Holland? USA!

23 06 2009

I find it interesting to receive cards from other countries that show some kind of Dutch ‘heritage’. This card shows the city of Pella, Iowa, USA. It was founded in 1847 when eight hundred Dutch immigrants led by Dominee Hendrik (Henry) P. Scholte settled the area.

In Downtown Pella, the Molengracht (Mill Canal) emerges from under the street by the 1850’s Vermeer Mill and flows the length of the plaza surrounded by 18th centrury Dutch architecture. Unique shops, offices, restaurants, lodging and entertainment facilites line the brick pedestrian walkways.


Maps on postcards: Hawaiian Islands

15 05 2009

Another cool postcard subject, maps! This card shows a map of the islands of Hawaii. Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States of America and is situated in the Pacific Ocean, Honolulu is the capital of the state.

Hawaii is an archipelago. There are eight main islands and many small islands, they are the tops of underwater volcanoes. The main islands are Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui and Hawaii. The island Niihau is owned by one family and not governed by the local state government.

Interesting places to visit are, amongst some others, Waikiki Beach, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (I’ll feature this site in another blog entry soon) and the Pearl Harbor memorial.

The postcard! 😉

Hawaii in Google Maps