Once again, I got only nice cards in this portuguese RR. The RR might be portuguese but the cards are from different locations, in this case, China, Portugal and France.
© René Burri / Magnum Photos
Last month Paulo sent me a Magnum Photos card and this month he did it again. René Burri is the photographer of this picture of dead lotus leaves taken in 1964 on Kunming Lake in the grounds of the Summer Palace near Beijing.
Kunming Lake is a most attractive water feature a short distance from downtown Beijing, where it covers three quarters of the total area of the Summer Palace grounds.
© Edição Vistal - Foto ©, Art & Concept: Gustav A. Wittich
If you're in southern Portugal and want to go to southern Spain, you'll cross this bridge. I've only crossed it once but I bet Tiago has crossed many times.
The Guadiana International Bridge is a bridge that crosses the Guadiana River connecting southern Spain (town of Ayamonte) and Portugal (town of Castro Marim). It is the southernmost land crossing on the Portugal–Spain border. It is not split evenly between the two countries, a greater share of it situated in Portugal. Completed in 1991, its structural type is a cable-stayed bridge, with a deck of prestressed concrete. (...) The bridge is open to vehicles only. It is the third longest bridge in Portugal and one of the longest in Spain. - in: wikipedia
The Château de Villandraut is a ruined castle in the commune of Villandraut in the Gironde département of France.
The castle of Villandraut is known as the castle of Pope Clement. Villandraut is the birthplace of Bertrand de Goth, who became the first pope in Avignon under the name of Clement V in 1305.
From the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Clement V decided to build a castle in Villandraut, which should be the symbol of the increased power of the Goth’s family.
The work began in 1305 and was completed in 1312. The castle was built in just seven years, a particularly short time to the Middle Ages, because normally twenty years have been reasonably necessary for the realization of such a work. This rapidness is due to the richness and the power of the sponsor, Pope Clement V. - in: https://www.chateaudevillandraut.fr/castle-history/
Card sent by Joana.
A nice french castle and now a church. Sent by Michele.
The city of Malestroit is a small town located in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.
St. Gilles Church was built in the 12th century and rebuilt partly in the 16th and 18th centuries. Its southern 12th century cross, its double nave, its special statues, its stained glass windows, as well as its exceptional 13th century paintings, discovered on the vault at the end of 2011 during a restoration, make it a special building.