Friday, July 14, 2017

Cards From Three Continents

Hello again. As mentioned in the post title, I have cards from Asia, Europe and South America to have a look at today. Let's start with The Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.
Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country of central Sri Lanka. It is considered the most important location for tea production in the country. The Grand Hotel is a 154 room luxury hotel in the city. It is built in the style of an Elizabethan-era manor house. In 2012 National Geographic Traveler listed The Grand Hotel as one of six places to visit in all of Sri Lanka.

Ravindra used a couple of fine stamps, three in fact , on his card. The top left stamp is from 2014 and celebrates Deyata Kirula. The stamp on the right celebrates the 160th Anniversary of the First Postage Stamp of Sri Lanka. Then there's the overprinted Orion stamp towards the bottom.

Next is the latest addition to my Airline / Airplane cards collection. A Deutche BA Fokker 100 - registered as D-ADFD.
Deutche BA was a lowc-cost airline headquartered on the grounds of Munich Airport. It operated from 1992 to 2008. This aircraft D-ADFD had its first flight on Jube 21, 1991. It later operated as F-GNLJ for Air Liberte in 1997, CCM Airlines in 2001 and Regional CAE in 2005. It has been stored since August of 2010.

Martin used a 2016 Tourism stamp , 1 of 2 in a set showcasing Germany's Most Beautiful Panoramas.

Now it's back to Asia and Bali, Indonesia. With a population of 4.25 million , the island is a popular tourist attraction. Just this past March, TripAdvisor named Bali the world's top destination. Bali has many nicknames - Island of Gods, Island of Peace, Morning of the World and Island of Love. Bali is also home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Subak Irrigation System.
Jean Pierre's card shows the 18th century Kerta Gosa Pavilion.

The stamps are 2 of 4 in a 2017 Set of Wonderful Tourism Destinations of Indonesia.

It's off to South America for this next card - Campos do Jordao, Brazil in fact. A little paradise in the mountains of the Sierra da Mantiqueira. At 5,340 feet, the highest city in Brazil, Campos do Jordao is known as the Brazilian Switzerland.

This card is from my brother Dale who frequently spends months at a time in Brazil. He's back in Canada now though. Dale used a number of the smaller Brazilian stamps from 2005, 2011 and 2015.

The last card for today takes us back to Asia for one last time. It features the Library of Wuhan University in the sprawling capital of Central China's Hubei Province. Wuhan is a great city for tourists. Lot of attractions such as The Bund, Riverside Park-the world's longest river side park, Yellow Crane Tower, Hubei Provincial Museum - containing the Marquis Y's bells, East Lake and the Mao Flood Memorial.

Just so you know, the East lake mentioned is not to be confused with the East Lake adjacent to where I live. My East Lake can be seen on my other blog called " My Look at East Lake " . You can see it right  here .
Time for a little fun - The first reader who visits My Look at East Lake and leaves a comment of some kind about my East Lake will win a postcard with a great stamp or maybe great stamps.  

Ivy who attends Wuhan University used a wonderful stamp from 2014 showing Zhuge Liang.

Well another blog update comes to an end. Thanks for today's cards go out to Ravindra, Martin, Jean Pierre, my brother Dale and Ivy. I hope you all enjoyed today's cards and stamps and you'll find time to return soon. Take care.

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