Wednesday, August 31, 2011

基督教坟场

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The Old Protestant Cemetery located close to the Casa Garden, was established by the British East India Company in 1821 in Macau in response to a lack of burial sites for Protestants in the Roman Catholic Portuguese colony. (wikipedia)


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Macau was a Portuguese colony and both the first and last European colony in China. That explains the Portuguese words on the stamps.  

Český Krumlov Castle


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Český Krumlov  is a small city in Czech Republic. The castle area is one of the largest in central Europe. It is a complex of forty buildings and palaces, situated around five castle courts and a castle park spanning an area of seven hectares.

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600 Years of the Prague's Old Town - Astronomical Clock (2010)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monticano River, Oderzo | Italy




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Oderzo is a town in the province of Treviso, Veneto, northern Italy. It lies in the heart of the Venetian plain, about 66 km to the northeast of Venice. Oderzo is traversed by the Monticano River.

Finland

 

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Pargas is a town in south-western Finland.


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It’s one from  the series “ summer in moominland” . They are the central characters in a series of books and a comic strip by Swedish-Finn illustrator and writer Tove Jansson.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tallinn, capital of Estonia


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Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. Tallinn's Old Town is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Friedebert Tuglas was a writer, critic and translator, who had a leading role in the literary life of the country. He took part in the Russian Revolution of 1905 and since 1906 lived as a political refugee in Finland, Paris, St. Petersburg, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland; since 1917 in Tartu and from 1944 in Tallinn.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hello Kenya

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The Masai are an group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa.

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The 5 shilling stamp shows an avocado and the 35 one a coconut.

Vintage from Paris

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“ Montmartre et ses merveilles”
Montmartre is a hill giving its name to the surrounding district, in the north of Paris. Montmartre is primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur.

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L’Ami fritz is a novel by Émile Erckmann and Pierre-Alexandre Chatrian. The marriage of Ami Fritz is a large folk festival established in 1973.

Barcelos Portugal

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Barcelos is a city in Portugal. Probably the most famous symbol of Portugal, the colourful ceramic cockerel has its origins in the pretty town of Barcelos where, according to local legend, it is reputed to have saved the life of a traveler. The cross tells the story.

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It depicts the cacilheiro “Madragoa” (a ferry linking Lisbon to Cacilhas).











Saturday, August 27, 2011

WiP People Swap from China


Orangeville, Canada

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Orangeville is a town in south-central Ontario, Canada.


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A polar bear. No one really knows how many polar bears there are because they are hard to count, and at times hard to find.  Researchers estimate that there are between 22 000 and 40 000 polar bears in the world.  Close to half of the polar bear population lives in Canada.
               






 





 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Badlands of South Dakota

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“People are drawn to the rugged beauty of the Badlands. These geologic deposits contain one of the world's richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here.”

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(on the left) This stamp features a stylized illustration of a polar bear.
(in the middle) Blue Spruce is a species of spruce native to western North America.
(on the right) Eastern Red Cedar is a species of juniper native to eastern North America.

THX DakotaDee!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Serbian Presidential Palace

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Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. Beograd is Serbian for Belgrade.





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Painting by Jovan
Bijelic, celebrating 125th year of birth. The stamp shows his art work named "Dead Nature with Parrot".
 




 

Times Square New York


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Formerly named Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in April 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly erected Times Building.

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park is named for Grand Teton which is the tallest mountain in the Teton Range.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Two islands and two mountains from Malaysia

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The Perhentian Islands are two islands named Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian Island) and Pulau Perhentian Besar (Large Perhentian Island). The Malay name Perhentian is translated as “place to stop” and this is exactly what these two islands were for traders travelling between Malaysia and Bangkok in years gone by.



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(left) Kundasang is a village in Sabah, Borneo. In the backround Mount Kinabalu

(right) Gunung Mat Cincang is a mountain in the northeastern part of Langkawi island.

Sport fishing on the Skeena River, Canada




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Over five million salmon return to the Skeena River every year, making this a premier salmon-fishing area.






