Wednesday, 28 June 2017

50 Cities of the World #24 Christiania

So, after noticing in my cards list that I don't know the difference between numbers 24 and 27 I'm here now to give all the credit to the real #24 card in this set.


I don't have a clue where this is.

But after turning the card I find out it's in Norway. Even more the 'modern capital' of Norway.

And if you are wondering (I know you are! So don't make that face), yep...this is the previous name for Oslo.

Now we are talking!

Funny to see that one (or the) highlights  in the back is the University, the free University, with, look at this!, 50 professors and over 1'000 students! I bet that for the time it was massive!

I'd love to visit Nordic Countries but it's so cold up there! Brrrrrrr just imagining that in mid Summer they have an average of 23ºC (around 73.4F says google) it gives me the chills...

But it is a beautiful place, by the photos I've seen.

So if you want to know more about Christiania, nowadays, Oslo, visit its wiki page here and then go there and visit the city in person.

Just be careful of the icebergs...oh wait!

50 Cities of the World #27 Calcutta

For this one I had to search Google for sure. I don't know that much about India.

That's why I didn't know that Calcutta (which is the name we still use here too) has changed to Kolkata.

It used to be, like others, part of the English Empire. But like stated here in the card back, it was and still is a commercial centre.

It is located on the east bank of the Hooghly river. And we all know how a river is a great mean-to-an-end when we're talking about commerce.

When I picture Calcutta I picture roads where you can't put an other car. But looking at the card it seems so peaceful, with the river and the little boats.

For more info, here the wiki page.

ETA: I must have been sleepwalking when I did this post because this card is #27 and not #24 lol So I'm moving this post to it's place and will be posting the one and true #24 card!