Sunday, September 6, 2009

Official cards

I've received a bunch of cards in the last days and 2 of them were officials. These are from Germany and Italy.

DE-407672, sent by Diana.
"The Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland) is a former district in the south of the Free State of Saxony. To the south it bordered the Czech Republic.
The district is named after the landscape - the Saxon Switzerland - as it is the most mountainous region of Saxony. To the west are the Ore Mountains, and to the east the Lausitzer Bergland (Lusatian Mountains). The river Elbe flows through the Elbsandsteingebirge and separates the two mountain ranges. The highest elevation of the district is the 644 meter high Oelsener Höhe in the southwest of the district, the lowest elevation is the valley of the Elbe at the boundary to Dresden which is 109 m above sea level." - in: wikipedia
IT-54878, sent by Ilaria.
This is, i think, my 1st italian official card. It shows the Fort of Bard in Bard, a town in the Aosta Valley, northwestern Italy.
"Fort Bard is a fortified complex built in the 19th century by the House of Savoy on a rocky prominence above the town. After many years of neglect, it has been completely restored. It reopened to tourists in 2006 as the home for the Museum of the Alps. It also has rooms for additional art exhibitions. The main courtyard is used to host musical and theatrical performances in the summer." - in: wikipedia

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