Thursday, August 7, 2008

Castle RR - Group 6

One of my favorite cards to collect are castle cards, maybe because they're are always full of history and stories, they bring the past to our present. I'm lucky to live in a region with a lot of castles, some of them are really, really old. When i finally get my driver's license i want to photograph some of them and off course buy some cards ;) But for now, voilá the cards i've received a few months ago through the Castle RR.

The castle of Wineck, built in 1200, lies northwest of the village of Katzenthal in the Haut-Rhin province in France. Is the only castle of Alsace surrounded by vineyards.
Card sent by Dominique "doumik".

Some castles in Burgenland-pfalz, south-west Germany. The card was sent by Natascha "jadefalkon".

"The Turku Castle, dating from the 1280s, is a monument of Finnish history.
Turku castle is the largest surviving medieval building in Finland, and one of the largest surviving medieval castles in Scandinavia." - in:
wikipedia.
card sent by Marita "MaHaKo".

On this card sent by Christina "ChristinaB", there's the Schloss Leopoldskron, one of Austria’s most notable Rococo buildings, a beautiful piece of architecture by the little lake Leopoldskroner Weiher. On the background, in the top of the hill is the Hohensalzburg Castle, built in 1077, one of the largest medieval castles in Europe.

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