Thursday, 20 August 2015

A is for Anguilla 2009

Caribbean-Anguilla  This is the main Post office in The Valley the Capital of Anguilla. A large enough post office with a Philatelic Counter . Anguilla is known for its beaches, but I only spend the day here. The Valley is nothing to write home about. Came by Ferry from St.Martin 

This is the main street in the Valley 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

A is for Antigua 2005

Caribbean-Antigua  Here are some pics from Nelsons shipyard which is a World Heritage Site. Very interesting and well signed . 

The Main Post office of Antigua in St. John's . The Philatelic bureau is to the right and up the stairs. They have a full selection of stamps, the Post office mostly definitive stamps. 

Someone did not want me to take a photo inside the Post office.. !!!! not the first times 

Thursday, 13 August 2015

A for Afghanistan 2009

Asia-Afghanistan  I have decided to show photos from my travels in Alphabetical order. More fun that way. So as you can see I am on A. These were taken in 2009 when I visited Kabul and Herat. Looking back I had a great time and loved the place. This photo is from Herat, a wonderful Mosque there. 

I came into Afghanistan via Pakistan on the Kyber pass.. 

Many abandoned tanks around especially in the countryside. 

Here I am outside the Main Post Office in Kabul. The security people looking after me were not happy that I wanted to go to a Government building , as they were do not taking anyone there, just in case. I was there for about 10 quick minutes , buying stamps and having a chat with the postmaster. Very friendly and helpful. 

All the shops are manned by men, even ones selling underclothes for ladies. One has to have a rest from time to time ! 

A typical shop in Afghanistan 

3 Wise men...... 

The Police in Herat were very good and professional. This is a city in the west of Afghanistan near the border with Iran. 

When in Herat , it helped that some of the time I dressed like locals. Well the head gear is right at this stage.. 

Friday, 7 August 2015

Clonakilty - Ireland

Europe-Ireland-Clonakilty Just spent my Irish holidays in this southern part of the country. Very peaceful and cam , or that how is normally is. It rained non stop for the few days there, but still had the comfort of a spa hotel to relax. Well known area for good food . 

I thought it was interesting to show a stamp just issued featuring Irish Beef , since in this area. Not that you can see it on this card, but a first as we have just got Post codes in Ireland. However it is a bit of a mess right now.. No one is using them and the post office cant find your address if you just send a letter with a postcode on. My post code is K36 Y653.
This is the Post office in Clonakilty. A former Church . Note we have green post boxes in Ireland.