Thursday, 23 March 2017

Brazil: São Luís

On Monday I got three postcards: one from Brazil, one from the USA and one from South Korea.

The card from Brazil shows a street in São Luís. São Luís was founded by the French in 1612, captured by the Portuguese in 1615, captured by the Dutch in 1641 and recaptured by the Portuguese in 1645. It has the largest and best preserved heritage of colonial Portuguese architecture in Latin America, which survived due to a period of economic stagnation in the early 20th century. Today it is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Maranhão. The Historic Centre of São Luís is since 1997 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamps:
Professions (two from set of three) (issued 30-12-2005)
Musical Instruments (from set of ten) (issued 01-07-2002)
Missing Paintings by Candido Portinari (from set of five) (issued 26-05-2004)


Thank You very much Paulo!

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