zondag 30 december 2012

Pennsylvania




Very pretty stamps! 2 definitive stamps from 2007 and 2003. The young tiger stamps is part of a sheet of 20 identical stamps released in order to draw attention to the fact many animal species are vanishing and action must be taken in order to prevent this from proceeding to any extinction of species. The other stamp is part of the Flags of our Nation series and was issued in 2011 with 9 other states on the sheet. Number 20/50 for my collection! 


Home to the nation’s original capital, Philadelphia, as well as towns and landscapes varied enough to make this massive state feel like its own country, Pennsylvania is the perfect place to get a big taste of what America’s all about. Its historic sites alone − Philly’s Independence Park, battle sites like Gettysburg and Valley Forge − offer a wonderful, basic understanding of the USA. But the additional aspects, both artistic and nature-based, satiate in endless other, often surprising, ways.

Did you know, for example, that Philadelphia, birthplace of actor John Barrymore, is home to a thriving theater scene that’s often the testing ground for Broadway-bound productions? Or that Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol’s hometown, has the only Warhol museum in the country? Pennsylvania is also where you’ll find artistic gems like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, and quirky, artsy towns such as Easton, Jim Thorpe and Milford, a mint-condition Poconos gem that’s been attracting New Yorkers in search of fabulous weekend homes.Pennsylvania Dutch Country is home to the Amish, Brethren and Mennonite religious communities, and offers a glimpse into a side of America that you won't see in many other states. And then there are the majestic natural wonders − like the Allegheny National Forest, the stunning shores of Lake Erie, the glistening banks of the Schuylkill River − that really make this land shine. [source: lonelyplanet]


Thank you very much Kate!

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