Friday, October 8, 2010

Lisbon, Portugal

I dont often receive official cards from Portugal...and this great one arrived few months ago...


It shows the Oriente's railway station in is one of the main transport hubs, designed by Santiago Calatrava and built by Nesco. It was finished in 1998 for the Expo '98 world's fair in Parque das Nações, where it is located.

The Oriente station is an inter-modal terminal: Its facilities serve and interconnect several forms of transport. Passengers can change between metropolitan, long- and medium-haul regional and international trains. There are connections into the underground system, national and metropolitan buses or taxis. There is also an airport link and check-in facilities.

And here is the lovely Chopin stamp, issued this year in a set of 4 stamps (along with another Chopin and to Schumann stamps) commemorating the Bicentenary of Birth of these two great men.

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