Friday, 18 January 2013

268 CH - Convent of St Gall (1983)

Brief Description

"The Convent of St Gall, a perfect example of a great Carolingian monastery, was, from the 8th century to its secularization in 1805, one of the most important in Europe. Its library is one of the richest and oldest in the world and contains precious manuscripts such as the earliest-known architectural plan drawn on parchment. From 1755 to 1768, the conventual area was rebuilt in Baroque style. The cathedral and the library are the main features of this remarkable architectural complex, reflecting 12 centuries of continuous activity."

"从公元8世纪至1805年脱离宗教影响,圣加尔修道院一直是 欧洲最重要的建筑之一,是卡洛林王朝时期修道院建筑风格的完美再现。修道院图书馆是世界上历史最悠久、馆藏最丰富的图书馆之一,其藏品中保存有许多珍贵的 手稿,部分手稿写于羊皮上,内容是最初的建筑构想。修道院社区于公元1755-1768年按巴罗克式的风格重建。大教堂和图书馆是该宏伟建筑群的主要代 表,一千两百年以来,人们在此活动不断。"

Source UNESCO WH website
Interior of library
Postmark showing Thurbrücke in Bischofszell, one of the most notable bridges from the late middle-ages in Switzerland
Courtesy of nissemor from postcrossing forum
Interior of St Gallen
stamp showing the site, Convent of St Gall

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