Friday, 25 March 2016

Germany - Writing

March 19, 2016

Kristine sent this card to me from Germany with a very nice note on the back.  She even wrote a little in Romanji (written Japanese in English style characters).  

She wrote, "Konnichiwa, anata wa Kristine desu.  I have studied japanese for some years at the evening school in Berlin but I have lost most of it because I do not use it.  Now I study Arabic - that is very helpful in Berlin now- we have a huge Arabic community.

Best regards from Berlin"

Calligraphy -  the art form of the written word--is still practised throughout the emirate and makes for prized souvenirs.  You can find calligraphers at work in art studios throughout Abu Dhabi.


Eva A. said...

I love this! I have a similar picture on my wall, but of a girl writing in Arabic with an ordinary pen.

Helen said...


I was very pleased to get this card. I enjoy all facets of writing and this was one I hadn't even thought about as a subject for a postcard!