Thursday, August 12, 2010

#396 Czech Republic...Thanks Josef!

This FDC features The beauty of our homeland - Štramberk issued on June 16,2010.

Štramberk is a small town in Moravia. It lies on the slopes of Castle Hill. The city is much younger than the castle, which dominates with its Gothic tower ovens ranges up to 40 meters and its diameter is 10 m. Since 1903, it serves as a lookout.

The postage stamp is a stylized view of Štramberské Square, in front of the landmark Castle Trúba. On the cover is stylistically depicted the original wooden architecture of the city.

The 4k stamp was issued in 1993 commemorating 1000 Anniv of Brevnov Monastery,which is a Benedictine monastery in Břevnov, Prague. It was founded by Prince Boleslav II and Saint Adalbert, bishop of Prague in 993 AD.

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