Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Belfort, France

Belfort is a town and commune of north-eastern France, préfecture (capital) of the Territoire de Belfort département in the Franche-Comté région. Population approximately 60,000 including suburbs.
It is located on the Savoureuse, on the strategically important natural route between the Rhine and the Rhône - the Belfort Gap or Burgundian Gate .
Belfort is the home of the Lion of Belfort (The colossal work is 22 meters long and 11 meters high and dominates the local landscap), a sculpture by Frédéric Bartholdi expressing people's resistance against the siege in the Franco-Prussian War (1870) — who shortly afterwards built the Statue of Liberty in New York.

This beatiful postcard is sent by Christian, tnx!:)

Can anyone translate the text on stamp to me?:))

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