poniedziałek, 30 lipca 2012

367. The Tre Cime di Lavaredo

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo are three distinctive battlement-like peaks, in the Sexten Dolomites of northeastern Italy. They are probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps. The three peaks, from east to west, are:
  • Cima Piccola/Kleine Zinne ("little peak")
  • Cima Grande/Große Zinne ("big peak")
  • Cima Ovest/Westliche Zinne ("western peak").
The peaks are composed of well-layered dolostones of the Dolomia Principale (Hauptdolomit) formation, Carnian to Rhaetian in age, as are many other groups in the Dolomites (e.g., the Tofane, the Pelmo or the Cinque Torri). Until 1919 the peaks formed part of the border between Italy and Austria. Now they lie on the border between the Italian provinces of Bolzano and Belluno and still are a part of the linguistic boundary between German-speaking and Italian-speaking majorities. The Cima Grande has an elevation of 2,999 metres. It stands between the Cima Piccola, at 2,857 metres, and the Cima Ovest, at 2,973 metres.

sobota, 28 lipca 2012

366. The Hucul

The Hucul or Carpathian is a pony or small horse breed originally from the Carpathian Mountains. It has a heavy build and possesses great endurance and hardiness. The breed is also referred to as the Carpathian pony, Huculska, Hutsul, Huţul, Huţan or Huzul. The breed gets its name from the Hutsul people, who live mostly in the Carpathian's in Ukraine and in Romania, but also in an area in the East Carpathian Mountains north of the river Bistritz, officially named "Huzelei".

365. Upper town of Minsk

 The view on Upper Town of Minsk

The Solina Dam - Lottery

The Solina Dam  is the largest dam and hydroelectric plant in Poland. It is located in Lesko County in the Bieszczady Mountains area of south-eastern Poland. The dam is 664 m long, 12 m across, and 82 m high. Its construction created the largest artificial lake in Poland - Lake Solina. It has four turbines which were initially capable of generating 136 MW of electricity. Two of the turbines can also reverse flow to optimize power generation. Starting in 1995 efforts have been made to modernize the power plant. The installation of new technologies and the replacement of the old turbines resulted in the dam currently generating 200 MW of electricity. The Solina dam is an important tourist attraction of the area. Tours are available and the dam serves as a bridge to the Lake Solina marina.

The Battle of Orsha - Lottery

The Battle of Orsha was fought on 8 September 1514, between the allied forces of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Kingdom of Poland, under the command of Hetman Konstanty Ostrogski, and the army of Grand Duchy of Moscow under Konyushy Ivan Chelyadnin and Kniaz Mikhail Golitsin. The Battle of Orsha was part of a long series of Muscovite–Lithuanian Wars conducted by Russian rulers striving to gather all the lands of former Kievan Rus' under their rule. According to Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii by Sigismund von Herberstein, the primary source for the information on the battle, the much smaller army of Poland–Lithuania (under 30,000 men) defeated the 80,000 Russian soldiers, capturing their camp and commander. These numbers and proportions have been disputed by modern historians. While the battle is remembered as one of the greatest Lithuanian victories, it had little impact on further warfare which ended in Moscow's favor. According to the 1522 peace treaty, the Grand duchy of Lithuania made large territorial concessions to Moscow

Garda Lake - Private

 Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It is located in Northern Italy, about half-way between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan. Glaciers formed this alpine region at the end of the last Ice Age. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the provinces of Verona (to the southeast), Brescia (southwest), and Trentino (north). Being easily accessible from the north via the Brenner Pass, the lake is a major tourist destination, including a number of exclusive hotels and resorts along its shore.

środa, 25 lipca 2012

Mount Siguniang - Tag

Mt Siguniang is the highest peak of Qionglai Mountains in Western China.It is located in the bordering area of Xiaojin County and Wenchuan County in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Mt Siguniang encompasses 4 peaks: DaFeng(Big Peak or 1st peak), ErFeng(2nd peak), SanFeng(3rd Peak), and Yaomei Feng (4th Peak). The highest peak is Yaomei Feng, also known as the ‘Queen of Sichuan’s peaks’, standing at 6250 meters. It is also the second highest mountain in Sichuan Province. The first ascent was in 1981 by a Japanese team via the east ridge.Very few people attempt to climb this and very few of them succeed after that.

364. Puerto de la Cruz

 Puerto de la Cruz is a city and municipality located in Spain, on the north coast of Tenerife island, in the Orotava Valley. It was formerly known by its English translation, "Crossport", although nowadays it is usually known in all languages by its Spanish name. Puerto de la Cruz occupies a prominent place in the history of tourism of the islands. The export economy established by the European colonizers after the conquest in the fifteenth century generated large commercial and passenger movements for decades. The first foreign visitors quickly felt drawn to the beneficial qualities of the weather in the Taoro Valley.

363. Silichi ski resort

Silichy or Silichi is a ski resort situated in Lahojsk, Belarus, located 30 km away from Minsk. Silichy was officially open by the President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko on January 29, 2005. The length of 3 routes for skiing is 2.5 km, its total capacity is 1000 skiers per day and it has a 4-chair elevator. There are a parking lot for 500 cars, hotel accommodations and hire of skiing equipment. The mountain skiing season starts in December and lasts until March (until there is no snow

362.Flora of Holland

361. Flora of Finland

360. The Jasmund National Park

The Jasmund National Park is a nature reserve in the Jasmund peninsula, in the northeast of Rügen island in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is famous for the largest chalk cliffs of Germany, the so called Königsstuhl (German = "king's chair"). These cliffs are up to 161 m high above the Baltic Sea. The undisturbed beech forests behind the cliffs are also part of the national park. Consisting of only 30 km², this is the smallest national park of Germany. The park was founded in 1990 by the last government of the GDR prior to the German reunification. On June 25th 2011 the beech forest in Jasmund National Park was added to UNESCO World Heritage List as an extension to the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany.

