czwartek, 29 września 2011

47. Leuven

Leuven  is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in the Flemish Region, Belgium. It is located about 30 kilometers east of Brussels. It is home to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the largest and oldest university of the Low Countries and the oldest Catholic university still in existence.
The Town Hall of Leuven is a landmark building on that city's Grote Markt (Main Market) square, across from the monumental St. Peter's Church. Built in a Brabantine Late Gothic style between 1448 and 1469, it is famous for its ornate architecture, crafted in lace-like detail.

wtorek, 27 września 2011

46. Dovedale

Dovedale is a popular dale in the Peak District, England. It is owned by the National Trust, and annually attracts a million visitors.The valley is cut by the River Dove and runs for just over 3 miles (5 km) between Milldale in the north and a wooded ravine near Thorpe Cloud and Bunster Hill in the south. The wooded ravine contains an attractive set of stepping stones which are often featured on calendars, and two caves known as the Dove Holes. Dovedale's other attractions include rock pillars such as Ilam Rock, Viator's Bridge, and the limestone carvings Lovers' Leap and Reynard's Cave.

Ai-Petri - Tag

Ai-Petri (translated from Greek. Saint Peter) (1.234 m) is a peak in the Crimean Mountains. For administrative purposes it is in the Yalta municipality of Crimea. Ai-Petri is one of the windiest places in Ukraine. The wind blows for 125 days a year, reaching a speed of 50 m/s.

Alaskan Bull Moose - Swap

The Moose (Alces alces) is the world's largest member of the deer family. Adult males or "bulls" weigh 550 to 730 kgs. Only bulls have antlers that are grown each summer and shed during winter.

piątek, 23 września 2011

43. Mt. Kita-Tatsugatake

The Yatsugatake Mountains are a volcanic mountain range on the border between Nagano Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture on the island of Honshū in Japan. The mountain range consists of two volcanic groups, Northern Yatsugatake Volcanic Group and Southern Yatsugatake Volcanic Group. The two volcanic groups of Yatsugatake, North and South, have different characteristics. The South Yatugatake mountains are steep and are more alpine in nature. The mountains belongings to North Yatsugatake mountains are gentler and lower than the South Yatsugatake mountains.

Snufkin - TYC

TYC for a card PL-266981

Ljubljana - Lottery

View of the Ljubljana Castle

czwartek, 22 września 2011

Polonina Wetlinska - Tag

Greetings from Polonina Wetlinska ( Bieszczady )

Osnabrück - Tag

Osnabrück is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany, some 80 km of Dortmund, 45 km of Münster, and some 100 km of Hanover. It lies in a valley penned between the Wiehen Hills and the northern tip of the Teutoburg Forest. Osnabrück is the third-largest city in Lower Saxony.

wtorek, 20 września 2011

Mt. Fuji - Tag

Mount Fuji (富士山 ) is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m  An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometres south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers. It is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains" (三霊山 Sanreizan) along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku.

Cappadocia - Tag

The landscapes of Cappadocia created by the ancient volcanoes.

Adirondacks - Tag

Adirondacks of New York
The largest wilderness area remaining in the contiguous United States. A park of 24.000 km2, a patchwork of public and private lands harboring a diversity of wildlife, forests, streams, wetlends and mountains found nowhere else. The state-owned portion of 40% is protected by the "forever wild" provision of the state constitution.

czwartek, 15 września 2011

41. Preikestolen

Preikestolen or Prekestolen, also known by the English translations of Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, and by the old local name Hyvlatonnå (“the carpenter-plane’s blade”), is a massive cliff 604 metres  above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 metres square, almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction in Norway.

Karymsky Volcano - Tag

Karymsky (Russian: Карымская сопка, Karymskaya sopka) is a stratovolcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. It is the most active volcano of Kamchatka's eastern volcanic zone, a symmetrical stratovolcano constructed within a 5-km-wide caldera that formed during the early Holocene. Much of the cone is mantled by lava flows less than 200 years old. Historical eruptions have been vulcanian or vulcanian-strombolian with moderate explosive activity and occasional lava flows from the summit crater.

wtorek, 13 września 2011