Howdy All, - I have to practice my Howdy, as The Stampede is coming up, just 5 weeks or so away. I should have it down pat by July.
For now though, it's on to cards as that's the main focus here on GemsWorldPostcards .
I have 3 cards for this time - from India , France and the USA .
Houseboats on Dal Lake - This card comes from Srinagar, the largest city in Kashmir, India. It lies in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River. It is famous for its houseboats in Dal Lake. The boat in the lower left is a shikara - a type of wooden boat used for many purposes including the transportation of people.
This is another card from David and his recent trip to those parts. He used 3 of the 6 stamps in a 2017 Nature series.
The Moulin Rouge - The famous cabaret in Paris dates from 1889. Best known as the birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance, it is a popular tourist attraction. A lot of great names have performed there, including Edith Piaf, Liza Minnelli, Ginger Rogers, Juliette Binoche, Dean Martin, Jane Russell and Elton John. I haven't yet had the pleasure of visiting the Moulin Rouge, but I have seen the 2001 movie Moulin Rouge by Bas Luhrmann with Evan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.
Dominique used a large 1972 stamp featuring an Andre Derain painting.
Here's the last card for this time. From Honolulu, Life is full of Aloha... after a few mai tais. I have to say that I've experienced a few bartenders over the years in Honolulu, but have yet to run into Mango or Blarney.
A few recent stamps arrived on this card, which received a Honolulu Waikiki Sta cancellation. On the left is a WPA Poster stamp from 2017. In the middle is a 2016 Star Trek stamp. Finally on the right is the latest John Fitzgerald Kennedy stamp, issued this year.
Well, it's been a short update this time. Thanks for cards go to David and Dominique. Thanks all for reading and do come by again. Take care.