zondag 1 februari 2015

Sunday stamps: Water

Today's theme of Sunday Stamps is 'Water'.
We need water on one hand, and we can be afraid of water on the other hand.

The stamp on top reminds me of drinking water, so 'needed' water, although it must be the river Donau (Danube) inbetween Budapest. I happened to have received this beautiful Hungarian stamp yesterday, thanks to Micu from Mail a Smile!
The sheet is so big that the bottom part was folded to the back side of the envelope.

The following Dutch stamps are result of one of the dangers of water. They have been issued because of the major finishing of the construction of the Delta Works, a series of construction projects (dams, sluices, locks, dykes, levees, storm surge barriers) in the southwest of the Netherlands, to protect a large area around the Rhine-Maas-Schelde delta from the sea. This construction started because of the disasterous North Sea flood which caused many deaths in the Dutch province of Zeeland, and also in Belgium and the United Kingdom, in the year 1953. It occured in the night of 31 January to 1 February 1953, so today exactly 62 years ago.

9 opmerkingen:

  1. It is difficult to conceive a stamp with more water that the Hungarian one... :D
    Dutch stamps are really nice. Sad anniversary, though.

  2. The Hungarian stamp is great - a simple yet very effective design. And it is true - water is essential for life, but can also kill.

  3. The mini-sheet from Hungary is a great design, the stamp is impressive as part of the sheet or alone.
    For the Dutch stamps, a sad anniversary, water really does hold the power of life and death.

  4. love the Hungarian stamp...you can actually feel the water's depth!

  5. I could see the water droplets on the Hungarian stamp. :)

    Postage Journal

  6. I guess we should not be surprised at stamps from the Netherlands. I have aways associated the country with water.

  7. So much clear, blue water in the Hungarian stamp!
    A timely posting for the Dutch stamps. An anniversary that many could still remember.

  8. The Hungarian stamp makes me feel I'm sinking and yet I can't look away.

  9. I love the perspective of the Hungarian mini sheet. The Delta Works is a stunning piece of engineering. I have seen pictures of the North Sea Flood from visiting East Anglia area in England but your country sadly experienced the worst of the storm.