Thursday, 12 December 2019
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
|Love the little stamp with the different faces and the hats. Very cleaver.|
Monday, 9 December 2019
Tuesday, 3 December 2019
North America-Alaska-Juneau I love maps . This is showing how big Alaska is comparing to the rest of the USA. Here I am in Juneau the capital of Alaska. Though being here it does not feel like a state capital. Very small.
Thursday, 28 November 2019
|I think the caption beside the stamps says it all. - Alaskan black bear goes fishing for salmon in Southwest Alaska.|
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
A small post office with a shop. No selection of stamps. This is a standard Global stamp for mail outside USA and Canada.
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
North America-Canada-Vancouver Island-Victoria My final card from Victoria. This beautiful sunny day setting was exactly like it was on the day I was here. Lovely gardens and well kept streets. Well worth the trip from Vancouver
|I had ran out of stamps so just purchased these stamps from the local post office. No other selection available. No postmark on this one.|
Saturday, 16 November 2019
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
|Visited a main Post office. Very modern looking and had a full selection of stamps. One showing 50 years since the moon landing. I remember watching that on TV in blank and white. Those were the days.....|
Monday, 4 November 2019
North America-Canada-Calgary Had a new direct flight from Dublin to Calgary and then on to Vancouver. So only a airport stop. I had always wanted to visit here, but could not do on this time.
|Posted this card in Vancouver when I arrived there as could not buy any stamps at Calgary airport to mail the card from there.|
Saturday, 26 October 2019
Friday, 25 October 2019
Saturday, 19 October 2019
|I posted this in Las Palmas airport . Stamps showing Las Palmas as part of a set issued for each island in the Canaries.|
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Atlantic Ocean-Canary Islands-Tenerife-La Laguna This was the old capital and had a very lovely evening here. It is about 45 mins by tram from Santa Cruz. Nice old buildings and full of atmosphere. This is also a World Heritage Site.
|I especially like this stamp for how simple it is. Just a single flip flop as we all them on the sand with the blue of the sea on the side.|
Thursday, 3 October 2019
|The stamp on the right is one of the stamps issued for each Canary Island. I loved the stain glass window stamp with a beautiful finish , heard to see here.|
Monday, 30 September 2019
Atlantic Ocean-Canary Islands-Tenerife-Puerto de la Cruz Took a short flight here from Gran Canaria. It was in fact cheaper then the boat trip. A nice enough town , stayed overnight.
|Head Post Office building here quite impressive outside. Had a good selection of stamps on offer. Very clear postmark.|
Saturday, 28 September 2019
Middle East-Palestine-Bethlehem My second time here. This time got a Arab bus from Jerusalem . Visited the church and walked around. Completely different atmosphere than Israel. A very Arab feel. Had a nice lunch here.
|The Post office had a mixture of stamps to choose from. It is right in the square. This time it was a new post office since the last time inside.|
Middle East-State of Palestine-Bethlehem This Postcard gives you a better overview of Bethlehem . It was easy coming on the bus. The church itself was very busy as usual.
Monday, 23 September 2019
Middle East-Israel-Jerusalem Showing the Western Wall . My second time here and I had hoped to get a closer look at the Golden dome nearby, but like the previous time not able to get near access today.
|This stamp is showing the logo for the Eurovision Song contest 2009. This is the main reason I came here. A lot of buzz in Tel Aviv for the event. I had not time to find a Post Office in Jerusalem so posted in Tel Aviv.|
Saturday, 14 September 2019
Middle East-Israel-Tel Aviv This card I noticed just now has Jerusalem on the front. Loved the Umbrellas and all the different colours. I posted this in Tel Aviv where I stayed for a few days. My second visit to Israel.
|I never did find a philatelic office but the Post Offices had a small selection of stamps . In May when there Israel had lovely blue skies and these stamps remind me of that.|
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Europe-Turkey-Istanbul I loved this card so much I just had to buy it. It is slightly embossed and shows one of the old trams in Istanbul. They are in limited use now, most replaced by new style ones like we have in Dublin .
|I purchased this miniature sheet in the Philatelic shop in Istanbul. I liked that the theme of this card is transport from Trains to Trams .|
Friday, 6 September 2019
|I like to buy stamps if possible that are issued in the year that I have visited, However that is not always possible as sometimes few issues are out that year. I purchased these in a nearby Post office and they are from 2011 and 2018|
Wednesday, 4 September 2019
Europe-Turkey-Istanbul As you can see I have been a while off the radar here. A lot of changes and moving house. It took me some time to get sorted again. Now I am back and have lots of updates over the next few weeks. This blog started with a Postcard from Istanbul and it is the first postcard to my new address. Still living in Dublin but right in the city.
This time in Istanbul the weather was lovely compared to my previous trip when it was full of snow but still lovely but very cold and not easy to get around. This is the Blue Mosquue an outstanding sight.
|It took me some time to find the Philatelic shop in Istanbul. A full shop with all the selections one could ask for and helpful staff. We dont get that enough when you visit a regular Post Office.|