Thursday, 16 December 2010

Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

More cards from friends, this one is from Christine in Canada. She visited Erie in the spring (as it's only 3 hours from her place).

Erie is an industrial city on the shore of Lake Erie in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Named for the lake and the Native American tribe that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the state's fourth largest city (after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown), with a population of 104,000.

Erie is in proximity to Cleveland, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once teeming with heavy industry, Erie's heavy manufacturing sector now consists mainly of plastics and locomotive building. Known for its lake effect snow, Erie is in the heart of the snow belt and has begun to focus on tourism as a driving force in its economy. More than four million people each year visit Presque Isle State Park, for water recreation, and a new casino named for the state park is growing in popularity.

I really, really like Canadian stamps are these are no exception. They were all issued earlier this year. The one on the right commemorates Canada's first Olympic Gold on Canadian soil. The stamp in the middle is from a set of two stamps depicting Marine Life, and is also a joint issue with Sweden. The stamp on the left is one of the cutest stamps I've ever seen - the penguins look totally adorable inside that sprinkler! It's from a set of 5 stamps with the theme 'photography - animals'.

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