Thursday, March 5, 2009

Castles RR - Group 4

The old castles RR was inactive but Ana "ninocas" opened a new one a few weeks ago. I'm sure will join other groups in the future.

Lets start with the card sent by Jona "sugarbooger" from Canada, with Toronto's most glamorous landmark: Casa Loma.
"It took three years, $3,500,000 and more than 300 workers to build Casa Loma between 1911 and 1914. With stately towers, soaring battlements, secret passageways and sweeping terraces, the medieval style castle is a product of Sir Henry Pellatt's boyhood dreams. Some thought it was the most romantic thing to ever happen to Toronto, while others shared the opinion of one critic who called it a mixture of 17th century Scotland and 20th Century Fox." - in:

And now a belgium card sent from Portugal by the portuguese Raquel "ferro".
"Het Steen (The Stone), in Antwerpen, is a castle at the river Scheldt. The castle has been renovated and adapted numerous times during its history. Most likely the castle was originally a part of the city wall and dating back from the 13th century.
In 1520 the castle was renovated and extended by architects Keldermans and De Waghemakere. For a long time (1549-1823) the castle was used as a prison.
In 1862 it became an archeological museum. When the castle was renovated between 1889 and 1890, they also added a wing in neo-gothic style. Since 1952 ‘t Steen is the location for the Maritime Museum." - in:

And finally the card sent by Janett "janiD" from Germany.
"Burghausen Castle is located in Bavaria in southern Germany, east of Munich and is situated on the west bank of the Salzach River, built atop a ridge. The castle stretches for over a full kilometre and is divided into six courtyards. It is also the longest castle in Germany and Europe.
Today the castle is home to two museums and a youth hostel." - in:

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