Friday, December 13, 2019

Monthly Fav. Surprise RR * October ´19

In October 1 of the 4 cards I was supose to get on this RR, didn't make it in to my mailbox and in November 2 seem to be lost too. Anyway, these are from Germany, Netherlands and USA. 

© Schöning GmbH & Co. KG
Dagmar wrote this card with a broken arm, hope she's better know. 
Hersfeld Abbey was an important Benedictine imperial abbey in the town of Bad Hersfeld. It existed from 769 to 1606 and had 66 abbots in these 837 years. The core of monastery life was the collegiate church, which today is the largest Romanesque church ruin in Europe. The abbey church, was built in the early part of the 12th century, but was used as a powder magazine and then destroyed by the French in 1761 during the Seven Years' War. The ruins are now a well-known venue for concerts and public events, and are the site of the annual "Bad Hersfeld Festival".
The Katharinenturm (tower) still stands. Within it is the Lullusglocke, Germany's oldest cast bell dated to 1038. - in: wikipedia

© Arnold Voordewind
The Castle of Staverden is located in the centre of the Veluwer National Park. After receiving city status in 1298 but has never really become a true city; development of Staverden never happened and is officially the smallest city in the Netherlands.
The castle has changed its appearance a number of times over the centuries. The current building dates from 1905 and was built by Herman Theodore s’Jacob, a descendant of a prominent family. 
The architecture is reminiscent of older styles but the interior exhibits elements characteristic of the then popular Art Nouveau style. - in:
The card was sent by Franciska.

Photo © D. J. Nordgren
Split Rock Lighthouse is a lighthouse located southwest of Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The structure was designed by lighthouse engineer Ralph Russell Tinkham and was completed in 1910. It is considered one of the most picturesque lighthouses in the United States.
Split Rock Lighthouse was built in response to the great loss of ships during the famous Mataafa Storm of 1905, in which 29 ships were lost on Lake Superior.
The light was retired in 1969 by the U. S. Coast Guard. 
On June 30, 2011, the lighthouse was designated as a National Historic Landmark. - in: wkipedia
Card sent by Sandra. 

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