Friday, April 17, 2009

Raquel's cards

Today i've received these 2 cards sent by Raquel "ferro".
In 3 years of postcrossing this is my 1st poscard from Amsterdam :o i bought the other 1 i've from there!! Amsterdam is a beautiful city, i hope i can get more cards from there in the future.
This is the Rembrandt Square, one of the most import leisure centers in the city. There are cafes and eating places but this square is predominantly a quarter for night and stiptease clubs. "The square, in which the butter market used to be held, has always been a center of the social life. When fairs were held here it swarmed with people in search of the abundance of entertainments to be found in the booths and at the many stalls. When the butter market was discontinued in the mid-19th C. the square retained its atmosphere as somewhere to stroll and find amusement. It was then that it acquired its present name when the little park was laid out with its statue of Rembrandt." - in:

"Brugge is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located in the northwest of the country. Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, it is sometimes referred to as "The Venice of the North".
The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO.
The Church of Our Lady dates mainly from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. Its tower, at 122,3 meters in height, remains the tallest structure in the city and the second tallest brickwork tower in the world." - in:

1 comment:

Vagirl said...

Hi Marta, I received that same card of Amsterdam last month as one of my officals. My first one from there too!