Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Maria Cristina Falls, Philippines

Well, not so far from Malaysia, are the Philippines and lets see whats happening there...

I got this card in the Different Countries RR, showing the Maria Cristina Falls on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. They are sometimes called the twin falls as the flow is separated by a rock at the brink of the waterfall. Apart from their beauty, the falls are also the primary source of electric power for the city's industries, being harnessed by the Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant.
Do you know that at the time of writing this, Postcrossing has 100 013 members??? I wonder who became the 100, 000...before i went to work it had 99, 9something...and i wondered when the 100, 000 will happen, and while i wasnt looking, it did...so, CONGRATS! and a THANK YOU for making this whole project possible...im actually proud and happy to be a part of it :)

the two stamps belong to a set of definitives from 2007, issued December 10th, called simply Philippine Birds. All these are from a value of 7p.There are other sets issued with a number of other values, on the same theme.
The stamp on the left features the Pied Imperial Pigeon, while the other one, the Spotted Imperial Pigeon.

1 comment:

Bradpetehoops said...

Famous in the land of Pilipinas.