Austria issued a stamp on Friedrich Von Schmidt (22 Oct 1825 -23 Jan 1891). He was an Architect who was born in Stuttgart. He built the Church of Saint Lazarus in Vienna and was involved in the restoration of Cathedral ofSaint Ambrogio & St Stephen’s Church in Vienna among other works. He designed the Town Hall or Rathaus Vienna.
Austria issued a stamp on 21 Jan 1991 to mark his 100th Death Anniversary . The Stamp features the Vienna Town Hall. A FDC is listed.
When the Portuguese landed outside a temple on the coast, they asked the natives about the name of the temple. The natives called it A-Ma-Gok (Pavilion of the Mother). The Portuguese named the peninsula as Macau based on the temple name. A-Ma temple is dedicated to Chinese Sea-goddess Mazu and is located in Sao Lourenco in Macau. It was built in 1488 and is believed to be one of the oldest in Macau. This Buddhist Temple consists of Six parts -Gate Pavilion, Memorial Arch, The Prayer Hall, Hall of Benevolence, Hall of Guanyin and Buddhist Pavilion.
In 2005, it became one of the designated sites for Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A Miniature sheet was issued by Macau on 29 Ap 1997 on A-Ma temple.
Beit Al Qur’an is a unique Islamic International Institution dedicated to service the Holy Qu’ran. It is located in Manama, Bahrain and has Al Furqan Library, Al Hayat Museum, Al Khalifa Lecture Hall, Yousif Bin Ahmed School for Quranic Studies & Abdul Rahman Kanoo Mosque. Bahrain issued three stamps and a First Day Cover on 18 Feb 2001 on its 10th Anniversary.