Thursday, August 21, 2008

Portugal + Germany

Today was a nice day, 6 cards in my mailbox, 3 from Portugal sent by Américo "valdagua" and 1 from Germany sent by Phoenix.

An aerial view of Alcácer do Sal, a municipality in Portugal, located in the district of Setúbal.

Panoromic view of Palmela, gazebo, medieval castle and a fountain in S. João Square.

Palmela again with the castle, the gazebo and S. João Cinema, S. Tiago Church and garden.

"The Reichstag building in Berlin was constructed to house the Reichstag, the first parliament of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Reichstag until 1933, when it was severely damaged in a fire supposedly set by a Dutch communist, Marinus van der Lubbe, who was later beheaded for the crime.Today's parliament of Germany is called the Bundestag. The Reichstag as a parliament dates back to the Holy Roman Empire and ceased to act as a true parliament in the years of the Nazi regime (1933–1945). In today's usage, the German term Reichstag or Reichstagsgebäude (Reichstag building) refers to the building, while the term Bundestag refers to the institution." - in: wikipedia

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