Putna Monastery, Romania

The Putna Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery. It was built and dedicated by Prince Stephen the Great. The monastery houses the tombs of Stephen and several family members. Construction began in 1466. Thanks to Anca.

The postcard is a photograph from Romanian artist Marius Vasiliu. [Here are some of his albums in Flickr]

Putna Monastery, Romania

Putna Monastery, Romania [rev]


View from Arlington, Virginia

Pictured here in the west bank of the mighty Potomac River is the US Marine Corps War Memorial Iwo Jima, adjacent to the world famous Arlington National Cemetery. On the opposite bank is the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the US Capitol. Thanks to Johni.

View from Arlington, Virginia

View from Arlington, Virginia [rev]

White cliffs on Rügen, Germany

Rügen is Germany’s largest island. It is connected to the mainland by road and railway via the Rügen Bridge and Causeway. The island is known for its characteristic white chalk cliffs. Thanks to Artur for this one.

Here is a map postcard I received a few years ago.

White cliffs on Rügen, Germany

White cliffs on Rügen, Germany [rev]

Imperial Castle, Poznań

The Imperial Castle in Poznań, popularly called Zamek, was constructed in 1910 for William II, German Emperor. Since its completion, the building has housed government offices of Germany and Poland (as of 1945). The castle was built in Neo-Romanesque style. Thanks to Kasia.

Imperial Castle, Poznań

Imperial Castle, Poznań [rev]

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia. The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great. The Cathedral was completed in 1211. In 1985 the city’s Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks to Isa.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela, Spain [rev]