Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another great french cover!

How's your weekend? Mine was great! Here, I would like to share this great cover posted from Thiais, southern suburbs of Paris, France. Many thanks to Vrecord Celine!

Issued on 11th Feb 2009, the beautiful stamp is dedicated to the Basilica Sainte-Cecile which rises above the city of Albi in southern France. It is one of the most visited cathedrals of France.

The Basilica of Sainte-Cécile, a masterpiece of the Southern Gothic style presents a startling contrast between its external austerity of defensive architecture and the internal richness of sumptuous decoration. This stamp depicts a wall paintings of the dome form the biggest (97 m long on 28 m large) and the most ancient (1509-1513) ensemble of the Renaissance Italian painting in France.

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