Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Utrecht - Netherlands

Utrecht city and municipality is the capital and most populous city of the Dutch province of Utrecht and the fourth largest city of the Netherlands.
Until the Dutch Golden Age Utrecht was the city of most importance of the Netherlands until Amsterdam became its cultural and most populous centre.
Astrid sent this card a few weeks ago and a printed picture of the Postcrossing International Meeting in Lisbon, last June. Both, card and picture, are great.

© HAMAR
The card shows the Dom Tower, the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, at 112.5 metres (368 feet) in height, the Gothic-style tower is the symbol of the city. The tower was part of the Cathedral of Saint Martin, Utrecht, also known as Dom Church, and was built between 1321 and 1382, to a design by John of Hainaut. The cathedral was never fully completed due to lack of money. Since the unfinished nave collapsed in 1674 the Dom tower became a free standing tower.
The tower stands at the spot where the city of Utrecht originated almost 2,000 years ago. - in: wikipedia

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