Saturday, May 25, 2019

Rainy Day Cards

BLOG # 1005

Well it's that time again. Time for a new blog. My first card today is from Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's a part view of Pociteli, a historic village located in the town of Capljina, on the left bank of the river Heretva, 30 km south of Mostar. It's population is roughly 870. Often called the Pearl of Herzegonina, many say it is not merely the  most beautiful village in Bosnia and Herzegovina but is one of the most beautiful villages in all of Europe.
At the top of the card you can see the Kula ( the Fort of Pocitelj ) the original structure is supposed to date back to the fortified citadel built by Bosnia's King Stjepan Tvrko in 1383. At lower right is Hajji Alija's Mosque. It was built in 1563.

Ana sent this card along, from a recent weekend getaway from Sarajevo. The stamp is from 2006 , 1 of 4, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the First EUROPA Stamps. It was issued by the Croatian Administration - HP Hrvatska Posta headquartered in Mostar.

My second card arrived from the southwest of the Netherlands. It is a photo taken by Swiss photographer Christian Coigy. He wrote " I like to know that people see a photo that has not been altered in any way, showing exactly what I see, despite the fact it is in black and white " .  Coigy has photographed many famous people, including Audrey Hepburn, Ben Kingsley, Dizzy Gillespie, Grace Jones, Lou Reed and Mikhail Baryshnikov. I don't know who the lady on the card is but the photographer has done many photos pictured from the back.

Monique used a stamp from a set of 10 issued in 2014 showing Dutch Icons.

I have a rather small blog today, so here is the last card and it's from France. It's a view of Balaruc les Bains, a commune in southern France. It is built on the banks of the Etang de Thau, the largest of a string of lagoons stretching along the French coast.

Jean Pierre used a 1997 stamp , from a set of 6, featuring Heroes of French Literature, and in this case, it's  Cyrano de Bergerac.

There it is , blog 1005 is complete. Thanks to Ana, Monique and Jean Pierre for their contributions.

On a personal note, I'm intended to take in my grand-son , Xander's soccer game this afternoon. But it is a totally miserable day here in southern Alberta, weather wise. It is pouring rain, blowing sideways and just 8 C. Not sure how that is going to turn out. But being the true soccer fan My Lovely Teena and I are, I guess we are going .
Take care and see you back here next week.

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