks, that is my blog for this time. Thanks for cards going out to Van, Dominique, Ravindra, Jean Pierre, Jobbo and David. Thank you all for dropping by and hope you will return soon.


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