Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bingie, Australia

This is a stamped card with a first-day-of-issue cancellation. Unlike the other stamped cards I've gotten from Australia, which only have a picture of the stamp on the front, this one has an actual stamp affixed to the front. The stamp is one of an issue of 8 "corrugated landscapes" from August 2009.

Magney House is located on the southern coast of New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by Glenn Murcutt, an architect who works alone, almost solely on small, rural houses. He takes his inspiration from an Aboriginal proverb, "touch the earth lightly," and Magney House embodies Murcutt's philosophy by conserving energy and blending with the environment. The long, low roof and large windows are supposed to capitalize on natural sunlight. Rainwater is collected in the v-shaped roof and recycled for drinking and heating.

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