Tuesday, 28 February 2017

50 years of Schilthorn - Piz Gloria special stamps

50 years of Schilthorn - Piz Gloria special stamps available!

(Without or with Interlaken Schilthorn Piz Gloria stamp)

A James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969, starring George Lazenby) was filmed in and around the imposing building on the Schilthorn summit. 

The two special stamps marking the 50th anniversary show the revolving restaurant and the cable car, each in front of the “Swiss skyline” taking in the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The two sheetlets depict the complete route from the Stechelberg base station via Gimmelwald, Mürren and Birg to the Schilthorn summit. 

Source: WOPA World Online Philatelic Agency

Technical details of the special stamps:

Issue Date: 23.02.2017
Printer: Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands
Process: Offset
Colours: 4
Size: Stamps: 33×28 mm, Sheetlet: 192×95 mm (2 rows of 4 stamps)
Values: CHF 1.00

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007 Travelers has visited Schilthorn Piz Gloria a couple of times. We highly recommend that experience for everyone! See our report of 007 WALK OF FAME, VIP OPENING.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

007-tapahtuma: Licence to Play (James Bond-konsertti) (1. huhtikuuta 2017)

Mitä: Licence to Play by Kurikan Soittokunta, Wasa Sinfonietta & Band (Dir. Peter Roos)
Missä: Kino Ritz Vaasa, Kirkkopuistikko 22 A, Vaasa
Milloin: Lauantaina 1.4.2017: Ensimmäinen esitys klo 16.00 ja toinen klo 20.00

HUOM! Voit nähdä esityksen myös jo aiemmin: 25.3.2017 klo 19:00 Kurikan Monnarissa!

Sol. Pentti Hietanen, Sonja Biskop, Annika Wiklund, Roosa & Iina Hietanen, Andreas Haals
Dir. Peter Roos

007 Travelers osallistuu Vaasassa klo 20.00 näytökseen, ja raportoi. Kutsumme paikalle kaikki Bond-fanit nauttimaan tästä upeasta illasta, tämän haluat kokea! 

Licence to Play on Kurikan Soittokunnan ja Wasa Sinfoniettan yhteiskonsertti, jossa soitetaan kaikki James Bond -tunnarit!

22 € ennakkoon molempiin näytöksiin täältä (sis. palvelumaksun 2 euroa)
25€ ovelta

007 Event: Licence to Play (James Bond theme song concert) (1 April 2017)

What: Licence to Play by Kurikan Soittokunta, Wasa Sinfonietta & Band (Dir. Peter Roos)
Where: Kino Ritz Vaasa, Kirkkopuistikko 22 A, Vaasa, Finland
When: On Saturday 1st of April 2017: The first show at 16.00, the second at 20.00.

Attention! You can see the show already earlier: 25th of March 2017, at 19.00, at Monnari, Kurikka.

Vocals: Pentti Hietanen, Sonja Biskop, Annika Wiklund, Roosa & Iina Hietanen, Andreas Haals
Dir. Peter Roos

In Vaasa at 20.00 show 007 Travelers participates and reports. We invite all the Bond fans to enjoy this wonderful evening, this is something you want to experience!

Licence to Play is a co-operation concert of Kurikan Soittokunta and Wasa Sinfonietta, and they play all the James Bond theme songs

22 € in advance to the both shows here (including service fee 2 euros)
25 € at the door

Friday, 24 February 2017

In Memoriam: Roger Becker

Sad news:

Roger Becker has passed away.

He was formerly the Director of Vehicle Engineering at Group Lotus until his retirement in 2010.

He will be remembered by all at Lotus, for not just his engineering skills and leadership, but also his passion for the Lotus brand, his humour and of course his driving skills during the shooting of the James Bond film, “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977).

Source and photos: Lotus Cars

Naomie Harris is made an OBE and talks about Daniel Craig

WhatNaomie Harris was made an OBE by the Queen
Where: Buckingham Palace, London, UK
When: On Thursday 23rd of February 2017

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: PA

James Bond star Naomie Harris, best known for her role as Moneypenny in 007, was made an OBE in London on Thursday, just three days before she's due in Hollywood as an Oscars nominee. She is nominated in the Supporting Actress category for her role in Moonlight as Paula, the drug-addicted mother of a young black gay man growing up in Miami.

She also talked about Daniel Craig:

"I think the fact that the last two Bonds - "Spectre" and "Skyfall" - have been the highest-grossing Bond movies of all time shows that people love him as Bond, and they desperately want him to return.
And I don't think Daniel is immune to that as well, I think he's very aware of that, so I think that adds an extra level of pressure. But he has to ultimately do what feels right to him.
But I know that we, as a cast, collectively want him back. I know that Barbara and Michael - our producers - desperately want him back, so I think the only person that needs persuading is Daniel."

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Daniel Craig now second longest-serving 007

Daniel Craig is now second longest-serving 007

Here is the full list of how long each actor has played 007 in the official franchise, as of 20 February 2017:
Roger Moore - 5,118 days
Daniel Craig - 4,147 days
Pierce Brosnan - 4,146 days
Sean Connery - 3,049 days
Timothy Dalton - 2,863 days
George Lazenby - 875 days

The rankings - compiled by the Press Association - are based on the period from the day each actor was officially confirmed as James Bond to the day their successor was formally announced.

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Monday, 20 February 2017

007 Book location: Gallerie shopping mall / Never Send Flowers (1993)

Bond book: Never Send Flowers (1993)
Place and location in the book: Gallerie shopping mall, Milan, Italy
Actual place and location: The 
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy

What happens here in the book: Bond and Fredericka von Grüsse having lunch
Visited by 007 Travelers: 2015

"They were seated at a small restaurant in Milan's famous Gallerie possibly the world's first shopping mall, Fredericka said lunching in style and watching all the girls go by. Bond had said that he thought the smartest women in the world were to be found in Milan, and Fredericka, after only a few minutes, said she felt positively dowdy.
Lempke arrived on the dot of twelve noon."

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (Italian: [ɡalleˈriːa vitˈtɔːrjo emanuˈɛːle seˈkondo]) is one of the world's oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.

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Mika and Pirita / 007 Travelers

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine´s Day 2017

007 Travelers wishes you a Happy Valentine´s Day 2017!

Thank you for following us, keep on Bonding

Photo: 007.com

Monday, 13 February 2017

007 Event: SciFiWorld Malmö (4-5 March 2017)

What: SciFiWorld Malmö
Where: Stadionmässän, Stadiongatan 25, Malmö, Sweden
When: 4-5 March 2017
Photo shoot with Jeremy Bulloch at 12.20 on Saturday and Sunday
Prices150 SEK/day. Children (3 - 7 years) 100 SEK/day.

Special Bond star appearance:
Photo © 007 Travelers

Jeremy Bulloch
HMS Ranger Crewman (uncredited) in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Smithers (uncredited) in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
Smithers in "Octopussy" (1983)

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