Sunday, 30 September 2012

Garden Park IV of Iceland

Following the previous issue, the Iceland Post release the fourth of park’s stamp series on May 3, 2012. The issue comprises of two postage stamp and depicted the garden parks are The Akureyri Park  and The Hallargarður park .  The stamps have designed by Hany Hadaya, same as the previous issues.

The Akureyri Park is run by the town as a botanical garden and a nature park. The latter was formally opened to the public in 1912 while the botanic garden opened in 1957. The Park Society was founded in 1909 with Sigridur Sæmundsdóttir as its first president. Margrethe Schiöth contributed to the growth and development of the park for more than thirty years. The Akureyri Embellishment Society promoted the acquisition of a remarkable and unusual botanical collection owned by Jón Rögnvaldsson, a pioneer in the cultivation of plants in Iceland. Now the park contains nearly 7000 foreign species and most of the Icelandic flora.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Garden Parks III of Iceland

Following the previous issues, Iceland Post  released the third of park’s stamp series on May 4, 2011. The issue comprises of two postage stamps which depicted  garden parks, Austurvöllur and The Parliament park.

Austurvöllur is a park in the center of Reykjavík. A statue of Jón Sigurðsson, hero of Icelandic independence is in the center of the park. Around Austurvöllur there are many of the more remarkable buildings of the city, among them the Parliament building, Hotel Borg, the building of the National Telegraph and the Reykjavik Cathedral. Austurvöllur is a popular destination among city people on sunny days.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Garden Parks II of Iceland


To commemorate numerous parks found in  Iceland, in regularly  Iceland Post issued the stamp series features the park’s theme . On May 6, 2010, Iceland Post issued three postage stamps features Garden Park as the second series of this theme. The parks have depicted are Jónsgarður ,  Hellisgerði and Skallagrímsgarður.



Jónsgarður is the oldest garden park in the town of Ísafjörður, originally opened in 1922.   Jón Jónsson, the tailor, and his wife Karlinna Jóhannsdóttir pioneered in the development of the garden. In the seventies the park went unattended. In 1978 the town‘s gardening supervisor was instructed to resume work on it. It was named after the initial pioneers and a memorial in their honor of them was erected is in the garden.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Lake Ball of Iceland


Lake ball (Aegagropila linnaei), also known as Marimo in Japanese, is a rare species of filamentous green algae found in a few lakes in the northern hemisphere. Colonies of such balls are known only in three lakes, Myvatn in Iceland, Lake Akan in Japan and to a much lesser extent in Lake Öisu in Estonia.


The lake ball is a protected species and considered a rare natural phenomenon. Lake ball has been protected as a nature reserve in Iceland since 2006. Therefore Iceland Post issued a single postage stamp feature this rare species as  a remarkable fact in the world On September 18, 2009. The stamp shown three lake balls,  the one of them  was depicted the  Iceland’s map. 

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Goričko Regional Park

Slovenia Post promote regularly their national park through media postage stamps on May 25 , 2012, they issued one souvenir sheet consists of one stamp that features Goričko Regional Park and have background image of flora fauna inhabit in the park.


Goričko Regional Park is  the Slovene part of a three-nation park comprising Õrség National Park in Hungary and Raab National Park in Austria. The park takes its name from the gorice, the local word for the little hills that long ago emerged at the bottom of the Pannonian Sea.

Goričko Regional Park covers an area of 462 km2, reaching just 418 metres above sea level at its highest point, yet it offers views of the three-nation park area, which has always been a meeting point of cultures and peoples.  This area features wetlands and wet meadows, fields producing a variety of cultures, forests, an intricate network of waterways, lakes and ponds, low hills and vineyards.
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