Thursday, 7 October 2010

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM DENMARK

My Portuguese friend João Miguel, who lived and studied in Denmark, sent me this Danish lighthouse to my collection. Obrigado, thanks! The Limfjord in Denmark is a network of broad sounds and narrow channels that extends all the way across the northern end of Jylland (Jutland), connecting the North Sea at Thyborøn to the Kattegat at Hals. It is approximately 180 kilometers long and of an irregular shape with several bays, narrowings, and islands.
The Grisetåodde Lighthouse is located on a spit of land marking the east entrance to the Oddesund strait in Oddesund Syd. Built in 1909, the 8 m (26 ft) round cast iron tower painted with red and white horizontal bands is still active nowadays.
The postcard brings a postal label issued for the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. EY2010 is an European Union's initiative to raise public awareness about these issues and renew the political commitment of EU State Members to combat poverty and social exclusion.

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