Friday, 17 July 2015

France: Amiens Cathedral

Today I got four postcards: one from France, my first cards from Togo and Zambia and one from Germany.

The card from France shows the Amiens Cathedral. The Amiens Cathedral was started to be built in the 13th century in the Gothic style. It is the largest sacral building in France and a Basilica minor. Since 1981 is the Amiens Cathedral on the UNESCO World Heritage List and since 1998 it is also a part of the World Heritage Site "Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France".


Stamp:
Monument National du Hartmannswillerkopf (issued 22-06-2015)
The Hartmannswillerkopf is a peak in the Alsace. During World War I it was hard-fought between Germany and France. The battles took mainly place in 1915 as both sides withdrew big parts of their troops in 1916. Around 30000 soldiers lost their at Hartmannswillerkopf. Today is the area a National Monument of France and has a museum and a cemetery. The trenches can also be visited.
with a special postmark from the Postal museum in Paris


Thank You very much Axel!

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