|Fresco "Ángel con Dulcema" (1472) - SPAIN|
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Ángel con dulcema (Fresco-1472), Valencia Cathedral - SPAIN
My dear friend Luzia (a Brazilian postcrosser I've met in the Forum) went on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea with a stop at Valencia and she picked this beautiful card to wish me a Merry Christmas. It's one of the famous 15th century frescoes on the main capel - this one painted by Paolo de San Leocadio in 1472. Thank you very much Luzia, hope you had a wonderful time in your trip and let me wish you a fantastic Christmas for you and your family. This postcard took 17 days to arrive!
The Cathedral–Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady of Valencia is a Roman Catholic parish church in Valencia, Spain. It was consecrated in 1238 by the first bishop of Valencia and was dedicated by order of James I the Conqueror to Saint Mary. It was built over the site of the former Visigothic cathedral, which under the Moors had been turned into a mosque. Gothic architecture, in its Catalan or Mediterranean version, is the predominant style of this cathedral, although it also contains Romanesque, French Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical elementsn. The cathedral contains numerous 15th-century paintings.