Thursday, 6 November 2008
Postcard from Hungary
When visiting Hungary last year, we sent ourselves this postcard from Pannonhalma in the north of the country (UNESCO World Heitage Site). This thousand-year-old archabbey stands on a hill above nicely undulating countryside and houses an impressive chapel (which reminded me much of the movies with Harry Potter) and an even more impressive library with massive globes and balustraded floors.
I bought the stamp with Lockheed Sirius 8A (1931) at a news stand in Gyor. It was issued on 16 March 2006 in 350,000 copies and is part of the series Hungarian Aviation.