Thursday, April 9, 2020

Beemster Polder | Netherlands



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The Beemster Polder, dating from the early 17th century, is is an exceptional example of reclaimed land in the Netherlands. It has preserved intact its well-ordered landscape of fields, roads, canals, dykes and settlements, laid out in accordance with classical and Renaissance planning principles.

Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder) is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Rwenzori Mountains National Park | Uganda


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The Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers nearly 100,000 ha in western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountain chain, which includes Africa's third highest peak (Mount Margherita: 5,109 m). The region's glaciers, waterfalls and lakes make it one of Africa's most beautiful alpine areas.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Kladruby nad Labem | Czech Republic


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The Kladruber is one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. The main breeding centre is the National Stud Farm Kladruby nad Labem in the Czech Republic where Kladrubers have been bred for more than 400 years.

Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Mt. Khangchendzonga | India


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Located at the heart of the Himalayan range in northern India (State of Sikkim), the Khangchendzonga National Park includes a unique diversity of plains, valleys, lakes, glaciers and spectacular, snow-capped mountains covered with ancient forests, including the world’s third highest peak: Mount Khangchendzonga.

Khangchendzonga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Island of St. George | Montenegro



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St. George Island is a naturally formed island, located in the Bay of Kotor. Nearest town on the mailand is Perast, situated a few kilometres northwest of Kotor.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Um er-Rasas mosaic floor | Jordan



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Um er-Rasas is a archeological site in Jordan. Most of this site has not been excavated. It contains remains from the Roman, Byzantine and Early Muslim periods (end of 3rd to 9th centuries AD) and a fortified Roman military camp.

The site also has 16 churches, some with well-preserved mosaic floors. Particularly noteworthy is the mosaic floor of the Church of Saint Stephen with its representation of towns in the region.

Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a) is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Flags of the World | Marshall Islands



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The flag of Marshall Islands was officially adopted on May 1, 1979 after gaining independance from the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. What better way to celebrate independance with a new flag?

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Flags of the World | Malta


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The flag f Malta was officially adopted on 21 September 1964. The upper left side of the flag of Malta displays the George Cross that has a red outline at the edges.

The George Cross was added to the Maltese flag when it was presented to the Maltese people by Britain’s King George VI to the Maltese in recognition of exceptional bravery during the Second World War (1942), when Malta was still part of the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Date farming in the Sultanate of Oman



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Date farming is of great economic and social importance in the Sultanate. The date palm is the primary agricultural crop in Oman, the 8th largest producer of dates in the world.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Redwood National Park | USA



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Redwood National and State Parks is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park comprises a region of coastal mountains bordering the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. It is covered with a magnificent forest of coastal redwood trees, the tallest and most impressive trees in the world. These trees can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall!

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Maldives



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Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. The chain of 1190 little coral islands scattered across the Indian Ocean that forms the archipelago of the Maldives is 80 -120 km wide. Only 201 islands are inhabited by the local people, and 83 islands are developed exclusively as tourist resorts, while the rest are uninhabited.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Saluti da Assisi | Italy


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Assisi, a medieval city built on a hill, is the birthplace of Saint Francis, is closely associated with the work of the Franciscan Order.

Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The card show different places in Assisi specifically mentioned by Unesco, like San Damiano Church, the hermitage of Eremo delle Carceri and the sanctuary of Rivotorto.
Here you see a postcard depicting the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Kapingamarangi atoll | Micronesia


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The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago of tiny islands in the western Pacific Ocean, to the north of New Guinea. Politically they are divided between the Federated States of Micronesia in the eastern part of the group, and Palau at the extreme western end.

Kapingamarangi is an atoll in the state of Pohnpei of the Federated States of Micronesia. It is by far the most southerly atoll of the Caroline Islands. The island has 500 inhabitants.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Walkenried Monastery | Germany



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Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Why is the Cistercian monastery of Walkenried included in this site?

In the early 13th century the monks of Walkenried, as important owners of mines and smelting works, developed the first systems for supplying water to their own mining and pond installations, which the miners of the Harz continued to develop over the following centuries. The Cistercian monks of Walkenried can therefore be regarded as "the fathers of the Upper Harz Water Management System".

thx Dustin!

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