Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Teide National Park, Tenerife - SPAIN - UNESCO #1258

Finally the cards my sister sent from Tenerife arrived - this one is from the Teide, the majestic volcano that dominates the island. Thank you very much Helena, with this UNESCO site, I now got 47, only 915 to the end. This postcard took 25 days to arrive!

UNESCO #1258 - Teide National Park - Tenerife Island - SPAIN
 
Situated on the island of Tenerife, Teide National Park features the Teide-Pico Viejo stratovolcano that, at 3,718 m, is the highest peak on Spanish soil. Rising 7,500 m above the ocean floor, it is regarded as the world’s third-tallest volcanic structure and stands in a spectacular environment. The visual impact of the site is all the greater due to atmospheric conditions that create constantly changing textures and tones in the landscape and a ‘sea of clouds’ that forms a visually impressive backdrop to the mountain. Teide is of global importance in providing evidence of the geological processes that underpin the evolution of oceanic islands.



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