I thought it might be fun to show stamps depicting memorable places we have been. It doesn't have to be in an exotic faraway place, it can be in your home town, just as long as it has been depicted at some point on a stamp. I'll get the ball rolling with two places I have been, one is extremely well known and instantly recognizable throughout the world, the other one not so much. The buildings comprising Great Britain's Houses of Parliament have been depicted on GB stamps several times (also on bottles of the tangy HP sauce!)I have been fortunate enough to have visited the buildings three times and each time had a tour of the chambers of the two Houses: Commons and Lords. Here are shown SG 939 and 940, issued 1973
The other place I was fortunate enough to visit is the Central Railway Station in Helsinki. My wife and I were on a tour of Northern Europe a couple of years ago and spent some time in Helsinki - a beautiful city, by the way - and our hotel was just across the street from this station, a beautiful Art Deco masterpiece built in the late 1920's. We walked over to it to have a look inside and I was intrigued to see on the board showing the departures that you could get a train to St Petersburg. I grew up during the Cold War during which the Soviet Union was a forbidding place virtually unknown in the West, so to think that now you can just hop on a train and be there in a couple of hours (I'm sure there's a little more to it than that) is amazing. Here is a miniature sheet issued in march, 2019. You gotta love those gargoyles.