Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Lithuania - Curonian Spit (1)
Curonian Spit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sent by Vidmantas, a postcrosser from Lithuania.
The Curonian Spit is an outstanding example of a landscape of sand dunes that is under constant threat from natural forces (wind and tide). After disastrous human interventions that menaced its survival, the Spit was reclaimed by massive protection and stabilization works begun in the 19th century and still continuing to the present day.