Thank you so much to Nappi for sending this postcard from Askola, Finland.
The images on the right show Hiidenkirnut also called Giant’s Kettles or glacial potholes. These features are large cylindrical holes drilled into the bedrock when it was covered by a glacier.
Debris grinding on the bedrock like this is called abrasion.
There are quite a few YouTube clips of glacial potholes if you want to look at more. Geography Cat really likes this one:
The photograph on the left side of the postcard shows Finnish author Johannes Linnankoski (1869-1913), who was born in Askola.
Geography Cat would also like you to see the lovely postage stamp that brought the postcard to his paw:
3 Replies to “Askola, Finland (Giant’s Kettles/Glacial Potholes)”
Ice and rock together do a formidable job of shaping the landscape – https://sciencing.com/effect-freezing-thawing-rock-8738243.html
Great. My post has been waiting since 2016:
Have a wonderful day!
Glaciers do such amazing things as they move across the landscape.
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