Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cards From Here, Cards From There

Good Day to you all . I'm back again with a few worthy cards. First , I'll start with a Postcrossing card from Germany. It's from Michael who lives in Monchengladbach.   His card gives us a great look at the Monchengladbach water tower. It was built between 1907 and 1909 in Art Nouveau style. It is 51 meters high and holds 3 million litres of water.

Michael used a Peanuts themed stamp from this year. It is 1 of 2 in the set.

France is up next. Jean Pierre's card shows just a very small segment of the Bayeux Tapestry. This is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres long and 50 centimetres tall. It depicts events leading up to the Norman conquest of Britain. It is thought to date from the 11th century. It tells the story from the point of view of the conquering Normans. In 2022 the tapestry will be loaned to Britain , for public display, the first time that it will have left France in 950 years.

Jean Pierre used a 2018 stamp featuring Leather Art.

My next card is from the U.S.A. It's a look at a scene from 1936 of workers embossing braille on presses at the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kathy , whose husband works at this printing house, sent this card. She used 2 recent Forever stamps.  They are 2 of 10 in the Bio luminescent Life set.

Luxembourg Airport is the focus of the next card. In 2015 the airport handled 2.6 million passengers. Luxair and Cargolux both have their head offices on the airport property.

Meelis used a fine selection of stamps. On the right is 2 stamps, ( I at first thought it 1 stamp ) from a 2009 set of 3 highlighting Flying. The middle stamp was issue din 205 , 1 of 3 showcasing Vegetables. The left stamp shows Crown-Duke Henri.

Here's the last card for this time and it's from Spain. It shows the town of Llivia  with a population of just over 1,500 and is located in Catalonia, Spain. It is a Spanish enclave separated from the rest of Spain by a corridor about 1.6 km wide.

Thanks for this card go to Josep and Assumpta, who used 2 stamps from 2017. On the left is a stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vicente Blasco Ibanez, journalist, politician and novelist. On the right a stamp celebrating the Liebana Jubilee.

 There it is, another update . Thanks for cards this time go out to Michael, Jean Pierre, Kathy, Meelis and Josep & Assumpta. Great cards and great stamp.

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