Sunday, July 11, 2010

July Alternative RR (1) - II

The very 1st cards to arrive. The 1st, Lewes Castle, was sent by Andy "duplevista" and Bianca "mamanina" sent the Den Helder card.

"Lewes is a rare example of a castle that has two mottes associated with one bailey. It was built by William de Warenne, around 1069-70, and became the main seat for his family. In 1088, William was made Earl of Surrey, and the title continued until 1347, with the death of the last of the line, John de Warenne, the 8th Earl.
The shell keep was built in the early 12th century, and two semi-octagonal towers were added to it in the 13th century. In the 14th century a magnificent barbican was added to what had previously been a poorly defended main gate. This barbican and much of the shell keep are still standing and you can climb to the top of both. Admission to the castle also includes entrance to the Barbican House museum." - in:

Den Helder is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Den Helder occupies the northernmost point of the North Holland peninsula. It is home to the country's main naval base.
On the card is possible to see the Lange Jaap , a lighthouse built in 1877 and is the tallest cast-iron lighthouse in Europe, at 63.45 meters (208.2 ft).

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