Friday 20 November 2015

A swap three-ways

Stuttgart and the Fernsehturm Stuttgart
25 May 2015 | From Theresa of Germany

I received this postcard in an interesting way. Theresa's penfriend from Vietnam, Phúc, asked me for a swap - a Tarsier postcard in particular. I sent her the postcard with some other stuffs in an envelope. The postcard is written - though the address part is blank. I received some stuffs from Phúc as well, and another surprise postcard. Phúc then sent the tarsier postcard to Theresa, and Theresa, after some time, sent me this postcard.

Stuttgart is the capital and largest city of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany. It is spread across a variety of hills (many of them vineyards), valleys and parks – unusual for a German city and often a source of surprise to visitors who primarily associate the city with its industrial reputation as the 'cradle of the automobile'. Stuttgart has the status of Stadtkreis, a type of self-administrating urban county.

Stuttgart is nicknamed the Schwabenmetropole (Swabian metropolis), because of the city's location in the centre of Swabia, and as a reference to the Swabian dialect spoken by its native inhabitants.

In the postcard is the Fernsehturm Stuttgart (Stuttgart TV Tower), a 216.61 m (710.7 ft) telecommunications tower in Stuttgart, Germany. It was the first tower in the world constructed from concrete, and it is the prototype for many such towers world-wide. The tower is located on Hoher Bopser Hill in the southern Stuttgart district of Degerloch.

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