Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sunday Stamps: Architecture

In which I republish a stamp and commentary from 2012 or so.  A great stamp from Italy.

This stamp shows a hallway in the Palazzo Spada, which was originally built in 1540.  Why does it deserve a stamp?  Let's let Wikipedia explain.

"The palazzo was purchased by Cardinal Spada in 1632. He commissioned the Baroque architect Francesco Borromini to modify it for him, and it was Borromini who created the masterpiece of forced perspective optical illusion in the arcaded courtyard, in which diminishing rows of columns and a rising floor create the visual illusion of a gallery 37 meters long (it is 8 meters) with a lifesize sculpture at the end of the vista, in daylight beyond: the sculpture is 60 cm high. Borromini was aided in his perspective trick by a mathematician."

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sunday Stamps March 22 2020

I too have been watching the news too much.  I hope to get out tomorrow and see the signs of Spring in our neighborhood.
Here is my stamp for today, from the US Postal Service.

Photograph by Mark Laita.  The image is meant to show healing and growth (and hope) from PTSD.

More information:

I thought it was a good choice for today.
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday Stamps: Celebrations

Time for Sunday Stamps!  The theme is celebrations.
Once again I am pulling my stamp from the US Postal Service.  A stamp to cover anything you might be celebrating.

The USPS also has stamps for Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, and Eid.
Hunkering down here in the American Midwest for the duration, and preparing for teaching my classes on line, starting March 23.  I feel sorry for people whose lives have been disrupted greatly.  Mine is only slightly inconvenienced.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Sunday Stamps: Flowers

The theme this week is flowers.
I am going to the US Postal Service for newer stamps featured on their web page.

Flowers from the garden, with paintings by Elizabeth Brandon, inspired by the still life paintings of  Dutch and Flemish painters of the past.  More information at:

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Sunday stamps - a lion and back again

I've been very neglectful of this little blog.  I don't participate in Postcrossing anymore, so no new interesting stamps to share.
However, i can still share some old stamps with SeeitonaPostcard and Sunday Stamps.

This week's theme: lions or lambs, as it is the beginning of March.

These stamps came all together on a postcard from China, including a fine lion.

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