Monday, May 10, 2010

London's Postcrossing Meeting

After the spanish, the english postcrossers also had a meeting but this was more than a local meeting, there were postcrossers from other countries too.
I've received these 2 cards, send by 2 different postcards. The 1st was sent by Heidi "dollart" and the 2nd by Charlotte "purple_girl" also known as the "english mermaid".

The full list of all the postcrossers at the meeting is the following: Duplevista, Steve, ichabodhides, Maz, wewuk, JC65, Messfiwi, Audiopineapple, Purple_Girl and Reggie from England, Fisherman from Ireland, Tjitske, MissMaple and Astrid1978 from the Netherlands,
Anjaaustel from Germany, Lotty from Belgium, Dollart from Finland and TC from France.

"The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace, is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom—the House of Lords and the House of Commons. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the heart of the London borough of the City of Westminster, close to the historic Westminster Abbey and the government buildings of Whitehall and Downing Street. The name may refer to either of two structures: the Old Palace, a medieval building complex most of which was destroyed in 1834, and its replacement New Palace that stands today; it has retained its original style and status as a royal residence for ceremonial purposes.

The first royal palace was built on the site in the eleventh century, and Westminster was the primary London residence of the Kings of England until a fire destroyed much of the complex in 1512. After that, it served as the home of Parliament, which had been meeting there since the thirteenth century, and the seat of the Royal Courts of Justice, based in and around Westmisnter Hall. In 1834, an even greater fire ravaged the heavily rebuilt Houses of Parliament, and the only structures of significance to survive were Westminster Hall, the Cloisters and Chapter House of St Stephen's, the Chapel of Mary Undercroft and the Jewel Tower." - in: wikipedia

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