Lights on the bike! / 自転車にライトを

December 22, 2012

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*exch. 057 ( one used only )

1973 Hungary
‘Lights on the bike’

Yesterday was the Winter Solstice and from today we have day time getting longer.  Hurrahhh!  But still, it is a rainy, dark, miserable day today.  Grrrrrrh.

In this dark and shallow light season, all drivers have to be very careful watching the road.  Bicycles without lights popping out from side roads are real danger.  Please do fit your bike with the brightest set of lights!

This Hungarian stamp is telling us of the importance of the lights, also depicting the dark European winter very well.

世界が終わらなかった昨日は、冬至でもありました。久しぶりに晴れたこともあって「明日から昼間が長くなる、ららら〜ん」と喜んだのに、一夜明けるとまた暗い朝で、一日中雨。

こんなに暗いイギリスでは、車の運転も慎重にならないといけません。わき道からすっと出てくる無灯火の自転車には、毎度どきっとさせられます。

ざらざらした紙の質感と濃紺の印刷で、ヨーロッパの暗い冬の感じがよく出ているハンガリーの切手。「自転車にライトを!」という呼びかけが切実です。

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