Sunday, June 30, 2019

Soursop (Annona muricata)

The soursop - also guanábana or guyabano - is a plant from the Annonaceae family.
It is a small, evergreen, deeply branched, up to 10 m high tree with rust-colored hairy young branches.
The oval-shaped, smooth-edged leaves are spread out and are up to 7 x 20 cm in size and have a 1 cm large leaf stalk.

5 photos of the soursop.


Friday, June 28, 2019

Angers (France)

Angers is a city in the west of France in the Maine-et-Loire department, about 300 km southwest of Paris. Angers is the capital of the department.
The area around Angers is known by the provincial name Anjou.
Angers is an industrial city with approximately 150,000 inhabitants.

5 photos of Angers.


Thursday, June 27, 2019

The double-blind cannon death (Welwitschia mirabilis)

The indestructible plant

The Welwitschia mirabilis is an almost indestructible plant and is called African double-blanche death in African.
The plant reaches an average of 500 to 600 years old and the oldest specimens found even have the respectable age of 2000. The Welwitschia is found in Angola and Namibia and lives in areas with little or no rain.
The plant cannot do without water completely and it therefore survives by drinking from underground water sources and streams.

If you want to see this special plant species, you can do so at the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam.
Keep an eye on the site; this plant is not always open to the public.

5 photos of the double blanche death.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Beni Suef (Egypt)

Beni Suef is a city in Egypt and is the capital of the Beni Suef government.
At the 2006 census Beni Suef had 211,173 inhabitants.

5 photos of Beni Suef.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Montañita (Ecuador)

Montañita is a small coastal town in Ecuador, located in the Parrish of Manglaralto in the province of Santa Elena, about 180 kilometers northwest of Guayaquil.

5 photos of Montañita.


Monday, June 24, 2019

Holbæk (Denmark)

Holbæk is a port town in the Danish region of Zealand, municipality of Holbæk, and has 26,267 inhabitants.
The place was first mentioned in 1199 as Holbækgaard.

5 photos of Holbæk.


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Bjelovar (Croatia)

Bjelovar is a city in central Croatia with a population of 41,869.
It is the provincial capital of the Bjelovar-Bilogora province Bjelovar is one of the newer towns in central Croatia, since it was mentioned in 1413 but only became important in 1756 when a fort was built here.

5 photos of Bjelovar.


Friday, June 21, 2019

Xiamen (China)

Xiamen is a city in the Chinese province of Fujian.
The old name is Amoy.
The city was first mentioned in 1394 and dates from the Ming dynasty.
A form of Minnanhua is spoken here.
The climate is subtropical, which means that it is warm and that there are wet periods.

5 photos of Xiamen.


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Valdivia (Chile)

Valdivia is a regional capital and municipality in the Chilean province of Valdivia in the Los Ríos region.
Valdivia had 272,733 inhabitants in 2012.
Valdivia was founded by Pedro de Valdivia.

5 photos of Valdivia.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Saskatoon (Canada)

Saskatoon is the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
The city is located on the South Saskatchewan River.
Saskatoon has around 206,500 inhabitants and lies at an altitude of 481 meters above sea level.
The city covers an area of 144 km².

5 photos of Saskatoon.