Monday, 11 May 2009

Ząbkowice Śląskie, Poland

Unused, undated.

Ząbkowice Śląskie
Gothic style Town Hall.

Ząbkowice Śląskie, then known as Frankenstein, suffered badly in the plague during the 17th century when around a third of the population died.  It is thought that some events at the time may have inspired the story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

7 comments:

  1. I love the postcard of Frankenstein! AND I love Mary Shelley's novel.

    I've left you an award, 2009 Friendly Blogger Award at my blog, Tennessee Memories. See you there!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, wow! Really! I love that story. It is so deliciously awful. But your postcard is lovely! Thanks for sharing it and the history behind it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just wanted to say hello Sheila, I hope all is well with you. God bless.

    Jodi

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Sheila,

    Imagine the place without the plague, it would be overpopulated. Perhaps him (or her of course) above meant things like this to happen.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely! Between you and JaPRA, I am now dying to see Poland one day!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Plague or no, "Frankenstein" is a lot easier to pronounce.

    ReplyDelete

Welcome to my postcard collection! I love hearing what you think of the cards - but spam WILL be deleted.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...