Thursday, February 5, 2009

Reims - France

This is my oldest card. I bought it in a street fair a few years ago. The card is from Reims in France and on it's from we can read "The cathedral burnt and bombarded by germans" during the First World War.

"Notre-Dame de Reims (Our Lady of Rheims) is the cathedral of Reims, where the kings of France were once crowned.
The cathedral was completed by the end of the 13th century, with the exception of the western front.
German shellfire during the opening engagements of the First World War burned, damaged and destroyed important parts of the cathedral. Scaffolding around the north tower caught fire, spreading the blaze to all parts of the carpentry superstructure. The lead of the roofs melted and poured through the stone gargoyles, destroying in turn the bishop's palace.
Notre-Dame de Reims cathedral, the former Abbey of Saint-Remi, and the Palace of Tau were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1991." - in: wikipedia


Marie Reed said...

It is one of my dreams to go to this cathedral! I live in France but haven't been yet:)

Martinha said...

Hi Marie.
I love french cathedrals, they always look so amazing. I would like to visit some, a lot of them.