Year of 2017

The Children of the Earth monument at North Cape, Norway

We’re celebrating Universal Children’s Day today with this snowy photo of the Children of the Earth monument. The bronze casts are replicas of clay reliefs created in 1988 by seven children from around the world. A Norwegian writer named Simon Flem Devold came up with the idea for the project to let children ‘create a lasting expression of youthful understanding, cooperation and joy.’

North Cape is a cape on the northern coast of the island of Magerøya in Northern Norway. The cape is in Nordkapp Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The European route E69 highway has its northern terminus at North Cape. The plateau is a popular tourist attraction. The cape includes a 307-metre-high cliff with a large flat plateau on top, where visitors, weather permitting, can watch the midnight sun and views of the Barents Sea to the north. North Cape Hall, a visitor centre was built in 1988 on the plateau. It includes a café, restaurant, post office, souvenir shop, a small museum and a super video cinema.
North Cape east side 2016
North Cape seen from the east shortly after midnight. Hundreds of tourists are witnessing the midnight sun while fog is rolling in from the west.