czwartek, 28 czerwca 2012

Tychy - Zlot

329. North Brabant

 North Brabant  mostly called Brabant, is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country, bordered by Belgium's Antwerp and Limburg provinces in the south, the Meuse River (Maas) in the north, and Limburg in the east and Zeeland in the west. North Brabant is mostly flat but nearly every part of North Brabant is above sea level, therefore there are not as many canals as in the lower parts of The Netherlands. While most of the population lives in urban areas, the province is scattered with villages around which most of the land is cultivated. Naturally raised areas, forests, heathlands and dune areas can however also be found.

328. The Sauerland

The Sauerland is a rural, hilly area spreading across most of the south-eastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, in parts heavily forested and, apart from the major valleys, sparsely inhabited. For these reasons, it has been chosen as the first place in Germany to reintroduce the Wisent (or European bison). The Sauerland is the largest tourist region in North Rhine-Westphalia, in particular for mountain biking & cycling, water sports and scenic recreation. The town and Skiliftkarussell of Winterberg in the Hochsauerlandkreis is a major winter sport resort.

327. Holland

wtorek, 26 czerwca 2012

Tahrir Square - Baghdad - Swap

 Liberation Square is located in central Baghdad. The square commemorates the 1958 establishment of the Republic of Iraq and is a major monument in the country’s history. Liberation Square is Baghdad's biggest and most central square located in the Rasafa part of the city on the eastern banks of the River Tigris.

The Flaming Mountains - Tag

The Flaming Mountains or Gaochang Mountains are barren, eroded, red sandstone hills in Tian Shan Mountain range, Xinjiang, China. They lie near the northern rim of the Taklamakan Desert and east of the city of Turpan. Their striking gullies and trenches caused by erosion of the red sandstone bedrock giving the mountains a flaming appearance at certain times of the day. The mountains are approximately 100 kilometres  long and 5–10 km wide and cross the Tarim Basin from east to west. The average height of the Flaming Mountains is 500 m, with some peaks reaching over 800 m. The mountain climate is harsh, and the extremely high summer temperatures make this the hottest spot in China, frequently reaching 50 °C or higher. One of the largest thermometers in China—a popular tourist spot—is on display adjacent to the mountain, tracking the surrounding air temperature.

326. Birds of Russia

325. The Castle of the Moors

The Castle of the Moors is a hilltop medieval castle located in the central Portuguese civil parish of Santa Maria e São Miguel, in the municipality of Sintra. Taken by Christian forces from the Moors after the fall of Lisbon, it was an important strategic point during the Reconquista, and classified as a National Monument.

324. Holland

Rozewie Lighthouse - Lottery

The Rozewie lighthouse was built in 1822 and is one of Poland’s oldest preserved monuments of navigational technology. It has an automatic light, and a GPS reference station was installed in 1994. Rozewie is open to the public and has a number of exhibitions relating to lighthouses and maritime history. The displays include the earlier lens used at Rozewie and models of the building from 1822, 1910 and 1978.

The Dominican Basilica - Private

The Church played important role in the past. One of the chapels (the Firlej Chapel) brings to mind the Chapel of king Zygmunt in the Cracow Wawel. According to the chronicles, after the historic act of union was signed, the king and his advisers expressed their deep gratitude by singing religious hymn "Te Deum". The historic Cross that witnessed the great event is stored in the Dominican Monastery collection of museum pieces. The painting entitled "The Gread Fire of Lublin in 1719", exhibited inside the Tyszkiewicz family Chapel, shows the 18th century Lublin. Its history is connected with the relics of the Holy Cross Wood brought here from Kiev. The Holy Cross Wood was transported to Lublin by the Kiev Bishop - Andrzej. The relics have protested Lublin and its inhabitants for many centuries. There are many stories of the miraculous cures and saving the city against the elements of nature. These stories are depicted on the pictures by great masters in the church's naves. The beautiful and precious reliquary that weighs 18 kilos was stolen from the Basilica in 1991 but none of the inhabitants of Lublin has any doubts that - sooner or later - the Holy Cross Wood will return to its righteous place.

Kartki otrzymane 18-24.06.2012

Kartki otrzymane 18-24.06.2012

piątek, 22 czerwca 2012

323. Kaprun - Wasserfallboden Reservoir

One of the hugest power plants in the world with the Mooserboden Reservoir (with a capacity of 84.9 million cubic metres) and the Wasserfallboden Reservoir (81.2 million cubic metres) freed Austria from its dependence on nuclear power. The water in the Mooserboden Reservoir is contained by the 107m high and 494m long Mooser Dam and the 112m high and 357m long Drossen Dam. The reservoir lies 2,040 metres above sea level. The Wasserfallboden Reservoir, 1670m above sea level, is held by the 120m high and 357m long Limberg Dam.

