This Official Postcrossing card is from Germany! Here is an aerial view of Frankfurt, a city located in the state of Hesse (kind of in the middle, southwest-ish part of the country). Frankfurt gets its name from the Franks, a Germanic group that was present during and some time after the 3rd century. I actually did a (cringy) song in 7th grade about the Franks so that’s why I went out of my way to point it out. Frankfurt is considered to be a highly diverse city, said to have a population where nearly 1 in 3 don’t own a German passport. It’s also big on things such as tourism, commerce, and education. On top of that, it’s a huge center for banking (to include international banking), and has been instrumental in the advance of my favorite type of music – electronic! Oh, and look at that – Frankfurt is sister cities with Philadelphia! I’ve already related three times to this city – time to go be the next 1 in 3 here! Shown in this card specifically is the Altstadt, which is a district of Frankfurt. “Altstadt” is literally “old town, and it’s actually a new old town as it underwent a reconstruction project between 2012 and 2018, needed as a result of WWII. So I can only imagine what we see here is the fruit of that reconstruction, and I absolutely love the colonial-like architecture that was retained here! And while I’ve seen it in other European cities… the colors are just plentiful! Lovely postcard – Philadelphia picked a good sister (pretty sure Frankfurt’s been around longer though)! Thanks so much for sharing this with me, Martin!