Wednesday, 5 October 2016

A miscellany

4137 - From Susanne in Germany

3084 - From Hanka in the Czech Republic.

Karlštejn Castle, a large Gothic castle founded 1348 CE by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor-elect and King of Bohemia. The castle served as a place for safekeeping the Imperial Regalia as well as the Bohemian/Czech crown jewels, holy relics, and other royal treasures. Located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Prague above the village of the same name, it is one of the most famous and most frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic.

4076 - From Renate in Austria.

Admont Abbey is a Benedictine monastery located on the Enns River in the town of Admont, Austria. The oldest remaining monastery in Styria, Admont Abbey contains the largest monastic library in the world as well as a long-established scientific collection.

4067 - from Heleen in The Netherlands.

Zaanse Schans - a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk in the Netherlands.
It has a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses. From 1961 to 1974 old buildings from all over the Zaanstreek were relocated to the area using lowboy trailers. The Zaans Museum, established in 1994, is located in the Zaanse Schans.

4081 - from Susanne in Germany.  Interior with a young man reading - Wilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916)

4092 - from Heleen in The Netherlands.  Michael Sowa 'Visiting the beetle'.

4094 - From Eva - Tabarca on the Costa Blanca.  Eva told me this is the smallest inhabited island in Spain with just 17 permanent inhabitants.

4110 - From Monica in Sweden.  This vintage card shows an area of Boras in Sweden that remains pretty much the same today.

4129 - also from Monica, Varberg in Sweden.

4116 - from Eva in Spain, a view of Bilbao.

4133 - And also from Eva, a selection of different varieties of paella to make you lick your lips...

4119 - a super alphabet card from Monica in Sweden.

4122 - From Anastasia in Belarus - a wonderful picture of Castle Bran (also known as Dracula's Castle) in Transylvania.

4126 - And Anastasia sent this card while holidaying in Romania.

4123 - Last, but by no means least, of this miscellany is a beautiful card from Ameland sent by Rudolf, Kim, Finn and Faye. Ameland is one of the West Frisian Islands of the north coast of the Netherlands.


  1. Nice to see so many beautiful postcards. And, of course, nice to see the ones I sent again. Thanks for the post!

  2. Hi John, Nice to make your acquaintance via Maria's Connections to the World and Postcards for the Weekend. Wow, you have a wonderful blog here. Beautiful cards. Very nice arrangement and posting. Wow, I like every single one of the cards and that makes it hard to pick out a favorite, but, if I must, it would be the Admont Abbey. I would love to see that place in person. Thanks for sharing all!


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