Belgium post issued a set of tourism stamps “visit Begium” as a part of EUROPA 2012. The European postal organization, Posteurop, whose members consist of 40+ postal organizations, determines the theme each year. Individual members then decide themselves which motifs they will use on their own stamps.
Archive for February, 2012
The technological revolution of the 21st century has touched the daily lives of most Australians. Mobile phones have revolutionized our daily communication. Unlike ?xed-line phones, today’s 4G phones can provide a myriad of functions including internet, video and audio, enabling us to be connected globally.
RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, and sank on 15 April 1912, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. The largest passenger steamship in the world at the time, the [...]
New Zealand’s isolation from the rest of the world has allowed its unique flora to evolve and flourish, resulting in the distinctive array of native trees present today. This high degree of endemism makes New Zealand’s native trees truly special, so much so that Conservation International has recognized New Zealand as a world biodiversity hotspot. [...]
In his book ‘A Century Of British Chess’, Philip Sergeant writes that Britain’s first chess club, Parsloe’s, which opened in 1774, numbered among its early supporters George Eliot, later General Eliot, Governor of Gibraltar and commander of the forces during the Great Siege of 1779-1783. Many famous military men have played chess. Down the ages [...]