Sunday, January 19, 2020

Al-Ain | United Arab Emirates

Al-Ain Oasis (Oasis of the Spring) is the largest oasis in the city of Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. The oasis is known for its underground irrigation system, which brings water from boreholes to water farms and palm trees.

Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas) is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Flags of the World | India

The flag of India was officially adopted on 15 August 1947. In the middle with the Ashoka Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel. The Ashoka Chakra means the 'wheel of the law'. It is derived from the Sanskrit word Dharma Chakra, which means wheel.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Church tower of San Martín de Teruel | Spain

The Torre de San Martín is a medieval structure in Teruel, Aragon, northern Spain. Built in Aragonese Mudéjar style in 1316. Mudejar art is a mixture of Islamic traditional style and contemporary European styles, particularly the Gothic.

Mudejar Architecture of Aragon is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The property comprises ten religious and secular monuments in the provinces of Teruel and Zaragoza:
-  tower, roof, and cimborio of the Cathedral of Santa María de Mediavilla de Teruel
-  tower and church of San Pedro de Teruel
-  church tower of San Martín de Teruel
-  church tower of Salvador de Teruel
-  apse, cloister, and tower of the collegiate church of Santa María de Calatayud
-  parish church of Santa Tecla de Cervera de la Cañada
-  church of Santa María de Tobed
-  the surviving Mudéjar features of the Aljafería Palace of Zaragoza
-  tower and parish church of San Pablo de Zaragoza and
-  the apse, parroquieta, and cimborio of la Seo de Zaragoza.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Saloum Delta | Senegal

The Saloum Delta National Park is one of the richest African deltas. Its 500,000 hectares consist of mangroves, shellfish and artificial islands. Here, you can find mangroves teeming with lush flora and fauna, oysters, delicious seafood as well as hyenas and monkeys.

Saloum Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

St George | Bermuda

Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuscan Archipelago | Italy

The Tuscan Archipelago is a chain of islands between the Ligurian Sea and Tyrrhenian Sea, west of Tuscany, Italy.

The archipelago is located between Corsica and the Tuscan coast and contains seven major islands: Capraia, Elba, Giannutri, Giglio, Gorgona, Montecristo and Pianosa.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Flags of the World | Israel

The flag of Israel was adopted on 28 October 1948, five months after the establishment of the State of Israel. The flag depicts a blue Star of David, a generally recognized symbol of modern Jewish identity.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Santa Cruz de Mompox | Colombia

Santa Cruz de Mompox is a town in northern Colombia.  Founded in 1540, the town is known for the preservation of its colonial architectural features, as expressed by the mixture of its Spanish and Indian styles.

Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Belfry of Kortrijk | Belgium

The belfry of Kortrijk is a medieval bell tower in the historical centre of Kortrijk, Belgium.

Belfries of Belgium and France is a UNESCO World Heritage site. In total 56 belfries have been inscribed. 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Ireli, Dogon village | Mali

Ireli is one of the larger villages along the Cliff of Bandiagara in Mali.

Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons) is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a vast cultural landscape covering 400,000 ha and includes 289 villages.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Palacio Nacional | Dominican Republic

The National Palace is a building in Santo Domingo, that houses the offices of the Executive Branch (Presidency and Vice Presidency) of the Dominican Republic.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Conakry, capital of Guinee

Conakry is the capital and largest city of Guinea. The city lies on Tombo (Tumbo) Island.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Quseir Amra | Jordan

Built in the early 8th century, this exceptionally well-preserved desert castle was both a fortress with a garrison and a residence of the Umayyad caliphs.

Quseir Amra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Reichenau Island | Germany

Reichenau Island in Lake Constance bears outstanding testimony to the religious and cultural role of a great Benedictine monastery of the Middle Ages.

Monastic Island of Reichenau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The churches of St Mary and Marcus, St Peter and St Paul, and St George, mainly built between the 9th and 11th centuries, provide a panorama of early medieval monastic architecture in central Europe. Their wall paintings bear witness to impressive artistic activity.


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