Thursday, 29 July 2010

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM SWEDEN

Lindsorts lighthouse is Sweden's oldest light station established in 1651. The actual 25 m (82 ft) white cylindrical tower was built in 1689 with an upper conical iron section added in 1870. The lighthouse was electrified in 1938 and automated in 1963. Landsort is the southern tip of Öja, a narrow island about 2.2 km (1.4 mi) long aligned north to south so that it commands the approaches to Nynäshamn and Stockholm. The island is accessible by passenger ferry from Nynäshamn.
Sweden Post issued on September 24, 2009 a miniature sheet with ten stamps (five designs) called “Traveling in Space”. The issue celebrates the Swedish astronaut Arne Christer Fuglesang who has participated on two space shuttle missions (2006 and 2009) and five spacewalks. The stamps depict NASA Discovery space shuttle, two scenes from Fuglesang's second space walk and the astronaut working on a solar panel with colleague Curbeam. Thank you, Mrs. Hansson.

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