Monday, May 20, 2019

Hanseatic city of Lemgo | Germany

The 800 year old Hanseatic city of Lemgo lies at a crossroads of medieval trade routes, surrounded by green hills and floral splendour.

Lemgo was a member of the Hanseatic League, a medieval trading association of free or autonomous cities in several northern European countries such as the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Mount Sanqingshan National Park | China

Mount Sanqingshan National Park is located in the northeast of Jiangxi Province, central China. The park is known for its granite peaks and pillars, many of which resemble human or animal silhouettes.

Mount Sanqingshan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Tomb of Askia | Mali

The Tomb of Askia, in Gao, Mali, is believed to be the burial place of Askia Mohammad I, one of the Songhai Empire's most prolific emperors. It was built at the end of the fifteenth century. It is a fine example of the monumental mud-building traditions of the West African Sahel.

Tomb of Askia is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Samodivski Lakes | Bulgaria

Pirin National Park encompasses the larger part of the Pirin Mountains in southwestern Bulgaria. The Samodivski Lakes (Mountain Fairies lakes) is a small group of lakes in Pirin Mountain.

Pirin National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Flags of the World | Burundi

The Burundi flag was officially adopted on June 28, 1967. The three stars represent the three ethnic groups that live in the country; the Hutu, Tutsi and the Twa. The red in the flag stands for the independence struggle, the green for hope and the white for peace.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

5 Anos de Paz | Angola

On april 4, 2007 Angola celebrated 5 years of peace since the end of the 27-year civil war which devastated the country, claiming countless lives and displacing millions.

The Angolan Civil War was a civil conflict in Angola, beginning in 1975 and continuing, with interludes, until 2002. The war started immediately after Angola became independent from Portugal in November 1975.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Royal Naval Hospital | United Kingdom

The Royal Naval Hospital in Greenwich, designed by England's most famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren, was built to house naval pensioners, retired veterans of Britain's navy. The hospital was founded in 1694.

Maritime Greenwich is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Saipan | Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan is the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean.

Saipan is the second-largest island in the Mariana Islands archipelago, after Guam.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Shirakami-Sanchi | Japan

Shirakami Sanchi refers to the massive 130,000ha mountainous land extended over Aomori and Akita prefecture in the Tōhoku region of northern Honshū, Japan. This mountainous area includes the last virgin forest of Siebold's beech which once covered most of northern Japan.

Shirakami-Sanchi is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Cirque de Gavarnie | France

The Cirque de Gavarnie is a cirque in the central Pyrenees, in Southwestern France, close to the border of Spain. A cirque is an amphitheatre-like valley formed by glacial erosion.

Pyrénées - Mont Perdu is a UNESCO world Heritage site, shared by France and Spain. This outstanding mountain landscape is centred around the peak of Mount Perdu, a calcareous massif that rises to 3,352 m.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Flags of the World | Papua New Guinea

The flag of Papua New Guinea was adopted on 1 July 1971. In the red upper part a raggiana bird-of-paradise is silhouetted. Please mind the matching stamp.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Stari Most | Bosnia Herzegovina

Stari Most (literally, "Old Bridge") is a rebuilt 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the city. In the 1990s conflict most of the historic town and the Old Bridge, designed by the renowned architect Sinan, was destroyed.

Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Flags of the World | Iraq

The flag of Iraq includes the three equal horizontal red, white, and black stripes of the Arab Liberation flag.

This tricolor flag has been in use since its adoption on 31 July 1963.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Sirgenstein Cave | Germany

Modern humans first arrived in Europe 43,000 years ago during the last ice age. One of the areas where they took up residence was the Swabian Jura, a mountain range in southern Germany.

Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Excavated from the 1860s, six caves have revealed items dating from 43,000 to 33,000 years ago. Sirgenstein Cave,  located in the Ach River valley, is one of three caves that bear evidence of prehistoric human presence.


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