Sunday, 5 August 2012
Some Polish history
I thought I would be struggling this week but along came this postcard from Poland just in time. The card shows a detail from a painting by Canaletto, though this is the nephew of the Canaletto who painted so many pictures of Venice. He is also known as Bernardo Bellotto and was court painter to King Stanislaw from 1764. The building to the left of the church is used today for university classes.
The person who sent me the card pointed out the stamp and suggested I googled "Poland Isfahan" which I duly did otherwise I would have had no idea. I also put "Isfahan - miasto dzieci polskich" through the translator and came up with Isfahan - city of Polish children.
And this is the story of the stamp: During the Second World War, Iran hosted 150,000 Polish refugees and Isfahan housed thousands of children, so leading to the name "City of Polish children".
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"