Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Got a wonderful view of one of Europe's nature wonders (CH-96470)...It is sad to read that this glacier is on the list of places to visit before they disappear through climate changes... Thanks Simone!

"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 in Belgium the year 2011 is also expected to enter the record books as the warmest year since records began in Belgium in 1833. In 2011 the average temperature stood at 11.6 degrees Celsius. (If you like you can always find the weather "live" on my blog :D)

Nice stamp from the serie "The handicapped artists" special stamps (Christian Oppliger)

The Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 23 km (14 mi) and covers more than 120 square kilometres (46 sq mi) 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.

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