Thursday, December 18, 2008

Die Schoene Donau (The Beautiful Danube)

"If you're lucky enough to live by the Donau,
you're lucky enough!"

This card shows a beautiful little Austrian village on the banks
of the Danube River. The village is called 'Spitz'. The word
means 'pointed' according to my trusty German-English
dictionary. Maybe it is because of the pretty mountains
surrounding it.
This card came as a 'thank you' from Earney, who lives
in Mautern.
Thank you, Earney, for this wonderful card. It brings back
many memories of walking along the Donau
in Ulm--especially the little inset in the lower
right hand corner!
Look at the beautiful stamps that brought Earney's
card. The first one is of Vorarlberg on the
Bodensee (Lake Constance) in Austria. It is a popular ski area
as well as other winter vacationing fun.
The motto of the town is 'Small but Nice'.
The second stamp is a Weihnachten stamp showing
the family around a table in front of the
Christmas tree. I love it!

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