I have been a bit focused in the history of Rome lately, and a friend sent me some Rome-related postcards from the UK:
Trajan's Column in the Cast Courts, in the Victoria and Albert Museum.This is a plaster cast taken about 1864, after the marble originals. The idea behind the gallery sounds very interesting:
Opened in 1873, the Cast Court collections were originally assembled to allow people who could not travel abroad to admire some of the major European monuments and works of art. The galleries house faithful copies commissioned or bought from some of the leading cast manufacturers of the nineteenth century, when collecting such casts was at its most popular.
A Coign of Vantage, 1895, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912).
Three Roman women watch the return of galleys from a corner, or 'coign'. (...) A Dutch painter who moved to England in 1870, Alma-Tadema has a successful career (...) His Neo-Classical portrayals of ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian life were highly popular with Victorian society. They also showed the artist's knowledge of archaeology and social history.
Cantwaraburg. anglo Saxon Canterbury, about A. D. 750. Artist view by Ivan Lapper, based on expert archaeological research.
The Saxon town, established in St. Agustine's time, flourished inside the repaired Roman walls. Only the ruined Theatre survived of the Roman buildings: new houses, workshops and markets grew up in a changed layout around new monuments -Cathedral, King's Palace and Abbey.
Fresco from the North wall showing initiation rites. First century. Pompeii. This (big!) postcard came from an exhibition in the British Museum.
And the last one was sent by Fabienne (France). What has this church to do with Romans? Well, as you can read on the image, it was built on the site of the ancient Forum of Trajan.