Thursday, January 18, 2018

Flags of the World | Isle of Mann

"A triskelion or triskele is a motif consisting of a triple spiral exhibiting rotational symmetry. The spiral design can be based on interlocking Archimedean spirals, or represent three bent human legs."

The flag of the Isle of Man is a triskelion, composed of three armoured legs with golden spurs, upon a red background.  It has been the official flag of Mann since 1 December 1932.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cartagena Clock Tower | Colombia

In Colombia, the four-sided Torre del Reloj gate grants access to the most charming part of Cartagena – a walled section of 18th-century mansions, leafy squares and street cafes.

The Torre del Reloj, or Clock Tower, was once the main gateway to the walled city. Construction started in 1601, and in 1631 the tower became the principal door to the city as the fortifications around the city were completed.

Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bonnet Macaques | India

Bonnet Macaques are grey-brown Old World monkeys with wrinkly humanoid faces, large ears and a comical mop of centre-parted hair on their heads. The bonnet macaque is a monkey endemic to southern India.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Blenheim Palace | United Kingdom

Blenheim Palace is a monumental English country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. It is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough. The palace, one of England's largest houses, was built between 1705 and circa 1722.

Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World HEritage site.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Le Chemin de Saint Jacques | France

The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) in Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain.

There are four main pilgrimroutes in France that lead to Santiago de Compostella. In France, these routes are referred to as the Chemin de Saint Jacques.

UNESCO designated the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France as a World Heritage Site

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Flags of the World | Cambodia

Three horizontal bands of blue, red (double width) and blue, with a depiction of Angkor Wat in white centred on the red band.

The national flag of Cambodia in its present form was originally adopted in 1948 after gaining independance from France.

Sangiran Early Man Site | Indonesia

Sangiran Early Man Site is situated in Central Java, Indonesia, covering an area of 5,600 hectares. It became famous after the discovery of Homo erectus remains and associated stone artifacts in the 1930s.  Inhabited for the past one and a half million years, Sangiran is one of the key sites for the understanding of human evolution.

Sangiran Early Man Site is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Mount Qingcheng | China

Dujiangyan is a city in Sichuan province of China. Located near the city is Mount Qingcheng, birthplace of Taoism, which is celebrated in a series of ancient temples.
Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Qingcheng Mountains lie only about 10 km from the Dujiangyan Irrigation System.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Temple of Wat Chang Lom | Thailand

The Si Satchanalai Historical Park is a historical park in Sukhothai Province, northern Thailand.

Wat Chang Lom is a large Buddhist temple in the central zone of Si Satchanalai Historical Park. Its name translates to “temple surrounded by elephants”.  The main bell-shaped Chedi of Wat Chang Lom is skirted by 32 elephant sculptures positioned in a manner that they appear to be supporting the whole building.

Si Satchanalai  is one of the three locations of UNESCO World Heritage site Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Andrássy Avenue | Hungary

The Hungarian State Opera House is located at Andrássy Avenue 22, central Budapest. This avenue is part of UNESCO World Heritage site: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue.

Andrássy Avenue was built to connect the city center with City Park. Construction started in 1872. Its Eclectic Neo-Renaissance palaces and houses were built by the most distinguished architects of the time. Aristocrats, bankers, landowners and noble families moved in. The iconic avenue was named after Prime Minister Gyula Andrássy, a key advocate of the project.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Simien National Park | Ethiopia

Simien National Park, located in northern Ethiopia, is a spectacular landscape. Massive erosion over millions of years has created jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp droppings, some 1,500 m. The park is home to some extremely rare animals such as the Gelada baboon, the Simien fox and the Walia ibex, a goat found nowhere else in the world.

The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Village of Holašovice | Czech Republic

According to UNESCO, Holašovice is an exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a traditional central European village. Situated in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, 25 km north of Český Krumlov, one of the countrie's other UNESCO world heritage sites.

Windmills at Kinderdijk | Netherlands

The windmills at Kinderdijk are a group of 19 monumental windmills in Netherlands. Built between 1738 and 1740, to keep water out of the country.

In Netherlands the construction of hydraulic works for the drainage of land for agriculture and settlement began in the Middle Ages and have continued uninterruptedly to the present day.

Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Flags of the World | Belarus

The flag of Belarus was adopted in 1995 after a referendum and it replaced the flag that Belarus used before annexing to the Soviet Union and after gaining the independence in 1991.


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