Sunday, 30 September 2018

Sunday Stamps G3 - France, India, Ireland

In the 1960s President de Gaulle visited the Dunkirk steelworks where I was on a industry exchange scheme from Britain. The night before his visit I was woken up in my hotel by armed police checking on foreigners in the town - a rude awakening indeed.

When he arrived at the works the next day, the workforce left the site!

The President died in 1970, 10 years later this stamp was issued.
France - 8 September 1980
Also in the 1960s, India issued a stamp depicting a plane.
India - Gnat plane - 1967
Apart from Olympic stamps I only have a few stamps with a sporting theme.
Ireland - 27 July 1934
50th Anniversary of the Gaelic Athletic Association
I guess that shinty is the sport depicted.

For more 'G' related stamps please visit Sunday-stamps-g.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Thematic Photography - Green

This week last year a shot in Michigan caught a squirrel in the act of sneaking across the grass.

But when we got home the green grass was strewn with apples.

This afternoon I have spent some time peeling apples to be stewed rather than being left to feed our local squirrels.

To see what other greens are available check out Thematic-photographic-424-green.

Later this week the most important greens will be those in France prepared for the Ryder Cup.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Sunday Stamps F3 - USA, Germany, , Hungary

Benjamin Franklin appeared on the first stamp issued by the USA - he was postmaster general at the time. He signed the Declaration of Independence but never became President.  He did however become the first American minister to France.

USA - 20 October 1972
I guess Franklin knew about the flag with 13 stars - one for each of the original colonies at the time of independence - but he would have been pleased to see one with 50.

USA - 8 December 1973
Sightseeing in Germany may take you to a Flughafen

Frankfurt Airport - 14 January 1988
For a view of the city a plane in a Hungary series shows you the way.

Hungary - 17 October 1966
It's higher than 110 feet!

For more 'F' related stamps, fasten your seat belts an go over to Sunday-stamps-f.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Sunday Stamps E3 - USA, Australia, Greece

The exploits of Norse explorer Leif Erikson are known through Icelandic sagas of the 13th century.

USA - 9 October 1968
He's believed to have reached North America  c. !000AD and landed at Baffin Island. Labrador and Newfoundland.

Earth Hour, when we are encouraged to switch of all lights for an hour from 8.30pm each year, was begun in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has spread around the world.

Australia - 11 March 2009
Earth Day is an event celebrated on 22 April with events held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It has been held since 1970. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2008 as the International Year of Planet Earth to increase awareness of the importance of Earth sciences for the advancement of sustainable development. UNESCO was designated as the lead agency. The Year's activities spanned the three years 2006-2009.

Greece - 20 June 2008
International Day of Planet Earth.
I wonder how many of us recognise the events commemorated by these stamps.

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Sunday, 9 September 2018

Sunday Stamps D3 - Great Britain

I have gone back to the 1960s for 'D' Stamps this week.

Great Britain - 28 August 1961
For doves and the CEPT emblem commemorating the centenary of the Post Office Savings Bank.

From a set for British Wild Flowers issued on 24 April 1967 - 

Dog Violets
Move over to Sunday-stamps-d to see more 'D' related stamps. I have to do that and also go back there to see what others posted for 'C' which I missed while on holiday.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Thematic Photography - On the street

Towards the end of the season some holiday streets empty a little just like this in Cornwall.

Uphill in St Mawgan
The entrance to where we are staying is just beyond that red car.

Bollards outside the church ready for wedding cars
The building with the blue sign is the Falcon Inn, the Post Office and village shop is down the street to the left.

Turn round and then right over a small bridge, a narrow street leads out of the village.

There is barely enough room for vehicles to pass each other. The street steepens round the corner where on the left there is a public footpath to Mawgan Porth. And then -

Up the street to Treance
However an interesting test is on the pitch and putt course on the right of yet another hill.

For photos on other streets walk over to Thematic-photographic-423

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Sunday Stamps C3 - Belgium, Denmark

As we are on holiday this week the images I'm showing are from the internet - but I do have the stamps at home.

Belgium - 30 June 1960
Memorial of Congo's Independence
You might argue that the next stamp should be for K, but I spell Copenhagen with  C.

Denmark -5 May 1979
500th Anniversary of Copenhagen University
I would appreciate someone telling me what the diagram represents.

I could not resist showing this Danish Northern Issue of swans.

Denmark - 9 September 2009
Cygnus cygnus
Now you may fly off to check other C stamps at sunday-stamps-c.