Friday, 2 February 2018

Postcard from Australia.

Thank you Helena for the beautiful Orchid Maxi card.
Plant: Dendrobium phalaenopsis
Cooktown Orchid
The floral emblem of Queensland,Australia.
1998 Stamp - Orchids
2006 Stamp- Australian Native Wildlife

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Postcard from USA.

Shrimp Tail-Caren Alpert’s captivating terra cibus series draws you so close to a fortune cookie that its cracks and ridges look like an extraterrestrial landscape. She uses an electron microscope to look at common foods in new ways.
2015 Forever Stamp-Celebrate.
2016 Stamp-Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly

Postcard from Germany.

Winter in Heidelberg.
2005 Definitive Stamp-Flowers 
2017 Stamp- Christmas - Maria Rast Chapel, Krün

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Postcard from Russia.

Thank you Ann for the beautiful postcard.
2017 Stamp-Russian City Fortresses

Postcard from Russia.

"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"is a story written in 1816 by German author E. T. A. Hoffmann, in which young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom ..
Thank you Ksenia for the superb card.
2009 Stamp- Definitive Issue. Kremlins - Self-Adhesive Stamps
2009 Stamp-                   _do_

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Vézelay, Church and Hill,France.

Shortly after its foundation in the 9th century, the Benedictine abbey of Vézelay acquired the relics of St Mary Magdalene and since then it has been an important place of pilgrimage. St Bernard preached the Second Crusade there in 1146 and Richard the Lion-Hearted and Philip II Augustus met there to leave for the Third Crusade in 1190. With its sculpted capitals and portal, the Madeleine of Vézelay – a 12th-century monastic church – is a masterpiece of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture.
Received with thanks from Claire
Date of Inscription: 1979
Ref: 84bis
2016 Stamp-  Marianne

Palace and Park of Versailles,France.

The Palace of Versailles was the principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Embellished by several generations of architects, sculptors, decorators and landscape architects, it provided Europe with a model of the ideal royal residence for over a century.
Received with thanks from Claire.
Date of Inscription: 1979
Minor boundary modification inscribed year: 2007.
Ref: 83bis
1991 Stamp- Red Cross