Sunday, November 30, 2014

Day Two Hundred Seventy-Five

UK GB-203710 received 02-22-2011

Sent by: herbalholly
From: England, United Kingdom
ID number: GB-203710
Notes: Exeter is located in the county of Devon in south west England.  This card shows the city's Quay, and the Custom House, which is the oldest surviving brick building in the city.  The Quay used to be a big shipping port, but after the railroad reached Exeter in the 1840s, shipping to the Quay began to decline.  Now it is used exclusively for leisure.  

Sent by: Duplevista
From: England, United Kingdom
For: Private Trade
Notes: I received this card way back in 2007, but I didn't see that I had ever blogged it before.  So here it is.  The photo on the left is actually slightly mislabled.  Big Ben is NOT the name of the tower.  It is the name of the bell inside the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster.  As of 2012, the tower is officially known as the Elizabeth Tower, in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.  The Tower Bridge, named because of its proximity to the Tower of London, was built between 1886 and 1894.  It is a combination of a suspension bridge and a bascule (draw) bridge.

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