Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Roskilde Cathedral


Roskilde lies on the island of Zealand, Denmark. The city's early importance is evident from the fact that the Roskilde Cathedral was the only cathedral in Zealand until the 20th century. Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, it was the first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick and its construction encouraged the spread of this style throughout northern Europe. The cathedral is the burial site for Danish monarchs and is a major tourist attraction with more than 125,000 visitors annually. Since 1995, the cathedral has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first postcard is from Postcrossing, which shows the south (side) view of the cathedral. Apart from the great architecture, blue sky and fresh air are always appreciated, that’s my most impression about the northern Europe. Thank you very much Genek, for this great card! The second one is from my Danish friend Peter, shows different aspects of the city Roskilde including the former city hall, Skuldelev ships as well as the great Cathedral too! The stamps Peter used are wonderful too, much appreciated !