Thursday, July 23, 2009

Litomyšl, Czech Republic

Lets end the day with a UNESCO card, coming from Litomyšl....I really hope im pronouncing it right...

Litomyšl Castle was originally a Renaissance arcade-castle of the type first developed in Italy and then adopted and greatly developed in central Europe in the 16th century. Its design and decoration are particularly fine, including the later High-Baroque features added in the 18th century. It preserves intact the range of ancillary buildings associated with an aristocratic residence of this type.
This chateau complex was included on the UNESCO whs list in 1999. The castle dates from the years 1568–1581. The buildings of the castle precincts are not only exceptional for their architectural refinement but have also inscribed themselves in history as the birthplace of the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana.The exquisite interiors of the castle, especially the baroque castle theatre, the amphiteatre in the castle park and Smetanas’ house, all offer varied programmes of concerts and theatrical performances and thus enrich the life of the town throughout the year. In 1994 the meeting of the seven Central European presidents took place at the castle.

there are two nice stamps on the card. The one on the left was issued in 2000 and is called Virgin, symbolic drawing of sign of the Zodiac. The stamp on the right was issued in 2006, under the name "Beauties of out Country (UNESCO): The Capstones Formation in the Kokorinsko Area".

thanks to the senders for the great cards, and to you for reading of course :)

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