We’re staying in Germany for this post, but moving to the city of Karlsruhe! This city is located in the in the state of Baden-Württemberg, right in the southwestern part of the country and nearly touching the French-German border. If you’d like to know what Karlsruhe is famous for, one example is that it’s a big hub for science and technology. It’s home to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, which is the oldest technical school in the country as well as its leading institute for computer science. But I can’t talk too much more about stuff that’s not on the card – let’s roll right into some more multiview mayhem! In the top-left, we have Gottesaue Palace, a building from the 1500s that had quite the tumultuous history. Through things like war and fires, it had to be reconstructed a number of times. Its uses also changed quite a bit – it served as a summer house, then as a fruit store, and now as the home of the Karlsruhe University of Music. To the right of Gottesaue Palace is another palace – simply, the Karlsruhe Palace. This one’s younger than Gottesaue by roughly 200 years, though it too was first used as a summer residence for royalty and it too had to be rebuilt at some point (it was originally constructed with wood, and later with stone). It now houses the State Museum of Baden (and by “Baden” I’m referring to a historical region situated in southern Germany and northern Switzerland). Middle-left is St. Stephan Parish Church, the oldest catholic church in the city (built in 1814). Center stage is the Karlsruhe Pyramid, a red sandstone structure that stands atop the founder’s (Margrave Charles III William) tomb and holds the foundation stone for the city. To the right of the pyramid is a monument of Carl Friedrich von Baden, who succeeded Charles III William. This monument sits out in front of Karlsruhe Palace. Bottom-left we have Karlsruhe Botanical Garden, which has a really neat array of plants and cool architecture – like the gate house you see depicted on this card. Finally, we have the Karlsruhe Evangelical Church, built in the early 1800s and reconstructed in the mid-1900s. If that tower didn’t exist, I would’ve never guessed this was a church – it looks like something out of Washington D.C.! XD Friedrich Weinbrenner – that same person who created St. Stephan – based this church’s architecture off of the Greek temple, which explains those lovely pillars preceding it. Okay, another long post finished! Thank you guys for reading as always! And thank you to the sender who sent me this!