Sunday, March 25, 2012

NL-1103573 & NL-1105713

I've been getting a few dutch officials cards. 4 of the last 8 were from the Netherlands.

Art Unlimited © Erik Kuiper 1990

NL-1103573, sent by Yvonne.

Monnickendam is a city in the Dutch province of North Holland.
Although it is a small fishing village today, it was an important port in earlier centuries. It possesses a seventeenth century weigh house, once used by merchants and port officials, and a bell tower that dates from 1591. The fourteenth century church of St. Nicholas, renovated in 1602, is particularly notable. The synagogue was built in 1894. Jewish families named Monnikendam trace their roots to this town. - in:

NL-1105713, sent by Jetty.

This one of the stained-glass windows in Delft's Oude Kerk (Old Church). Delft is a city in the province of South Holland.
The Oude Kerk was founded as St. Bartholomew's Church in the year 1246. The current stained-glass windows were crafted by the master glazier Joep Nicolas in the mid-20th century.
Approximately 400 people are entombed in the Oude Kerk, including the painter Johannes Vermeer. - in:

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