segunda-feira, 31 de março de 2008
The stamps are really very beautiful, with long format, and its theme is one of my favorite topics - Churches and Cathedrals.
It was regrettable that the letter had caught rain on the long journey and arrived "crashed", with the stamps damaged.
I appreciated a lot Myron's generosoty and I am sure that the next letter will come to my hands in excellent condition.
segunda-feira, 24 de março de 2008
Thanks to Davor, from Zagreb, I received this beautiful cover, the first one from Croatia. On the right corner up we can see a stamp with Pope John Paul II, one among my favorite topics.
I invite you to have a look at the interesting Davor's web-site: www.geocities.com/davor2405/philately.html
He collects stamps ww related to aviation. Certainly you have something he is looking for, and vice-versa.
Thank you again, Davor, for your nice cover, your stamps and the post cards, as well.
sexta-feira, 14 de março de 2008
Who does not remember the stories of their childhood?
This simple but very expressive letter from Poland is exactly remembering one of the most story writers in the world, of all time - Hans Christian Andersen (Odense 1805/Kobenhaven 1875). He was, according to scholars, the "first genuinely romantic voice to tell stories for children" and sought always pass patterns of behaviour that should be adopted by the new company that is organized, including pointing the clashes between "powerful" and "unprotected", "strong" and "weak", "exploiters" and "exploited". He also wanted to demonstrate the idea that all men should have equal rights.
Courtesy of Kasimierz. Thank you so much!
Both stamps on the left commemorate the “Human Right Declaration”.
On the right we have a remembering of René Magritte (1898/1967), one of the most reputed Belgian painters related with surrealism school.
His works are metaphors that present as realistic representations, by the juxtaposition of common objects and recurring symbols in his work, such as the female torso, the hat coco, the castle, the rock and window, among other more, but a mode impossible to be found in real life.
Thank you, Holger!
quinta-feira, 13 de março de 2008
terça-feira, 11 de março de 2008
Again a letter from Alexander. His letters and the stamps on reveal always a certain harmony. On the left side we can see two Orthodox churches integrated in a green landscape and in the upper right corner, we have stamps with birds, a church and a call to renewable energy. The nature thanks. Thank you, Alexander, for this new beautiful letter and this message.
Je viens de recevoir un nouveau courrier d'Alexander, de la Biélorussie. Ses lettres et les timbres utilisés révèlent toujours une certaine harmonie. Nous voyons dans la lettre, du coté gauche, un paysage vert avec deux églises orthodoxes encadrées dans un paysage vert et, sur le coin supérieur droit, nous voyons des timbres avec des oiseaux, une église et un dernier timbre qui fait appel à l'énergie renouvelable. La nature remercie. Merci, Alexander, pour cette très belle lettre et le message.