Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ireland Victoria's

My friend, Victoria, came back from a trip to Dublin last week. Whenever my friends travel, I tell them, "Bring back some map postcards!"

She brought these three for me.

Her primary complaint was that there appeared to be little variety in map postcards. Everywhere she went, she saw these same two maps of the island...

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Interestingly, both of these cards decline to acknowledge any sort of international border with Northern Ireland (is that not an Absolut provocation, Jonathan? ;-) ...).

The second card (to the left) reminds me of another postcard I own, Utah: Aerial View at Night

Eventually, Victoria did find one particularly unique card from the community of Howth. Located on the peninsula of Howth Head on the north side of Dublin Bay.



Thanks again, Victoria!

[Victoria is also the friend that allowed me to scan her St. Lenin postcard after her trip to Prague.]

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2 Comments:

At Friday, April 11, 2008 , Blogger neil c said...

you will also notice that 'derry' is 'derry' and not londonderry as favoured by those of the unionist tradition.

on derry signs like railway stations go
"londonderry/derry"

leading some people to refer to it as 'slash' city and not offend anyone.

 
At Friday, April 11, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Thanks for the info.

Here is some additional info on the controversy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derry-Londonderry_name_dispute

I also appreciated the stories about "Stroke City" and "Maiden City"....

 

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