Sunday, 15 July 2018

Israel: White City of Tel Aviv

On Wednesday I got three postcards: two from Israel and one from Japan.

One of the cards from Israel shows the Zlotopolsky House in Tel Aviv's White City. Tel Aviv was founded in 1907 and developed as a metropolitan city under the British Mandate in Palestine. It was also an important destination for Jewish immigrants. After the State of Israel was founded in 1948, Tel Aviv became an important technological, financial and touristic centre and is also home to many foreign embassies. Among the Jewish immigrants were also many architects who were trained in Europe and who built the World's largest concentration of International Style buildings in Tel Aviv, the White City. The White City of Tel Aviv is since 2003 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
Festivals - Childhood Memories (from set of three) (issued 02-09-2015)


Thank You very much Marcel!

Israel: Shrine of the Báb

On Wednesday I got three postcards: two from Israel and one from Japan.

One of the cards from Israel shows the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa. The Shrine of the Báb is an important location for pilgrimage in the Bahá'í Faith and is considered to be the second holiest place on Earth for Bahá'ís. As one of the Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee it is since 2008 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
Festivals - Childhood Memories (from set of three) (issued 02-09-2015)


Thank You very much Marcel!

Japan: Yamagata Prefectural Museum

On Wednesday I got three postcards: one from Japan and two from Israel.

The card from Japan shows the Yamagata Prefectural Museum. The Yamagata Prefectural Museum was opened in 1971. It shows exhibits about the nature and history of the Yamagata prefecture.


Stamp:
Sea Life - Jellyfish (from set of ten) (issued 04-07-2018)
The stamp is embossed.
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Keiko!

Saturday, 14 July 2018

United Kingdom: New Lanark

On Tuesday I got a postcard from the United Kingdom.

It shows New Lanark in Scotland. New Lanark is a village on the River Clyde. In 1785 David Dale founded a cotton mill in the village, which was powered by the river, and under his son-in-law Robert Owen New Lanark was turned into a model industrial community. Owen held the opinion that contented workers perform better and among others he thus built a school for the workers' children, abandoned corporal punishments and introduced a pension scheme and a type of health insurance. New Lanark prospered under his enlightened and at that time radical management. The mill was closed in 1968 and until the New Lanark Conservation Trust was founded in 1974, many buildings decayed. Today it is a popular tourist destination. New Lanark is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage and since 2001 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 


Stamps:
Queen's Head


Thank You very much Claas!

Turkey: Bridge in Rize

On Monday I got a postcard from Turkey.

It shows a bridge in Rize. 


With related stamps:
EUROPA (whole set) (issued 09-05-2018)


Thank You very much Muammer!

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

cover from Russia

On Saturday I got a cover from Russia.

With great stamps:
50 years diplomatic relations with Singapore (whole set) (issued 25-06-2018)
It is a joint issue with Singapore.
with First Day Special Postmark


Inside was a mint version of the set on the cover and a Russian postcard.


The postcard shows the Otkritie Arena in Moscow. The Otkritie Arena was built between 2010 and 2014. It is mainly used for football matches like home matches of Spartak Moscow and occasionally matches of the Russian national team. Currently it is one of the venues of the FIFA World Cup. During the cup it is known as Spartak Stadium.


Thank You very much Ekaterina!

France: Arras

On Friday I got two postcards from France.

One of them shows various views of Arras. Arras is a city in northern France. For centuries is was located in the border region of France and Germany and often it changed the country. In 1758 Maximilien Robespierre was born in the city. During World War I the city was located near the front line. In April and May 1917 the Battle of Arras was fought. After the war the city was mainly destroyed, but was soon after rebuilt. Today it is especially known for its Belfry and the Vauban Citadel, which are both on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamps:
Marianne 0,10€
Kayserberg (issued 21-06-2018)
with a special postmark from the philatelic shop in Arras


Thank You very much William!

France: Lille

On Friday I got two postcards from France.

One of them shows various views of Lille. Lille is a big city in French Flanders in northern France near the border with Belgium.


Stamp:
Ryder Cup (issued 02-07-2018)
with a special postmark from the philatelic shop in Lille


Thank You very much William!

Slovenia: Karst Shepherd

On Thursday I got a postcard from Slovenia.

It shows a Karst Shepherd. The Karst Shepherd is a mountain dog from Slovenia. It is recognised by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.


With a related stamp:
Year of the Dog (issued 26-01-2018)


Thank You very much Mateja!

Monday, 9 July 2018

Germany: German National Theatre and Goethe-Schiller Monument in Weimar

On Wednesday I got two postcards from Germany.

One of them shows the German National Theatre and the Goethe-Schiller Monument in Weimar. The German National Theatre was built on the location of the former Court Theatre, which burned down in 1825 and which was especially known as place of activity of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. Between 1919 and 1920 the Weimar National Assembly drew up the new German constitution in the theatre. The Goethe-Schiller Monument was placed in front of the theatre in 1857 and since then became one of the most famous monuments in Germany.


Stamp:
Lighthouse (from set of two) (issued 07-06-2018)


Thank You very much Ina!