Saturday, April 25, 2015

Boats and a Big Cat

Germany DE-3026137 received 03-31-2014

Sent by: ostsee23730
From: Pelzerhaken, Germany
ID number: 3026137
Notes: The caption on the back of this card simply says "Nymphentümpel", which literally translates to nymph pond.  I don't know if that is the name of this pond, or if it is just a description.  The sender doesn't say.  I don't think I'd want to take a ride in either of those boats though.  They look leaky and that water is thoroughly unappealing.

Germany DE-3366822 received 08-02-2014

Sent by: Reisegern
From: Hanover, Germany
ID number: DE-3366800
Notes: Well, hello there, pretty kitty!  Seriously, that's a gorgeous face.  This card comes from the Hanover Zoo, which was established in May, 1865, making it the fifth oldest zoo in Germany.  It closed for a couple of years after World War I due to lack of funding, but was reopened due to public pressure. The zoo was severely damaged during World War II, but it was restored and reopened in 1950.

Reisegern, the sender, is a fellow letterboxer, and she stamped the image of her signature stamp on the back of the card.  Cool!  According to her Postcrossing profile, Reisegern means "likes to travel".  Letterboxing and Postcrossing are both excellent hobbies for people who like to travel.

1 comment :

wassamatta_u said...

What is this "Letterboxing" of which you speak? Bet it could use a decent website.