Saturday, 29 May 2010

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

I participate quite a lot on the postcrossing forum, especially in the British Isles community there. Recently some more people from Ireland have joined as well, which is great. And it means more postcards from Ireland, which are always great, that country seems really interesting, I hope to get to visit it one day. Anyway, this card is from Claudia who's originally from Germany but has been living in Ireland for more than 12 years.

Claudia sent me a postcard showing a library as she noticed I like books and reading. :) This card shows The Long Room at the Trinity College in Dublin. There's some helpful info on the postcard itself:

The main chamber of the Old Library, the Long Room, is nearly 65 metres in length, and houses around 200,000 of the Library's oldest books. In 1860 the roof was raised to allow the construction of the present barrel-vaulted ceiling and gallery bookcases. Marble busts are placed down either side of the room which also contains the oldest surviving harp in Ireland.

The stamp is a little difficult to see from behind all the cancellations... but it shows the Sea aster and is from a set of 3 stamps, from the fifth phase of the sixth definitive series, depicting the Wild Flowers of Ireland. I'm not sure of the year of the issue...

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