The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

The Brokopondo Reservoir


Scan 1 - Version 2This spectacular card is another from Cheryll in Suriname and shows the beautiful Brokopondo Reservoir. Built in the 1960s this giant lake was created to feed a hydro power station which in turn provides the country’s electricity. Many people had to leave the area for its creation, but it is now also a popular tourist spot. Interestingly, the trees were not felled before the area was flooded, leaving the stark skeletons in the water. Beautiful!

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A First From Suriname!

Sometimes I receive a postcard and know that chances are, I will never receive one from that country again. So I feel very privileged to have this card arrive from Cheryll in Suriname. She tells me that their tropical climate is currently in the middle of a short rainy season and that she has climbed Voltzberg mountain (in the picture) twice and that at 240m tall, it is very tiring, but worth it. The card also shows Anjumara Falls, both of the places are situated within Central Suriname Nature Reserve a UNESCO natural heritage site. Amazing card!

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