Thursday, 16 September 2010

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM FRANCE

The Lighthouse of Ploumanac'h is located on a rocky promontory at the northeastern entrance to the harbour of Ploumanac'h, town of Perros-Guirec, in northern Brittany, France. The first lighthouse was established in 1860 but it was destroyed during the World War II in 1944. The current lighthouse was built in 1948: a 15m (49 ft) medieval-style square pink granite tower with castellated gallery and a small lantern. The official name Lighthouse Mean Ruz was born into a cacography expression Breton Men Ruz, meaning pink granite. La Côte de Granite Rose (Pink Granite Coast) is a stretch of coastline with unusually pink sands and water-sculpted rocks.
On May 31, 1999 French Post issued at the 8th International Conference of Roses in Lyon a block of three stamps featuring three species of roses. The FF4.50 stamp depicts "Mme. Caroline Testout" rose, one of the true survivors of the early Hybrid Tea era. The pink hybrid rose is known for its ability to grow and bloom under the most trying of conditions.

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