czwartek, 29 grudnia 2011

120. Mt. St. Helens

Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows. Mount St. Helens is most notorious for its catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980, at 8:32 am PDT which was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. Fifty-seven people were killed; 250 homes, 47 bridges, 24 km of railways, and 298 km of highway were destroyed. A massive debris avalanche triggered by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, caused an eruption, reducing the elevation of the mountain's summit from 2,950 m to 2,550 m and replacing it with a 1.6 km wide horseshoe-shaped crater. The debris avalanche was up to 2.9 km3 in volume. The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument was created to preserve the volcano and allow for its aftermath to be scientifically studied. As with most other volcanoes in the Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens is a large eruptive cone consisting of lava rock interlayered with ash, pumice, and other deposits. The mountain includes layers of basalt and andesite through which several domes of dacite lava have erupted. The largest of the dacite domes formed the previous summit, and off its northern flank sat the smaller Goat Rocks dome. Both were destroyed in the 1980 eruption.

119. Black Bear Cub

The American black bear is the smallest North American bear. It is usually black with a tan muzzle and a white patch on its chest. Black bears in the west may be cinnamon brown and in parts of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory in Canada the black bear may even be silver gray or white. The black bear has small, rounded ears, and inch long claws on its feet. The black bear doesn't have a large shoulder hump like the brown or grizzly bear. The black bear stands about three feet from shoulder to feet and its male 140-200 cm, female 120-160 cm in length. Males are usually much larger than females. The male usually weighs between 47-409 kg,  the female weighs 39-236 kg.

118. Siberia

 Awesome landscape from Siberia

117. Old railway bridge

 Old railway bridge was broken during earthquake

116. Lighthouse on Tatchankut peninsula

 A Tarchankut peninsula is the most moved west region of the Crimea, separated from the rest of the land long.

Mt. Sto. Tomas - Tag

Mount Santo Tomas – is one of the peaks of the Cordillera Mountains on Luzon Island of the Philippines. Mount Santo Tomas is reported to be a stratovolcano with numerous volcanic vents and fissures. Elevation is 2,260 metres

St. John's Cathedral - Tag

St. John's Cathedral officially The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist is an Anglican cathedral in Hong Kong. It is the Diocesan cathedral of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island and the focus of the Province of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. It also houses the seat of the Archbishop of Hong Kong. The Anglican cathedral is one of the five cathedrals in the city.

Moscow at Night - Tag

115. Delftware

Delftware, or Delft pottery, denotes blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands and the tin-glazed pottery made in the Netherlands from the 16th century.

114. Christmas card

środa, 21 grudnia 2011

111. Forth Worth

Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States of America and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. Located in North Central Texas, just southeast of the Texas Panhandle, the city is a cultural gateway into the American West and covers 780 km2 in Tarrant, Parker, Denton, and Wise counties, serving as the seat for Tarrant County. According to the 2010 Census, Fort Worth had a population of 741,206. It has been estimated that by 2030 it will have 1,211,665 residents. The city is the second most populous in the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. The city was established in 1849 as an Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. Today Fort Worth still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design.

Bieszczady - Private

Ayu-Dag - Tag

Ayu-Dag or Medved'-gora is the peak in Crimea, Ukraine. It is also known under Russified name Medved'-gora. The peak is located 16 km north-east from Yalta between the towns of Gurzuf and Partenit.
The mountain is laccolith. Today its territory is a Nature reserve (5.5 km2). There is a pioneer children's camp Artek near Ayu-Dag (Medved' Mountain) which is well known internationally. The eastern slopes of Ayu-Dag lead to an ancient settlement Partenit. Remains of early-medieval settlement were discovered here. In 9th-10th centuries it was a well-known seaport, bound with cities of Byzantine Empire. The western slopes lead to Artek. All language variants of the mountain's name mean Bear Mountain and are translations from the original Crimean Tatar name. ("bear" - медведь in Russian, ведмідь in Ukrainian, ayuv in Crimean Tatar; "mountain" - гора in Russian and Ukrainian, dağ in Crimean Tatar).

Umea - Private

Umeå is a university town in northern Sweden. It is the seat of Umeå Municipality and the capital of Västerbotten County. The city is located at the Ume River. Umeå is the biggest city in Norrland and the twelfth biggest in Sweden, with 75,645 inhabitants in 2005. The municipality has 115,229 inhabitants as of 2010. When the university was established in 1965, growth sped up, and the number of housing has doubled in the last 30 years. As of 2011, 700 to 800 new apartments are constructed each year.
Umeå is a center of education, technical and medical research in Sweden, with two universities and over 30,000 students. The city is elected European Capital of Culture of 2014.
Great card from great girl. Thank you, Mari

wtorek, 20 grudnia 2011

110. Matterhorn

The Matterhorn (German), Monte Cervino (Italian) or Mont Cervin (French), is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the four compass points. The mountain overlooks the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais to the north-east and Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to the south. The Theodul Pass, located at the eastern base of the peak, is the lowest passage between its north and south side.

109. Corunna

A Coruña or La Coruña  (still sometimes known as Corunna in English, and archaically as The Groyne) is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. It is the second-largest city in the autonomous community and seventeenth overall in the country. The city is the provincial capital of the province of the same name, having also served as political capital of the Kingdom of Galicia from the XVIth to the XIXth centuries, and as a regional administrative centre between 1833 and 1982, before being replaced by Santiago de Compostela.

piątek, 16 grudnia 2011

108. Perthshire

Perthshire, officially the County of Perth is a registration county in central Scotland. Perthshire was known as the "big county" and had a wide variety of landscapes, from the rich agricultural straths in the east, to the high mountains of the southern Highlands.

107. Christmas Card

106. Riesengebirge

 Riesengebirge - Caspar David Friedrich

105. Germany

Christmas card - Tag

Granice - Lottery

 Rich (USA) in costume from Łowicz Region