Spalentor - Basel, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 33.482 E 007° 34.877
32T E 393270 N 5268154
Quick Description: The Spalentor is the most imposing of the three surviving city gates that formed part of the fortifications of 1400.
Location: Basel Stadt, Switzerland
Date Posted: 12/16/2010 1:01:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMAAX3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
?In the 19th century the fortifications and most of the gates were destroyed to let the city grow.

The walls are over two meters thick, the side towers have a height of 28 meters the main tower is 40.3 meters high.

The side facing away from the town is decorated with three figures from the beginning of the 15th century - the Madonna and two prophets. There are beautiful colored bricks on the roof.

The stamp is 0.50 CHF of the definitive stamp series from 1960.
Stamp Issuing Country: Switzerland

Date of Issue: 1960

Denomination: 0.50 CHF

Color: blue

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

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