18 January 2021


Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre in the French Quarter of New Orleans, first opened in 1916. The courtyard is considered one of the most beautiful in the city.

17 January 2021

dressing table

This is a self portrait of Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) . Titled At the Dressing Table, 1909. She was born into an artistic family of architects, painters, sculptors. Actor Peter Ustinov is also related to her.

For Sunday Stamps - women

14 January 2021


somptueues chevelure verte
sumptuous green hair

Leonard Cohen

12 January 2021

10 January 2021

up, up, and away


A spherical pressurized aluminum gondola took Auguste Piccard up into the stratosphere in for the first time in 1931.  He would make 27 trips upwards, finally reaching a record breaking 14 miles above ground.   It is possible that he was the first to see the curvature of the earth. Piccard was a Swiss physicist, inventor, and explorer (1884-1962).   He had a twin brother named Jean and they were the inspiration behind the name of Starfleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

for Sunday Stamps - science

08 January 2021

mysterious rider

A majestic life sized horseman on a near vertical cliff from around the  8th century.

07 January 2021

most modern

All steel, Diesel electric ferry
Largest, most modern passenger and automobile ferry on the Mississippi River or its tributaries operating from New Orleans to Algiers, Louisiana by the Algiers Public Service Company, Incorporated

06 January 2021


Bauhaus, also known as the International Style 

Dessau, Germany

Bauhaus, also known as the International Style

05 January 2021


Wawa needed to have something to attract people to visit their small town after the new Trans Canada Highway diverted traffic. In Ojibway Wawa means 'wild goose' or 'Land of the Big Goose'. The goose (replaced twice) has stood here for 60 years.

04 January 2021

high level

It's been a very long time since horses were allowed on this bridge.


03 January 2021

wine and cheese

In 2006 when this set of wine and cheese stamps was issued, the Canada Post website claimed 170 wineries in Canada. That number seemed a little low to me. Now, there are over 800 registered wineries with well over 50 of them in the Niagara region where I live. The stamps shape represent wine labels and cheese wedges.

for Sunday Stamps - food/drink

02 January 2021


and I think we are about to be distracted
falling overboard in 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... CATURDAY

27 December 2020



I'm not sure if Carnival is actually a holiday in some countries, but it most likely won't be celebrated in 2021. We could all do with some dancing in the streets and wild costumes.

for Sunday Stamps - holidays

25 December 2020

24 December 2020

20 December 2020


Genesis - A stylized Madonna and Child painting by First Nations artist Daphne Odjig from 2002

for Sunday Stamps - religious Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

Stay safe

13 December 2020

counting the days

to Christmas

Advent Calendar from Austria

for Sunday Stamps - secular Christmas

11 December 2020


The national animal of Scotland. The unicorn is a symbol of purity, innocence, and power in Celtic mythology.

10 December 2020


Big Bruce, a giant Hereford steer stands 15 feet tall. You can find him near Chesley, Ontario

Bruce County's cattle country.

09 December 2020

a winter resort

The first luxury hotel built in The Bahamas. Built by the government in 1861, it closed in 1971. Destroyed by fire, and later demolished, most of the grounds are now a parking lot.  It did have a storied history involving bootleggers during prohibition. 

06 December 2020

red roof

Red roofs aren't such a common thing to see here in Canada and I always find them so striking. This small, single nave, medieval church had a new roof within the last 15 years. St Catharine's Church in Karja. Built probably in the late 13th C or early 14th C.

Sunday Stamps - the colour red

04 December 2020

bear lodge

Devils Tower, a sacred site to Native Americans, was the first national monument established by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. This name comes from a misinterpretation and requests to have it renamed as Bear Lodge National Historic Landmark have been met with opposition from local senators. Even having it as an additional name seemed to be unsuitable and confusing despite the name asked for being in English and not, say, the Crow language which would make it "Daxpitchcheeaasaao".
The summit is 5,112' (1,559m) above sea level.

02 December 2020

01 December 2020


The Library of Parliament has more than 17 linear kilometres of materials in its collections including books, periodicals, government documents, CD-ROMs, videos.
The Library of Parliament offers information, research and research services to parliamentarians and their staff, parliamentary committees, associations and delegations, and senior Senate and House of Commons officials.

29 November 2020


A medieval castle in Bohemia. It was built in the 13th C to protect the crossroads of an important merchant route. The 50 metre high cylindrical tower dominates and is known as Indica. Opened to the public in 1801, it is the oldest castle museum in Central Europe. This was chosen as the 2017 Europa theme of castles
For Sunday Stamps - towers, castles, or fortresses

28 November 2020

27 November 2020


Cornwall, the Delectable Duchy

Cornishmen claim that theirs is the first, last, and best county of England

24 November 2020


215 years ago today, a woman who would become a nation's heroine was born in Bamburgh. Her family were living in Longstone Lighthouse when she saw a shipwreck. Her help and bravery in rescuing nine survivors propelled her into fame and wealth. It was shortlived as she died of TB four years later.

23 November 2020

city sights

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum                           University of Glasgow
Glasgow Cathedral                                       City Chambers George Square
People's Palace Glasgow Green