Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Travelling RR - Group 96 *Surprise*

This week i've received an envelope from Brazil with 10 cards and i decided to keep these 4 from Germany, England, USA and England.

"Berchtesgaden is a municipality in the German Bavarian Alps. It is located in the south district of Berchtesgadener Land in Bavaria, near the border with Austria, some 30 km south of Salzburg and 180 km southeast of MUnich. It is situated north of the Nationalpark Berchtesgaden.
Berchtesgaden is often associated with the Mount Watzmann, at 2713 m the third-highest mountain in Germany (after Zugspitze and Hochwanner), which is renowned in the rock climbing community for its Ostwand (East Face), and a deep glacial lake by the name of Könignnee (5.2 km²). Another notable peak is the Kehlstein mountain (1835 m) with its Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest), which offers spectacular views to its visitors." - in: wikipedia

Richmond is a market town on the River Swale in North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is the most duplicated UK placename, with 55 occurances worldwide.
"Richmond Castle is dramatically sited at the top of a high cliff overlooking the River Swale. The castle uniquely contains two types of keep, Scolland's Hall, an early French style 11th century keep, and the much taller, 12th century tower keep that still dominates the castle.
The castle never saw military action and was in a fairly ruinous state by the beginning of the 16th century. It received repairs in the 19th century when it became the home of the North York Militia, and was still in use by the military during the First and Second World Wars." - in:

"New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
The city is named after Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Orlénas, Regent of France, and is well known for its distinct French Creole architecture, as well as its cross cultural and multilingual heritage. New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The city is often referred to as the "most unique" city in America." - in: wikipedia
Riverwalk Marketplace is the premier retail attraction in New Orleans and is home to the city’s unique sights, tastes and sounds.

"Porto Santo Island is a portuguese island 43 km northeast of Madeira island in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is the northernmost and the easternmost island of the Madeira Archipelago.
The official discovery of Porto Santo occurred in 1418, with the trip of the knights of Prince Henry, João Golçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira, in accordance with the orders of king D. John I.
Christopher Columbus married and lived there for some time." - in: wikipedia

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