Thursday, January 19, 2012

PT x other countries RR - Special Group 11

I believe is not hard to guess which was the theme of this special group, Yeap, castles, and these are from  Poland and Ireland.

Photo by W. Pawluczuk

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.

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