Sunday, June 20, 2010

Madeira, Portugal

This card also came as a surprise, this time from Janek and his not so long ago made trip to Madeira

An absolutely cool map card of Madeira! I just wish I was more savvy in scanning round cards....I never seem to manage the right angle...and there always seems to be a cut at the bottom line with anything that doesnt have a straight regular bottom line.
As for Madeira, it is a Portuguese archipelago that lies in the north in the Atlantic Ocean and it is one of the Autonomous regions of Portugal. Madeira is actually part of the EU as the outermost region of the European Union.
Well, this is where Madeira is in case someone didnt know

yeah, it is obvious even the stamp is not scanned at the right angle :)
It is a great stamp showing Robert Schumann, issued in a set of 4, this year, commemorating the Bicentenary of Birth of Chopin and Schumann.

Thank you very much Janek :)