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Right, I learned a valuable lesson. The more cards I send, the more I will receive. I don’t think I’ll ever have a Postcrossing {Fortnight} Thursday due to lack of cards again.

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Kitties from Netherlands - NL-359956

Sandra writes that she couldn’t put a special stamp on the card as there are only certain ones that she can use for international postcards. I never knew this until I started with Postcrossing. I thought I could just slap any old stamp on as long as the total value is the cost to send it. Nope. I have to use special stamps. Where I live it’s all flowers of Namakwaland. Pretty for received, but I’ve gone through 6 leaves of them already and would like some more choices. While visiting in Gauteng in January, I bought some 3D Dinosaur stamps that were for international postcards. Maybe each province has it’s own set of stamps? Will have to make a plan and get hold of some of those then.

Newgrange - from Ireland - IE-11118

Standing high above the fertile valley of the Boyne, Newgrange is the most important and impressive stone ago tomb in Europe. It is best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the winter solstice sunrise. Admission to the Newgrange chamber for the Winter Solstice sunrise is by lottery. In September each year, 50 names are drawn with 2 places are awarded to each name drawn. Newgrange is also a UNESCO WHS.

Berne in Switzerland - CH-53097

Berne is the Capital of Switzerland. Honestly, when I first saw the card I was more interested at the snow on the cars, especially the one standing perpendicular to the road, than the actual Zeitclocken Tower. The tower clock was the first gate in the west of the Capital of Switzerland around 1191 – 1256 and formed the boundary of the first city extension.Caspar Brunner created this very interesting ornate astronomical calendar clock in 1530.

It displays…

  • a 24- hour clock
  • the twelve hours of daylight
  • the position of the sun in the zodiac
  • the day of the week and the date of the month
  • the phases of the moon and
  • the elevation of the sun above the horizon.

While reading up a bit on Berne, I came across this pic (left)… reminds me a heck of a lot of Ankh-Morpork(right)

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