Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Four Cards From Four Postcard Friends

Hello again. As the title above says, today's cards are from postcard friends who regularly contribute to this blog. Without them and a number of other regulars this blog would be quite different and much smaller.

My first card today is from Amsterdam. It's a look at The Keizersgracht or Emperor's Canal. It is one of three main canals  in Amsterdam. They were dug in the 17th century and form concentric belts around the city. The Keizersgracht is the widest of the three canals . The area around the canals was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.


David used a great topical stamp on this card. Many people collect Endangered Animal stamps. This stamp is 1 of 5 in a 2017 Endangered Animal set featuring the Bonobo. Formally called the pygmy chimpanzee, the bonobo is an endangered great ape.

Be sure to have a look at David's great postcard blog. It's called  Postcards A World Travelogue .

My next card normally needs no introduction. It's the Eiffel Tower in the colors of Europe, a symbol of French commitment for Europe. The twelve stars of the European Flag are quite prominent. France has been President of the Council of the European Union since 01 July.

Jean Pierre used a nice recent stamp on this card. It highlights the World Wrestling Championship , held in Paris this past August.

The Little Yellow Train of the Pyrenees is the subject of my third card for today. It is one of the great railway journeys of the world. The line opened in 1909 and rises from an altitude of 427 metres to a summit of 1592 metres above sea level at Bolquere Eyne, France's highest railway station. 

Dominique used another older stamp from 1973 on his card. It showcases the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy in Dijon.

Here's the last card for today, and it's also from France, that's 3 of  4 from France. It shows a few views of La Petite France, a historic quarter of the city of Strasbourg. Petite France forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Grand Ile, designated in 1988.

Johan used a June 2017 stamp on this card. It commemorates the 70th Anniversary of French Diplomatic Relations with the Philippines. The set of 2 stamps is a Joint Issue with the Philippines. Of note is the cancellation on this card - it was cancelled at the 67 Session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, December 11, 2017.

Here's another postcard blog you should keep tabs on, it's another great one called simply  ' johan postcards ' and you can find it right  here  .

That's all for this time, and my thanks for cards go out to David, Jean Pierre, Dominique and Johan. Take care and drop by again soon.

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