James Bond bridge on stamp

James Bond bridge on stamp

ADANA - Anadolu Agency
James Bond bridge on stamp

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Turkey’s nation post office, PTT, has issued a stamp featuring the Varda Bridge in the southern province of Adana, where some scenes from the James Bond movie “Skyfall” were filmed in 2012.

Stating that the Varda Bridge had historical importance for Turkey and Adana, PTT Adana Director Mehmet Kani Gümüşoğlu said 50,000 stamps had been printed. 

“These special series of stamps promote countries. Stamps travel the world and show the beauties of their countries. We wanted to use the Varda Bridge in such a series.” 

He said the title of the series was “Historical Bridges,” and continued: 

“These stamps were printed on March 9 at the Cemal Paşa post office and feature 09.03.2016 ADANA. Stamps have begun to disappear in the world; everything is in an electronic environment. As PTT, we issue special series to keep the tradition of stamp collecting alive.”

The bridge is best remembered for a scene where actor Daniel Craig is seen falling off the bridge from a train. With the bridge’s popularity after the release of the film, groups of visitors have been boarding trains to visit the bridge and its surrounding area.