Friday, March 27, 2009
Fenway Park, Boston
Boston's intimate Fenway Park has the Green Monster, a 37-foot-high left field wall. Red Sox fielders who mastered its unpredictable caroms became legends. The home run that ended game six of the 1975 World Series made history there.
This postcard is from the set:
'Baseball's Legendary Playing Fields, The U.S. Postal Service Ready-to-Mail Postal Stamped Cards'
From 'Cooperstown Collection'
It has the matching 21 cent stamp imprinted on the back. - unused but from 2001
There are only 34,182 seats in the old (1912) American League Baseball park and they are usually filled! Over the renown left field wall are the Mass 'Pike, the landmark Citgo sign and the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over the Charles River.
Photo by Jonathan J. Klein
postmarked in 2009 with a 27 cent Guava stamp
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Prepare for a taste of adventure
Johnny Depp ... Willy Wonka
Freddie Highmore ... Charlie Bucket
Julia Winter ... Veruca Salt
Jordan Fry ... Mike Teavee
AnnaSophia Robb ... Violet Beauregarde
Philip Wiegratz ... Augustus Gloop
unused - movie is from 2005
here is another postcard from the movie of Johnny Depp as Willie Wonka
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Le Restaurant D'Addis Abeba
Printed in Ethiopia
Photo: E. Djerrahian (He is a photographer in Ethiopia - so although this name is used as the name of many Ethiopian restaurants around the world, this postcard is of a restaurant that is actually in Ethiopia.)
This card is unused.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Wakulla Springs State Park & Lodge
The limpkin is a rare and beautiful wading bird that dines on apple snails. The limpkin can be seen on the guided river boat tours along the exquisite Wakulla River. Nearly 200 species of birds have been documented in Wakulla Springs State Park.
postmarked in 2009 with a 42 cent 'car' stamp
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Limberlost State Memorial
Gene Stratton Porter State Memorial
Rome City, Indiana
Gene Stratton Porter 1863-1924
Last photograph of Mrs. Porter taken in California, November 1924. Reproduced courtesy of Mrs. Porter's daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Stratton-Porter Meehan of Los Angeles, California.
postmarked in 1980 with a 10 cent 'People's Right to Petition for Redress' stamp
Gene Stratton-Porter was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some of the best selling novels and well-received columns in magazines of the day.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Auerhahn (Tetrao urogallus)-
postmarked in 2009 with two German stamps
also known as the Wood Grouse or more specifically Western Capercaillie is the largest member of the grouse family, reaching over 100 cm in length and 4 kg in weight. Found across northern Europe and Asia, it is renowned for its mating display.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Orchid Island - Yeyin / Tao
this gift postcard was sent to me anonymously with 5 great 'Taiwan, Republic of China' stamps!!
What a wonderful day for me ;-)
Orchid Island is a 45-km volcanic island off the southeastern coast of Taiwan island and separated from the Batanes of the Philippines by the Bashi Channel of the Luzon Strait. It is governed as Lanyu Township of Taitung County, Republic of China (Taiwan). The island is home to the Tao, an ethnic minority group who migrated to the island from the Batan Archipelago 800 years ago. The island is known to them as Ponso no Tao or Pongso no Tawo (island of the people) or Irala. The island is also known as Botel Tobago.