Saturday, February 17, 2018

Untitled Cards

Hello again. It's light snow flurries and a temperature of -12 C , feeling like -17 C. So a nice cloudy day . That's the weather, now the cards.
Let's start with this card showing Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. It is the main hub for Finnair and handled close to 19 million passengers in 2017. The airport was originally built for the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. The first two aircraft, both DC-3s , landed on 26 June 1952.

Elina used a nice , large Finnish Flag stamp. The current flag was adopted in 1918.

My next card is from Bangkok, Thailand. It's a look at the Grand Palace and the Royal Barge. The palace was the official residence of the Kings of Siam and later Thailand from 1782 until 1925. It is now used for official Royal events.

Jean Pierre used 2 quite large stamps and a definitive , all from last year. The 2 large are from a set of 4 showing scenes along the Chao Phraya River.

Now it's a lighthouse card for all the lighthouse card collectors out there. This one shows the light on Virgin Island, just off Brittany opposite the village of Lilia in France. It is the tallest stone lighthouse in Europe , at 82.6 meters and marks the south-western limit of the English Channel.

Mary used a 2017 stamp, 1 of 12 in a booklet called Reflections.

Once again it's an Unseen Sri Lanka card. If Ravindra keeps sending them, it's be unseen no more, though . This one shows Senanayaka Samudraya, the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka, providing water for 70,000 families. That's the rising mountains of Inginiyagala in the background.

Ravindra used 2 copies of the 2013 Famous Sri Lankans issue, featuring Ven Baddegaman  Wimalawansa Nayaka Thero. The other stamp is from 2016, 1 of 12 in the sheet entitled Unseen Sri Lanka , and is a mirror image of the postcard image.

Here's the last card for today. It's from Czech Republic. The card shows some of the features of Plzen, a city in western Czech Rep known worldwide as the home of Pilsner beer.

Monika must love flowers, she used a fine batch on her card. They date from 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. The other stamp , in the top right is from 2017 and is called Retro Traffic, showing a train and a car.

That's it for this time. Thanks for cards go to Elina, Jean Pierre, Mary, Ravindra and Monika. See you all next week

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