This Europe RR has a new host and everything seems to be working faster and better. So far, I've joined this and 2 other groups.
In this group we're supposed to get cards according to our wishlist or favorites. There's no doubt Tatiana, Yuliya and Gerald read my profile.
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I've been to Madrid 3 or 4 times but never visited or seen Almudena Cathedral.
At the end of the 19th Century building work was started on the Almudena Cathedral which was constructed on the site of the old Santa María la Mayor church to honour the patron virgin of Madrid. In 1883 the first stone of this impressive monument was laid, located in one of the most beautiful areas of the city. In 1911 the crypt was opened for worship, but construction was halted until after the Civil War, when architects Fernando Chueca Goitia and Carlos Sidro were placed in charge of the project. In spite of everything, the building process was extremely slow. In 1993, the cathedral was consecrated for worship by His Holiness Pope John Paul II. The inside of the church retains a Gothic style, although the outside is Classicist. - in: http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/arte/monumentos/madrid/catedral_santa_maria_la_real_de_la_almudena.html
The Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gerviaty is the largest in Belarus. It was built in Neo-Gothic style in the years 1899-1903 at the expense of Prince Olszewski.
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Bremenhaven lighthouse is the oldest mainland lighthouse on the North Sea coast still in service today and certainly one of the most beautiful lighthouses anywhere. It was built in 1853 by Simon Loschen (...). The lighthouse is a successful synthesis of the architectural styles of North German brick Gothic and concessions to the requirements of the age of technology. - in: https://www.bremerhaven.de/en/tourism/ships-harbors/simon-loschen-lighthouse.21722.html