Thursday, February 20, 2014

Marken - NETHERLANDS

The second official card of today came from the Netherlands and it shows a picture of the harbour of the little town of Marken and its traditional old wooden houses. Thank you very much Petra, this was one of the places that unfortunately I didn't had the chance to visit last summer when I went to Holland, but I remember checking it on the guide and the road map... maybe next time. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!

The Harbour in Marken, North Holland - NETHERLANDS
  
Marken is a peninsula in the Markermeer, in the Netherlands and a former island in the Zuiderzee, North Holland. It is the namesake of the Markermeer, the body of water which surrounds it. Marken is a well-known tourist attraction, well known for its characteristic wooden houses. Marken and its inhabitants were the focus of considerable attention by folklorists, ethnographers and physical anthropologists, who regarded the small fishing town as a relic of the traditional native culture that was destined to disappear as the modernization of the Netherlands gained pace.

 
 

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