White cliffs on Rügen, Germany

Rügen is Germany’s largest island. It is connected to the mainland by road and railway via the Rügen Bridge and Causeway. The island is known for its characteristic white chalk cliffs. Thanks to Artur for this one.

Here is a map postcard I received a few years ago.

White cliffs on Rügen, Germany

White cliffs on Rügen, Germany [rev]

Calanque de Sormiou, France

Calanque de Sormiou, France

A calanque is a word of Corsican origin that means inlet, a steep-walled cove or bay that is developed in limestone, dolomite or other carbonate strate, commonly found along the Mediterranean coast. The Calanque de Sormiou is located near Marseille, France, and it is famous for its climbing sports.

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Calanque de Sormiou, France

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah, US

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah, US

Goblin Valley State Park is located in Utah. Its primary feature is its thousands of hoodoos, which are formations of mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles. Hiking is permitted in the park. During the day, temperatures can be high but normally it drops down so it gets cool at night.

Belogradchik Rocks in Bulgaria

Belogradchik Rocks in Bulgaria

The Belogradchik Rocks are a group of strange shaped sandstone and conglomerate rock formations located on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains near the town of Belogradchik in northwest Bulgaria. The rocks vary in color from primarily red to yellow; some of the rocks reach up to 200 m in height. Many rocks have fantastic shapes and are associated with interesting legends. They are often named for people or objects they are thought to resemble. The Belogradchik Rocks have been declared a Natural Landmark by the Bulgarian government and are a major tourist attraction in the region. Thanks to Irina once again.

Nice stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the legendary RMS Titanic.