Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September 11th - 17 Years Ago

Well we all know what happened 17 years ago today. The World changed. Take a moment and remember .

My postcards today aren't related to 9/11 and maybe that's a good thing. Some things are bigger than postcards !

My first card today comes from China. It shows a wonderful old bridge in Wuzhen, a 1,300 year old water town on the Yangtze River and also the Grand Canal. Many bridges like this one are to be found in the town and throughout South China. They all date over 1,000 years.

A Postcrosser named Annie sent this card. She used a nice selection of stamps from this year. On the left is a stamp from the Chinese Towns set of 6. The other 2 stamps are 2 of 4 commemorating the 120th Anniversary of China Post.

Next up is a card from Japan. It shows the Nagoya Castle in the snow. The castle was built between 1610 and 1619. It was bombed and destroyed by the U.S. Air Force in May of 1945. Reconstruction took place between 1957 and 1959 and again from 2009-2018. Some parts will not be finished until 2022.

Mitsumi used a bunch of stamps, all showing Birds and Animals. They are all definitives from 2015.

That it for today. This update was supposed to be much longer but I got really waylayed today and had to curtail it to just 2 cards.  I'll do better tomorrow,

Thanks for cards go out to Mitsumi and Annie.

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