Potocki Palace - Private

Potocki Palace was built between 1685-1709 on the initiative of Chancellor St. A. Szczuka. It was erected exactly on the spot fifteenth-century castle Kaznowskich, according to the draft royal architect A. Locci. Final, took on the shape of the baroque residence but only in the eighteenth century, when it took custody of the Lithuanian general of artillery, the Marshal of the Court of the Crown - Eustachy Potocki and his wife Mary of Katskich. After the death of the Potocki Palace passed from hand to hand. In 1920, Bronislaw Korwin-Szlubowski forwarded it to the Treasury. At the end of World War II monument destroyed by the retreating Germans. Residence was rebuilt in the 60s of the twentieth century. Potocki Palace - a majestic, similar to Wilanów - according to the eighteenth-century project of architect Giovanni Fontana - perched on a horseshoe plan. On the monument consists of a two-storey main body and connected into one whole wing of the gate towers,

środa, 20 czerwca 2012

322. Great Himalayan National Park

 The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is the newest addition to India's national parks, located in Kullu region in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The park was built in the year 1984. The park is spread over an area of 1,171 km2 that lies between an altitude of 1500 to 6000m. The Great Himalayan National Park is a habitat to more than 375 fauna species that comprises nearly around 31 mammals, 181 birds, 3 reptiles, 9 amphibians, 11 annelids, 17 mollusks and 127 insects. They are protected under strict guidelines of Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, hence any sort of hunting is not permitted. It also supports the variety of plant life, scattered over the park..

321. Jinggang Mountains

Jinggang Mountains is located in the Luoxian Mountains (羅霄山), in the remote border region between Jiangxi and Hunan provinces of China. It lies at the junction of four counties - Ninggang, Yongxing, Suichuan and Lingxian. The mountains cover some 670 km², with an average elevation of 381.5 m above sea level. The highest point is 1841 m above sea level.

wtorek, 19 czerwca 2012

320. Prince Janusz Radziwiłł

 Prince Janusz Radziwiłł of Trąby (also known as Janusz the Second or Janusz the Younger, 1612–1655) was a notable Polish–Lithuanian noble and magnate. Throughout his life he occupied a number of posts in the state administration, including that of Court Chamberlain of Lithuania (from 1633) and Field Hetman of Lithuania (from 1654). He was also a voivode of Vilna Voivodeship, as well as a starost of Samogitia, Kamieniec, Kazimierz and Sejwy. In his times he was one of the most powerful people in the Commonwealth, often described as a de facto ruler of the entire Grand Duchy of Lithuania. During the "Deluge", the Swedish invasion of Poland-Lithuania during the Second Northern War, he sided with the Swedish king signing the Treaty of Kėdainiai and the Union of Kėdainiai. This move however antagonised him with most of other nobles, including members of his own family. His forces were eventually defeated in battle and he himself died in a besieged castle at Tykocin.

poniedziałek, 18 czerwca 2012

Snufkin - Tag

 Another great and awesome card with Snufkin!!

Venezia - Private

 Card from my friend Klaudia :)

319. Holland

Kartki otrzymane 11-17.06.2012

Kartki otrzymane 11-17.06.2012

Kartki otrzymane 04-10.06.2012

Kartki otrzymane 04-10.06.2012

piątek, 15 czerwca 2012

318. Berlin-Pankow

 Pankow is the third borough of Berlin. The borough named after the Panke river covers the northeast of the city region, including the inner city locality of Prenzlauer Berg. It borders Mitte and Reinickendorf in the west, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in the south, and Lichtenberg in the east. Pankow is Berlin's largest borough by population and the second largest by area (after Treptow-Köpenick).
 Rainbow over the Muggel hill

317. Giardini Naxos

 Giardini Naxos is a comune in the Province of Messina on the island of Sicily in Italy. It is situated on the coast of the Ionian Sea on a bay which lies between Cape Taormina and Cape Schisò. Today it is a popular seaside-resort

czwartek, 14 czerwca 2012

316. Midas' City

Midas Şehri (Midas' City) was the name given to the rock-cut settlement established by the Phrygians around what is now the small village of Yazılıkaya (Inscribed Rock), 72 km north of Afyon and 107 km south of Eskişehir. Its most conspicuous monument is a soaring rock-cut tomb that is known as the Tomb of Midas because the Phrygian inscription on the facade mentions a Midas (although he was not necessarily the well known King Midas of the ass's ears).

315. Hoverla mountain

 Hoverla mountain at 2,061 metres, is the highest mountain in Ukraine and part of the Carpathian Mountains. The mountain is located in the Eastern Beskides, in the Chornohora region. The slopes are covered with beech and spruce forests, above which there is a belt of sub-alpine meadows called polonyna in Ukrainian. At the eastern slope there is the main spring of the Prut river.