Friday, April 15, 2011

Iceland Issues Postage Stamps Celebrating Garden Parks

On April 5 Iceland Post issued a pair of Garden Parks postage stamps designed by Hany Hadaya. The new stamps feature Austurvöllur and Parliament Parks.

Austurvöllur is a park in the center of Reykjavík. A statue of Jón Sigurðsson, hero of Icelandic independence is in the center of the park. Around Austurvöllur there are many of the more remarkable buildings of the city, among them the Parliament building, Hotel Borg, the building of the National Telegraph and the Reykjavik Cathedral. Austurvöllur is a popular destination among city people on sunny days.

The Parliament park is the oldest and best preserved park adjoining an . . .

Full story at: Iceland Post

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