Sunday, May 30, 2010

May Overflow VII

Cards from Santa Monica, USA sent by Katie "katielucie" and Riva del Garda in Itália sent by Johanna "marnie" from Finland.

"The Santa Monica Pier is located at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California and is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark.
The pier contains Pacific Park, a family amusement park with a large Ferris wheel. It also has a carousel from the 1920s, an aquarium, shops, entertainers, an arcade, a trapeze school, a pub, and restaurants. The end of the pier is a popular location for anglers.
Santa Monica has had several piers over the years, however the current Santa Monica Pier is actually two adjoining piers that long had separate owners. The long, narrow Municipal Pier opened 9 September 1909, primarily to carry sewer pipes beyond the breakers, and had no amenities. The short, wide adjoining Pleasure Pier to the south, a.k.a. Newcomb Pier, was built in 1916 by Charles I.D. Looff and his son Arthur, amusement park pioneers." - in: wikipedia

Riva del Garda is a town of 15,246 inhabitants in the province of Trento, Italy, located at the north-western corner of Lake Garda.
The card shows the Rocca Fort built following an agreement in the 12th century between Altemanno and the townspeople of Riva del Garda. The Austrians renovated it in 1852. It houses the Civic Museum with archeological, geological and mineralogical exhibits, an art gallery, and collections of weapons, prints and rare books.

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