The Lilienfeld Abbey was 800 years old in 2002
Manger scene (1979)
Genesis by Daphne Odjig (2002)
Merry Christmas to you all
When I was young, we used to call the mittens with a string 'idiot mittens', Really, with the number of mitts and gloves I've lost over the years, that string would be handy (though a longer one, perhaps) These were illustrated by Jillian Ditner
I have vague memories of riding a scooter when I was young, it was probably similar in style to this Greek one.
I know I've never been on a skateboard. But, I find I'm enjoying watching it as an Olympic sport and almost wishing I were 12 years old again...
some big toys to entertain youth for Sunday Stamps
As much as I love bridges, I find them slightly terrifying to cross. Especially if they have a bend like this Kohlbrand Bridge in Hamburg, the second longest road bridge in Germany at a little over 3 km.
Then there are these uneven prehistoric Tarr Steps built of stone slabs. Or this ornate stone military bridge crossing the River Tay from the early 1700s in Aberfeldy. An empty M4 motorway with no one going into, or out of Wales. And, finally, the world's first major suspension bridge crossing the Menai Strait, built over 200 years ago.
no two bridges alike for Sunday Stamps
issued in 1990 and illustrated by Allan Cormack and Deborah Drew-Brook
The lake monster has been mostly described as being a serpentine creature with smooth dark skin with a large body thicker than a telephone pole and being up to 50ft in length. The monster has said to move at incredible speeds coiling it’s body in vertical undulations and propelling itself with a powerful tail.
some scary apparitions for Sunday Stamps
It may not be surprising to see that these were designed in 1977.
top left - locomotive of the Jezreel Valley train
top right - first locomotive in the Holy Land
bottom left - locomotive of Israeli railways
bottom right - locomotive at the time of the British Mandate period (1920-1948)
some brightly coloured trains for Sunday Stamps
Both are located in the Northern Territory and are listed for both their natural and cultural values.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites for Sunday Stamps
Things in the world go desperately wrong when I choose a 'dark' or 'black' theme!
have some comforting fruit
black raspberries are only available for a few short weeks in the summer
and gaze on a floral display
while thinking about the world and the time in which we live
the colour black for Sunday Stamps
or maybe that is too much work
Perhaps a long walk in the woods would be refreshing
A view in Haminalahti famous for hiking trails and birdwatching
One would be lucky to find this partridge on a walk
some winter scenes for Sunday Stamps
(on this stinking hot day where it will feel like 42C with the humidity by this afternoon)
Luxembourg City as seen in 1995. I like the near uniform height of the buildings that allow the spires to rise above the rooftops. In the foreground you can see the casements, first built by the Spaniards in the mid 17thC, then enlarged by the French, then again by the Austrians.
a view of a city for Sunday Stamps