Fireplace of States

USA - Minnesota - Fireplace of States

Fireplace of States
Bemidji, Minnesota

The Fireplace of States was built in 1934-1935 by Mark Morse and originally stood in the Bunyan House.  It was moved into the new Tourist Information Center in the Summer of 1995.  The fireplace contains stones from all US States and most Canadian Provinces.


Ukraine - Odessa

Odessa, Ukraine
The port of Odessa was the largest of the USSR.  It is still an important port city.
Here, you can see the cruise ship docks and the waving good-bye statue.

Ukraine - Odessa stamps

The Ochres of Roussillon

France - Roussillon


The Ochres of Roussillon

France - Roussillon stamps from Italy

Ale’s Stones

Sweden - Ales stenar


Ale’s Stones (or Ales stenar in Swedish)
is a megalithic monument in Scania in southern Sweden. It consists of a stone ship 67 m long formed by 59 large boulders of sandstone, weighing up to 1.8 tonnes each. According to Scanian folklore, a legendary king called King Ale lies buried there.

Sweden - Ales stenar stamps Germany


Germany - Loreley
Loreley (Lorelei)

“The Lorelei (German: Loreley, ) is a rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine near St. Goarshausen, Germany, which soars some 120 metres above the waterline. It marks the narrowest part of the river between Switzerland and the North Sea, and is the most famous feature of the Rhine Gorge, a 65 km section of the river between Koblenz and Bingen that was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in June 2002. A very strong current and rocks below the waterline have caused many boat accidents there.

Lorelei is also the name of a feminine water spirit, similar to mermaids or Rhine maidens, associated with this rock in popular folklore and in works of music, art and literature.” – Wikipedia

UNESCO listing – click here

Germany - Loreley stamps


Netherlands - Strandgroet


Strandgroet, Netherlands

Netherlands - Strandgroet stamps

Wind Cave

Malaysia - Wind Cave


Wind Cave
Mulu National Park, Malaysia

Mulu National Park website 

Malaysia - Wind Cave stamps




Sea Star and Shells


Sea Star and Shells

Langkawi, Malaysia


Langkawi, Malaysia

“Limestone outcrops at Tanjung Ruh, one of Langkawi’s many beach areas”

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