Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Building of the line started in 1895 for logging operations but this narrow gauge mountain railway is now a tourist attraction. The train sets out at the foot of Mount Ali and journeys up 2000 feet through 55 tunnels and 77 bridges and through different vegetation from the tropical to the alpine with spectacular views of deep ravines. This is part of the Alishan National Scenic Area, a mountain resort of hiking trails, mountain villages and tea plantations. Sounds wonderful.
The card came with
Thank you Tanya for introducing me to this mountain area of Taiwan
Saturday, 2 July 2011
Continuing my occasion pictures of a postal flavour from the Cumbria Coastal Way, I have arrived at the village of Kents Bank situated near the River Kent estuary. Walk up the hill from the railway station and here is a bowl for a thirsty dog on the steps of the post office. While your dog, real or imaginary, is lapping up cool water perhaps call in
Post Box # LA11 112 - Kents Bank Post Office, Kirkhead Road
for stamps and an ice lolly. The wall post box is a sturdy George V design from 1934-6.