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Kate Middleton (1982) and Prince William (1982)

Moricetown BC, Canada

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Moricetown British Columbia. The main attraction is the roaring Bulkley River, tumbling Morice Canyon and the cement fish ladders and leaning, wooden fishing huts used by the First Nation people for fishing.

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A polar bear. No one really knows how many polar bears there are because they are hard to count, and at times hard to find.  Researchers estimate that there are between 22 000 and 40 000 polar bears in the world.  Close to half of the polar bear population lives in Canada.
THX Donna!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Armenian traditional dress, Lavash and King Tigran

Armenia declared its sovereignty from the Soviet Union on August 23, 1990.


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Girl in Armenian traditional dress holding Lavash.
Lavash: According to Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia the word lavash is an Armenian word, as the word "lavash" in Armenian consists of two parts. The first one "lav" in Armenia means "good". The second part "ash" means "food, meal". So in Armenian it means "good food".



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King Tigran the Great (140 – 55 BCE) was emperor of Armenia under whom the country became, for a short time, the strongest state east of the Roman Republic.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Alamo

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(wikipedia:)The Alamo, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, and now a museum, in San Antonio, Texas.

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park is named for Grand Teton which is the tallest mountain in the Teton Range.


Coliemore Harbour, Ireland



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There are several small harbours on the coast of Dalkey. Coliemore Harbour is situated in the midsouthern part of the town. It was previously the principal harbour of Dublin City. These harbours are used by tourists to hire boats for nearby fishing, and for getting to Dalkey Island.

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An Post’s Definitive’s Series features eight animal species found on this island and its surrounding waters. This stamp picture a Goldfinch.

Thx Claudia!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pałac Kultury i Nauki, A gift from USSR to Poland

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The Palace of Culture and Science (1955) in Warsaw the tallest building in Poland from 1955 to 1957. It was originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science. It was a gift from the Soviet Union to the people of Poland.


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Dwór w Janowcu k(oło) Puław = Manor in Janowiec near Puławy. A manor house or fortified manor house is a country house, which has historically formed the administrative centre of a manor, the lowest unit of territorial organization in the feudal system in Europe.

Oldenburg, Germany

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Oldenburg  is an independent city in Lower Saxony, Germany.



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www.internetmarke.de : With the free online service internetmarke you print your postage for letters, parcels and packages, instantly, simply and quickly – with the motif of your choice.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

BAB E KHYBER, Pakistan

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Khyber Pass, The Northern Gateway to Pakistan. In 1964, Bab-e-Khyber, the famous Khyber Gate was built nearby the Jamrud Fort.

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to commemorate diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Russia. The stamp depicts Faisal Mosque of Pakistan with towering minarets and the Russian cathedral built during 1551 to 1561 in Masco and known as UNESCO world heritage site.

Ha Long Bay Vietnam


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H Long Bay (literally: "Descending Dragon Bay). In 2009, the New 7 Wonders Foundation, included Halong Bay on its list of nominations as one the World's 7 Natural Wonders.

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Quan h Bc Ninh are folk songs of Northern delta of Vietnam. The songs are performed as alternating verses between two women from one village who sing in harmony, and two men from another village who respond with similar melodies. It also is a form ofinstantexchange oflovebetweenmen and women. Quan h Bc Ninh is recognized as the cultural heritage intangible representation of humanity by UNESCO in 2009.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Malate Church, Philippines


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Malate Church is dedicated to Nuestra Senora de Remedios ("Our Lady of Remedies"). The church was built originally on this spot in the sixteenth century by the Augustinians, and is one of the oldest churches in Manila.

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Celebrating 60 years Grace Christian College (formerly Grace Christian High School). Two of a set of four stamps.

(left) In July, 1966 the concrete and modern building of GCHS was built.

(right) It shows the new ramp building elementary wing of the Grace Christian High School, together with its founders, Ms. Julia L. Tan and Dr. and Mrs. Edward Spahr.

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