Monday, 30 May 2011


My sender, Marcela, helpfully translated the name of this cathedral, St Wenceslas Cathedral.  She also tells me that it is in the centre of the historic city of Olomouc where she studies.

This has been the site of a cathedral since 1131, the present façade was reconstructed  from 1883-1892 in a Neo-Gothic style. The chapel at the side is dedicated to St Anna.

A You Tube video tells me the cathedral has 24 bells (15 for music, 8 for peal and 1 for mass. Here is its peal (or change ringing), reminds me of Sunday mornings.

The card came with
one of the two October 2010 Historic Stoves set. This is an art deco ceramic cover of the heating body in the Château Nove Mesto nal Metuji, Bohemia created by the sculptor and ceramicist Helena Johnova in 1939.

Thank you Marcela


Cildemer said...

A very beautiful postcard and a great cathedral. Love its architecture!
Thanks for sharing;o)

jane said...

i love those bells and what a beautiful cathedral - B's father rang a peal in Hereford cathedral many years ago