18 August 2019

Sunday Stamps - Z

The Frankfurt Zoological Garden is described as a green oasis in the heart of the city. By the end of WWII it was in ruins, with only 20 animals left still alive. Then, Bernhard Grzimek took over as directer and was instrumental in making it one of the largest zoological gardens in Germany. It is the second oldest zoo, after Berlin, and now has over 4,500 animals.

for the letter Z - zoo

And so ends another round. We will give the alphabet a rest and next week start a round of thematics.
Please feel free to make any suggestions.

17 August 2019

102 years old

Pike Place Public Market
opened August 17 1907

"Seattleits may be coffee snobs, but they're coffee snobs with good intentions who really know their stuff" ~ Cafe Vita Public Brewing School, Pike Street

16 August 2019


artist: Victoria Kirdiy

I wish you happiness 
like sparkling dew on the flowers 
and an endless midday sky

15 August 2019


Every two years, Belgium lets loose with the begonias and creates a carpet for the Grand Place in Brussels. This one is from 2004. Each carpet is made from over a million flowers and is put together by volunteers from all over Belgium.

14 August 2019

mostly England

A map of Great Britain with Northern Ireland seemingly as an after thought (no worthy illustrated icons in NI?)

13 August 2019


There are fewer, and smaller, icebergs off the coast of  Newfoundland and Labrador, but I'm sure the ones left are still a magnificent sight.