Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Canada – British Colombia III

The British Columbia Parliament Buildings, located in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, British Colombia. The buildings, opened in 1989, face the Inner Harbour and sit across from the famous Empress Hotel. A statue of the city's namesake Queen Victoria stands on the front lawn and atop the central dome is a gold-covered statue of the island's namesake Captain George Vancouver.

In stark contrast to a previous post about Switzerland's elegant cancellation mark, here permanent rate stamps commemorating the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and Paralympics are cancelled with a ballpoint pen scrawl. Très déclassé...

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