Ponteix is a small town in southwest Saskatchewan. In the 1990's, plesiosaur bones were discovered near the town and a plesiosaur statue was built to commemorate the discovery. The plesiosaur statue was named "Mo".
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Monday, November 18, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
The Red River Resistance was a rebellion in Canada led by the Métis leader Louis Riel, that led to the creation of the province of Manitoba in 1870. What I like about this FDC is the image of Upper Fort Garry. It's an 1848 lithograph by Henry James Warre. The fort was built by the Hudson Bay Company in 1822 and occupied by Riel in 1869. All that remains of the fort is the north gate.
Upper Fort Garry ca 1872
Upper Fort Garry North Gate, 2009
Saturday, November 9, 2019
The postmark slogan, "Ausflugsziel am Zürichsee", says something like "destination on lake Zürich". Rüschlikon sits on the western shore of Lake Zürich between Kilchberg and Thalwil. The stamps on the left are mushroom stamps: Hydenellum caeruleum and Strobilomyces strobilaceus. And the stamp on the left commeorates the Swiss electronic band Yello.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Another late arrival. This one is from Houston Texas where NASA has its mission control center. This is where they monitor and control all aspects of a space mission once it has left the launch pad. The actual mission control room that was used during the Apollo 11 mission was recently restored and opened to the public.