Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Yosemite National Park - CA - USA - UNESCO #308

Another postcard from the states, this time from Claudia, an American UNESCO collector that swapped two cards with me. I've picked this one from Yosemite, because I think it's one of the most iconic pics of the 60s... a road trip to California on a beetle, including passing under the Wawona Tree - unfortunately it fell in 1969 after surviving more than 2300 years. Thanks Claudia, this historic sequoia rises my collection to 45, only 917 to finish. This postcard took 8 days to arrive!

UNESCO #308 - Yosemite (Wawona Tree) - USA
   
The Wawona Tree, also known as the Wawona Tunnel Tree, was a famous giant sequoia that stood in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park. It had a height of 227 feet (69 m) and was 90 feet (27 m) in circumference.

Yosemite National Park lies in the heart of California. With its 'hanging' valleys, many waterfalls, cirque lakes, polished domes, moraines and U-shaped valleys, it provides an excellent overview of all kinds of granite relief fashioned by glaciation. At 600–4,000 m, a great variety of flora and fauna can also be found here.
 


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