Wednesday, December 9, 2015

EUROPA 1978 - France - Monuments 6.5.1978

The stamp on these two FDCs is part of a two stamp set for the EUROPA Series in 1978, when the theme was “Monuments”. Both stamps depicted old Fountains.

 The stamp shown on these covers is of The Fontaine des Innocents, a monumental public fountain located on the place Joachim-du-Bellay in the Les Halles district in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. Originally called the Fountain of the Nymphs,it was constructed between 1547 and 1550 by architect Pierre Lescot and sculptor Jean Goujon in the new style of the French Renaissance. It is the oldest monumental fountain in Paris. The fountain was commissioned as part of the decoration of the city to commemorate the solemn royal entry of King Henry II into Paris in 1549.

Thank you Merja.

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