czwartek, 27 grudnia 2012

Christmas Tree

Christmas Card

Christmas Card - Private

563. The Jade Mountain

 Yushan (Chinese: 玉山; pinyin: Yùshān; literally "Jade Mountain"), also Mount Yu is the highest mountain in Taiwan and the fourth highest mountain on an island. In the past, Yushan was known among English-speaking expats and missionaries as Mount Morrison, thought to have been named in honor of the 19th century missionary Robert Morrison. Today, the mountain is referred to as Yushan or Jade Mountain. The highest point of Yushan range, Yushan, is 3,952 metres above sea level. Yushan was once in the ocean and raised to the current height because the Eurasian Plate slid under the neighboring Philippine Sea Plate.  The ocean waters off Taiwan's east coast are deep; in fact, submarine slopes plunge down to the Pacific Ocean at a grade of 1:10 and the ocean reaches a depth of more than 4,000 metres about 50 kilometres from the coast

562. Ostankino TV tower

 Ostankino Tower (Russian: Останкинская телебашня, Ostankinskaya telebashnya) is a television and radio tower in Moscow, Russia. Standing 540.1 metres tall, Ostankino was designed by Nikolai Nikitin. It is currently the tallest freestanding structure in Europe and sixth tallest in the world. The tower was the first free-standing structure to exceed 500 m in height. Ostankino was built to mark the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution. It is named after the Ostankino district of Moscow in which it is located.

561. China

560. Tula's Kremlin

  Tula Kremlin (Russian: Тульский кремль) is a fortress in Tula, Russia. Monument of the 16th century. There are 2 Cathedrals inside the Kremlin:

sobota, 22 grudnia 2012

559. Fagaras

 The name is alleged to derive from the Romanian word for "beech" (fag). Another source of the name is alleged to derive from the Hungarian language word for "partridge" (fogor). A more plausible explanation is that the name is given by Fogaras river coming from the Pecheneg "Fagar šu", which means ash water. Another source of the name is given by folk etymology to be Hungarian, as the rendering of "wood" (fa) and "money" (garas), with legends stating that money made of wood had been used to pay the peasants who built the fortress around 1310.

558. Multi attractions from Taiwan

środa, 19 grudnia 2012

Christmas Card - private

555. A little girl and crab

 A little girl and crab

554. The souther Tyrol

Alpine landscape above the tree line

553. A flat like the Holland


552. Deers

551. Michelangelo

 Study for Adams

piątek, 14 grudnia 2012

550. Finland


549. Hedgehog

 The southern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus concolor), sometimes referred to as east European hedgehog, white-bellied hedgehog or white-chested hedgehog, is very similar in lifestyle and appearance to the European hedgehog, but the former has a white spot on its chest. For a long time these two species were considered to be one. The northern white-breasted hedgehog was formerly recognized as a subspecies of the Southern white-breasted hedgehog but newer investigations see both as different species. The Southern white-breasted hedgehog and European hedgehog can hybridize. Unlike its European counterpart, the Southern white-breasted hedgehog never digs dens. It prefers building grass nests in secluded places.