Friday, February 8, 2013

Real Photo Postcard of Gibraltar

 Greetings from Gibraltar

The Rock from Bay.
main Street.
South Port Gates.
Moorish Castle.
The Rock form Airfield.
Eye View of Town.

This is a real photo postcard postmarked in 1950 with two King George VI stamps.

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A Few Fun Facts about Gibraltar:

-Gibraltar consists of a long limestone mountain, which has as may as 140 caves.
-The official language of Gibraltar is English and the unofficial one is Spanish.
-There is a Gibraltar Cable Car which runs from ground level to the top of the Rock, with an intermediate station at Apes’ Den.
-Over 500 different species of flowering plants grow on the Rock.
-Gibraltar is the only place in Europe where the Gibraltar candytuft (Iberis gibraltarica) is found growing in the wild; the plant is otherwise native to North Africa.


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