VISITORS to the Municipal Office in the village of Kalonda in the Lučenec district can see an unusual display of more than 200 postcards from all over the world.
Picture postcards from five continents are exhibited in the corridor of the village office and were donated several years ago by the widow of a local native and a passionate traveller, Anton Deme, the TASR newswire reported.
According to Alžbeta Erdélyová, the village mayor, Anton Deme was a bricklayer who worked very hard for many years and later invested all of his savings to travel around the world.
Throughout his wanderings he did not forget his native village and he often sent postcards from the countries he visited back to the village.
Deme died at the end of the 1980s when he was 56 and his widow donated his large collection of postcards to the village.
It was at this time that the municipal office was being built and thus the collection was most useful for decorating its interior.
The village Kalonda is located 10 km to the south of Lučenec, on the border with Hungary.
The first written mention of the village comes from 1238.
23. Mar 2009 at 0:00 | Compiled by Michaela Stanková from press reports