Friday, August 10, 2012

Hvězda - Czech Republic

Most of the cards i've traded with Emerich are from Czech Republic. This one is from Broumov Walls, showing the barroc chapel on the Hvězda (Star) peak.  

Photo by Lubomir Imlauf
The chapel was built in 1732-1733 according to plans of Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer. The ground plan of the chapel has the shape of a five-point star. The interior ground plan is that of a circle with half-circle alcoves in each point of the five-point star. The chapel is accessible via a stone bridge and a few steps. There is a balcony corridor adjacent to the chapel that offers a great view of the Broumov basin and the Javoří Mountains. -

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