Tuesday, August 22, 2017


"The Struve Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through 10 countries and over 2,820 km. These are points of a survey, carried out between 1816 and 1855 by the astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve, which represented the first accurate measuring of a long segment of a meridian. This helped to establish the exact size and shape of the planet and marked an important step in the development of earth sciences and topographic mapping. It is an extraordinary example of scientific collaboration among scientists from different countries, and of collaboration between monarchs for a scientific cause. The original arc consisted of 258 main triangles with 265 main station points. The listed site includes 34 of the original station points, with different markings, i.e. a drilled hole in rock, iron cross, cairns, or built obelisks." -

Postcard 1 : BELARUS: "Tchekutsk" (Chekutsk) in Ivanovo district
So happy to have this postcard! ^-^
A UNESCO-mapcard and written and stamped card with cute stamp!
Thank you so much Karina!

Postcard 2 : BELARUS: "Ossownitza" (Ossovnitsa) in Ivanovo district
Finally! I received the card!
Thank you so much Katya for not getting tired of sending the postcard! 
received this inside the envelope>

Postcard 3 : ESTONIA: Tartu Observatory

Thank you so much Heidi for sharing with me this card for our RR! =)

Postcard 4 : FINLAND: Alatornion Kirkko
Thank you, thank you so much Sini for sharing with me this postcard
and for helping me out with my collection!
I wish you luck in finding cards on your fast approaching trips!
Special thanks for the stamps! Take care!  =)

Postcard 5 : FINLAND: Oravivuori
Thank you so much Heidi for this card
with the commemorative stamp of the Struve Geodetic Arc!
Cute stamp... =)

Postcard 6 : UKRAINE: Stara Nekrasivka
Thank you so much Veronika for sharing with me this postcard! =)

Postcard 7: RUSSIA: Hogland, Z Point
You made me smile with your comment regarding this UNESCO Site, Vadim! =)
Thanks much especially for the stamps! 

Postcard 8: NORWAY: Fuglenes in Hammerfest
Northern lights in Hammerfest, the northernmost town in the world
"I think this card from Struve Geodetic Arc is the most beautiful
UNESCO card ever made in Norway", shares Joey of Stavanger, Norway.
Thank you so much Joey for this great postcard!

Postcard 9 : MOLDOVA: "Rudi" near Rudi village, Soroca district
Thank you so much Ecaterina for this awesome postcard with matching stamp!
The lone UNESCO Site from Moldova!

Chain of 34 Original Station Points
- Fuglenes in Hammerfest
- Raipas in Alta
- Luvdiidcohkka in Kautokeino
- Baelljasvarri in Kautokeino

- "Pajtas-vaara" (Tynnyrilaki) in Kiruna
- "Kerrojupukka" (Jupukka) in Pajala
 Pullinki in Övertorneå
- "Perra-vaara" (Perävaara) in Haparanda

- Stuor-Oivi (currently Stuorrahanoaivi) in Enontekiö
- Avasaksa (currently Aavasaksa) in Ylitornio
- Tornea (currently Alatornion kirkko) in Tornio
- Puolakka (currently Oravivuori) in Korpilahti
- Porlom II (currently Tornikallio) in Lapinjärvi
- Svartvira (currently Mustaviiri) in Pyhtää

- "Mäki-päälys" (Mäkipäällys (Finland 1917/1920-1940) in Hogland (Suursaari)
- "Hogland, Z" (Gogland, Tochka Z) in Hogland

- "Woibifer" (Võivere) in Väike-Maarja Parish
- "Katko" (Simuna) in Väike-Maarja Parish
- "Dorpat" (Tartu Observatory) in Tartu

- "Sestu-Kalns" (Ziestu) in Ērgļu novads
- "Jacobstadt" in Jēkabpils

- "Karischki" (Gireišiai) in Panemunėlis
- "Meschkanzi" (Meškonys) in Nemenčinė
- "Beresnäki" (Paliepiukai) in Nemėžis

 "Tupischki" (Tupishki) in Oshmyany district
- "Lopati" (Lopaty) in Zelva district
- "Ossownitza" (Ossovnitsa) in Ivanovo district
- "Tchekutsk" (Chekutsk) in Ivanovo district
- "Leskowitschi" (Leskovichi) in Ivanovo district

"Rudi" near Rudi village, Soroca district

Katerinowka in Antonivka, Khmelnytsky Oblast
- Felschtin in Hvardiiske, Khmelnytsky Oblast
 Baranowka in Baranivka, Khmelnytsky Oblast
- Staro-Nekrassowka (Stara Nekrasivka) in Nekrasivka, Odessa Oblast

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