Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Novi Sad - Serbia

After a Unesco trade, i've traded again with Judit "helgamano". This time i've chosen two cards from her city, Novi Sad, Serbia's second largest city.

The cards show the Town Hall and the Name of Mary Church, both located in the Liberty Square, the largest central city square, built in the 18th century.

"The Town Hall was built in 1895th in Neo-Renaissance style, designed by architect George Molnar. The facade of the building is a striking Ionic and Corinthian columns. Facade stands out along the 16 Algerian figures that symbolize the various human activities and they are work of Julie Annika. At the top of the building is a tall tower in which there is a bell of St. Florian, patron of the city. Bell was called Matilda, by the name of the benefactress which donated the bell to the fire volunteer squad. Long time ago it served to announce by the number of hits ringtones, the position of the fire outbreak in the city." - in:

"The Name of Mary Church is a Roman Catholic Church named after Virgin Mary. The church was built on the foundation of an old Roman Catholic church, which was damaged during Revoluion of 1848. This church was not restored correctly, so Catholics from Novi Sad decided to build a new church. It was finished in the end of the 19th century, in 1894 by architect Georg Molnar. The church is a three-nave building, with gothic arches. The altar is made of carved wood from Tyrol, the windows with stained glass from Budapest and the roof tiles were made of Zsolnay ceramics. It is the highest church in Backa region and dominates the city center of Novi Sad." - in: wikipedia

No comments: