Historical Town Hall and Holy Trinity Column, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Posted by: vraatja
N 49° 35.630 E 017° 15.070
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Quick Description: The stamp emitted in the stamp serie "Town architecture" presents two great monuments of Olomouc - sacred Holy Trinity Column and secular building of historical Town Hall.
Location: Olomoucky kraj, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 8/30/2010 1:20:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM9KPE
The stamp serie named "Town architecture" emitted in 1993 presented great monumentzs and building of some Czech towns. In case of Olomouc, two great and wonderful monuments of the city were depicted on the stamp - building of historical Town Hall and Holy Trinity Column.
The building of the Olomouc Town Hall presiding over the Upper Square represents a six century long symbol of the economic and political importance of this former royal capital town of Moravia. Today it is the most prominent historical building of secular architecture in Olomouc and also the only monument with both a public and ceremonial function which still serves its original purpose.
The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc is a Baroque monument in the Czech Republic, built in 1716–1754 in honour of God. The main purpose was a spectacular celebration of Catholic Church and faith, partly caused by feeling of gratitude for ending a plague, which struck Moravia (now in the Czech Republic) between 1714 and 1716. The column was also understood to be an expression of local patriotism, since all artists and master craftsmen working on this monument were Olomouc citizens, and almost all depicted saints were connected with the city of Olomouc in some way.
It is the biggest Baroque sculptural group in the Czech Republic. In 2000 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "one of the most exceptional examples of the apogee of central European Baroque artistic expression".
Stamp Issuing Country: Czech Republic
Date of Issue: July 1st, 1993
Denomination: 8 Kč (Czech Crowns)
Color: dark violet, yellow
Stamp Type: Single Stamp
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