Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jaén, Spain

Last card for today came as an official sometime at the beginning of the year.


It is a really lovely card, from the city of Jaén, showing the grand Jaén Cathedral, which is one of the most important Renaissance-style cathedrals. Construction began in 1570 and was completed in 1802. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, and it was built to shelter the relic of the Holy Face, or Veil of Veronica, lodged at the major chapel and exposed to the public every Friday. Due to the length of time in its construction, different artistic styles can be appreciated, the most prominent being Renaissance; Andrés de Vandelvira the most important architect. He is the greatest exponent of the Andalusian Renaissance. It aspires to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

so, if it does get listed as UNESCO whs, I already have the problem solved :P

The stamp on the right is from a set of 3 "Civic Values" stamps issued in 2012. This one is about "Getting distracted at the Driving Wheel"
. The other guy..well you know him, Juan Carlos, and those Spanish definitives :)

Ha! Cant believe it I did another update in just a few days! Well, hope you liked the cards...till next time...enjoy your autumn/spring days..depending where on the Earth you are :)

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