Sunday, 21 August 2011

2011 - STAMPS OF BRAZIL - 16

Continuing with the series dedicated to Historical Cities, the Brazilian Post pays homage in this stamp to the city of Sabará, which in its 300 years played a major role in laying the cultural foundations of the state of Minas Gerais. The city preserves its customs through its cultural and religious festivities and its artistic and architectonic assets.
The stamp issued on July 17th shows on the low left corner of the stamp, one can see the Gold Museum and some items of its collection: gold bars and a mortar. Above it, in blue, one can see the Municipal Theater. In the central part of the image, one can see the Nossa Senhora do Ó church with its façade marked by elements of oriental influence. Next to it, dominating the image, there is a sculpture created by Aleijadinho for the Nossa Senhora do Carmo church. On the right corner next to it there is an image of the mansion of Father Correa, which was built in 1770 and later was turned into the headquarters of the municipal city hall.

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