Post #995: Sydney Harbour Bridge

On March 19, 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, opened. This is a heritage-listed steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbor, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, … Continue reading Post #995: Sydney Harbour Bridge

Victoria Falls Bridge

Victoria Falls has previously been featured on A Stamp A Day but what about the famous bridge? The Victoria Falls Bridge crosses the Zambezi River just below Victoria Falls and is built over the Second Gorge of the falls. As the river is the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the bridge links the two countries and has border posts on the approaches to both ends, at … Continue reading Victoria Falls Bridge

Senegal #146 (1935)

Senegal [French Colony] #146 (1935)

The French conquest of Sénégal in western Africa began in 1659 with the establishment of Saint-Louis followed by the French capture of the island of Gorée from the Dutch in 1677, but would only become a full-scale campaign in the nineteenth century. The territory was a part of French West Africa (Afrique occidentale française, AOF) — a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French … Continue reading Senegal [French Colony] #146 (1935)