359. Busch Stadium

Bosch Stadium - St. Louis, Missouri. Located in the heart of the downtown business district. Busch Stadium offers spectators dramatic views of the Gatway Arch and the downtown St. Louis skyline. Visitors can also view St. Louis baseball memorabilia from its beginnings in 1892 to the present in the Cardinals Hall of Fame.

Szczebrzeszyn - Private

Szczebrzeszyn is a city in southeastern Poland in Lublin Voivodeship, in Zamość County, about 20 km west of Zamość. From 1975–1999, it was part of the Zamość Voivodeship administrative district. The town serves as the seat to the Gmina Szczebrzeszyn district. A 2004 census counted 5,357 inhabitants. It lends its name to the Szczebrzeszyn Landscape Park. The name Szczebrzeszyn is infamous for being very difficult to pronounce for non-native speakers. Polish poet, Jan Brzechwa used the town's name in his poem entitled Chrząszcz. The line with Szczebrzeszyn goes like this:  "W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie" This roughly translates to: "In [the town of] Szczebrzeszyn a beetle buzzes in the reed". The phrase has been incorporated in everyday language as an epitome of Polish tongue twisters, and is often presented by natives to foreign learners of Polish. A monument depicting a beetle playing the violin that was erected in Szczebrzeszyn refers to the poem.

poniedziałek, 23 lipca 2012

The Great Cold Valley - TYC

The Great Cold Valley is 7 km long valley, very attractive for tourists. Behind its narrow beginning the valley gets wider. Several terraces in its upper part mask the most mountain-lakes (22!) In the High Tatras. In the south it is surrounded by a huge crotch of the Slavkovský Peak, in the northeast by the ridge of the middle point of the (Middle Peak) and finally in its back-end by the main ridge if the High Tatras.

358. Biserujka

Biserujka is a cave located 6 km northeast of Dobrinj, in the village of Rudine, above Slivanjska Bay, in the island of Krk, Croatia. An undistinguished stone house in the middle of a bare karst landscape hides the entrance to a cave 12 m under the surface. Although it is not very long if compared to other caves, only 110 m deep, the Biserujka cave has everything that is characteristic of karst phenomena. It has lots of typical features such as stalactites and stalagmites, and also a gallery or hall, which is suitable for the holding of concerts. However, because of the low temperature, about 13 °C, people cannot stand being there for long periods of time, so that only short musical pieces can be performed. Since 1998, the cave has been arranged for sightseeing and the hosts can take groups of 25 at a time

357. The Caspian Red Deer

The Caspian Red Deer, is one of the easternmost subspecies of Red deer that is native to areas between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea such as Crimea, Asia Minor, the Caucasus Mountains region bordering Europe and Asia, and along the Caspian Sea region in Iran. This animal is sometimes referred to as Maral or Noble deer.

The Przemyśl Fortress - Lottery

The Przemyśl fortress (Polish: Twierdza Przemyśl) was a series of fortifications constructed at Przemyśl by the Austro-Hungarian Empire from the mid 19th century until the First World War. It was constructed in sections, depending on the diplomatic relations between Austria and the Russian Empire, and saw extensive combat during World War I. Originally captured by the Russian Army, it was recaptured by the German Army in mid 1915. Afterwards the ruined fortifications lost their military significance.

Kartki otrzymane 16-22.07.2012

Kartki otrzymane 16-22.07.2012

sobota, 21 lipca 2012

356. The Guangzhou flower market

 A Guangzhou flower market in the period of the Republic of China. "On Bamboo and Flowers of Yangcheng" describes the Guangzhou flower market in this way. "In the colorful city of Guangzhou, people have the fine tradition of buying flower in the New Years's eve and put then on the desks so that everyone smells the sweet fragrance of flowers everywhere."

czwartek, 19 lipca 2012

355. Ukraine

Jiuzhaigou Valley - Tag

 Jiuzhaigou Valley is a nature reserve and national park located in northern Sichuan Province of southwestern China. Jiuzhaigou Valley is part of the Min Shan mountain range on the edge of the Tibetan Himalayan Plateau and stretches over 72,000 hectares. It is known for its many multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks. Its elevation ranges from 2,000 m to 4,500 m. Jiuzhaigou Valley was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1992 and a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997. It belongs to the category V (Protected Landscape) in the IUCN system of protected area categorization.

środa, 18 lipca 2012

354. Mt. Kinley

 Mt. Kinley view from Denali National Park. 
Denali National Park and Preserve is located in Interior Alaska and contains Denali (Mount McKinley), the highest mountain in North America. The national park and preserve is over (24,500 km²), of which (19,120 km²) are federally owned. The national preserve is (543 km²), of which (5,278 km²) are federally owned. On December 2, 1980, a (8,687 km²) Denali Wilderness was established within the park. Denali habitat is a mix of forest at the lowest elevations, including deciduous taiga. The preserve is also home to tundra at middle elevations, and glaciers, rock, and snow at the highest elevations. The longest glacier is the Kahiltna Glacier.

353. China

352. Snufkin

California - Tag

 California - The Golden State