Sunday, October 15, 2017

Chenonceau, Jim Jim Falls, The London Eye, Home Depot at Regent's Park and a few others !

Well it's certainly for another update and I have the cards to prove it. They arrived from France , Australia, Great Britain, and Germany.  I'll start the day off with a card from France. It shows the beautiful scene at the Chateau de Chenonceau. This chateau spans the River Cher, near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Loire Valley in France. The chateau was opened in 1521.

Dominique used a stamp from 2014. It is 1 of 4 in a set showcasing European Capitals,
in this case Vienna.

Next we're off to Australia and Jim Jim Falls. This falls is a plunge waterfall on the Jim Jim Creek that descends over the Arnhem Land Escarpment within the UNESCO Wold Heritage listed Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. The falls plunge 200 metres over the edge.

A Postcrosser from Darwin sent this card and used a stamp from a 2017 set of 2 honouring Henry Larson.

 A view from atop the London Eye is the subject of this next card .
This giant ferris wheel is located on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is 443 feet tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet. When this picture was taken, it was known as the British Airways London Eye, but is now known as the Coco-Cola London Eye. I guess it's like hockey arenas in Canada - whoever pays the most, gets their name on it.

This card is from Bruce, who was visiting from South Africa, attending the 27th International Congress of Vexillology .  Bruce used an International Postcard , Universal Mail stamp showing Westerminster Abbey.

Here's another card with a London theme. The card reproduces s a Royal Mail stamp from 2016 with the theme of Home Depot at Regent's Park, 1914-1918. This was a gigantic wooden hut, covering several acres, containing what was then the largest mail sorting depot in the world. Two and a half thousand staff were employed there.

Alan used a recent Machin Head definitive on his card.

Now it's time for the 5th and final card for today. It's another from Dominique in France and showcases the Black Mountain, which shelters the town of Mazamet .

The stamp is another of the Vienna, European Capitals set.

That's all for today, folks. Thanks for today's card go out to Dominique, Bruce and Alan. Hope you found some reason here to come back again. I'll try really hard for it not to be another week.
Take care.

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