Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Blumenau - Brazil

A few days ago i've received an envelope from Brazil with these 3 Blumenau cards sent by Mauro.
Blumenau is a city in the state of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil. It was founded on September 2, 1850 by Dr. Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau along with 17 German immigrants.

In 2000, the city had 261,505 inhabitants; many people in the rural area of Blumenau still speak German and live by German traditions. The architecture also reflects the german influence. These typical timbered houses are a good exemple of that architectural influence.

Moellmann castle was constructed in typical german style, following the model of the construction manner of typical buildings of Michelstadt in the "Odenwald" in Germany. The stimulus for this building was to create a building which one through its special architecture would be a centre of attraction & a landmark for Blumenau.

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