Sunday, 25 January 2009
Postcard from Mexico no. 2
A postcard of the city of Morelia in the Mexican state of Michoacán, one of the 29 Mexican sites on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage. Built in the 16th century, Morelia is an outstanding example of urban planning which combines the ideas of the Spanish Renaissance with the Mesoamerican experience. The card was sent on 8 January 2008 from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas in the same state of Michoacán and reached me after more than a month on 11 February 2008.
The large stamp issued on 27 November 2007 features Mariano Otero (1817-1850), one of the promoters of the "Juicio de Amparo", a Mexican court specialising in defending the contitutional rights of citizens. In the stamp there is also a small reproduction of a mural called Alegoría del Supremo Tribunal de Justicia.