Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Avignon - France

Today i've only received this unesco card from France. it was sent by Sylvie "pazzolina".

"The Palais des Papes in Avignon is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. It is one of many places called the Palace of the Popes.
Avignon became the residence of the Popes in 1309, when Pope Clement V, unwilling to face the violent chaos of Rome after his election, moved the Papal Curia to Avignon, a period known as the Avignon Papacy. Clement lived as a guest in the Dominican monastery at Avignon, and his successor Pope John XXII set up a magnificent establishment there, but the reconstruction of the old bishops' palace was begun in earnest by Pope Benedict XII and continued by his successors to 1364.
The popes departed Avignon in 1377, returning to Rome, but this prompted the Papal Schism during which time the antipopes Clement VII and Benedict XIII made Avignon their home until 1408." - in: wikipedia

Usually i post the cards and the stamps but today i had to post the envelope. Is so beautiful. This one won't go to recicle like the other ones ;)

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