Saturday, September 22, 2018
Jotunheimen (“Home of the Giants”) National Park is a national park in Norway, recognized as one of the country's premier hiking and fishing regions. The national park covers 1,151 km² and is part of the larger area Jotunheimen. More than 250 peaks rise above 1,900 metres (6,000 feet), including Northern Europe's two highest peaks: Galdhøpiggen at 2,469 metres, and Glittertind at 2,465 metres.
Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. Its name translates to White city. The city has a population of 1.23 million.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Zakopane is a town in the extreme south of Poland. It lies in the southern part of the Podhale region at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Zakopane is a center of Góral culture and is known informally as "the winter capital of Poland.” It is a popular destination for mountaineering, skiing and qualified tourism.
Friday, September 7, 2018
The northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula) is a non-migratory owl that usually stays within its breeding range. The northern hawk-owl has a smokey white face with a black border, a flat head, yellow eyes and a yellow curved beak. Three subspecies exist across the northern holarctic. The North American subspecies S. u. caparoch spans from eastern Alaska through Canada to Newfoundland and in some areas extends south into northern United States. The other two subspecies are found in Eurasia: S. u. tianschanica breeds in central Asia reaching Xinjiang (China) and S. u. ulula resides across Eurasia reaching Siberia at its most eastern range.
The Romanian Orthodox Churches of Moldavia are located in Suceava County, northern Moldavia, and were built approximately between 1487 and 1583.
Postcard 1: Trei Lerarhi Monastery
Postcard 2: Cureta De Arges Monastery
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Pelhřimov is a town located approximately halfway between Prague and Brno. It is known as “the Gateway to the Highlands“ because of its location in the westernmost tip of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A pilgrimage site for centuries, it’s considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity. Its iconic profile is the subject of numerous works of art, notably Edo Period prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige.
Thanks to my uncle K.Diwakar Pai who was visiting Japan. Nice Cancellations used.
Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. ISkopje is located on the upper course of the Vardar River, and is located on a major north-south Balkan route between Belgrade and Athens. It is a center for metal-processing, chemical, timber, textile, leather, and printing industries.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Settled during the period of the early Iberian Castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures including the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. The city is also a cultural center, home to the nationally acclaimed Grão Vasco Museum, seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Viseu, and pole of national universities, including the Catholic University of Portugal.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The Sundarbans is a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal and considered one of the natural wonders of the world. Located in the delta region of Padma, Meghna and Brahmaputra river basins, this unique forest extends across Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat districts of Bangladesh and South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal, India. The Sundarbans contain the world's largest coastal mangrove forest, with an area of about 10,000 km2.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018
For more than 100 years, one of the largest cultural-historical museums in Lower Saxony, located opposite the Celle Palace, has been presenting its collections about the everyday culture of eastern Lower Saxony, the town’s history as well as the history of the former Kingdom of Hanover. Next to it is St Mary's Church which is a 700 year old church with 74.5 m high tower.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Sunday, August 5, 2018
The chestnut-backed chickadee is a small passerine bird in the tit family, Paridae. It is found in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and western Canada, from southern Alaska to southwestern California. It is a permanent resident within its range, with some seasonal movements as feeding flocks move short distances in search of food.
Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Located on the northwest coast of the world's most populous island Java, it is the centre of economics, culture and politics of Indonesia, with a population of 10,075,310 as of 2014.