My lovely friend
who is from the Philippines
and now lives and works in Singapore,
went on a business trip
and thought of me.
There was a lot of thought in this card
as it is connected to France.
Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, officially
Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception
is a cathedral located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Established by French colonists, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880
Special characteristics are that all the original building materials were imported from France. Tiles have been carved with the words Guichard Carvin, Marseille St André France (perhaps stating the locality where the tiles were produced). Some tiles are carved with the words “Wang-Tai Saigon”. Many tiles have since been made in Ho Chi Minh City to replace the tiles that were damaged by the war. There are 56 glass squares supplied by the Lorin firm of Chartres province in France. The cathedral foundation was designed to bear ten times the weight of the cathedral
I am sure Krissa would love it if you popped over to her blog!!
Postcards and Stamps are the theme. She has a lovely collection.
Big Thank you Krissa .. ♥
(I had to put this lovely card up, hard yes, but a lovely card from a lovely friend)