Saturday, 25 October 2014

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM GERMANY

After a long “winter” far from my blog (a lot of work, few time to post), I AM BACK!!! Have hundreds of postcards to post (I did not stop swapping) and a new postal address:
                                               Caixa Postal 27012
                                                         AGF - T9
                                                     Goiania - GO
                                                        74150-970
                                                           BRAZIL
Bremerhaven was founded in 1827 at the mouth of the River Weser and is one of the most important German ports, playing a crucial role in Germany's trade.
The Bremerhaven lighthouse is the oldest operative lighthouse on the mainland along Germany's North Sea shore and one of the most beautiful lighthouses anywhere. This elegant lighthouse, designed by the Bremen architect Simon Loschen, was built from 1853 to 1855 in brick neo-Gothic style. The 37 m (121 ft) square tower has a large iron bracket structure formerly used to display storm signals. It was electrified in 1942 and automated in 1961.
The Bremerhaven is the rear light at the harbor and is located about 200 m (220 yd) north of the front light, near the lock that provides entry to the Neuer Haven (53°32′46.7″N 8°34′12.4″E).
Germany has issued a set of lighthouse stamps depicting the diversity of German Leuchttürme since 2004. On July 12, 2007 issued two new lighthouse values: the 0.45€ Bremerhaven Oberfeuer (on the postcard) and the 0.55€ Hornum. 

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