Monday, 19 October 2009
Postcard from Prague, Czech Republic
When in Prague last week, after some three years, I sent myself this postcard showing the frozen and snowy Charles Bridge (as if I knew that there would be unexpected October blizzards overnight leaving much of the country and the still green tres and fields under snow). The main post-office is now (9-31 October 2009) using a special postmark commemorating the 10th anniversary of the reconstruction of its building in Jindrisska Street, so I posted this greeting there, using two current flower definitives and a 6.50 Kč stamp from 2004 (26 May) showing the pagan god of Radegast, patron of the Beskydy mountain range in the eastern part of Moravia. The statue of the god stands on Mount Radhost and was made in 1929 by sculptor Albin Polasek. Besides Radegast, the stamp bears the logo of the European Stamp Exhibition which was held in 2005 in Brno.