Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Asia-India-Jaipur The City Palace is amazing with a complex of courtyards , gardens and buildings . It is right in the centre of the old city.
|Posted in Jaipur .|
Asia-India-Hawa Mahall Jaipur's most distinctive landmark. This is like a fairytale pink sandstone with a dizzying five storeys.
|Using one of the transport series I purchased in a booklet.|
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Asia-India-Agra This as you can see is Itimad-ud-Daulah, but when I was there no one called it that name. It was simply "The Baby Taj" . It has a beautiful delicate appearance and not to be missed.
|A hard to read cancel. Posted at Agra .|
|This stamp features a Temple in New Delhi|
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
|Visited the colonial Post Office in Agra. A busy place.|
Asia-India-Agra With the Taj Mahal overshadowing it, one can easily forget that Agra has one of the finest Mughal forts in India. A must see place.
|Spend two days in Agra, which is enough to see the main sites.|
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Asia-India-Delhi This is Qutb Minar complex which is something special. A soaring victory tower and minaret erected in 1193. This whole area is very interesting and when here was very busy with tourists. The highest stone tower in India.
|This stamp celebrates Children's day.|
Asia-India-Delhi Humayun's Tomb is the most perfectly proportioned and captivating of Delhi's mausoleums. This really did take my breath away. Amazing. Dates from 1564.
|These stamps show traditional dancing from India and Portugal as it is a joint issue between the two countries. Purchased from the Philatelic bureau.|
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Asia-India-Delhi This 42m high stone memorial arch is one of Delhi's iconic tourist sights. It is quite impressive and nice to walk around and take the view in.
Asia-India-Delhi The World Heritage Site , "Red Fort" is well worth seeing. Had a good walk in and around. In Old Delhi this massive fort was also used by the British army.
|The Philatelic counter had a full selection of stamps. The staff were very helpful and always delighted to get that level of service.|
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
|There is one small Post office on the island. The postmaster was very helpful and delighted to see a clear postmark. I was lucky I brought the postcard with me. There was none available in the resort or on the Island itself.|
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Asia-Sri Lanka-Colombo I could not find a postcard showing a part of Colombo. So we have flowers instead. I have to say the city is one that I did not find too enticing. But on the other hand Sri Lanka has so much to offer that it is not a concern.
|I did pay a visit to the Philatelic Bureau in Colombo. It is one of the best I have visited. Full selection of stamps . The staff were very helpful and interested in what they were doing. At least I was able to select my stamps.|
|I posted this card at the airport , where I had my last cup of tea. The Postmark is not Colombo it is Katunayak which is where the airport is|
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
|The Post office in Galle is very historic . It has been restored . Unfortunately it was closed on the day I was here . So this card was posted in Colombo|
Monday, 8 May 2017
|Even though the Post Office was open when I got here on a Sunday they only had a small selection of stamps. The Philatelic section was only open Monday to Friday.|
Sunday, 7 May 2017
Asia-Sri Lanka-Nwara Eliya Took this train from Kandy to Nwara Eliya. This bridge is one of the iconic bridges in the country . Wonderful trip. Lots to see out of the carriages and there was a special class for tourists if you paid the extra.
|I had run out of stamps at this stage so just used the stamps that were available at the post office. At least the stamp has a postmark.|
Friday, 5 May 2017
|The stamp features a warm orange sunset. I have to say you see these all the time in this area. Beautiful just to watch the sun go down.|
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Asia-Sri Lanka-Dambulla This Royal cave temple is an iconic Sri Lankan site. Five separate caves contain about150 stunning Buddha statutes and paintings. Amazing and a World Heritage Site.
|I could not find a suitable postcard near Dambulla. So I bought this card on my travels and posted in Nuwara Eliya. I purchased the stamps at the local post office.|
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Asia-Sri Lanka-Pinnawala One of my first stops in Sri Lanka . Pinnawala elephant orphanage. Just before here had a 15 minute elephant ride. Then here seen many elephants in the water. Loved the views .
Monday, 1 May 2017
Indian Ocean-Maldives-Male This is a great postcard of the view of Male from the air. It really is like a mini Manhattan. Very crowed as you can see. Going here gives you a better sense of the Maldives rather then just staying on a Island.
|This card like all the rest was posted at the Post office at Male airport. These stamps again are from the 50th Anniversary of Independence in 2015.|