Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Monthly Favorite Surprise RR * October '15

This week started with 5 cards, one of them from this very same RR and it is an amazing card. 
These four are nice too and are October's cards. They came from Germany, Netherlands, New Caledonia and Taiwan. 

© Photography & Design - Hans Fine Art Photography
Sabine sent me a card from one of the german cities on my must visit list, Dresden.
The Hofkirche stands as one of Dresden's foremost landmarks. It was designed by architect Gaetano Chiaveri from 1738 to 1751. The church was commissioned by Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland while the Protestant city of Dresden built the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) between 1726 and 1743. The Catholic Elector decided that a Catholic church was needed in order to counterbalance the Protestant Frauenkirche.
In the crypt the heart of King Augustus the Strong is buried along with the last King of Saxony and the remains of 49 other members of the Wettin family, as well as the remains of people who married into the family, such as Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy, wife of Anthony of Saxony.
The church was badly damaged during the bombing of Dresden of the Second World War and was restored during the mid-1980s by the East German government. Today it is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dresden-Meissen. - in: wikipedia

Kinderdijk was also on my must visit list but I've already been there, exactly one year ago. I'd love to go there again on a snowy day, it must be so beautiful. 
The card was sent by Mendy.

© 2007 Photo - Mike Hosken
Azzi went on holidays with her nieces to Amédée Island, New Caledonia, lucky girls!!
The Amédée lighthouse is an iron lighthouse located on Amédée Island.
The metal components were made by Rigolet in North-East Paris in 1862 and the tower was constructed in Paris as a demonstration. It was then disassembled into pieces weighing a total of 387,953 kilos and transported along the River Seine to the port of Le Havre for its voyage to New Caledonia. 
At 56 metres tall (247 steps), it is one of the tallest lighthouses in the world and it was the first metallic lighthouse constructed in France. The foundation stone was laid on 18 January 1865 and it was first lit on 15 November 1865, the saint day of the Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III. 
Its light signals the entrance to the passage of Boulari, one of only three natural passages in the reef surrounding New Caledonia. 
On the other side of the world, the Roches-Douvres Light in the English Channel is the twin brother of the Amédée lighthouse. It is now a very popular tourist attraction. - in: wikipedia

Photo by Yuyen
Reuen also sent me a lighthouse card. This is is Eluanbi light located on Cape Eluanbi, the southernmost point of Taiwan, to the south of Hengchun in Pingtung County, Taiwan. 
 The lighthouse is built between the Pacific Ocean and the Taiwan Strait, facing toward the Luzon Strait. Thus, the lighthouse has a splendid panorama. The lighthouse is open to the public all year around. Today, Eluanbi Lighthouse is called "The Light of East Asia", because its intensity is the most powerful among Taiwan lighthouses. - in: wikipedia

No comments: