Monday, 2 November 2015

A Postcard a Day - Monday 2 Nov 2015 Andalucia map

Good Morning! Good Monday!

Here in Spain it's a Bank Holiday, i.e. a day off. The official festival day was yesterday, the 1st of November (All Saints day) when everybody goes to the cemetery to pay respects to loved ones who have past away. Graves get spruced up, there are flowers everywhere, and the cemetery is the busiest it's been all year. This year the 1st of November fell on a Sunday, so the Spanish have their day off on Monday!
As I am in Spanish mode I want to show you a Spanish map card today. Postcrossing members often ask for map cards, so I do my best to find them. A few weeks ago I went to a Christian Women's Conference on the coast which involved travelling by bus. When I was at the Granada bus station I found a stall that sold postcards and lo and behold they sold map cards! Hurray! I immediately bought five!
This is the region I live in. I live on the far right of the green bit. I have marked it with a little black asterix. The yellow dotted areas are national parks and as you can see we live just outside a national park. It is a beautiful area. Here is another postcard:
I know it's very dry and these are what they call 'badlands' where nothing grows, but I find it stunningly beautiful!

Finally I'd like to show you a new sheet of postage stamps that I bought at the post office this week:
They are about rural architecture, and to be used for mail inside Europe.

That's me done for today.

See you again tomorrow when I link up with T for Tuesday.

Blessings,

Lisca

12 comments:

  1. Hi Lisca, how interesting that Spain has a special holiday for All Saints Day. We celebrate with Halloween dressing up and parties - the children love it - but it's not a Bank Holiday. I love maps so had to enlarge your postcard. The names of the areas remind me of a series of historical novels I read as a teenager - I was fascinated by Spanish history back then :) Elizabeth xx

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  2. I like the idea of a national day for remembering your parted loved ones. I remember going through Vietnam and seeing some beautiful graves all spruced up. Much nicer than ours.
    Hugs
    xx

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  3. WOW! The post card of the Badlands looks VERY much like the Grand Canyon here.

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  4. I love the badlands. We have them in the states and they are about 800 miles straight north of me. We have something called Memorial Day which is for honoring the dead. It it the last of May. It's wonderful that you have yours on All Saints Day.

    Love the architecture stamps. I'm truly fond of stamps and architecture, so this is doubly nice.

    Did you know you linked to T with this post? It's OK, but your host got a bit confused until I read the last sentence.

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    1. Sorry Elizabeth, I linked in with the wrong one. I have now put the right link in at #7. But thanks for visiting anyway. (Now you know what I get up to the rest of the week....)
      Happy T day,
      Lisca

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  5. I did not know that Spain has badlands! I loved visiting the badlands in South Dakota, USA. The layers of rock are so beautiful, aren't they?

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  6. aaah those stamps are gorgeous. Do you have any more of those map cards left, may I have one. I am trying to get a map card from every city, probably take me my lifetime to collect it all via postcrossing hahaaha

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    1. Yes, I have one more and I'll send it to you!

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  7. Spain is a magical country and The Badlands are amazing!Enjoy yourself, my friend!!Have an inspring week!Happy T Day! :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting Karla. I linked up with the wrong post as you might have realised.... Sorry.
      I have now put the right link in at #7.
      Happy T Day
      Lisca

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  8. Have a great week and a happy T Day. The stamps are wonderful, and you live in a beautiful place. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks for visiting Valerie. I linked up with the wrong post as you might have realized.... Sorry.
      I have now put the right link in at #7.
      Happy T Day
      Lisca

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