Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Postcard from China no. 3

Received in May 2009 this beautiful postcard showing the world-famous Summer Palace or Yihe yuan, in Beijing, one of China's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The top se-tenant stamps of 1.20 yuan each show the islands and peaceful waters of Qiandao Lake, a man-made lake located in Chun'an County, Zhejiang (issued on 16 April 2008, also as a souvenir sheet). The other colourful stamp of 0.60 yuan shows a scene from the well-known fairy-tale The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen. Born in 1805, many postal administrations around the world commemorated in 2005 his anniversary by issuing stamps dedicated either to him or his works. Thank you, Xie Kui!

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