Wednesday 27 May 2020

Morlaix (France, 1967)

First: an apology. The eagle-eyed among you will note that there is no post for Tuesday 26 May. Put it down to a very busy day at work, a sunny evening, the end of a very good book and downright forgetfulness.

Second, and more important: this stamp. I haven’t looked up Morlaix yet because I just love how you can write your own story based on the elements of this stamp, especially the rather ominous figure on the left.

Morlaix is a town of about 15,000 people in Brittany. It has a rather lovely medieval centre (top right in the stamp) and a railway viaduct from the 1860s that is now a national monument. According to Wikipedia, a surprising number of famous folks have lived in Morlaix, despite its diminuitive size. But none of them appear to be the mysterious figure on the stamp…

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