Saturday, 26 September 2015

Switzerland: La Chaux-de-Fonds

On Wednesday I got five postcards from Switzerland.

One of them shows an aerial view of La Chaux-de-Fonds. La Chaux-de-Fonds is a city in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel and the third largest city of the Romandie. It is one of the most important watch making towns in Switzerland and owed its existence to this single industry. The city was completely destroyed by a fire in 1794 and was later rebuilt using a grid street system. Karl Marx described it as “huge factory-town” in Das Kapital. Since 2009 is La Chaux-de-Fonds together with Le Locle, another example of Watchmaking Town Planning, on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

With a great stamp:
Corn (two from set of four) (issued 04-09-2008)
Marsupilami (from set of two) (issued 03-09-2015)

Thank You very much Madeleine!

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