March 12, 2017

2982 UNITED STATES (Florida) - Hollywood Beach in Florida

Located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Hollywood was founded in 1925, and grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, being now the twelfth largest city in Florida, with 146,526 inhabitants (2013). The founder Joseph W. Young dreamed of building a motion picture colony on the East Coast of the United States and named the town after Hollywood, California, but frequent hurricanes have hindered its development in the first decades. Hollywood is a planned city. On Hollywood Boulevard is the Mediterranean-style Joseph Young Mansion, built around 1921, making it one of the oldest houses in Hollywood.

Hollywood includes approximately 8 to 10km of Atlantic Ocean beach, interrupted briefly by a portion deeded to Dania Beach. In addition, it is filled with about 60 parks, and seven golf courses.  he famous Hollywood Beach is known for its great broadwalk that extends about 2.5 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. The broadwalk is vibrant and lively and is a scenic place for walking and jogging; there is also bike lane for bicyclists and rollerbladers. In the evenings, many restaurant and the bandshell off of Johnson Street showcase musicians and spontaneous dancing may occur in the broadwalk.

About the stamps 
The first stamp, depicting a Navajo jewelry (2c), is part of the definitives series American Design (2002-2007), about which I wrote here.  About the second stamp, depicting the president Abraham Lincoln, I wrote here. The last two stamps are part of the series Wonder Woman, about which I wrote here.

Hollywood, Florida - Wikipedia

Sender: Denise
Sent from Greenvale (New York / United States), on 02.03.2017
Photo: John Gordash

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