Thursday, April 15, 2010

Another two postcards today!

Hooray!   We received two postcards today!! 

Our first came from Germany, although the woman who sent it is from Turkey!

Look at this beautiful castle!!  It's called Schloss Neuschwanstein....Neuschwanstein Castle  is a 19th-century neo-romanticist palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. 

The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886.

Our second postcard came from Kenya!
It's a photo of a young Masai Girl...The Maasai (also called Masai) are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. Due to their distinctive customs and dress and residence near the many game parks of East Africa, they are among the most well known of African ethnic groups.They speak Maa, a member of the Nilo-Saharan language family that is related to Dinka and Nuer, and are also educated in the official languages of Kenya and Tanzania: Swahili and English. The Maasai population has been variously estimated as 377,089 from the 1989 Census or as 453,000 language speakers in Kenya in 1994 and 430,000 in Tanzania in 1993 with a total estimated as "approaching 900,000".   Estimates of the respective Maasai populations in both countries are complicated by the remote locations of many villages, and their semi-nomadic nature.

1 comment:

  1. wow i do love the Second one!!
    so beautiful ~