Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape | Czech Republic

“Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the ruling dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their domains in southern Moravia into a striking landscape. It married Baroque architecture (mainly the work of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach) and the classical and neo-Gothic style of the castles of Lednice and Valtice with countryside fashioned according to English romantic principles of landscape architecture. At 200 km2 , it is one of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe.”

(left) Martina Sáblíková is a Czech speed skater, specializing in long distance races. She won two gold medals at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.


Birgit said...

Prague is beautiful and I loved the combination of gothic and baroque. Von Erlach is all around Europe.

Linda said...

Beautiful. Nice stamps, too.

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