Saturday, July 26, 2014

Day One Hundred Forty-Eight

Netherlands NL-374983 received 06-30-2010

Sent by: Tjitske
From: Netherlands
ID number: NL-374983
Notes: While the name of this city, 's-Hertogenbosch, may look like it has a typo to many of us, I assure you that it is correct.  's-Hertogenbosch translates to "The Duke's Forest", and is colloquially known in the Netherlands as Den Bosch.  This cards shows various views of the Cathedral Church of St. John.  The building of the cathedral was started in 1220 but not finished until 1530.  Sheesh, and we think construction workers are slow today!  Ha!!

Netherlands NL-388301 received 08-13-2010

Sent by: resi58
From: Netherlands
ID number: NL-388301
Notes: Hoensbroek Castle is on the of the largest in the Netherlands, having at least 67 rooms and halls..  It is a watercastle between the Rhine and Meuse Rivers in the far southern part of the country.  The round tower is the oldest part of the castle, built around 1360.

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