Sunday, September 11, 2011

Wisdom in stamp

I am taking another trip around the world. If it's via postcards on Fridays/Saturdays, on Sundays, it will be via stamps. This trip is sponsored by Viridian's Postcard Blog and today we start off in the North American and Mesoamerican continent.


I guess there's no better place to start this trip but from where my yesterday's post for Round d' World Weekends was stationed. Yes, New York, it is! *wink*

From Niagara Falls we move to the Rockefeller Center in the city proper of New York City, NY. Here's a stamp showing a sculpture at the entrance of the GE Building that houses the well known NBC studios. The relief on the stamp is called 'Wisdom'. It was completed in 1931-1933. The inscription reads:

"Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times." 
Isaiah 33:6


And here's another picture of 'Wisdom' showing more of the building where it is located:


Image Credit: cerdsp at Flickr.com



Wow! I could have never known these things if not for this stamp. Thanks Viridian for this weekly Sunday project!

Remembering 9-11 with the American people today. Have a meaningful Sunday everyone!

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9 comments:

  1. wow! yeah, your right,.if not for this stamp we wont know about this..
    My first time to join Sunday Stamp..hope you could visit my entry..
    http://www.postcardlover.com/2011/09/sunday-stamp-north-america.html

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  2. Love the '30s design, it fits perfectly on the stamp.

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  3. I like that stamp too The world could use some more wisdom and knowledge.

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  4. I like the stamp, and the second image is amazing too. What a perspective. Thank you for participating!

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  5. Thanks everyone for dropping by and taking time to post a comment.

    I am excited to share another stamp for next week. May we all have productive weekdays!

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  6. It's a very impressive piece of sculpture and it transfers well to a stamp. Beautiful.

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