May 30, 2017

3072 BELGIUM (Brussels) - Postcrossing Meetup, Brussels, 20 May 2017

On the postcard's background is the map of Brussels Metro, which covers a total of 40 km, and consists of four conventional lines (M1, M2, M5, and M6) and three premetro lines. It dates back to 1976, but underground lines known as premetro have been serviced by tramways since 1968. Over the map are overlapped five representative pictures for the capital of Belgium. I don't know if they are placed correctly on the map or unrelated to it.

In the five images appear: The Atomium (originally constructed for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair); La Grand Place (the most memorable landmark in Brussels - a UNESCO World Heritage Site); The Musical Instruments Museum (the former Old England department store); Manneken Pis (Little man Pee - designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619); and The European Union Parliament Building (completed in December 1999).

About the stamp
The stamp is part of the series Belgium - a view from the sky, designed by Alexandre Laurent & Kris Maes, issued on August 22, 2016.
• Liège-Guillemins railway station (2009), Liège (1 Europe)
• Port of Antwerp (1 Europe)
• Atomium building (1957), Brussels (1 Europe)
• St. Rumbold's Cathedral (1520), Mechelen (1 Europe) - It's on the postcard 3072
• Our Lady of Tournai Cathedral (1338), Tournai (1 Europe)

Sender: Anne Hippe and the postcrossers who participated to the Postcrossing Meetup which held in Brussels on May 20, 2017.
Sent from Brussels (Brussels / Belgium) on 22.05.2017

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