Friday, March 5, 2010

Ireland

Here I have two Irish map cards which are more or less similar to one another..so even though I usually post one card per post, sometimes it makes sense to make an exclusion from it, coz otherwise it will be like posting the same card twice....which at least for me, doesnt seem very challenging....

the first one comes from a swap, showing the map of Ireland....and here is what the back of the card has to say:
The unique beauty of Ireland's landscape and its rich historic, literary and artistic associations have long made it a favourite resort for tourists. Encompassing a wealth of natural beauty within its modest dimensions, Ireland boasts a landscape which is as much diverse as it is gratifying. The scenic grandeur is set off y Ireland's position. Standing in the path of both the prevailing westerly winds of the Atlantic and warming currents of the Gulf Stream, Ireland enjoys an equable climate which gives the country its unique fresh appearance.

and the look-alike card, which also has a short text on the back.
What separates Ireland from its neighbours is the arresting beauty of the land, the turbulent history of the island, the broad smile that welcomes your arrival and the heartfelt farewell that signals your departure. Discover Ireland, it's yours to enjoy!
On this second card you can also see some typical things about Ireland, like sheep, and a typical Irish breakfast for example....Im just not sure what the drink in the glass is...supposed to be coffee if we are guided by the concept...but you dont serve coffee in such a glass..to me it more looks like dark beer...but beer for breakfast?! Odd...


well, this second card also came written and stamped, with a stamp from a set of  3 issued in 2008, showing Wild Flowers.

1 comment:

Joy said...

The drink in the glass is the famous Irish stout (a strong dark beer) Guinness. I too find it strange to appear with a breakfast, but one of the very old adverts used to say "Guinness is Good for You" so maybe it starts the day with a zing.