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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Centennial Hall in Wrocław

Card # 42
This postcard sent to me by Kazimierz

It was in the Lower Silesian capital of Breslau on 10 March 1813 that King Frederick William III of Prussia called upon the German people in his "Aufruf an mein Volk" to rise up against Napoleon's occupation of Germany. In October of that year, in the Battle of Leipzig at Leipzig, Napoleon was defeated. The opening of the hall was part of the celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the battle, hence the name. The hall was renamed Hala Ludowa ("People's Hall") when the city became part of Poland under a communist government in 1945. The Polish translation of the original German name, Hala Stulecia, is also used with reference to the history of the building.

The cupola was made of reinforced concrete and with an inner diameter of 69 m and 42 m high; it was the largest building of its kind at the time of construction. The symmetrical quatrefoil shape with a large circular central space seats 7,000 persons. The dome is 23m high, made of in steel and glass. The Jahrhunderthalle became a key reference for the development of reinforced concrete structures in the a 20th century. Read more

Historic City of Toledo

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This postcard sent to me by Emilio Fernandez Esteban

Toledo is a municipality located in central Spain, 70 km south of Madrid. It is the capital of the province of Toledo and of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage as one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire and place of coexistence of Christian, Jewish and Moorish cultures. Many famous people and artists were born or lived in Toledo, including Al-Zarqali, Garcilaso de la Vega, Eleanor of Toledo, Alfonso X and El Greco. It was also the place of important historic events such as the Visigothic Councils of Toledo.

Old city of Toledo

Having been populated since the Bronze Age, Toledo gained relevance during Roman times, being a main commercial and administrative center in the roman province of Tarraconensis. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Toledo served as the capital city of Visigothic Spain, beginning with Liuvigild and was the capital of Spain until the Moors conquered Iberia in the 8th century. Read more

40 World Heritage Postcard!!!Hurray!!!

Hurray!!!! collected 40 World Heritage Postcards so far......:)))) thAnK YoU aLLL my dEaR FrIeNDsssssssss

Petäjävesi Old Church

Card # 40 This postcard sent to me by Artlover

The Petäjävesi Old Church (Finnish: Petäjäveden vanha kirkko) is a wooden church located in Petäjävesi, Finland. It was inscribed in 1994 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It was built between 1763 and 1765. UNESCO considered it to be a representative Lutheran church of the Scandinavian tradition, mixing Renaissance with older Gothic elements. Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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