Monday, June 28, 2010
Posting to PostCrossing Friends on 22nd June 2010
New Stamp Issue on 22nd December 2010 "125th Anniversary of Keretapi Tanah Malayu", told by a collector, it was Sold Out in the morning and crowded as unusual, I was asking 2 buyers in the post office there let me 1 or 2 set of it, but it was disappointed, I only able to get the last 5pcs Miniature sheet and stamp sheet from the counter only. Hopefully my friend have some reserve for me.
Friday, June 18, 2010
~ Hamburg, Germany ~
Thanks for Ingo Frahm!!
WWF cancellation on 20100513
There have been three main periods in the construction of this historic castle. The oldest part of the castle dates to 1270 and consisted of the gatehouse and a walled bailey. In the early 1500s the Bullen family bought the castle and added a Tudor dwelling within the walls and so it became the childhood home of its most famous inhabitant, Anne Boleyn. It later passed into the ownership of Henry’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. From 1557 onwards the Castle was owned by a number of families including the Waldegraves, the Humfreys and the Meade Waldos. Finally, in 1903, William Waldorf Astor invested time, money and imagination in restoring the Castle, building the ’Tudor Village’ and creating the gardens and lake.
Since 1983, the castle has been owned by Broadland Properties Limited and open to the public. The castle has a homely atmosphere and houses historic 16th century Tudor portraits, furniture and tapestries. Other artefacts include two magnificent Books of Hours (prayer books), both signed and inscribed by Anne Boleyn. Costumed figures of Henry VIII and his six wives in the Long Gallery adds to the atmosphere and is popular with the children. The Council Chamber in the thirteenth century gatehouse contains collections of historic swords, armour, instruments of execution, torture and discipline.
Official Website: http://www.hevercastle.co.uk/
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Thanks for Fay Youngberg!!
Received May 2010
The largely fictitious film plot is loosely based on the building in 1943 of one of the railway bridges over the Mae Klong—renamed Khwae Yai in the 1960s—at a place called Tha Ma Kham, five kilometres from the Thai town of Kanchanaburi.
According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
"The notorious Burma-Siam railway, built by Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma. During its construction, approximately 13,000 prisoners of war died and were buried along the railway. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 civilians also died in the course of the project, chiefly forced labour brought from Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, or conscripted in Siam (Thailand) and Burma (Myanmar). Two labour forces, one based in Siam and the other in Burma worked from opposite ends of the line towards the centre."
A movie related: The Bridge on the River Kwai
Friday, June 4, 2010
Present by WL (Kuantan, Pahang)
2nd June 2010
My favorite card with Queen Elizabeth's photograph.
PostCard: London, Great Britain
Printer: Valentine & Sons Ltd.
Printer: Valentine & Sons Ltd.
Discovery: Present by collector