Sunday, 8 April 2012
300 years of Mariana
Last year was the 300th anniversary of the town of Mariana in Brazil. It was founded in the gold rush in the state of Minas Gerais and soon became the main gold centre. Its prosperity can still be seen in the baroque architecture of the churches and other buildings.
The card shows, on the left, the houses on Rua Dom Silverio. The scene on the right, which is also on the stamp, shows the two churches on Praça Minas Gerais (Minas Gerais Square). Also on the card is the Maria Fumaça locomotive, the pillory, and the jail.
Further details of the stamp can be found on Luis Kalife's blog. I didn't realise it until now, but it was he who sent me the card and stamp.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"