Friday, 26 August 2011

Josselin, Brittany

A view of Josselin and its castle form the River Oust which at this point forms part of the Nantes to Brest Canal.  The working barges lay by the side and the woman in the bottom corner is involved in some sort of occupation; I wonder what. The postcard was sent in 1903 before the divided back so our sender writes kisses on this side
and sends to Madame Finot-Carquet on the other. The definitive stamp, designed by Paul-Joseph Blanc shows a winged women carrying the scales of justice who is looking in the mirror of truth and has two nice cancels, one as it leaves Josselin and other when it arrives at its destination - Verdun.
A card where Josselin's medieval château takes centre stage. This view from the canal gives a fairy tale aspect, although this is a castle that was built to be impregnable. The town of Josselin is designated a "little city of character" and is a popular tourist destination for its pretty half-timbered houses and other attractions which
  this card celebrates with its picture cancellation.  The card was sent in July 1979 when our sender is enjoying a holiday. The stamp of course is one of the many Marianne depictions, this one designed by Piere Gandon and taken from David painting in the Louvre of the Sabine women.

7 comments:

Postcard Journeys said...

beautiful cards, indeed!

Debs said...

what a lovely sequence of cards! i visited britanny many times as a child but don't remember visiting this romantic château! happy PFF!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I was there two or three years ago and it's virtually unchanged. I love the cards you have.

Heather said...

HOw special to find two cards of similar location. Very nice.

Dorincard said...

Cool blogpost! You said " a winged woman...has two cancels". :)

sarala said...

Nicely done. I was just in Nantes and have a postcard or two of the area but I posted a different one today. I too love collecting these old cards.
Have a great weekend.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful images and photos. I love postcards and stamps and so on...

Have a nice day.