Thursday, 19 January 2017

Brazil: Manaus

On Saturday I got a postcard from Brazil.

It shows Manaus. Manaus is the capital city of the Brazilian State of Amazonas and the biggest city in the Amazon rainforest. At the end of the 19th century it was the best developed city in Brazil and the richest city in South America, as it was the only exporter of rubber. Back then it was known as Paris of the Tropics. Today it is the main access point for visiting the fauna and flora of the Brazilian Amazon. 

The Amazon Theatre (left picture) was built between 1884 and 1896 in the Renaissance style with materials imported from Europe and became a symbol of the rubber boom. Together with the Peace Theatre in Belém it seeks for the inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

With a great stamp:
Christmas (from set of two) (issued 04-10-2016)
The stamp was printed with foil.

Thank You very much Silvia!

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