Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NL-492277

The 2nd official card is this one from the Netherlands. This is a view of the Prinsengracht Canal in Amsterdam and i already had this card but the other card is unwritten, which means that i can use it on a future trade. That's the good thing about unwritten cards, even if we get a double card, is always possible to use the unwritten one.

NL-492277, sent by Auke.
"Amsterdam has been called the "Venice of the North" for its more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buoldings. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, are put on the Unesco World Heritage List.
Prinsengracht (Prince's Canal) is the fourth and the longest of the main canals in Amsterdam. It is named after the Prince of Orange. Most of the canal houses along it were built during the Dutch Golden Age of the United Provinces.
Interesting sights along Prinsengracht include the Noorderkerk (Northern Church), the Noordermarkt (Northern Market), Anne Frank House, the Westerkerk (Western Church, Amsterdam's tallest church) with the Homomonument (Gay Monument)." - in: wikipedia

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