Sunday, 23 June 2013

Castles in Spain - Sunday Stamps

The theme this week is "Churches, Castles and Fortifications" and as I wrote about castles in the A-Z Challenge in 2012, it seemed right to go with castles this week as well.

Spain - Castles
The three castles are:
  • Peñafiel
  • Ponferrada
  • Almansa
Thanks to Creative Commons we can see what they look like in their natural surroundings.
Castillo de Peñafiel, Valladolid, Spain

Templar Castle in Ponferrada, Spain
Castle of Almansa, Spain
To see what others have chosen this week, please cross over to Viridian's sunday-stamps-126.

Photo Attributions:

  • Peñafiel - By GS3; CC BY-SA 3.0
  • Ponferrada - de Benutzer Dietmar Gikjohann; CC BY-SA 3,0
  • Almansa - By JorgeLC; Public Domain.

10 comments:

agi said...

really love this set, and the additional photos for a greater view :)

Joy said...

I like the dramatic skyline on the 1.50 stamp. Spain looks the ideal country to go castle hunting, especially with those beautiful blue skies.

Lisa B said...

A wonderful selection, I hadn't seen any of these before.

Hawwa said...

As I'm from Spain, I remember well this series of stamps.

Yes: there are A LOT of castles in Spain!

Jo said...

The Spanish have turned a lot of their castles into hotels and/or restaurants. There is a name for them which escapes me. I think its a wonderful idea and as they are government run, they are mostly not too expensive. Love the pix and the stamps.

Hawwa said...

@Jo
I suppose you mean the "paradores". But there aren't a lot. There are great differences between "paradores"; some of them are luxurious and yes, expensive! But I think they offer great quality.

VioletSky said...

I am always awestruck by the immense scale of these old castles! The Almansa one looks like it was carved out of the rock.

Maria Kristina Maano said...

Really nice! I appreciate you taking the time to post photos of the castles in their natural sorroundings, I appreciate them more!

viridian said...

Love the stamps altogether, would love to visit Almansa, which appears to grow out of the rock. thank you for participating!

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

wow! what a beautiful set you have here! I hope to get some of those.

Willa @ Postage Journal:My Sunday Stamp