Scandinavian trivia

Scandinavian Flags

All Scandinavian countries have a cross on their flags.

Diver in Magic Kingdom (free wallpaper)

Diver in Magic Kingdom
Green Lake (Grüner See) is located in Tragöss, Austria. In the spring, snowmelt raises the lake level about 10 meters. This phenomenon (which lasts only a few weeks) covers the hiking trails, meadows, and trees. The resulting diving landscapes is magical. (Photo and caption by Marc Henauer)

Courtesy of National Geographic, this magnificent photo by Marc Henauer is now available free to download from Trivia SA.

Green Lake (Grüner See) is located in Tragöss, Austria. In the spring, snowmelt raises the lake level about 10 meters. This phenomenon (which lasts only a few weeks) covers the hiking trails, meadows, and trees. The resulting diving landscapes is magical.

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Namib desert (free wallpaper)

Above the Namib Desert
Aerial view of the Namib Desert, Namibia, Africa. (Photograph: Chris Schmid)

Courtesy of National Geographic, this magnificent photo by Chris Schmid is now available free to download from Trivia SA.

Chris has selected a wonderful composition from the many possible contours in the landscape. What a great, sinuous shape between the desert and the riverbed.

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Famous SA landmark for maritime navigators

The Cape of Good Hope, south of Cape Town is a famous landmark for maritime navigators.

Cape of Good Hope present day
Cape of Good Hope (present day)

This famous landmark is also known as the Cape of Storms, named by the brave Portuguese navigators who explored the southern ocean in the 16th century. The early Spice Route around the Cape has evolved into a busy shipping route and rich fishing grounds. It is regarded as the mythical meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, although geographically Cape Agulhas is the most southern tip of the African continent.

Map of the Cape of Good Hope, showing Table Bay, the Castle, streets, blocks, etc., 1760 (M1/338, C.A.P.), Cape Town, South Africa
Map of the Cape of Good Hope, showing Table Bay, the Castle, streets, blocks, etc., 1760 (M1/338, C.A.P.).