keskiviikko 16. elokuuta 2017

Kazakhstan, Astana

Astana by night 
My first card from Kazakhstan sent by Tatyana in Öskemen. 

Expo 2017 is an International Exposition scheduled to take place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Expo's theme is "Future Energy", and aims to create a global debate between countries, non-governmental organizations, companies and the general public on the crucial question: "How do we ensure a safe and sustainable access to energy for all whilst reducing CO2 emissions?"

Suomi osallistuu 10.6.–10.9.2017 Kazakstanin pääkaupungissa järjestettävään Astana EXPO 2017-maailmannäyttelyyn ainoana pohjoismaana. Kansainvälinen maailmannäyttely järjestetään Kazakstanin pääkaupungissa Astanassa teemalla Tulevaisuuden energia.

maanantai 14. elokuuta 2017

Kvarken Archipelago

De Geer-moraines Kvarken

Moraine is a blend of blocks, gravel, sand, mud and silt. The material was formed when the glacial ice was moving and wearing the rock beneath. In the Kvarken Archipelago many types of moraine formations can be found, as De Geer-moraines and Transversal ridges. Moraine formations also occur on the ocean floor.

Replot bridge and Kvarken archipelago

In summer 2006, The Kvarken Archipelago got listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The Kvarken Archipelago together with the High Coast in Sweden form a unique geological entity and a transboundary World Natural Heritage Site. The steep High Coast and the flat Kvarken Archipelago (the low coast) are topographical opposites. Together they serve as a unique example of ongoing geological and biological processes and ecosystem development in time and space.

The distance between the areas is 150 kilometres and consists of 7000 skerries and islets. The land rises by 8-8.5 mm annually and creates about 1 km2 new land every year. With this rate the land uplift will create a permanent gateway over the Kvarken in about 2500 years.

The Kvarken Archipelago is Finland's first World Natural Heritage and the 162 World Natural Heritage on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are 31 World Heritage sites in the Nordic Countries.

My UNESCO collection

sunnuntai 13. elokuuta 2017


 Irsee Abbey church, Germany
Sent by Bert, Netherlands

 St. Jan - Maastricht, Netherlands
Sent by Linda, Netherlands

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Yalta. Crimea. Ukraine.
Sent by Alexandra, Russia

keskiviikko 9. elokuuta 2017

Japanese castles

Matsumoto castle, close up shot of the donjon (a massive inner tower in a medieval castle ).
From Asami Tokyo, Japan

Himeji Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in the city of Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period.
From Teruka, Japan 

maanantai 7. elokuuta 2017

Japanese traditions

Peaceful, minimalist Japanese interior
From Chiaki in Hokkaido, Japan

“Hinamatsuri”: Japan’s Doll Festival
From Michiko, Japan 

Hinamatsuri, or the doll festival, is observed each year on March 3 to celebrate girls and pray for their continued health and happiness. During the holiday, also known as Momo no Sekku (peach festival), families display traditional ceramic dolls. The manufacturing of these figurines remains a thriving example of traditional Japanese craftwork.

sunnuntai 6. elokuuta 2017

Sunday Churches

The Church of St. Mary. Cracow, Poland
From Hania , Poland

St. Ekaterina Cathedral, Krasnodar, Russia
From Irina, Russia

Bremen Cathedral, St. Petri Dom and town hall , Germany
From Gaby and Katharina, Germany

Turku Cathedral and jackdaws
Travel Poster, 1966. Turku. Art by Erik Bruun
From my sister

perjantai 4. elokuuta 2017


  Kiwi. Inkognito 61703
Willy Puchner is an Austrian photographer, artist, painter and author. 
Comes from Wilma in  Nova Scotia, Canada

On the way to the books. Inkognito 2870
Quint Buchholz is a German book author and illustrator. 
Comes from Gerda in Groningen, Netherlands

 Quint Buchholz. Possible lighthouse, Inkognito 2858
Comes from Chris, Germany

keskiviikko 2. elokuuta 2017


Belitung Island, Big Rocks with White Sandy Beach
Yuni sends greetings from Java island and Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.

Lake Toba is a large natural lake occupying the caldera of a supervolcano. The lake is about 100 kilometres long, 30 kilometres wide, and up to 505 metres deep. Located in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is the largest lake in Indonesia and also the largest volcanic lake in the world-

From Virli in Meedan, North-Sumatra, Indonesia
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