January 4, 2014

0941 POLAND (Greater Poland) - Raczyński Palace in Rogalin

Situated on the Warta river, at 19km south of Poznań, Rogalin is primarily known for its 18th-century baroque palace of the Raczyński family, and the adjacent Raczyński Art Gallery, housing a permanent exhibition of Polish and international paintings. The second reason for which the village Rogalin is known is a putatively 1000-year-old oak trees on the banks of the Warta. The last owner of the estate was Count Edward Bernard Raczyński, who in 1979-1986 was President of the Polish Republic in exile. His coffin is deposited in the Raczyński Mausoleum, under the historical chapel in Rogalin. In his testament, he bequeathed the palace in Rogalin and his library to the Polish people. Much of the surrounding area forms a protected area known as Rogalin Landscape Park.

About the stamps
The first stamp, depicting All Saints Collegiate Church in Sieradz, is part of the series Polish Cities, about which I wrote here. The second is part of the series Signs of the Zodiac, about which I wrote here.

Rogalin - Wikipedia

sender: Ania / antje23 (postcrossing)
sent from Wrocław (Lower Silezia / Poland), on 01.08.2013
photo: Ewa Leszczynska, Piotr Namiota, Tomasz Niziolek, Piotr Wilanowski

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