Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Medieval dream of Riquewihr
Riquewihr, for me the loveliest town I have seen this year in France, hands down. To underline this fact I was happy to find in a side street the Musée de la Communication en Alsace, where, apart from a nice selection of current French stamps on sale, it was possible to get a special hand cancellation with the text "Les Plus Belles Maquettes du Musée" with the date 29 May 2009. I chose the then new engraved stamp dedicated to the 500th anniversary of birth of Jean Calvin (1509-1564), major figure of the Reformation.