Standing Stones


Two postcards of Callanish Standing Stones in the Isle of Lewis, sent by John (the UK). 


I love the different light in both pictures. These standing stones always intrigue me. Let me post again the stamp about Carnac Stones:



Along with this one about Locmariaquer Megaliths, also in Brittany (France).





On October 1st 2014, Correos issued also one stamp about the Talaiotic Culture, showing one of these impressive Bronze Age megaliths in the island of MenorcaAn innovative and surprising aspect of this stamp: it is encrusted with a small amount of limestone dust from the area where the monuments stand. The surface is a bit rough.



And now I need a stamp or a postcard of Obelix...!

PS I am not sure if this post can fit in today's topic of Sunday Stamps - II: Rocks, Gems, Minerals.

13 comments:

  1. What a delightful surprise to find the Spanish stamp encrusted with limestone dust!

    I was looking for some rocks like this, but couldn't find mine, so went ahead with gemstones. But this does indeed fit the theme.

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    1. Thanks! The Spanish stamp is great (but, as usual, not easy to obtain in the post offices!).

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  2. Aquestes ja són més tardorals!

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    1. No sabria dir-ho, però la llum em sembla preciosa. Havies vist el segell amb pedres incrustades? Quines coses!

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    2. És una passada!

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  3. Marvelously atmospheric postcards. I've enjoyed many excursions to the standing stones of Brittany but never made it to the Scottish islands on my doorstep.

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    1. Me too, I've been in Brittany, but Scotland is still waiting for me.I'd really like to see this site.

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  4. I like your interpretation of the theme this week

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    1. I know I have at least two stamps showing gems, but I was able to find only one. John's postcards inspired me.

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  5. This is great! Love the cards and the stamps. Limestone on the stamps, eh? Interesting!

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    1. If you touch the stamps you notice something different. But of course you don't see the dust. I guess you would like it, wouldn't you?

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  6. Over 100 huge standings stones have been discovered underground in the vicinity of Stonehenge. Stone circles definitely qualify this week.

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.