Saturday, August 27, 2011

Czech Monasteries

These cards are great. I've 3 more of this collection. Too bad i don't understand a word of czech, i'd like to know what's written on the front and back of the cards.

The Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary in Zeliv, a town in South Bohemia, is part of a Premonstratensians Monastery. The church was built on the foundations of the original Romanesque basilica from the first half of the 12th century. The new Gothic church was finished at the beginning of the 14th century. Its present appearance comes from the Baroque reconstruction by J. B. Santini between 1713 - 1720.

The Cistercian Vyšší Brod Monastery with fortifications was founded in 1259 by Wok von Rosenberg.

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