Just wanted to share this personal photo taken off my back deck yesterday, March 23rd. Spring is springing!
Friday, March 23, 2007
My scanner did not recognize the top and bottom black portions of this card so it looks out of proportion here. I purchased this card, by monk/artist Robert Lentz, because I'm fascinated by the tale of Assisi. The story goes that the Icon of Christ Crucified came alive and said to him three times, "Francis, Francis, go and repair My house which, as you can see, is falling into ruins." (Thanks to Wikipedia for that quote!)
Love this view! A visit to the city's Web site, translated by Google translation, says this about the town's library: "For read rats and book worms the Paradies - our public library. Beside books you find also to play and hearing media. There more is for the whole family somewhat thereby…" Just think....this is probably what I sound like to a German when I am speaking (or trying to speak!) German :)
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Surprisingly, this card came to me from Wendy in the Netherlands :) The memorial pays tribute to the 168 people who died in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. Wow...this was ONE instance. Imagine if it were like Iraq or Sudan or Israel here...with trouble like this all the time. We would quickly grow tired of building memorials for each place and time something happened. There'd be no way to keep up.
Lovely card! From Wiki: "Marienplatz is the heart of the city of Munich. In the Middle Ages, the square used to be a market place as well as the place where tournaments and festivities took place." Another of my husband's nice official postcrossing cards
I am not sure where this view is...but I love it :) In one image, we see the street corner when it's 33 degrees below zero! In the next, it's a steamy 89 :) Also...this was printed in Australia. I just don't get the economics of printing postcards!
The Sundance Instutitute, headed by Robert Redford, views over 2,500 submissions to select between 100 and 105 feature films and 60 shorts. The Sundance Film Festival is internationally recognized as a showcase for the best in new American independent films.
Well...since I love mountains, maps and snow...this card is perfect for me :) The resort has 100 trails and 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, accessed by 14 chairlifts including 4 six-passenger high speed lifts...the most in the world! :)