Sunday, July 27, 2014

Day One Hundred Forty-Nine

Poland PL-85674 received 04-30-2010

Sent by: beciaa
From: Tychy, Poland
ID number: PL-85674
Notes: Tychy is a city of about 130,000 people in south central Poland.  This card shows the oldest church still standing in Tychy, St. Mary Magdalene Church. It was built in 1782.  This photo makes it look white, but several daytime shots that I found of it during my research shows that the exterior is yellow  in color, with a reddish roof.

Poland PL-47634 received 10-05-2009

Sent by: Hania38
From: Poland
ID number: PL-47634
Notes: The Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland was the official residence of the Polish monarchs.  Construction was started in 1598 and completed in 1619.  It was demolished in 1655-56 by the Swedish army and subsequently rebuilt.  It burned during the German bombings in 1939, and was plundered during the German occupation.  What remained was then blown up.  It wasn't until 1971 that the decision was made to rebuild it again.  

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