Friday, July 18, 2014

Gates Fort - BERMUDA - UNESCO #983

My first card from Bermuda arrived today! Still part of the United Kingdom, the island of Bermuda played a strategic role on the naval connection through the Atlantic between the Old and the New World (of course that it's mostly famous for being the top point of the Bermuda Triangle where ships and plains get lost). Thank you Carol, you live in a beautiful place and I really like your card and the stamp you used, and since this is a UNESCO WHS, I now have 432 on my collection, only 575 left to complete it. This postcard took 19 days to arrive! 
UNESCO #938 - Gates Fort, St. George - BERMUDA - UK
The Town of St George, founded in 1612, is an outstanding example of the earliest English urban settlement in the New World. Its associated fortifications graphically illustrate the development of English military engineering from the 17th to the 20th century, being adapted to take account of the development of artillery over this period.

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