Postcrossing reached 30 million registered postcards!
And I had a small part in that achievement.
But because all postcrossers were so enthousiastic,
I have, again, more cards received than sent. *sigh*
On the bright side, I got these nice cards today!
from the Netherlands
Stamp to commemorate the North Sea flood of 1953
(set of 10, 2003)
work by Aelbert Cuyp
from the Czech Republic
Mutěnice is a village in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic, with about 3,650 inhabitants.
The stamp features two churches including the large Jesuit church of St. Ignatius by Carlo Lurago and the smaller, original older church, presently used as the building of the city gallery “Špejchar” (Czech for granary).
Chomutov is a city with a glorious history of nearly eight hundred years and a rich social, cultural and sporting life. This important city in northwestern Bohemia is home to a number of highly active companies with foreign investments. In 1992, the Chomutov historical centre was declared as an urban conservation area. It has maintained its medieval ground plan typical of historical market towns.
Its main landmark is the former Jesuit seminary, built in the late 16th century by Catholic aristocrat Jiří Popel of Lobkowicz on the southern side of the square.
The simple building of the granary served as the first church to the seminary. Today, it hosts the municipal gallery with a large exhibition space. The taller building of St. Ignatius Church is similar to St. Ignatius Church on Karlovo Square in Prague.