Good morning lovely ladies,
It's the first of September! How time flies. The temperatures here in southern Spain have dropped, thank goodness and the weather is now very lovely. We can go outside in the day time and enjoy nature.
Let me start with my postcard, that this time comes from France. It actually came in an envelope. It shows the Calanques, in southern France. Very beautiful from what I can see.
I went online to see what the Calanques really look like, and this is the photo:
This huge wall mosaic is called Erasmus trip by Louis van Roode, and it was commissioned by investor Der Baseler Versicherungs-Gesellschaft for the Holbein House. The mosaic contains numerous references to the life of Erasmus (1467-1536).
The mosaic shows two city views: Rotterdam and Basel, the cities where Erasmus started and completed his life's journey, respectively. Although Erasmus came from Rotterdam, he spent a large part of his working life in Basel. His most important works were published by publishing house Forben. Erasmus on horseback could be a reference to his book The Praise of Foolishness, because in his own words the idea for this book originated while Erasmus traveled on horseback from Italy to England in 1509 to visit his friend Thomas More, to whom he also dedicated it.