czwartek, 23 lutego 2012

173. Blue Ridge Mountains

 The Blue Ridge Mountains are a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Mountains range. This province consists of northern and southern physiographic regions, which divide near the Roanoke River gap. The mountain range is located in the eastern United States, starting at its southern-most portion in Georgia, then ending northward in Pennsylvania. To the west of the Blue Ridge, between it and the bulk of the Appalachians, lies the Great Appalachian Valley, bordered on the west by the Ridge and Valley province of the Appalachian range.

172. Mount Shuksan

 Mount Shuksan is a glaciated massif in the North Cascades National Park. Shuksan rises in Whatcom County, Washington immediately to the east of Mount Baker, and 18.7 km south of the Canadian border. The mountain's name Shuksan is derived from the Lummi word [šéqsən], said to mean "high peak". The highest point on the mountain is a three sided peak known as Summit Pyramid. There are two named subsidiary peaks; Nooksack Tower and The Hourglass. The mountain is composed of Shuksan greenschist, oceanic basalt that was metamorphosed when the Easton terrane collided with the west coast of North America, approximately 120 million years ago. The mountain is an eroded remnant of a thrust plate formed by the Easton collision.

171. Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

 Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located around Mount Assiniboine. This park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, together with the other national and provincial parks that form the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, for the mountain landscapes containing mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves as well as fossils found here.

170. North Cornwall

 Rugged Cornwall
Top: Logan Rock, Porthcurno; Boscastle; Kynance Cove.
Bottom: Bedruthan Steps; Porthleven; Crown Mine, Botallack

169. Mill

 Typical mill from Holland

168. Abandoned Shrine

 Abandoned Shrine in Taipei

piątek, 17 lutego 2012

167. Karakol Lake

166. Cingshui Cliff

 Cingshui Cliff  is a 21 kilometer length of coastal cliffs averaging 800 meters above sea level. It is located at the southern part of the Suhua Highway that connects the counties of Yilan and Hualien in eastern Taiwan. It is considered to be a very scenic area and is the highest coastal cliff in Taiwan.

165. Wave Rock

 Wave Rock is a natural rock formation that is shaped like a tall breaking ocean wave and forms the north side of a solitary hill, which is known as "Hyden Rock." This hill, which is a granite inselberg, lies about 3 km east of the small town of Hyden and 296 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia. Wave Rock and Hyden Rock are part of a 160-hectare nature reserve, Hyden Wildlife Park.

164. AlpspiX

 AlpspiX, the viewing tower in the south of Germany. Located on 1000 m altitude, the tower lies on hanging cliffs of the steep mountains of the region Alpspitze Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Standing here, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding areas Hoellental and Garmisch. The viewing platform consists of two 24 meter long arms that cross each other to form the letter X. The arms have 13 meters reaching the outside atmosphere while the other 11 meters anchor on the clips.

163. Leeuwarden Stad

162. Holland


Grodno - Tag


The Old Town Gdansk - Lottery

 Old Town  in Gdańsk refers to the part of the city north of the modern city center. Notable structures include: Gdańsk Granaries, Gdańsk Mills, Gdańsk Town Hall. Monument of King Sobieski, Polish Post, several old buildings (kamienice) and churches

Palm Tree in Warsaw - Lottery

 Palm tree at the de Gaulle Roundabout in Warsaw

Tatra Mountains - RR


środa, 15 lutego 2012

161. Russia

Waly Chrobrego - RR

 This part of the city is best to be admired during the spring - you may take a long walk along the green trees on this beautiful embankment. It's a great place to have a view on the whole Szczecin and its surroundings. Waly Chrobrego were constructed in 1873, and from that time are a popular meeting place for all the citizens of Szczecin. It is also a place where many important institutions are situated - on the huge terrace you can find the Maritime University (Wyzsza Szkola Morska) and the National Museum (Muzeum Narodowe). During the spring and summer time many festivals are organized here, so you cannot miss them.

wtorek, 14 lutego 2012

National Parks - Swap

 Canyonlands National Park - preserves 848 square km of colorful sandstone canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches and spires in the heart of the Colorado Plateau in Southeastern Utah. Water and gravity have been the prime architects of this land, craving flat layers of sedimentry rock into the landscape seen today. The Park was established in 1964. The park was expanded to its size in 1971.
 Yosemite National Park embraces almost 1930 square km of scenic wild lands set aside in 1890 to preserve a portion of the central Sierra Nevada that streches along California's eastern flank. The park ranges from 670 m. above sea level to more than 4300m. and has these major attractions; alpine wilderness, three groves od Giant Sequoias and the glacially carved Yosemite Valley with impressive waterfalls, cliffs and unusual rock formations

160. Carolina Snow Drift

 Carolina Snow Drift - Coastal North Carolina. The wind continues to shape and form the fine bleached sand into drifts, the warm summer sun has trouble melting.

Olsztyn Castle - Tag

 Castle in Olsztyn a common name for the ruins of a medieval royal castle, situated in the village of Olsztyn in the Silesia region. The ruins are one of the tourist attractions in the Eagles' Nests Trail

poniedziałek, 13 lutego 2012

159. The Royal Crescent

 The Royal Crescent is a residential road of 30 houses laid out in a crescent in the city of Bath, England. Designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, it is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom and is a grade I listed building. The houses have been home to various notable people for over 200 years. Changes have been made to the interiors; however, the facade remains much as it was when it was built. The Royal Crescent now includes a hotel and museum with some of the houses being converted into flats and offices. The buildings have been used as a location for several films and television programmes.

158. A Perola do Bolhao

 In the postcard a typical store of Porto which sells canned food ( like sandwich or tuna ), olive oil, wines, jams, all types of sausages and smoke meat.

piątek, 10 lutego 2012

Lagoa do Taquaral - Swap

 Lagoa do Taquaral, officially named Parque Portugal, is an urban public park in the city of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. It has been set around a beautiful lagoon and adjacent wooded park, and is a large municipal entertainment and sports park, with a planetarium, a science museum, an indoor sports stadium and swimming pool, kart racing and model airplane areas, an open concert auditorium, floating caravel replica, a working historical tramway, pedal boats, facilities for several types of sports, including a long track for running, cycling and walking, restaurants, etc.

157. Tulips