Monday, 31 May 2010


My sender is very informative and tells me that this is the Green (Vegetable) Market in Brno in 1921.  What a great card, I love the historic feel and colouring.  The 17th century Parnas fountain is in the foreground. The market selling vegetables, fruit and flowers still takes place.

Brno is the second biggest city in the Czech Republic, founded in 1243 and  located in the South Moravian Region.  In the industrial revolution it became an industrial centre and was sometimes called the Moravian Manchester, where do they think these things up.

It came with the October 2008 issue of 'Historic Stoves' and a wonderfully clear cancel.
The title is - Rococo Stove, Archbishops Palace in Prague - a white glazed stove with relief decoration and gilt details. At first I could only find the 2009 issues of this series until I used the Czech Post site which has a great system, just put the value of the stamp and a date and they show you all those of that year. How easy is that.

They go into great detail about this stove but basically the 18th century "characteristic of rococo stoves are mainly asymmetry, details and playful decorations..."  It does look very ornate.

This card travelled 920 miles (1480k) from  a village near Brno. Thank you Jana.       

1 comment:

Christine H. said...

Now that's how a city square should look!