Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Eyjafjallajökull - Iceland

I'm so glad to have this card. For a volcano lover, this is a great acquisition. I already had a stamp with Eujafjallajokull's ashes, now i finally have a card of the volcano itself.

The card was sent by Ella from Estonia.

Eyjafjallajökull (Icelandic for "Glacier of Eyjafjöll" or literally "Glacier of islands' mountains" — also known by the numeronym E15, is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, situated to the north of Skógar and to the west of Mýrdalasjökull. The ice caps covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,666 metres (5,466 ft) . The volcano has erupted relatively frequently since the last glacial period, most recently in 2010.

The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano on 14 April 2010 affected the economic, political and cultural activities in Europe and across the world.

There was extensive air travel disruption caused by the closure of airspace over many countries affecting the travel arrangements of hundreds of thousands of people in Europe and elsewhere. Sporting, entertainment and many other events were cancelled, delayed or disrupted when individuals or teams were unable to travel to their destination.

The state funeral of President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife on 18 April 2010 was affected as some national leaders were unable to attend, including Barack Obama, Stephen Harper, Angela Merkel, and Nicolas Sarkozy.

The President of Portugal, Cavaco Silva had to extend his state visit to the Czech Republic. The President made his way from Prague to Barcelona by car and then took a Falcon of the Portuguese Air Force home to Lisbon. President Silva arrived in Portugal on the evening of 18 April. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany was forced to make a "surprise" visit to Portugal as she returned from the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC. She was expected to return to Germany by 10am on Saturday, but has since then flown to Rome and is also expected to return home to Germany by car. - in: wikipedia


maxibienes hobbywelt said...

I love volcanoes. The postcard looks really great.

aj.posts said...

Wow that is pretty cool, Generally an card for me from Iceland would be amazing!

Hopefully i will get to visit this place one day myself :)