27 October 2012

Passion for Lighthouses

I usually plan my trips from lighthouse to lighthouse. I can do hundreds of kilometres only for taking a picture in a lighthouse. I have visited some lighthouses in different countries. I read several books (and articles, and magazines) about this matter. I collect all king of stuff about lighthouses (postcards, stamps, articles, books, pictures, bookmarks...). And I never get tired of checking how amazing are these eyes in the night.

When I joined the Postcrossing site, one of the main aims was get more postcards of lighthouses in order to complete my collection. (But, of course, the fun of snail mail do not finish in lighthouses!).


You can see below some stamps with lighthouses I have received so far, and here you can check my on line album of postcards of lighthouses, sent by friends and postcrossers. Just a little part of the collection!


Australia


Finland


Germany


The Netherlands


Poland


Russia


PC


Sri Lanka


Taiwan
Ukraine


The United States of America

22 comments:

  1. Impressionant. Has llegit la pell freda, doncs?

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    1. No encara.

      Impressionant la col·lecció? Tinc uns quants àlbums... Hi ha qui li agraden les llepolies, hi ha qui li agraden els fars. Tot té avantatges i inconvenients: els fars no es mengen, però estan a llocs bonics... ;-)

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  2. Eva, l'enllaç no em funciona!

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  3. You have an impressive collection. I have also been tempted to drive for many hours to see and photograph a lighthouse!

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    1. It's my perfect idea for holidays... :)

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  4. Wow! I can see you're truly a lighthouses enthusiast! You inspire me to post my lighthouses postcards as this is also a favorite theme.

    I wish I can visit many lighthouses too!

    http://lostforwords101.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-lighthouses-stamps.html

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  5. What a wonderful collection your have. So interesting to see how different countries portray lighthouses on stamps, they always look spectacular with huge waves like the Sri Lanka one.

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    1. Thank you! This stamp of Sri Lanka is a spotlight!

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  6. wow thats quite a collection of lighthouse stamps, impressive :)

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  7. Fantastic collection! And I, like you, also love visiting lighthouses. There is something so stoic yet elegant about them. You could even say they are romantic. Anyhow - I think your collection is amazing! I am a little jealous! :)

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    1. I agree with you. It's for that I collect lighthouses. But I usually says I don't collect only stuff (postcards, stamps, books...) about lighthouses, but visits. One of my passions is visit lighthouses in different country.

      By the way, my collect is far bigger that the stamps in the post!

      Thanks for your visit!

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  8. My I think you have us all beat. and this is only part of your collection! Now I can see the full German Set, of which I have only one.
    Thank you for participating, and I hope you come back, even if the theme is not lighthouses. :-)

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    1. I'm preparing a post to participate next week... (Now I've discovered how it works, I must say).

      I'm not a stamp collector, strictly. These stamps are on the letters and postcards I've got, some of them trough Postcrossing. So I won't "win" any more, don't worry ;-) This was just my favourite subject!

      Thanks for your initiative, it's cool.

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    1. I'm glad you like it!

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  10. What a wonderful collection, I had no idea that there were so many lighthouses on stamps!

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  11. very impressive collection of lighthouse stamps!

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  12. Thank you for visiting the blog. You're welcome any time! :D

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  13. wow!! I have most of these stamps, but it is so fascinating to see them all at one place...impressive!!

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  14. That is quite a selection you have here!

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