Sunday, November 25, 2012

100th Anniversary of the Birth of Jacques Cousteau, Macedonia

Good Sunday to you all! Nope, you are not at the wrong is just me, trying to figure out my blog's issues and its refusal to let people comment sometimes...i dont know if it had to do anything with the template or something, but for now, ill stick to this until i have more time to explore the problem in more detail....coz what I also can't manage is how to get the 'reply' button below each comment...I actually think that ever since Ive started experimenting with that, is when the posting-comments problems arose....if anyone can help me out, please let me know, coz the problem is really driving me crazy and im so envious when i see the option on other people's blogs :)

ok, enough rent...lets see what today's Sunday Stamps has to offer....something related to commemorations...hmm, well. i decided to go with something Macedonian this time, since for sure we issue a lot of commemorative stamps...and when trying to pick which one id post for was the blue colour which was a decider in the end :))

So here we see a nice blue  FDC issued in 2010, commemorating the centennial of Jean Jacque Costeau's birth.

im pretty sure most of you had heard about him, but for those who havent and as a small reminder for those who have....Born in 1910, Jean Jaques Costeau was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung and pioneered marine conservation.
His legacy includes more than 120 television documentaries, more than 50 books, and an environmental protection foundation with 300,000 members.
His work also created a new kind of scientific communication, criticised at the time by some academics. The so-called "divulgationism", a simple way of sharing scientific concepts, was soon employed in other disciplines and became one of the most important characteristics of modern television broadcasting.
He died in 1997, at the age of 87.

btw, i just wish those fish and whales and dolphins on the FDC were actually real pictures, not drawings...

lets see what others have chosen to commemorate below :)  And enjoy your coffee/tea while reading having a nice green smoothie...always a great way to start the day :)


  1. Good to see Cousteau commemorated. Does he have any direct connection with Macedonia? I'm always being surprised when countries commemorate someone with no link to them.

  2. Nice cover, I quite like those painted fish. He was a wonderful communicator.

  3. I don't have comment "reply" and never really thought about it or wanted it. I was curious, so I searched blogger help and found some information here:

  4. I may have a green smoothie later but coffee it is for now. I loved the Jacques Cousteau documentaries when they were on tv, he was such a fascinating explorer. There was an American folk singer in the 70's, John Denver, who wrote a song about Cousteau titled "Calypso", the name of Cousteau's research ship. YouTube has a few showings of it. Great post Ana!

  5. Oh great!! I can comment this week. :)

    I remember watching all of Jacques Cousteau programmes on TV when I was young. I loved them. He was the director of the Monaco Oceanographic Museum at one time.

  6. Blogger has surprises for us all the time ;-)
    Wonderful stamp!

  7. Cousteau is a most recognizable man!

  8. Hello Ana. So glad I can comment. I haven't been ignoring you, just unable to post a comment!
    JC was why many kids in America wanted to become a marine biologist when they grew up. I enjoyed his TV shows.

    Thank you for joining in!

  9. @Bob - nope, Macedonia has nothing to do with Cousteau...we just love commemorating all kinds of people :)

    @Postcardy - thank you! but unfortunately that doesnt work for me =/ I dont know if it is a HTML problem or something...but im lets just say, stuck :)

    @everyone else: thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment! it is great to see actually you all like Cousteau! I guess his documentaries were much more broadcast in other parts of the world than here...