Friday, December 17, 2010

Aletsch, Switzerland

A new UNESCO card for my collection sent by dear Caroline.

Yeah, i still havent updated my UNESCO received list. I tried the other day and got totally lost and gave up. I really need to put away a few hours so I could go thoroughly thru all my received cards and see what I have. But there are so many other things i need to do as well *sigh*

The Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps, with a length of about 23 km and covers more than 120 square kilometres in the eastern Bernese Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais. The whole area, including other glaciers is part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001

On August 18th, 2007, photographer Spencer Tunick used hundreds of naked people in a "living sculpture" on the Aletsch Glacier in a photo shoot intended to draw attention to global warming and the shrinking of the world's glaciers. The temperature was about 10 °C at the time of the photo shoot.

Here are a few pictures of the event in case someone's interested....not recommended for people younger than 18...lots of nudity displayed :)

Tunick's session at the Aletsch Glacier


Caroline used four stamps on this card....it includes 3 of the 4 cereals' stamps issued in 2008 (wheat, barley and rye) and a stamp issued in 2010, as a set of 4 Children and money stamps..these are special stamps with surcharge....

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