August 18, 2014

1191 DENMARK (Zealand) - Stevns Klint (UNESCO WHS)

This geological site, located at 6km southeast of Store Heddinge on the Danish island of Zealand, comprises a 15 km-long fossil-rich coastal white chalk cliff, offering exceptional evidence of the impact of the Chicxulub meteorite that crashed into the planet at the end of the Cretaceous, about 65 million years ago. Researchers think that this caused the most remarkable mass extinction ever, responsible for the disappearance of over 50 per cent of all life on Earth. An exceptional fossil record is visible at the site, showing the complete succession of fauna and micro-fauna charting the recovery after the mass extinction. Subject to frequent erosion, the cliff rises to a height of up to 40m.

About the stamps
In 2012, Post Danmark issued four stamps designed by a chinese artist, about which I wrote here. On September 2, 2013, was issued another series designed by chinese artists (Yuan Yishan and Jiang Wei) but also danish artists (Rasmus Berggreen and Jakob Monefeltd), depicting other tales by Hans Christian Andersen:
• The Tinderbox (1835)
• The Flying Trunk (1839) - it's on the postcard
• The Sweethearts (1843)
• The Little Match Girl (1845)
All four stamps feature modern interpretations of the stories, with the actions being played out against a backdrop of urban skyscrapers. The four stamps are the result of a unique joint Danish-Chinese project involving designers from both countries.

The second stamp, issued on September 2, 2013, is the stamp of 2013 for the series Art on Stamps. Designed by Jytte Høy, it has the motif Hello Every Body.

Stevns Klint - Wikipedia
Stevns Klint - UNESCO official website

Sender: Genek / gforp (direct swap)
Sent from Copengahen (Denmark), on 08.08.2014

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