#AtoZChallenge | C is for Castle


Postcard sent by Eva (Germany), featuring Nuremberg Castle (Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany), built by emperor Konrad I in the 12th century. 

I like to receive original postcards (for instance, yesterday's vintage drawing of a bank). But I also love to get just (comercial, standard, you name it) views. Those are usually beautiful pictures that give me the sense of the place and a certain share of the sender's trip. And they make me feel like travelling.

Being born in a village with a medieval castle on its top, I couldn't believe when a blogger friend wrote that he had never visited a real castle... Have you ever visited a castle? Did you sent any postcard from there? Would you send this one, for instance?


64 comments:

  1. I love castles and I always buy tons of postcards when I am in one :)

    Would you like to exchange postcards? :)

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Good luck on the rest of your A to Z challenge

    Sylvia @ The Creative Life

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    1. I'm not sure that I can do a swap during this month... Maybe later? Drop me a note trough Twitter (@MailAdventures) or the contact form of the blog. And thanks for your visit!

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  2. Castles are awesome. Great postcard :-) Happy A-to-Z-ing.

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    1. I think so! Thanks for your comment.

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  3. Love castles and forts and citadels. Haven't visited this one, but several others in the ME and elsewhere. Totally would send a postcard like that!

    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  4. In our 1989 New England vacation, we visited Hammond Castle in Gloucester MA. Unfortunately, it was closed so we did not get to take a tour. Maybe one day, we'll get a chance to re-visit and walk through this incredible place. This is the only castle I'm aware of in North America. It's not nearly as large as some of the European castles which are totally impressive and so cool. Whenever you get a chance, check out some critters I drew for the letter "C" in my A2Z series, Art Sketching Through the Alphabet! Happy a2zing, my friend!

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    1. So you need to come back to Europe... :)

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  5. I did visit the Tower of London and the Biltmore House (almost a castle). Postcards are cool.

    C is for Church Committee: Intelligence Abuses by the CIA

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    1. I like the idea of "almost a castle" :D

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  6. I did a whole A-Z Challenge on Castles some years ago and all tied in to ghosts of one sort or another. No castles on postcards though, It has been a theme previously on Sunday Stamps

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    1. This year, the theme for Europa Stamps is Castles, so we are going to see some beautiful castles on 2017 stamps. I received the Dutch, not in time to be added to this post!

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    2. En mai prochain,la poste émettra un timbre europa à 1.10 euro intitulé "les châteaux Chambord , Azay le rideau et Chenonceau ,je ne le trouve pas très joli mais bon tout est question de goût !

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    3. Je ne l'ai pas vu. Je n'ai vu que le néerlandais. Mais, quand même, j'aime le sujet choisi.

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    4. Oui moi aussi ,j'ai visité Loches , Chenonceau ,blois ,cheverny ,Amboise ,le clos Lucé où vécut Léonard de Vinci et le majestueux Chambord ,ce sont les châteaux de la Loire ,il y en a d’autres mais je ne les ai pas encore visité .A quelques km de chez moi ,il y a le château de Chantilly ,celui de Pierrefonds et Compiègne .

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  7. That is a beautiful postcard. I have been in a few castles in the past. My family lived close to a ruined castle and priory when I was young.

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    1. So, like me! But my castle wasn't ruined. I used to play in the castle as a child. I also got married there. Now is more organised for tourists. But still, you can enter for free if you live in the village, which is great.

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  8. I have never visited a castle. It is on my bucket list. Unfortunately there are not many in North America and even fewer on the prairies. I would send a postcard from the castle if I ever get to visit one.

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    1. I am sure you will enjoy when you finally did. don't forget to send postcards! :)

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  9. I love castles! Someday, I'd like to stay in a place where castles are not infrequently used like hotels, such as Ireland. In person, I saw the Montfort Castle ruins in the Upper Galilee region, and had my picture taken against its backdrop.

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    1. Stay in a castle like this... that would be great!

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  10. Castles are awesome - anytime i go travelling a visit to a castle is an absolute must :)

    NotesinaBook

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    1. Me too... if there is any!

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  11. Big, old drafty castles. It's compelling to imagine the reality of people living and working in them. I've visited the Windsor, Warwick, and Edinburgh castles. Each was revealing and enjoyable, but I got the greatest sense of rooted history in Edinburgh's.

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    1. I'm sure you did, in Edimburgh. Somehow, history breathes in stones.

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  12. Castles are the best! And growing up by one would be fantastic! Thankfully, I have been to castles, but not until I was in my early 20s. I can't hardly wait to visit more of them some day. (And yes, I sent myself postcards from the castle. ;)

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    1. I've never sent postcards to myself, but I've noticed that a lot of people do so.

