Monday, February 22, 2016

Sheffield, England

a great view of the Town Hall and Peace Gardens in Sheffield, from my Spanish postcard fairy ^_^

Sheffield's superb Town Hall is a Grade 1 listed building which was opened by Queen Victoria in 1897. Its 64 m. high tower is topped with a bronze figure of Vulcan, God of Fire. In front are the Peace Gardens which complement perfectly the old building, whilst also providing a striking and contemporary focal point to the city centre.

the sender of the card was writing it while having the same view in front of him...the only difference - the grass was actually crowded, it wasn't just the few people you can actually see here on the card :)

one of those inevitable people on stamps....though this is a nice one, unlike those usual definitives. Issued in 2013 in a set of 6 stamps, commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Is it just my impression or the sender has overpaid here? Well, pardon my ignorance, but I have no idea what the current rate is....but this just seems kinda way too much for a postcard....

well either way big hug to the sender :)

1 comment:

Anu said...

Yes, they have definitely overpaid - the current rate is £1 (although it's due to go up by 5p at the end of March :().