Oranjestad, Aruba

Thanks to Byron for sending this one.

Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad, Aruba [rev]

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Tyne bridges at night, Newcastle

The Tyne at night from Newcastle side showing Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge ans Swing Bridge. Newcastle is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England. It is 166 km south of Edinburgh and 446 north of London. The city developed around the Roman settlement Pons Aelius and was named after the castle built in 1080 by Robert Curthouse, William the Conqueror’s eldest son. Thanks to Frida.

Tyne bridges at night, Newcastle

Tyne bridges at night, Newcastle [rev]

Church of Santo Domingo of Loja, Ecuador

Built in 1557, the Church of Santo Domingo was badly damaged in 1867, destroying its Gothic facade and leaving only its twin spires standing. The rebuilding of the church was done in the colonial style popular at the time, with the twin spires being incorporated into the design. Thanks to Moria.

Church of Santo Domingo of Loja, Ecuador

Church of Santo Domingo of Loja, Ecuador [rev]

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]

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]