Friday, January 16, 2009

Surprise Trade - Round 7

These are the 3 cards i've received from the Surprise Trade.

This card from Taiwan was sent by reiner. This is a Wu Temple, a war temple in Tainan County but i couldn't find information about it.

I don't have many cards from Lithuania so i was really glad to get this one sent by Vilmante "wavycactus".
These are the sand dunes in Nida, Neringa Municipality, a resort town located in the Curonian Spit, which is an Unesco whs. Neringa is separated from the mainland Lithuania by Curonian Lagoon which, while there is no bridge, it is still accessible from the mainland by ferry only.

And this is my 1st card from South Africa :D Finally a card from there!! Thanks to Gisela "Protea".
"Cape Point is a promontory at the south-east corner of the Cape Peninsula, which is a mountainous and very scenic landform that runs north-south for about thirty kilometres at the extreme southwestern tip of the African continent in the Republic of South Africa. The rugged sandstone (Table Mountain sandstone) ridge that rises from Cape Point at sea level develops into two peaks. There is a major peak that dominates the skyline locally but there is also a smaller peak about 100 m further south. The higher peak has the old lighthouse on the top. A funicular railway runs from a car park to the north up to slightly below the level of the old lighthouse and a short flight of steps leads to a viewing platform at the base of the lighthouse. The new lighthouse is at a lower elevation for two reasons: the old lighthouse could be seen 'too early' by ships rounding the point towards the east, causing them to approach too closely. Secondly, foggy conditions often prevail at the higher levels, making the older lighthouse invisible to shipping. On 18 April 1911, the Portuguese liner Lusitania was wrecked just south of Cape Point on Bellows Rock for precisely this reason, prompting the relocation of the lighthouse.
The new location cannot be seen from the West until ships are at a safe distance to the South. The light of the new Cape Point lighthouse is the most powerful on the South African coast." - in:

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