|UNESCO #1037 - Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch - SWITZERLAND|
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn - SWITZERLAND - UNESCO #1037
What a nice surprise I've got when browsing the cards received while I was gone - Óscar and Daniela, two Portuguese postcrossers that live and work in Switzerland sent me this amazing panoramic postcard showing the Alps. We didn't arrange any swap, it was really a nice gesture from them... well you probably got by now my surprise card sent from France! It's also for this moments that postcrossing is such a great hobby - thanks a lot and all the best for you! As for the UNESCO collection, it's now 123 down, 858 to go!
The Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region is the most glaciated part of the European Alps, containing Europe's largest glacier and a range of classic glacial features, and provides an outstanding record of the geological processes that formed the High Alps. A diverse flora and fauna is represented in a range of habitats, and plant colonization in the wake of retreating glaciers provides an outstanding example of plant succession.