Postcrossing Meetings

Postcrossing Meeting, Essen, Germany

Postcrossing Meeting, Essen, Germany

Postcrossing Meeting, Cologne, Germany

Postcrossing Meeting, Cologne, Germany

I received both of these great postcards from Feé. She’s been a real treat with getting me a great number of postcards over the months. These two both come from Postcrossing meetings with other German postcrossers. As you can see, the first one was held in the German city of Essen on the 31st of August, while the latter was held in Cologne on 12 October. It has taken quite some time for me to put them on my blog but as I always mention, I am quite far behind on my blogging. I just cannot keep up. I always love these postcards that relate to a specific date and event! Thank you Feé!

 

Bridge of Beauty

Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany

This stunning postcard comes from Sarah who lives in Cologne, Germany. The Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne is a bridge that crosses the Rhine. Its predecessor was the Cathedral Bridge, that could not handle all the necessary traffic anymore and got demolished to make way for the Hohenzollern Bridge, which completed in 1911. The bridge was originally a rail and street bridge until its destruction in 1945, after which it was rebuilt to accommodate only rail and pedestrian traffic. It opened to pedestrians by 1948 and by 1959 could once again accommodate trains. It is also the most heavily used rail bridge in Germany today, with 1200 trains passing through daily. This has to be one of my most beautiful postcards from Germany yet. Thank you Sarah!

A Meet Up Postcard

Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany

I received this postcard of a postcrossers meet up from Silke. The meeting took place in Cologne, Germany on the 13th of July 2013. Fairly obvious. I would love to see some similar meet ups take place in South Africa but in a country with barely 400 postcrossers and 4 times the size of Germany, I don’t see that taking off anytime soon. What I love about this postcard is that it is a unique postcard, the likes of which will not ever be found again. So, I feel that it’s really special. Thank you Silke!

Oh the Cologne

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Köln, Deutschland

This postcard of Germany’s fourth largest city comes from Dorothee who lives 35km from the city. Cologne is only smaller than Berlin, Hamburg and Munich and is the largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia. The city was founded by the Romans in 50 A.D. It was also at that point made the capital of Germania inferior. The city is home to 30 museums and hundreds of galleries, making it a very important cultural centre in the region. Definitely a place that I would want to visit!

A Living Room in my Mailbox

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A Living Room

I found this postcard from Eva in Cologne to be quite… Uhm… Interesting? Now, don’t get me wrong, I love this postcard, but a living room?! Eva also says that she find this postcard quite funny because she has never seen a ling room like this in her life. Judging by the television (nevermind the décor), I would say this thing is pretty friggin’old. So, cool postcard, but a LIVING ROOM?!