In May 1945, during the air raids on Nagoya in the Second World War, most of the buildings including the main and small dungeons, and the Hommaru Palace, were burned down. Fortunately, however, three corner towers, three gates, and most of the paintings on the sliding doors and walls in the Hommaru Palace survived the fire, and have been handed down as Important Cultural Assets. - in: http://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/13_english/index.html
This Balków Castle card was sent by Ryszard and Marlena "rs100". The castle is located in Balków, a is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.
Above the town stand the ruins of Bolków Castle, built in the 13th century. Devastated in the Thirty Years' War it became a property of Grüssau Abbey in 1703, though restoration efforts did not begin until 1905. Since 1994 the ruin is the site of the annual "Castle Party" Gothic rock festival. - in: wikipedia
Photo by Willie Rooney
This is the 2nd castle card i've received in a few weeks sent by Brian "fishermen". This time he sent me this view of the Dalkey Castle & Heritage Center, which includes a 14th century fortified Town House, a 10th century church and graveyeard, a heritage museum and a Writers/Art Gallery.