0 Likes

"Dorpat" - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Estonia

The Struve Geodetic Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through ten countries and over 2,820 km, which yielded the first accurate measurement of a meridian.


The chain was established and used by the German-born Russian scientist Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve in the years 1816 to 1855 to establish the exact size and shape of the earth. At that time, the chain passed merely through two countries: Union of Sweden-Norway and the Russian Empire. The Arc's first point is located in Tartu Observatory, where Struve conducted much of his research.

In 2005, the chain was inscribed on the World Heritage List as a memorable ensemble of the chain made up of 34 commemorative plaques or built obelisks out of the original 265 main station points which are marked by drilled holes in rock, iron crosses, cairns, others.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struve_Geodetic_Arc

View More »

Copyright: Andrew Bodrov
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13712x6856
Uploaded: 01/04/2013
Updated: 02/04/2013
Zobrazení:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Andrew Bodrov
Old Tartu Observatory
Andrew Bodrov
Old Tartu Observatory - At top of Observatory
Kristo Rihm
Tartu, House nr 15
Kristo Rihm
Angel’s Bridge on Toome hill in Tartu
Kristo Rihm
Tartu, Vallikraavi street, red brick gate
Vladimir Petrov
Tartu Town Hall Square
Bruno Keiser
ERC auto24 Rally Estonia - Ceremonial Start
Lauri Veerde
The opening of The Year of Black Snake in Town hall square Tartu
Kristo Rihm
University of Tartu, Estonia
Lauri Veerde
Main Building of the University of Tartu
Vladimir Petrov
Tartu, Toomemägi
Lauri Veerde
Pilots testing their aircrafts
Erik Krause
Grimsel Alpine Power Dam
Tobias Hahn
Gare de Guillemins
Leif Nygaard Eilertsen
Going fishing
Melkan Bassil
Beautiful Sunset Cedars Lebanon
Dan Perlman
Temperate rainforest Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Roberto Scavino
Ancient cemetery among vineyards, infrared panorama
Erik Krause
The cascade at grimsel lake
Tibor Illes
An enormous storm (tornado) destroyed the sunflower
Martin Kneth
Baobab Alley near Morondava
PaVeL Bobkov
Winter christening on the river
Melkan Bassil
Zayed Mosque - Abu Dhabi
Martin Kneth
Main market hall in Morondava
Andrew Bodrov
The sculpture "Puhkaja" (holidaymaker) by Tauno Kangro
Andrew Bodrov
Place Massena, Nice, France
Andrew Bodrov
Square near railway station, Kustanay, Kazakhstan
Andrew Bodrov
The Seagull (Villu Jaanisoo, KUMU Art Museum)
Andrew Bodrov
Project "Guests" (KUMU Art Museum)
Andrew Bodrov
The flame of the Song and Dance Celebration
Andrew Bodrov
Tallinn Day
Andrew Bodrov
Интервью экипажа 33/34-й экспедиции на МКС
Andrew Bodrov
Church of the Archangel Michael
Andrew Bodrov
Monument to Mikhail Yangel
Andrew Bodrov
Park Kadriorg Japanese Garden
Andrew Bodrov
Russian-Estonian border (Russian side)
More About Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights. In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. Text by Steve Smith.