Saturday, February 27, 2010

Germany - Porta Westfalica


From: Julia - Postcrossing - Just because :) 
Built: Not sure
Subject:  The name “Porta Westfalica” is Latin and means “gate to Westphalia”. Coming from the north, the gorge is the entry to the region of Westphalia. Despite the Latin name the term was not coined in Roman times, but by scholars of the 19th century.  The town Porta Westfalica was established in 1973 by merging fifteen villages surrounding the gorge. The centre of the modern town is the former village of Hausberge, which was first mentioned in 1096.
The monument is for Kaiser Wilhelm I also known as Wilhelm the Great (22 March 1797–9 March 1888) of the House of Hohenzollern was the King of Prussia (2 January 1861–9 March 1888) and the first German Emperor (18 January 1871–9 March 1888).
Stamps:  On the right, is of the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin
The strawberry stamp is another one that Julia sent me to "scratch-n-stiff". Smells great! :)
I love the colors of the postcard too! :)  Thanks Julia!

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