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  13. No, I have never stepped foot inside a castle nor even seen a real castle. I love the postcard photograph, especially because one of my ancestors emigrated from Bavaria.

    http://gail-baugniet.blogspot.com

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    1. I have no connection with that place, except what the sender told me, but I love that picture.

      Thanks for visiting the blog!

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  14. I have not visited Europe so far leave alone any castles there.. . It does look breathtaking...
    C for Cup

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    1. I haven't visited this one either, but I wish I could do so one day.

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  15. I was born in Germany and moved to the USA 30 years ago. I miss castles!

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    1. I guess it is a thing I would miss if I were living in the USA, too.

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  16. I've never been to a castle, but I would love to. The one in the postcard is beautiful.

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    1. It seems so. I'd like to visit it, too.

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  17. I've been to a few castles in Europe and the Gillette Castle in Conneticut. Oh, I can't forget to mention Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disney land (does that count?)
    But, I didn't send postcards.

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    1. Of course it counts! I bet you can't find a more inspiring castle :)

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  18. Oh, I love a good castle, so much history.
    Josefine from
    Getting to the end

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    1. Yes, you can feel it!

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  19. I've visited a number of reconstructed castles in Japan. They are also beautiful.

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    1. Japan isn't a country that I would associate with castles, but I would visite those, too.

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  20. Yes, at least two castles in Germany but I think more. Neuschwanstein and one of King Ludwig's castles.

    #AtoZChallenge
    "Female Scientists Before Our Time"
    Shells–Tales–Sails


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    1. I think I received a postcard of the latter, some time ago.

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  21. What a fun theme! I love postcards (and handwritten letters)! I can hardly wait to see where the alphabet takes us... I'll be back!

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Chocolate

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    1. I'm glad that you like the theme. I also love handwritten letters, but I thought that postcards would be interesting for the #AtoZChallenge. The blog is full of mail art covers, if you wander a bit...

      Thanks for coming!

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  22. Castles are so full of personality. I love their beauty and their history. :)

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    1. I agree: "full of personality" is a good description for medieval castles.

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    2. Si une personne est réellement intéressée par la période du moyen age et qu'elle visite Paris alors il faut absolument se rendre au musée de Cluny ,c'est un endroit magnifique du 13 éme siècle avec des jardins médiévaux ,les tapisseries de la dame à la licorne ,j'invite quiconque à aller sur leur site.

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    3. Et oui, j'y suis allée! Il y a quatre ou cinq ans. Je voudrais y retourner un jour.

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    4. Lorsque je me rends chez naturéo ,une boutique de produits bio ,il donne un magazine gratuit biocontact et en le feuilletant je tombe sur un article titré Le jardin de demain sera aride ou ne sera pas !Cet article parle de 2 créateurs de jardins Arnaud Maurières et Eric Ossart qui ont en autre créé le jardin de Cluny mais pas que ,ils se sont aussi intéressés aux jardins en milieu aride comme le Maroc et le Mexique ! Bon weekend :)

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    5. C'est intéressant. Mais où j'habite au Maroc, et le nord en général, ce n'est pas du tout aride!

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    6. Effectivement il s'agissait du sud du Maroc .L'article posait aussi la problématique que ce ne n'est au final pas à la nature de s'adapter à l'homme mais l'inverse !

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  23. Castles are amazing. Many years ago I visited a castle in England and hope to have the opportunity to visit more some day. Would definitely send postcards! - Marie The Articulate Image

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    1. I agree with your whole comment :)

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  24. I do love the standard post cards. Such pretty views and so tempting!

    My A to Z at herding cats & burning soup

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    1. Yes, you feel like travelling every time apostcard arrives...

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  25. I haven't been to Nuremburg Castle, but I'm originally from England and grew up very close to several castles. It's always strange to me as well, when people say they've never been to one. Although now I live in America and there aren't any here - I miss them!

    My "C" post :) http://nataliewestgate.com/2017/04/captain-secret-diary-of-a-serial-killer

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    1. I guess it is more difficult if you live in a country with no (or few) castles. But, as someone has suggested in a comment, you can always visit the Sleepy Beauty castle in Disneyworld...

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  26. I love to travel and would love to see this someday. It's on a very long list! I'm enjoying your theme.

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    1. Thanks, Darcy!My list is also too long, I'm afraid.

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  27. Merci de montre ma carte ici. Je suis été dans beaucoup des châteaux...aussi grandir dans un village avec une...

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    1. Mais non, c'est moi qui te remercie de l'avoir envoyé, bien sûr! :)

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  28. I've been to the Heidelberg castle in Germany and many Forts in India. Also seen some castles along the Rhine (from a distance). Love castles and forts.

    Suzy at Someday Somewhere

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    1. Forts in India sounds fantastic!
      Thanks for your visit.

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