Monday, December 15, 2014

Krasnoyarsk Stolby in Siberia, Russia

Krasnoyarsk Stolby in Siberia

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with two stamps form Russia. 

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Krasnoyarsk is a city and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River. It is the third largest city in Siberia. The city is notable for its nature landscapes.

The most popular place of attraction for tourists visiting Krasnoyarsk is the huge national nature reserve Stolby ("pillars"), which covers an area of 470 square kilometers (180 sq mi) with numerous giant granite rock formations up to 100 meters high, many have extraordinary shapes. Stolby is also a major rock climbing location. Many local climbers intentionally do not use any belaying equipment and call their extreme sport stolbizm, known elsewhere as solo climbing. 

This was nominated as an UNESCO site in 2007.  
Russia stamp 2014
Europa
Musical Instruments and Dance, 18 P.
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Russia stamp 2009
Definitive Issue. Kremlins -10 p.

2 comments:

ONeal said...

Love it! Love wintery scenes!

Brenda Perez said...

I only like them on postcards - not in real life. ;-)