Friday, June 29, 2012


A few days ago i've decided to get rid of some cards and opened a thread offering 3 of my cards for 1 card macthing my wishlist. I've received very good offer and the 1st cards started to arrive last week. 
These 2 were sent by Annina from Finland and show lighthouses in Sweden and France.  

 Aquarupella © Inger Perron
Tylön is situated in Halmstad Municipality, Halland County, Sweden, just off the coast from Halmstad. The Tylön island is mainly covered by green meadows and is a nature reserve well known among nesting birds like eider, black-backed gull and herring gull. Tern, eared owl and peregrine falcon are also among the visitors.
The lighthouse was built 1870 but is no longer in use, it was closed 1968.
The island was used by fishermen during the seventeenhundreds and there are also ancient remnants on the island dating back to the bronze age.Visits to Tylön is prohibited during most of the year for the protection of the birds. - in:

Aquarupella © Yann Arthus-Bertrand - Altitude
This is my 2nd card of the de la Vieille lighthouse in Brittany, France.
"La Vieille" lighthouse, located in Finistère region was built from 1882 to 1887 on the Gorlebella  rock ("the farthest rock" in Breton language).
It gives security to the Sein current crossing, together with La Plate tower.
Located on Plogoff city limits, it is state owned.
La Vieille's "hell" is famous for its isolated location at sea in a rough zone.On top of that, it took almost ten years to build and was the penultimate french lighthouse to be automated resulting in the relief refusal by its keepers in 1995, as a protest. - in:

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