Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lake Zürich, Switzerland

A private swap with Jutta from Switzerland. Chose the card myself coz i really liked it....I like maps :)


This map here shows the Lake of Zürich and its surroundings.

Lake of Zürich (Ger. Zürichsee), narrow, elongated lake, 34 sq mi (88 sq km), 25 mi (40 km) long, N Switzerland. It has a maximum depth of c.470 ft (140 m). The lake is connected to the Lake of Wallenstadt (Walensee) by the Linth Canal and also receives water from the Linth River. It is drained by the Limmat River. The gently sloping shores of the lake are covered with vineyards, orchards, and woods; houses and villas dot the slopes. A causeway crosses the lake between Rapperswil and Hurden. The city of Zürich is located at the northern end of the lake.
Both shores are well cultivated and fertile. There are many villas, particularly near Zurich, and elsewhere numerous factories in the various flourishing villages. Zurich, is the principal place on it. On the west shore (which gradually becomes the south shore) are Thalwil, Horgen, Wadenswil, Richterswil, Pfaffikon, and Lachen. On the opposite shore are Meilen (near which the first lake dwellings were discovered in 1853-54), Stafa and the quaint town of Rapperswil, the castle of which shelters a Polish museum, wherein is the heart of Kosciuszko. Schmerikon is close to the east end of the lake, and a little beyond is the more important town of Uznach.

2 comments:

Martinha said...

Hi Ana.
Is just a relief when our cards arrive. For me is as important knowing that my cards arrive as receiving cards.

By the way, you're doing a great job with your blog, i like it and i check it everyday :)

Hugs,
Marta

Ana said...

ooohhh, thank you!!!
its really pleasing to hear that, means im on the right track! ;-)

yeah, its very important for me as well, to both receive cards and know that they are received...its a relief when that happens :))

hugs to you too!