sábado, 25 de outubro de 2008
New nice cover from Czech Republic.
We have a commemorative mini-sheet evoquing JOACHIM BARRANDE (August 11, 1799 Sauges, France - October 5, 1883 Vienna, Austria). French geologist and paleontologist. He was attracted to the fossils from the Lower Palaeozoic rocks of Bohemia.
For ten years (1840 - 1850) he made a detailed study of the rocks of Bohemia collectinf fossils and obtaining upwords of 3.500 species.
He was a fervent advocate of the theory of the catastrophes, thus opposing Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. The district of Prag, Barrandov, was named in honnor of the Scieentist on Bebruary 24, 1928.
Thank you very much, Vladimir!
segunda-feira, 13 de outubro de 2008
Beautiful FDC on Olympic Games Beijing 2008.
GERD KANTER, (born May 6, 1979 in Tallin Estonia) Olympic Gold Medallist (Discus)
"From the discus final taking place in front of the full house of the Beijing Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2008 Gerd Kanter didn't desapoint Estonian sports fans, sending his discus one meter farther in the fourth round than his main rivals ..."
Thank you very much, Pirjo!