Friday, December 11, 2009

November RR - IX

More November RR cards.

This card from Switzerland arrived today. It wa sent by Grace "azzurri". I'll meet her and other postcrossers, next February in Zurich.... :P
Arosa is a municipality in the district of Plessur in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is known for being both a summer and a winter resort. Arosa possesses a well-known and safe skiing area and boasts over 60 kilometers (37 mi) of slopes.

No, this isn't an iceberg. Wissower Klinklen is, a chalk formation that can be found in the Jasmund National Park in the northeast of Rügen island. "The park 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 Wissower Klinken, collapsed into the Baltic Sea on February 24, 2005 in a landslide caused by spring-thaw weather conditions." - in:
The card was sent by "RikeH".

Anna "annab3783" sent me this card from Denmark with the Kronborg Castle, a new unesco whs in my collection :D.
"Kronborg is situated near the town of Helsingør (immortalised as Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet) on the extreme northeastern tip of Zealand at the narrowest point of the Øresund, the sound between Denmark and Sweden. In this part, the sound is only 4 km wide, hence the strategic importance of maintaining a fortress at this location commanding one of the few outlets of the Baltic Sea. The castle has for centuries been one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and was added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list on November 30, 2000." - in: wikipedia

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